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« Reply #1100 on: June 01, 2011, 12:53:14 AM »

Grateful to have made it through a minor spiritual dark period this weekend. Prayers for Professor Wally Jay's family and students; may their grieving be what it needs to be.
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« Reply #1101 on: June 03, 2011, 09:36:35 AM »

Grateful to have seen a friendly face from out of state in class last night.
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« Reply #1102 on: June 03, 2011, 09:52:32 AM »

Praying for inner harmony while surrounded by strife , , ,
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« Reply #1103 on: June 04, 2011, 03:15:02 PM »

Grateful for a few sustained weeks during which my practice as a martial artist, both teaching and being a student, feels like spiritual, mental, and emotional high octane fuel.
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« Reply #1104 on: June 05, 2011, 06:54:29 PM »



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6ybwW8jqjs
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« Reply #1105 on: June 08, 2011, 12:06:43 AM »

Great vid, GC.

Grateful that the very fruitful 2010-2011 academic year is coming to close. It has been a great year.
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« Reply #1106 on: June 15, 2011, 07:28:04 PM »

Grateful to have had my pink slip rescinded for my current high school teaching job, which I happen to like an awful lot. It is going to be a very different summer than I thought it was going to be in terms of stress.
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« Reply #1107 on: June 15, 2011, 09:47:45 PM »

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« Reply #1108 on: June 21, 2011, 12:58:55 PM »

Grateful for all the brothers I met at the last Tribal Gathering   smiley
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« Reply #1109 on: June 21, 2011, 12:59:58 PM »

Grateful for good times teaching in Memphis this weekend, and grateful to be home with my wonderful family.
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« Reply #1110 on: June 21, 2011, 07:15:43 PM »

Grateful to have had a wonderful fathers day this past Sunday.  I was surrounded with lots of family and specially my wife and two daughters.
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« Reply #1111 on: June 23, 2011, 11:12:07 PM »

Prayers for those of us in pain of body, soul, and spirit.
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« Reply #1112 on: June 29, 2011, 12:44:10 PM »

Grateful for a nice morning of watching a Pixar movie with my almost two year old daughter. Prayers for a tribe member and the wife of another tribe member.
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« Reply #1113 on: June 30, 2011, 01:22:21 AM »

Grateful for a nice day of teaching.
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« Reply #1114 on: June 30, 2011, 11:34:08 AM »

Grateful for a sustained sense of momentum regarding a project.
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« Reply #1115 on: July 03, 2011, 09:01:02 AM »

Grateful to have been born in America.
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« Reply #1116 on: July 03, 2011, 05:07:09 PM »

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Grateful to have been born in America.

I am grateful for the same thing as GC.
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« Reply #1117 on: July 03, 2011, 07:22:53 PM »

Grateful to have celebrated my 39th B-Day at Cuyamaca camp site near Julian, CA with my wife and two daughters. I ALSO THANK GOD FOR GIVING ME ANOTHER YEAR OF LIFE. grin
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« Reply #1118 on: July 05, 2011, 12:19:18 AM »

Grateful for a wonderful Fourth with family and friends. Happy Independence Day to all who are celebrating!
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« Reply #1119 on: July 07, 2011, 11:37:32 AM »

Grateful to have three seats on the red eye flight from Philly to Zurich last night so I was able to lay down and sleep for about 4 hours.
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« Reply #1120 on: July 07, 2011, 12:57:50 PM »

Grateful for an opportunity that landed in my lap this morning.
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« Reply #1121 on: July 09, 2011, 01:28:05 PM »

Grateful to have gotten up early with my kids to let my wife sleep in, and then to have gone back to sleep while she hung out with them.
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« Reply #1122 on: July 13, 2011, 01:28:18 PM »

Grateful for a strong Gathering with lots of beautiful fights!
Grateful for the teaching from Guro Crafty and all the new ideas for my 3SS Game!
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« Reply #1123 on: July 15, 2011, 07:33:18 PM »

Grateful for a wonderful day of training with friends.
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« Reply #1124 on: July 16, 2011, 10:04:05 PM »

Grateful for a lively dinner amongst friends.
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« Reply #1125 on: July 17, 2011, 01:48:10 PM »

Grateful for the opportunity to be elevated from a pigeon to an eagle in a foreign land.
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« Reply #1126 on: July 17, 2011, 09:48:35 PM »

Grateful to have had a wonderful evening with my sistersand nephews while doing a cook out for them.
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« Reply #1127 on: July 19, 2011, 12:14:49 PM »

Grateful for my children.
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« Reply #1128 on: July 20, 2011, 02:56:54 PM »

Grateful for many exciting possibilities coming my way this week.
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« Reply #1129 on: July 20, 2011, 03:48:09 PM »

38th anniversary of Bruce Lee's passing.

