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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1400 on: November 24, 2012, 01:12:13 PM »
Grateful for a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. Due to some family dynamics, we had two separate dinners. I am happily fasting today!
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1401 on: November 27, 2012, 07:38:55 AM »
Grateful for getting what feels like enough sleep.
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1402 on: November 28, 2012, 09:42:43 PM »
Grateful that my little garage group has started gaining some momentum.
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1403 on: November 30, 2012, 04:00:25 PM »
Grateful to have the rock that is martial arts in my life.
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1404 on: November 30, 2012, 05:21:01 PM »
Grarteful that more brothers in LE are willing to learn self defense.  And I am most grateful to teach them the little that I know.   :-D

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1405 on: December 01, 2012, 04:53:07 PM »
Grateful for my wife.

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1407 on: December 12, 2012, 07:57:26 AM »
Grateful to have completed a minor task.
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1408 on: January 04, 2013, 03:15:47 PM »
Gratful for my teacher, mentor and the last 23 years he has been there for me.  Praying for anlother 23 +

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1409 on: January 04, 2013, 09:07:00 PM »
I see I haven't been here for nearly one month, but I am indeed grateful for so very much, beginning first with my family and then with my mad, merry adventures in martial arts.

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1410 on: January 06, 2013, 01:08:13 PM »
Grateful to have had two weeks vacations and spent the time with my family.

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1411 on: January 07, 2013, 11:25:52 AM »
Grateful for a wonderful week of vacation in Europe with my wife. Now back to training!
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1412 on: January 08, 2013, 12:34:22 PM »
Grateful for routine.
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1413 on: January 09, 2013, 03:13:39 PM »
Grateful for a visit yesterday from my friend Rigan Machado.

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1414 on: January 10, 2013, 05:38:51 PM »
Grateful for the sense of being a member of a LARGE, multi-faceted community that comes from involvement in the martial arts.
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1415 on: January 10, 2013, 07:47:30 PM »
Thankful to have a patient student and for his tenacity.  I have my art...once again :)
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1416 on: January 11, 2013, 08:09:09 AM »
Kaju,

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I have my art...once again

Reading that sentence makes me very happy; I'm grateful you wrote that.
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1417 on: January 25, 2013, 03:55:31 PM »
Grateful for my students, my instructors (legends), my mentors/instructors in around my age range, and an emergent set of martial arts contemporaries in my life: people who I either teach in one context and train with in another, or people I teach who know just as much as I do in other areas.
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1418 on: January 30, 2013, 08:04:18 AM »
Grateful for a much better perspective than I had yesterday.
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1419 on: January 30, 2013, 08:06:09 AM »
Grateful for a busy schedule, for some new ideas in training, for my children, for my wife.

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1420 on: January 31, 2013, 06:10:30 PM »
Grateful for an uneventful day (in a good way).
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1421 on: February 11, 2013, 10:42:41 PM »
Grateful for GM playing me a James Bond video when poking fun at me two years ago, and for people that talk behind other people's backs.  I'm still not cool. :mrgreen:

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1422 on: February 12, 2013, 07:51:30 AM »
I'm grateful for an opportunity.
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1423 on: February 15, 2013, 06:56:42 AM »
Grateful for a wonderful Valentine's Day with my wife, grateful for this coming weekend's Adventure at the Second Annual Canadian Gathering of the Pack.

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1424 on: March 31, 2013, 03:48:07 PM »
Today I am grateful  for the chance to spend time with my dog Zeus.

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1425 on: April 04, 2013, 05:14:08 PM »
Grateful for this day!

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1426 on: April 08, 2013, 12:18:41 PM »
This day April 8, 1986, I earned my White belt.  A day I am truely grateful for. 

27 yrs  :-o   24 of those years and counting with GM Harper "Kajupit"  :mrgreen:


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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1427 on: April 14, 2013, 01:07:30 PM »
Grateful to have woken up to a beautiful day.

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1428 on: April 15, 2013, 06:08:29 AM »
A prayer for wisdom in dealing with a difficult situation.

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1429 on: April 19, 2013, 12:14:49 PM »
Grateful to have received the news from our family Dr that my wife is pregnant.  I'll be a daddy again :-D

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1430 on: April 19, 2013, 02:29:25 PM »
Grateful for a promising professional challenge.

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1431 on: April 19, 2013, 08:22:03 PM »
Congrats JC!  8-) 8-) 8-)

Grateful for the quality police work in Boston.  Well done!

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1432 on: April 20, 2013, 09:35:56 AM »
Congrats on embarking on the journey again, JC!

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I am grateful for the same.

I have been away from these boards for a while, but I would like to start posting on here a bit more regularly again.
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1433 on: April 21, 2013, 04:23:48 PM »
Glad to have you back GD.

Greatful for a fine weekend teaching for DBMA GL Kevin Keane.

We had several Secret Service agents in attendance and other LEOs too.

The them of the weekend was weaponry movements (Kalimba Game, Dracula Fang, Bolo Game, and Prison Sewing Machine-push and poke variation) to empty hand (Kali Tudo) to DLO.


Good times!

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1434 on: April 22, 2013, 05:33:11 PM »
Grateful for a short nap.
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1435 on: April 26, 2013, 08:12:07 AM »
Grateful to finish one of two weeks of state testing at the high school at which I teach; this week actually shaped up to be quite fun.
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« Reply #1436 on: April 28, 2013, 03:44:29 PM »
Grateful for a fine weekend here at Camp Williams UT with 19th Group.  Gratitude to Tuhon Jared Wihongi of the Pekiti Tirsia Tactical Ass'n for his part in putting it together.

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« Reply #1437 on: May 12, 2013, 11:54:46 AM »
Grateful for my wonderful mom!

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« Reply #1438 on: May 28, 2013, 08:15:39 PM »
I would like to thank everyone for the many things I have learned here, good and bad. I don't know if I will be fighting in gatherings anymore, but I want to say that many here have propelled me to the career that I am in now, one which many have no experience in. I am completely grateful for those of you that helped me make it.
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1439 on: May 28, 2013, 08:34:12 PM »
TAC!

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1440 on: June 10, 2013, 01:03:45 PM »
Grateful for a great last few days of training with many friends (old and new) and wth some of my instructors.
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1441 on: June 17, 2013, 05:12:39 PM »
Grateful to be HOME!!!

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1442 on: June 18, 2013, 12:52:14 PM »
Grateful for the love and joy that I have for my family.   :-)

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« Reply #1443 on: June 21, 2013, 10:23:34 PM »
Grateful for two of my martial arts students who have come back recently and really poured their hearts and souls into training. They will be testing for rank next week. I am very proud of them.
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1444 on: July 02, 2013, 10:29:19 AM »
Grateful to God to have given me another year of life.  Turning 41 today and being blessed too that my family is in good health and spirits.   :-)

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1445 on: July 06, 2013, 11:51:18 AM »
Grateful to have DBMA in my life.
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1446 on: July 11, 2013, 09:54:51 PM »
Grateful to have come to a place where what I perceived to be a MAJOR problem that was severely affecting my sense of self-worth can now be seen as an exciting opportunity, and that is NOT me "making lemonade" out of the lemons I felt I was being handed. TAC!
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1447 on: July 12, 2013, 12:19:58 PM »
Grateful for the joys of family time in summer!

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1448 on: July 14, 2013, 01:39:40 PM »
Grateful to have TWINKIES back. Bought two boxes to enjoy.

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1449 on: July 15, 2013, 10:17:31 AM »
Prayers for my mother-in-law, who goes in for minor surgery today.  All should be well, but prayers nonetheless.