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I'm a fan of Paramahansa Yogananda too, and his "Autobiography of a Yogi" is in my bookcase! One of the best, but simplest books I've read, is by Baba Ram Dass (Dr. Richard Albert), titled "Remember .. Be Here Now". The simple concept is to be 100% present in whatever you're doing at the moment. The book was published back in 1971, but when you see how people are today, it's even more important for them to read it! No matter where people are, 80% of them AREN'T present .. they're ignoring whom they're with, so they can talk to others on their smart phones, or they're playing electronic games, or texting to people elsewhere.


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Here are some folks to whom I shall forever be grateful:

 

Gandhi, Aldous Huxley, Friedrich Hayek, Carl Jung, Danny Kahneman, Will James, Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil, Albert Einstein, Thomas Jefferson, Paramhansa Yogananda, Robert W. Service, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Jack London, John Sarno.

 

The wisdom they made public is a valuable and useful part of me.

 

Thanks guys.

 

The deeper part of me automatically acknowledges those I've temporarily forgotten.  And - they, in turn are aware.

 

Smiley Happy

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I'm grateful for being in touch with folks who appreciate Nature - without which, I think we would be somewhat diminished.  One day, a pair of wild Mallards landed in our pool and paddled around for a half hour.  Delighted me to no end!

 

P.S.  Altho not out in it anymore - I am a huge Nature lover.  The wilder - the better!

 

    Smiley Very Happy

 

 

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I'm grateful that I can get a lot of organic produce & eggs, although the price of the latter is astronomical around here! I'm grateful for all the birds around here, and what wildlife still manages to coexist in the suburbs.


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Wait! There's more!

 

I am grateful for the weekend viewing opportunities:  4 bald eagles; a half dozen mule deer fawns (spots yet on!); sandhill cranes; baby badgers; DH's fave, the kingfisher, and myriad other songbirds and waterfowl. Loves me some Rocky Mountain camping!

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. - Julius Erving
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I'm grateful that a gully washer came by whilst we were away and watered the hillside. Bright and clean and full of life, it is. (Of course the road now needs grading, but that's OK, too.)

 

Further I am grateful for the ability to poach a few eggs from our own coop. Fresh! Organic! Yum!

 

 

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. - Julius Erving
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I am also grateful to be home. Ridgeline tent camping in a thunderstorm is a certain eye-opening experience.... ahem.) Ze Olde Toyhauler just got cuts in line. That would be the budget line.

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I offer gratitude for the US Pro Challenge (cycling). (url: http://www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com)  We were in Steamboat Springs, CO (http://www.steamboatsprings.com) this weekend and witnessed the envigorating gear-up for tomorrow's race start (news crews, pro cyclists nearly everywhere, Sandhill cranes (http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/sandhill-crane/) just about everywhere else), and will be able to watch another stage of the race from our picture windows (though we are more likely to travel to a particularly challenging Rocky Mountain curve from which to watch). I'm grateful for the hardworking athletes, grateful for the hosting communities and grateful for the route. 

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. - Julius Erving
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wilful wrote:

 

I am soo grateful that the surgery went very well - and she now has nearly perfect vision - without contacts or glasses!  Hurray!

 

Smiley Very Happy


I second those hurrays and add a few yippees! 

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. - Julius Erving