Grateful for his teachings which have had a positive impact on my thinking/training.
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« Reply #1130 on: July 23, 2011, 04:08:55 PM »

The tragedies in Norway, a bullet train crash in China, and Amy Winehouse dying have me a little freaked out today.

I know many will say something like, "Is it all that shocking that she's dead?" No matter how troubled people are, I am always a little shocked when they leave us.

Prayers for those lost in Norway, China, and for Ms. Winehouse's family/friends/fans.

Preyers that there will be lots of good news tomorrow to balance this all out, no matter how naive that may make me.

I am also scared that as a country, we are going to default on our debt. I pray for a resolution.
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« Reply #1131 on: July 29, 2011, 02:08:36 PM »

Grateful for a clean house. Let's see how many minutes it keeps!
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« Reply #1132 on: July 29, 2011, 02:57:49 PM »

Grateful for the collective of Adventures that constitute my life.
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« Reply #1133 on: July 30, 2011, 01:10:16 PM »

Grateful to be hosting a good family friend from out of town for the weekend. Sometimes (especially when you have little children), it's nice to be in the company of adults.
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« Reply #1134 on: July 30, 2011, 09:53:49 PM »

Grateful to have my mother back safely from a trip to new jersey and for telling me that my youngest sister is doing well. grin
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« Reply #1135 on: July 31, 2011, 06:40:42 AM »

Praying that my name makes it to the registered fighter list, 

Gratfiul for having sent it in a week or so ago,   evil cheesy
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« Reply #1136 on: July 31, 2011, 11:53:21 AM »

Grateful for a lasting opportunity in a list that has been consistently disappointing.
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« Reply #1137 on: July 31, 2011, 11:44:17 PM »

Kaju:  Pretty Kitty is focused on our family vacation.

All:  Grateful for a cruise on the upper Hudson River today (Catskill area).  As a boy in NYC I remember the river as being a flowing cesspool.  In the decades since my youth, major progress has been made and Ospreys now feed on the fish in the river and people waterski and fish amongst the lily pads along the shore.  Grateful for this example that not all declines are irreversible, and grateful to those who worked to make this happen.
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« Reply #1138 on: August 02, 2011, 11:46:25 AM »

Grateful for seeming to be a small step away from something positive.
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« Reply #1139 on: August 02, 2011, 02:42:14 PM »

Grateful for another glorious summer, for a little time away for a family reunion, to continue family traditions at a 100+ year old lake place with cousins who were my buddies growing up, for the grandchildren to have extended time with their grandparents, to get to better know our relatives from further away, to see my daughter enjoying the same sports and activities we enjoy and grateful to have added a new family member to the group.   smiley
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« Reply #1140 on: August 03, 2011, 11:29:34 AM »

Grateful to be able to have fun and enjoy life.
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« Reply #1141 on: August 03, 2011, 03:37:11 PM »

Grateful to have a good working A/C during these 115 degree temps in Yuma.  grin
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« Reply #1142 on: August 03, 2011, 11:52:21 PM »

Grateful for my health and my new home.
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« Reply #1143 on: August 03, 2011, 11:58:10 PM »

Grateful to have students.
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« Reply #1144 on: August 04, 2011, 12:10:49 PM »

Grateful to be employed.
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« Reply #1145 on: August 04, 2011, 05:09:49 PM »

Grateful for the wisdom and consistancy of our Guiding Force.
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« Reply #1146 on: August 05, 2011, 11:58:41 PM »

Grateful for a good day with a good friend and to have met some of his family.
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« Reply #1147 on: August 07, 2011, 07:57:37 PM »

Grateful for inspiration.
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« Reply #1148 on: August 08, 2011, 12:42:07 AM »

pray to be a better father for my children and a better man for my wife. pray to be a better warrior for those here.
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« Reply #1149 on: August 10, 2011, 12:54:53 PM »

Grateful to be back in the States.
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