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« Reply #1150 on: August 10, 2011, 07:53:36 PM »

Grateful for a painful insight last night.
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« Reply #1151 on: August 10, 2011, 09:00:15 PM »

Grateful to live in a place where armed self-defense is a right enshrined in law.
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« Reply #1152 on: August 10, 2011, 10:46:36 PM »

Grateful for my families strength and love as we venture to Santa Cruz for a last hoorah before the kids go back to school.  Just happens to also fall on Jades birthday.  *(She would have been turning 7 this year)

A fathers love is eternal  cry

Best wishes to everyone attending this weekends trainning camp, "Friends at the end of the day"  smiley
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« Reply #1153 on: August 10, 2011, 10:52:43 PM »

Grateful for my families strength and love as we venture to Santa Cruz for a last hoorah before the kids go back to school.  Just happens to also fall on Jades birthday.  *(She would have been turning 7 this year)

A fathers love is eternal  cry

Best wishes to everyone attending this weekends trainning camp, "Friends at the end of the day"  smiley

For what it's worth, it's my belief that lost children exist in the embrace of the heavenly father and that you will see her again.
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« Reply #1154 on: August 10, 2011, 11:35:16 PM »

Amen to that GM and Kaju Dog. Go bless
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« Reply #1155 on: August 11, 2011, 06:08:19 PM »

Grateful to be enrolled back in school. I probably need to focus on that for a while. I've been studying Arabic and Chinese. Grateful for what my Creator gave me.
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« Reply #1156 on: August 15, 2011, 07:28:42 AM »

I am blessed to get to do what I do and to do it with whom I do.
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« Reply #1157 on: August 18, 2011, 12:03:40 AM »

Grateful for another evening of mentally saying, "Man, I would rather do anything than teach tonight", that turned into me walking in my house afterwards, mentally saying, "I love martial arts."
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« Reply #1158 on: August 19, 2011, 09:10:31 AM »

Thankful for the support and love my wife has given me for the past 13 years smiley
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« Reply #1159 on: August 20, 2011, 11:44:34 AM »

Grateful for my life. Even the seemingly difficult parts of it. I am blessed.
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« Reply #1160 on: August 21, 2011, 04:11:39 PM »

Greatful for the peace and quiet of no cell phones for a few days.  (Lemons=Lemonade)

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« Reply #1161 on: August 21, 2011, 04:48:46 PM »

Grateful for the will to fight that I've been blessed with. Grateful to be getting my daughter back from Russia in two weeks. It's been almost two years.
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« Reply #1162 on: August 22, 2011, 03:13:19 AM »

Grateful that a nice summer that has allowed me to spend time with my children is coming to a close. I am ready to get back to work, and the fall will bring with it answers about what space will end up being my first commercial school.

Grateful for a long, silly phone conversation with my best friend that lasted late into the evening.
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« Reply #1163 on: August 26, 2011, 11:01:00 AM »

Grateful to finally understand a concept that had previously eluded me.
Grateful for yesterday's conversation.
Grateful that I understand that I have much to learn.
Grateful for those of you reading this (all of you).
Grateful for the chance to pull my head out.
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« Reply #1164 on: August 26, 2011, 12:10:45 PM »

Grateful that I am still alive.
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« Reply #1165 on: August 27, 2011, 05:44:53 AM »

Gratful for a comfy couch and pray that we all get some needed rest before the Gathering  smiley
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« Reply #1166 on: August 28, 2011, 01:26:48 AM »

I am grateful....tearfully grateful that my wife understands and supports my crazy need to be a man. I am also grateful that she expects me to take a good nap after a training session or a hard day at work.
After all my injuries, she will never ask me to stop, but rather fill the ice pack, help with my shoulder sling and do range of motion when I need it. I am truly blessed!
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« Reply #1167 on: August 28, 2011, 02:14:13 PM »

