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« Reply #950 on: January 09, 2011, 01:10:11 PM »

Grateful for being in a metaphorical parking lot, in a metaphorical car, just a few steps away from a great ocean of possibility. I have a few things I still need to do: put on the break, verify I have all of my things, put on sunscreen, etc. What matters most is that the ocean is not all that far now.
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« Reply #951 on: January 10, 2011, 10:23:04 PM »

Grateful for finishing the first round of (rather extensive) rewrites on a very important document.
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« Reply #952 on: January 11, 2011, 09:56:21 AM »

Grateful to be able to define a slow pace for the first half of the day.
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« Reply #953 on: January 12, 2011, 12:11:19 PM »

Grateful my IT finally replaced one of my monitors which had a huge black spot blocking out part of the screen.
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« Reply #954 on: January 12, 2011, 12:17:48 PM »

Grateful for the Martial Arts. Guro Inosanto once asked why a man had killed himself (because at least he had his Art - it's on this forum somewhere).

I really don't know where my life would be without the Martial Arts. They are in short, a way to solve every problem that I face. Especially those from within.
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« Reply #955 on: January 12, 2011, 02:37:21 PM »

Grateful to pray for one of the members of our tribe who is engaged in a major health battle.
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« Reply #956 on: January 12, 2011, 02:40:01 PM »

Grateful to pray for one of the members of our tribe who is engaged in a major health battle.

Indeed. I second that.
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« Reply #957 on: January 13, 2011, 10:48:41 AM »

Is grateful for the run in with the two gang members that happened a week ago. It seems that I now have the opportunity to influence one of these young men's lives in a very positive way through the arts. I caught a fish.
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« Reply #958 on: January 13, 2011, 04:28:02 PM »

Grateful I made it through the day... flew solo today, half the trading desk is out sick.

Ditto Guide Dog:  Grateful to pray for one of the members of our tribe who is engaged in a major health battle.
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« Reply #959 on: January 14, 2011, 11:03:12 AM »

"Grateful to pray for one of the members of our tribe who is engaged in a major health battle."

Amen.

ZG:  Feels good, doesn't it?
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« Reply #960 on: January 14, 2011, 02:14:19 PM »

"Grateful to pray for one of the members of our tribe who is engaged in a major health battle."

Amen.

ZG:  Feels good, doesn't it?

Still praying.

WOOF Guro, it does. He was a no show last night, but I'll go down and bang on his dooor tonight and see. It does feel good helping people.

Still praying.
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« Reply #961 on: January 17, 2011, 07:49:53 PM »

Grateful for a weekend full of renewal.
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« Reply #962 on: January 18, 2011, 03:28:16 PM »

Grateful for a renewed sense of wonder towards particular topics.
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« Reply #963 on: January 19, 2011, 10:14:51 AM »

Grateful our 2 younger children are enjoying their Christmas presents (Battleship, Connect Four, Milles Bournes).

Grateful our 2nd daughter beat me a few times in a row in Connect Four (granted, I was playing my son Battleship at the same time)... but she has progressed from, borrowing a JKD term, a SDA, to I guess what would be called a PIA in Connect Four.
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« Reply #964 on: January 19, 2011, 02:07:21 PM »

Grateful that I don't have to keep my head stuck in the sand forever.
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« Reply #965 on: January 20, 2011, 12:02:47 PM »

Grateful to be home with my family after a productive three day business trip.  Grateful that while on jury duty today that the Jury Assembly Room has internet connection! grin
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« Reply #966 on: January 20, 2011, 12:20:10 PM »

Grateful for good news that only makes me stumble because I have MORE options than I thought I did.
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« Reply #967 on: January 20, 2011, 06:53:54 PM »

Grateful to be home back to my family from a week detail in Tucson  grin... It really was so stressful huh
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« Reply #968 on: January 21, 2011, 09:44:13 AM »

Grateful for being sixty percent done with the endeavours of yesterday and today.
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« Reply #969 on: January 21, 2011, 02:48:41 PM »

Grateful to be home back to my family from a week detail in Tucson  grin... It really was so stressful huh

Grateful you're safe.
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« Reply #970 on: January 21, 2011, 06:46:34 PM »

Also grateful to be praying for the tribe member with major health issue. And grateful that "prayer" is far more than "talking to air".
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« Reply #971 on: January 22, 2011, 02:54:41 PM »

