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« Reply #1450 on: July 29, 2013, 03:45:08 PM »

Grateful to have found out today that the baby my wife is expcting is a boy.  A future Dog Brother!  Can't be more happier grin
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« Reply #1451 on: July 29, 2013, 03:47:59 PM »

Grateful to have found out today that the baby my wife is expcting is a boy.  A future Dog Brother!  Can't be more happier grin

Congrats!
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« Reply #1452 on: July 29, 2013, 06:14:34 PM »

Another Adventure begins!
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« Reply #1453 on: July 29, 2013, 10:57:22 PM »

Thank you GM grin
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« Reply #1454 on: August 03, 2013, 12:38:41 PM »

Grateful for wonderful time with my family.
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« Reply #1455 on: August 05, 2013, 10:02:54 AM »

Grateful for a very fun week in the LA area training with Crafty and having fun with the family.  Also grateful that nothing essential was packed in our check-in luggage, which still hasn't caught up with us.
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« Reply #1456 on: August 05, 2013, 10:09:21 AM »

My pleasure and gratitude as well  smiley
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« Reply #1457 on: November 11, 2013, 11:24:19 AM »

Happy Veterans Day to those who earned that distinction.

In my business, veterans can start at the front of the line - every day of the year.
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« Reply #1458 on: December 25, 2013, 07:14:00 PM »

Once upon a time there was a man who worked very hard just to keep food on the table for his family.

This particular year a few days before Christmas he punished his little five-year old daughter after learning that she had used up the family’s only roll of expensive gold wrapping paper.

As money was tight, he became even more upset when on Christmas Eve he saw that the child had used all the expensive gold paper to decorate one shoebox she had put under the Christmas tree. He also was concerned about where she had gotten the money to buy what was in the shoebox.

Nevertheless, the next morning the little girl, filled with excitement, brought the gift box to her father and said, “This is for you, Daddy!”
As he opened the box, the father was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, now regretting how he had punished her.

But when he opened the shoebox, he found it was empty and again his anger flared. “Don’t you know, young lady,” he said harshly, “when you give someone a present, there is supposed to be something inside the package!”

The little girl looked up at him with sad tears rolling from her eyes and whispered: “Daddy, it’s not empty. I blew kisses until it was full.”

The father was crushed. He fell on his knees and put his arms around his precious little girl. He begged her to forgive him for his unnecessary anger.
An accident took the life of the child only a short time later. It is told that the father kept this little gold box by his bed for all the years of his life. Whenever he was discouraged or faced difficult problems, he would open the box, take out an imaginary kiss, and remember the love of this beautiful child who had put it there.

In a very real sense, each of us has been given an invisible golden box filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children, family, friends, and God. There is no more precious possession anyone could hold.
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« Reply #1459 on: December 29, 2013, 04:22:59 PM »

Grateful that my newborn son and wife are doing fine.
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« Reply #1460 on: February 11, 2014, 06:55:43 PM »

Just back from seeing the orthopedist about my shoulder. I have been cleared for beginning restrengthening and apart from a pronounced bone protrusion, the prognosis is good. I am grateful.
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« Reply #1461 on: March 19, 2014, 08:17:16 PM »

Grateful for Pretty Kitty's help when I had forum login challenges
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« Reply #1462 on: April 09, 2014, 03:06:14 PM »

Grateul that my back surgery was a success.  No more pain on my leg.. grin
 
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« Reply #1463 on: April 23, 2014, 02:18:40 AM »

Grateful for what I think is that path I will be on for some time.
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« Reply #1464 on: April 26, 2014, 12:29:04 AM »

My son turned seven yesterday. I am grateful for everything being a dad has brought to my life.
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« Reply #1465 on: April 29, 2014, 01:33:40 AM »

Grateful for some news. Hopeful the news manifests in the manner in which it was presented.
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« Reply #1466 on: April 30, 2014, 03:42:24 PM »

In terms of the 2013-2014 academic year, I will be grateful to see May tomorrow.
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« Reply #1467 on: May 03, 2014, 12:17:34 AM »

Here today on FB I ran across a poster that someone had put on their page that went something like this:

"If God only gives us troubles he thinks I can handle, then he must think I am a real bad-ass!"

Totally turned my day around! I think I may continue to use this one-- my gratitude to whomever posted it.
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« Reply #1468 on: May 07, 2014, 11:37:51 AM »

Grateful for the clearing of a path.
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« Reply #1469 on: May 08, 2014, 10:57:59 PM »

Grateful for forward momentum.
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« Reply #1470 on: May 09, 2014, 08:54:40 AM »

Woof Guide Dog: I love seeing you post again here! I will hope that your momentum continues.

I am grateful for the close of the busiest academic year of my career. I am grateful for the opportunities that the summer holds. I am grateful for the students who taught me much and who are graduating. And I am grateful for the time to pursue my art.
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« Reply #1471 on: May 09, 2014, 04:34:19 PM »

Redefining the Past   Iyar 9, 5774 • May 9, 2014
Based on letters and talks of the Rebbe, Rabbi M. M. Schneerson

Nothing can hold you back—not your childhood, not the history of a lifetime, not even the very last moment before now. In a moment you can abandon your past. And once abandoned, you can redefine it.

If the past was a ring of futility, let it become a wheel of yearning that drives you forward. If the past was a brick wall, let it become a dam to unleash your power.
The very first step of change is so powerful, the boundaries of time fall aside. In one bittersweet moment, the sting of the past is dissolved and its honey salvaged.
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« Reply #1472 on: May 09, 2014, 10:47:23 PM »

Grateful for training time with Guro Inosanto and my extended martial arts family.
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Dr. Bryan Stoops, Ed.D.
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« Reply #1473 on: May 13, 2014, 11:14:37 AM »

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Woof Guide Dog: I love seeing you post again here! I will hope that your momentum continues.

Thank you, BD. My path is set; my momentum survives  smiley

I'm grateful to be moving through May at a good pace.
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Dr. Bryan Stoops, Ed.D.
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bryan@stoopsma.com
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« Reply #1474 on: May 15, 2014, 12:47:47 AM »

Grateful to wake up very much on the right side of the bed this morning.
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Dr. Bryan Stoops, Ed.D.
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« Reply #1475 on: May 16, 2014, 02:30:24 PM »

Grateful for progress in a number of areas.
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Dr. Bryan Stoops, Ed.D.
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« Reply #1476 on: May 16, 2014, 09:51:11 PM »

Simple minds, simple pleasures. Grateful for a wonderful nap.
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« Reply #1477 on: November 18, 2014, 11:17:57 PM »

Saddened to learn that the daughter of Victor Davis Hanson, author, educator, columnist, died on November 13 after a short illness.
Susannah Merry Hanson was 27.
http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/11/18/please-keep-victor-davis-hanson-in-your-thoughts-and-prayers/
http://victorhanson.com/wordpress/?p=8014

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« Reply #1478 on: November 18, 2014, 11:34:36 PM »

Saddened to learn that the daughter of Victor Davis Hanson, author, educator, columnist, died on November 13 after a short illness.
Susannah Merry Hanson was 27.
http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/11/18/please-keep-victor-davis-hanson-in-your-thoughts-and-prayers/
http://victorhanson.com/wordpress/?p=8014



Tragic. VDH is one of the great writers/thinkers of our time. So sad to hear of this loss.
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« Reply #1479 on: November 19, 2014, 12:36:05 PM »

The thought of losing a child sends tremors through the heart of any parent.  I admire VDH's work greatly; may he find God's grace in this hour of tragedy.
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