Grateful that today is the last day of summer.
Grateful that my first class tomorrow is a group of 9th grade honors students, and I get to shape their first 45 minutes of high school.
Grateful that I have found a location, and by the middle of next week, t's will be crossed and i's dotted...I will be moving my garage martial arts program into a proper warehouse!
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« Reply #1168 on: August 28, 2011, 03:00:31 PM »

Grateful for wonderful time with my family.
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« Reply #1169 on: August 30, 2011, 11:38:50 PM »

Grateful for when seemingly simple processes turn out to actually be simple.
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« Reply #1170 on: August 31, 2011, 05:57:34 AM »

Prayers for a particular piece of news , , ,
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« Reply #1171 on: August 31, 2011, 09:57:45 PM »

Grateful that my buddy survived a motorcycle accident.
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« Reply #1172 on: September 01, 2011, 03:19:23 PM »

Grateful for my university instructor in Chinese. probably the hardest thing that I've ever studied. She is efficient.
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« Reply #1173 on: September 02, 2011, 12:28:46 PM »

Grateful that my wife is supporting me for the upcoming gathering grin
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« Reply #1174 on: September 02, 2011, 01:36:37 PM »

Grateful to have moved my first car load's worth of equipment into my new school.
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« Reply #1175 on: September 02, 2011, 09:28:44 PM »

Grateful for a cagey BB showing me tonight a slick move from a control position that I use a lot in DLO.
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« Reply #1176 on: September 07, 2011, 03:34:47 PM »

Prayers for my nephew that was found dead from a herion overdose and for my brother.
I don't hate very many people, but I hate criminals. I should probably pray for them too.
My Creator's understanding surpasses my own.
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« Reply #1177 on: September 08, 2011, 06:43:26 AM »

My condolences for your loss.  My heart goes out to you and yours.   cry
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« Reply #1178 on: September 08, 2011, 10:55:10 AM »

My condolences for your loss.  My heart goes out to you and yours.   cry

Thank you...
At least the people here are committed to making the world a better place.
Thank you for that.
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« Reply #1179 on: September 08, 2011, 03:03:10 PM »

My condolences for your loss.  My heart goes out to you and yours.   cry

Thank you...
At least the people here are committed to making the world a better place.
Thank you for that.

Amen.

Praying that my fax machine worked today & I am gratful for Maureen being so patient with me.   wink
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« Reply #1180 on: September 16, 2011, 06:02:35 PM »

It was late to start here and now starting to slip away, but I am grateful for another most beautiful and glorious summer.
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« Reply #1181 on: September 20, 2011, 01:18:48 PM »

Woof all! Grateful for so much that I don't know where to begin.  Grateful for a brotherhood where people understand that without me having to say any more.

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« Reply #1182 on: September 20, 2011, 01:59:30 PM »

Woof all! Grateful for so much that I don't know where to begin.  Grateful for a brotherhood where people understand that without me having to say any more.

Dog Rick

You said a mouthful without saying all that much.

Ditto.
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« Reply #1183 on: September 20, 2011, 03:06:18 PM »

Grateful that there were no serious injuries at the last Gathering.
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« Reply #1184 on: September 20, 2011, 07:35:39 PM »

Grateful to have the opportunity to attend my first Gathering and benefit from the years of hard work and dedication of those who came before me.

Thank you!
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« Reply #1185 on: September 20, 2011, 08:00:33 PM »

I'm grateful that my shoulder didn't hurt...well only one time, but I survived. Today, I'm not fighting and my shoulder is locking and catching all the time. Need to find someone to fight. grin
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« Reply #1186 on: September 20, 2011, 08:30:19 PM »

Grateful for what I do and that I have my Pretty Kitty to share the Adventure with me.
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« Reply #1187 on: September 21, 2011, 11:50:33 PM »

Had a moment of pure bliss tonight teaching martial arts in my new space. Only half of my mats were set up but we were finally able to safely cover some panuntukan/Silat style throws. One of my students said something like "I was completely exhausted before I got here tonight, but you're so excited when you teach that you make it impossible not to get pumped up."