Grateful for the two nice young purples I rolled with last night.  Grateful for wonderful times with my children.  Grateful the boss let us rearrange the living room furniture so we have play room-- including playing with Conrad's "Kinect" game (It's like Wii, but much, much better).  Grateful for coming to a difficult decision about someone.
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« Reply #972 on: January 23, 2011, 11:14:14 AM »

Grateful for  nice start to the the morning.
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« Reply #973 on: January 23, 2011, 12:54:45 PM »

Grateful to have enough patience of not going off at someone at work.  angry


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« Reply #974 on: January 23, 2011, 08:43:29 PM »

That's always a good thing cheesy

Grateful for taking my horse-crazy daughter to see Cavalia today.  Hard to describe, a blend of humans and horses doing ballet is as close as I can get to it-- one of the most beautiful things I've seen.
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« Reply #975 on: January 24, 2011, 09:18:12 AM »

Grateful for a light day that is getting started early.
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« Reply #976 on: January 24, 2011, 03:29:24 PM »

Grateful making some headway this month.
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« Reply #977 on: January 25, 2011, 09:18:17 PM »

Grateful to hit Zacatecas and have already solved one problem at work. Grateful for no unecessary problems. Praying for a brother who is going through it on the East Coast.
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« Reply #978 on: January 26, 2011, 10:46:42 AM »

Grateful for security, and the questions that come with possabilities.
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« Reply #979 on: January 26, 2011, 05:07:22 PM »

Grateful that I'll be adding another little one to the family giving my boy Tristan a brother or sister.  grin grin
(Due date is August 19th).
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« Reply #980 on: January 27, 2011, 04:04:36 PM »

Grateful that I'll be adding another little one to the family giving my boy Tristan a brother or sister.  grin grin
(Due date is August 19th).
Awesome, Scurvy!!!  Congrats, brother.  We miss you in NoHo.

Aloha, Poi
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« Reply #981 on: January 28, 2011, 03:48:33 PM »

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Grateful that I'll be adding another little one to the family giving my boy Tristan a brother or sister.(Due date is August 19th).

A big congrats from me as well.

Grateful to essentially have reached what should be a fun weekend.
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« Reply #982 on: January 28, 2011, 08:13:41 PM »

Thanks guys! Grateful to have good friends!
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« Reply #983 on: January 29, 2011, 01:39:22 PM »

Grateful for my wonderful wife. She's celebrating a birthday today.
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« Reply #984 on: January 31, 2011, 11:20:01 AM »

Grateful for a good start to a new week.
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« Reply #985 on: January 31, 2011, 11:34:22 AM »

Amen to that Guide Dog. grin
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« Reply #986 on: February 01, 2011, 04:04:32 PM »

Grateful Guro Crafty is safe back home with his family from his Vancouver seminar.

Grateful for a good start to the month.

Grateful for an ebay win.
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« Reply #987 on: February 04, 2011, 01:58:39 PM »

Grateful to be in a position to start trying to pin down a date and time for a major event in my life.
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« Reply #988 on: February 04, 2011, 05:27:08 PM »

Grateful to have the time and go train with Guro Marc next weekend.  grin
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« Reply #989 on: February 07, 2011, 10:35:22 AM »

Grateful for new possibilities.
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« Reply #990 on: February 08, 2011, 01:08:12 PM »

Grateful for a wonderful four days in Chicago doing the first DBMA SP seminar while staying at my sister's house and spending some wonderful family time with her husband, my three nephews and her, seeing Green Bay win the Superbowl, and coming home to my family.
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« Reply #991 on: February 09, 2011, 01:55:08 PM »

Grateful to be back in the States.
Grateful to be leaving again shortly.
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« Reply #992 on: February 09, 2011, 11:48:21 PM »

Grateful to have decided upon the form that a project will take.
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« Reply #993 on: February 10, 2011, 10:52:33 AM »

Grateful to have a sense of where the day is going.
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« Reply #994 on: February 10, 2011, 11:41:14 AM »

Grateful for open doors that lead to other doors opening.
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« Reply #995 on: February 11, 2011, 03:25:34 PM »

Grateful to file some important paperwork in about 45 minutes.
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« Reply #996 on: February 13, 2011, 05:38:59 PM »

Grateful to receive feedback on some important work.
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« Reply #997 on: February 14, 2011, 01:43:11 PM »

Grateful for an unexpected invite.
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« Reply #998 on: February 14, 2011, 04:54:15 PM »

Grateful to have had a good training day with Guro Marc this past Saturday. grin
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« Reply #999 on: February 14, 2011, 07:41:42 PM »

Grateful for a nice Valentine's Day with my wife.
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