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RIVER OF APPRECIATIONS => SECOND RIVER OF APPRECIATIONS => Topic started by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on December 08, 2008, 11:53:27 AM

Title: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on December 08, 2008, 11:53:27 AM
If the first River of Appreciation thread does not have a REPLY tab showing, then post here at our second River of Appreciations instead.  We appreciate all thousands of appreciators who posted over 13,657 post on more than 800 pages on more than 240 topics with more than 146,980 views in the first thread as of Dec. 8, 2008!  We can all celebrate this accomplishment!

Thank you all for  sharing your wonderful and inspiring thoughts and for contributing to Daily Appreciations project of A Beautiful Community to uplift the quality of human energy and level of awareness in the universe. Many people became more aware as they experienced the beauty and powerful energy of your positive thoughts.

Many people were inspired and began to appreciate themselves and others at work and in their lives more.
Many people were inspired to start similar projects and added this component to their business, their radio and television station programming and to their lives. Many have experienced a shift their habitual mental focus and have seen an improvement in their relationships and quality of life.

For all the good that you have all helped to bring about, we salute and honor you for caring and for choosing to participate and experiment with us here. We are grateful for your participation and meaningful contributions to humanity!

Special thanks go to Debra Hayes for her day-to-day administration and management!  We also wish to acknowledge Dr. Elizabeth Garcia and Marissa for their guidance and coaching during 2008!  We also wish to thank all those who contributed. May you all be abundantly blessed in every way!  Happy Holidays and many thanks again!   :) Diane ABC
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on December 10, 2008, 09:42:26 AM
The purpose or theme of this website has been to provide a safe and creative space for users' expressions of appreciations and gratitude. For healing, inspiration and personal transformation purposes, it is important to provide a safe space for strengthening our quality energy and maintain a 500 plus level of awareness of appreciation.

Simple tools such as this practice of Daily Appreciations consistently applied over time will have tremendous positive results in peoples' lives. A person's own personal experience will demonstrate to them that this practice of appreciations works for them. The positive effects will show up in their lives with great clarity over time.

We wish to make a special acknowledgement of the important contributions of our donors and contributors who make this website and the other nonprofit projects of Allies Building Community Inc. (A.B.C.) possible in 2008! It has meant a lot to all of us. We have learned a lot through this process. We have become more aware and stronger in 2008, thanks to all of you and thanks for helping to pioneer this experimental project. Happy Holidays! :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 08, 2009, 01:32:00 PM
I appreciate all the appreciators who have posted 800 pages in the first River of Appreciation thread, WOW! WOW!  Congratulations to all of you!  Thank you very much for your inspiring thoughts and positive energy which bring smiles to many faces of readers here!  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 08, 2009, 01:46:15 PM
Happy New Year 2009! 
It seemed to be a good idea to start the new year with a new thread called 2nd River of Appreciations at DA.net. It might be easier to find our posts here rather than on page 801 or so in the first River. However, it is fine for you to post your appreciation whereever you wish. Thank you for your participation!

Click REPLY to post your next appreciation!  Thanks again! May you be abundantly blessed in 2009!  :)



Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 08, 2009, 01:52:23 PM
I like this great appreciation from Oprah:

"I am so grateful for everything. My bones for carrying me. My heart for beating. My lungs for pumping air. You need to love yourself enough to know that you being healthy is worth it." Oprah
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 08, 2009, 01:56:27 PM
I appreciate Oprah.com   Oprah is courageously leading the way in the media for self-improvement and personal growth.  She is an inspiring model of what minority women can contribute to the world!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 08, 2009, 05:50:28 PM
I appreciate all Appreciators who seek to assist those new to Daily Appreciations, the practice of choosing High Energy words to assist others, At Risk Youth (my focus), who will learn how to accept the fact that they were always loved, they are always valued, they are always being helped to see themselves, value themselves & find the strength to assist others as others feel comfortable.  (There are many Youth At Risk who need assistance immediately.)

I appreciate those who go, "Beyond the Call", respect each others sensitivities & who take the time to reach out to assist those whose only intent is to learn & assist Daily Appreciators. Earth's Nature is of Abundance, I believe each of us has the infinite capacity to Love. I appreciate Dr. Tai & Diane's effort to express themselves & their forgiveness in my path toward learning & appropriately expressing my appreciation for the Daily Appreciations Community.

Other Daily Appreciations:  Thanks for the Maturity & Forgiveness of Daily Appreciators who guided me in selecting appropriate Daily Appreciations for this Community.