I'm grateful for all of my instructors, including GC, who have played a part in shaping what I have to offer my students. After I had closed the big warehouse door, before I drove home at the end of the night, I stood in the wai position facing the many pictures (including some DB action shots) I have in my new academy with my eyes closed for about 30 seconds. It was an intense moment of feeling like I was doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing with my life.
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« Reply #1188 on: September 22, 2011, 05:58:04 AM »

Yes!!!
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« Reply #1189 on: September 22, 2011, 10:38:49 AM »

Grateful to finally be working things out with the wife, with both sides making improvements. It's best for my little girl. My wife and I are replaceable to each other. My little girl's upbringing is not.
Edit: I do have a great wife and life. I should mention that.
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« Reply #1190 on: September 22, 2011, 12:49:45 PM »

Grateful for a beautiful Seminar with Guro Lonely Dog
Grateful for the lessons Guro Lonely Dog teached me during Knife Sparring
Grateful for being a member of the Tribe
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« Reply #1191 on: September 22, 2011, 04:26:02 PM »

Grateful for honest people.

Monday when I flew back into PDX from the Gathering, I got some frozen Yogurt with my gf and we sat on a park bench to eat it. Unbenounced to me my wallet fell out of my pocket and I didn't realize this until the next afternoon. I went to a starbucks directly across from the bench and was told a woman had found it Tuesday morning. The woman told the employees not to worry that she was going to turn it into the police. I just picked up my wallet with money and all in it from the police. Now I'm trying to track the officer that took it so I can get her name and thank her profusely. grin
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« Reply #1192 on: September 23, 2011, 04:21:33 AM »

Had a moment of pure bliss tonight teaching martial arts in my new space. Only half of my mats were set up but we were finally able to safely cover some panuntukan/Silat style throws. One of my students said something like "I was completely exhausted before I got here tonight, but you're so excited when you teach that you make it impossible not to get pumped up."

I'm grateful for all of my instructors, including GC, who have played a part in shaping what I have to offer my students. After I had closed the big warehouse door, before I drove home at the end of the night, I stood in the wai position facing the many pictures (including some DB action shots) I have in my new academy with my eyes closed for about 30 seconds. It was an intense moment of feeling like I was doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing with my life.

Cherrish this feeling and work hard to maintain it.  Proud to be your Dog Brother in this life.  Yip
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« Reply #1193 on: September 23, 2011, 05:44:47 PM »

Grateful for the keepsake. Stuff like that doesn't just fall from trees and even though Miyamoto Musashi warns against items of sentimental value, in this case, I'll make an exception.

I'm just damn grateful. Had my head in the sand for quite a while.
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« Reply #1194 on: September 27, 2011, 12:31:56 PM »

Grateful to be back home safe to my family from 2 1/2 weeks of hard and stressful days.
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« Reply #1195 on: September 28, 2011, 08:17:00 PM »

Grateful that I will be healed "enough" from the Gathering that I can participate in the NOHO Beat The Crap out of Cancer event!  There is no better cause and I am honored to be able to step out with more folks from the tribe!

TPAC! (the PAINFUL adventure continues) LOL
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« Reply #1196 on: September 28, 2011, 08:18:04 PM »

Grateful to be back home safe to my family from 2 1/2 weeks of hard and stressful days.

Also grateful that Sifu Cordova is back home safe!  I hope to cross sticks with you some day Sifu!

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« Reply #1197 on: September 29, 2011, 12:44:11 PM »

Thanks Gibby  grin.  We sure will one day.
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« Reply #1198 on: October 02, 2011, 12:00:50 AM »

I'm grateful that I really understand both sides of it. I didn't before, and I paid a heavy price for it. These days, mostly, I'm just grateful to have the relationships that I have, on both sides. I learn from them both...what I want to be like and what I don want to be like, and psychology.
Long day, many miles, grateful to have a bed to sleep in. So many of our boys are sleeping in the dirt, rain and mud right this second. I'm grateful for them and what they do.
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« Reply #1199 on: October 04, 2011, 12:28:28 PM »

Grateful for the help of family.
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bryan@stoopsma.com
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