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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1450 on: July 29, 2013, 01:45:08 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 :-D

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1451 on: July 29, 2013, 01:47:59 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 :-D

Congrats!

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« Reply #1452 on: July 29, 2013, 04:14:34 PM »
Another Adventure begins!

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« Reply #1453 on: July 29, 2013, 08:57:22 PM »
Thank you GM :-D

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1454 on: August 03, 2013, 10:38:41 AM »
Grateful for wonderful time with my family.

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« Reply #1455 on: August 05, 2013, 08:02:54 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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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1456 on: August 05, 2013, 08:09:21 AM »
My pleasure and gratitude as well  :-)

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1457 on: November 11, 2013, 09:24:19 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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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1458 on: December 25, 2013, 05:14:00 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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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1459 on: December 29, 2013, 02:22:59 PM »
Grateful that my newborn son and wife are doing fine.

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« Reply #1460 on: February 11, 2014, 04:55:43 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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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1461 on: March 19, 2014, 06:17:16 PM »
Grateful for Pretty Kitty's help when I had forum login challenges
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1462 on: April 09, 2014, 01:06:14 PM »
Grateul that my back surgery was a success.  No more pain on my leg.. :-D
 

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1463 on: April 23, 2014, 12:18:40 AM »
Grateful for what I think is that path I will be on for some time.
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1464 on: April 25, 2014, 10:29:04 PM »
My son turned seven yesterday. I am grateful for everything being a dad has brought to my life.
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1465 on: April 28, 2014, 11:33:40 PM »
Grateful for some news. Hopeful the news manifests in the manner in which it was presented.
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1466 on: April 30, 2014, 01:42:24 PM »
In terms of the 2013-2014 academic year, I will be grateful to see May tomorrow.
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1467 on: May 02, 2014, 10:17:34 PM »
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, 09:37:51 AM »
Grateful for the clearing of a path.
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1469 on: May 08, 2014, 08:57:59 PM »
Grateful for forward momentum.
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1470 on: May 09, 2014, 06:54:40 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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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1471 on: May 09, 2014, 02:34:19 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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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1472 on: May 09, 2014, 08:47:23 PM »
Grateful for training time with Guro Inosanto and my extended martial arts family.
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1473 on: May 13, 2014, 09:14:37 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  :-)

I'm grateful to be moving through May at a good pace.
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1474 on: May 14, 2014, 10:47:47 PM »
Grateful to wake up very much on the right side of the bed this morning.
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1475 on: May 16, 2014, 12:30:24 PM »
Grateful for progress in a number of areas.
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1476 on: May 16, 2014, 07:51:11 PM »
Simple minds, simple pleasures. Grateful for a wonderful nap.

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Re: Prayer for Victor Davis Hanson
« Reply #1477 on: November 18, 2014, 09:17:57 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, 09:34:36 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, 10:36:05 AM »
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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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude,
« Reply #1480 on: December 24, 2014, 11:23:57 PM »
Merry Christmas, Peace and Good Tidings, everyone!   :-)
http://www.pbs.org/program/christmas-norway-st-olaf-choir/

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1481 on: December 25, 2014, 10:07:10 AM »
Amen.

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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1482 on: February 07, 2015, 07:43:14 AM »
I'm grateful to see this thread is still kicking around.
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« Reply #1483 on: February 09, 2015, 10:21:27 AM »
And grateful that you started it!  As can be seen by the number of reads, this is one of our most popular threads and its meme has spread to the DBMA Ass'n fourm as well.  Thank you for your post here this morning-- it reminds me to post here as well as on the thread on the Ass'n's forum.

Amongst many things, I am grateful for another beautiful day in LA.   From the feel of the morning I would say that it looks like we are headed to another 80 degree day today.

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« Reply #1484 on: June 21, 2015, 10:30:23 PM »
Grateful for my children's good health and safety.

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« Reply #1485 on: June 21, 2015, 11:02:21 PM »
Profoundly grateful to be the father of my two children!

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Prayers go out to former Pres. Jimmy Carter
« Reply #1486 on: August 31, 2015, 03:38:13 PM »
I have been hard on him for being a failed President but unlike many politicians, he actually is and was a good man and deserves all of the best for health and comfort in these difficult times.

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« Reply #1487 on: August 31, 2015, 06:45:12 PM »
Amen.

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« Reply #1488 on: September 28, 2015, 11:59:24 AM »
Swam out to the buoy and back again this morning.

The water temperature has dropped this past week from 76 to 74, which still is pretty darn reasonable for the final days of September!

As I was approaching the wave line at the beach I was passed by a pod of five dolphins-- truly magnificent, and truly I am blessed!!!

A man could go further and do worse! The Adventure continues!!!

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« Reply #1489 on: January 28, 2016, 02:10:08 PM »
I just want you all to know, that though we may not agree politically at times, often through my own misunderstanding, that you all have taught me something, that I am grateful, and that you each had no small part in changing my life.

I would not be where I am at today, without the teachings of any of you.

Thank you for that, because by myself, I was damned.

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« Reply #1490 on: January 28, 2016, 04:19:07 PM »
WWWOOOFFF!!!

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« Reply #1491 on: March 14, 2016, 07:36:25 PM »
WOW!!!  What a GREAT DAY of Arts and Crafts in Fresno, California. (20160313)

There are many photos and a bit of video footage coming soon.  See them first on the DBMAA Gallery in the near future.

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« Reply #1492 on: March 15, 2016, 07:52:44 AM »
A wonderful day for me as well Kaju.

Looking forward to the photos and the footage.

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« Reply #1493 on: March 31, 2016, 10:07:07 PM »
Grateful to see figurative light on several fronts when it felt like there was only darkness for SOME time.
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« Reply #1494 on: April 03, 2016, 02:05:06 PM »
Grateful to have started off the morning believing I was sick with a cold, but now that I am up and about, feeling ready to start the week ahead!
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« Reply #1495 on: April 05, 2016, 08:27:59 PM »
Grateful to alleviate some stress by gaining information today.
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Re: Prayer and Daily Expression of Gratitude
« Reply #1496 on: April 06, 2016, 03:17:34 PM »
Grateful to be heading to the Euro DB Gathering tomorrow evening.

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« Reply #1497 on: August 10, 2016, 09:58:47 AM »
Grateful for a letter of recommendation from a Mexican, two star general.

For as much as we disagree here, I would have never gotten here if if were not for the Tribe.

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« Reply #1498 on: August 17, 2016, 04:09:26 PM »
Grateful to be headed to the Euro Tribal DB Gathering tomorrow evening.

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« Reply #1499 on: September 17, 2016, 02:36:38 PM »
Grateful to start law school today, in a country that leans Socialist (not so thrilled with that), that leans towards globalism (likewise), and in a foreign language. Still, I remain grateful.

Also wishing everyone that will fight at the Tribal tomorrow, all the best.