I appreciate Dr. Tai, the patience & selfness meditation needed to work with new people, network with new Organizations & the self sustaining energy that comes from Dr. Tai's focus on affecting progress for the Community.

I appreciate Dr. Tai for her statement, "Infinite Love is Real", as I have experienced in my Life, each & every one of us has the infinite capacity to Love.

I appreciate all whom I meet who remind me of myself in these small ways.

I appreciate Asian Philosophy, that I may not have understood my parents while growing up, I appreciate that I have the ability to change, show respect  & support their hopes & dreams with my work.

I appreciate the ability for each & every one of us to solve our problems with respect for who we know we are & who each other aspires to be.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 08, 2009, 06:12:18 PM
I appreciate Dr. Tai's time, phone calls to help me see the "big picture" for the Community of Washington, DC which greatly needs Daily Appreciators, High Energy words, appreciations & love of God, Agape, Self Sustaining Earth to heal all At Risk families & guide Youth Leadership.

I sincerely appreciate the opportunity for my non intrusive participation in this truly exciting project for Washington, DC & the ABC Community.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 08, 2009, 06:28:01 PM
I appreciate people like Oprah, who in their growth acknowledge the fact that we are not alone, we are loved, we are cared for & have within each of us the ability to answer questions we have of ourselves.

I appreciate the word "forgiveness" & hope I learn more about this word as a practice toward forwarding Win Win Diplomacy as I have learned while growing up.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 08, 2009, 06:48:57 PM
I appreciate Daily Appreciator's selfless sincere meditation on Vital Energy.

(Please see book cover of mentor's book, "Samadhi". http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0887061478/ref=sib_dp_pt#reader-link
"...the best therapy is nothing less than the removal of dualism.")

I appreciate the guidance of Daily Appreciators in assisting by example, leading with Empathy, Compassion & furthering Daily Appreciator's self sustaining Vital Energy, High Energy communications.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 08, 2009, 07:16:08 PM
I appreciate mediations on selflessness without self hate.

I appreciate meditations on selflessness from a strong (secure) sense of Love, Empathy & self affirmation.

I appreciate meditations on selflessness that expose my weaknesses, faults & helps me grow as a person.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 08, 2009, 07:20:29 PM
I appreciate those who give of themselves what they can & beyond what they can give, as with my definition of "Aloha" as, "the ability to give without expecting anything in return."

I appreciate the infinite moments, in the past & in our future, each of us realize within ourselves this ability to give (without money, without fear, without insecurities, without deception, without self deception) which creates Vital Energy within, the self sustaining abundant Love within each of us that never ends.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 08, 2009, 07:37:36 PM
I appreciate people like Dr. Tai, who deserves much Appreciation in Time & Kudos, who express the care & concern for others. Dr. Tai deserves great care & concern for herself.

I sincerely appreciate Dr. Tai's time, appreciate Dr. Tai's energy, I appreciate Dr. Tai's "beyond the call" efforts.

I appreciate the patience one needs (my frustration in not yet having the exact personal communicative capacity) to cultivate in having the exact personal communicative capacity in expressing empathy, enthusiasm & support for people like Dr. Tai. I wish I could effectively communicate the extent of my enthusiasm & appreciation of Dr. Tai, Dr. Tai's Community Building Projects.

HURRAY FOR DR. TAI! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 08, 2009, 08:50:33 PM
I appreciate Dr. Tai & Dora's effort to assist me in seeing & remembering my challenge in communicating my enthusiasm for what I know everyone is capable of as within an self sustaining space of infinite love & empathy. As a teacher I wanted so much to challenge my students to realize this goal & reality as in the "Aha"! experience of Enlightenment & needed to learn effective ways of expressing my faith in my student's potential.

I appreciate giving fearlessness, forgiveness & maturity of Daily Appreciators.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 09, 2009, 01:11:59 PM
I appreciate Deborah of GKnot Foundation and thank her very much for her kind words and understanding.

I appreciate her contributions to uplift the energy of humanity through this and other websites!  Thank you very much Deborah for your interest and support!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 10, 2009, 10:28:54 AM
I appreciate Fiber Optics, my friend's Fiber Optic Christmas Tree is less than 2 feet tall & yet has many pathways toward healing.

If I may say anything here, I would like to say that I appreciate the Daily Appreciations website for focusing on this pure light, Healing Vital Energy & the focus on something other than ourselves.  I appreciate the unconditional unselfish will to cure, to accept & to forgive in the path toward finding the cures within & in cultivating this Vital Energy.

This is truly an exciting project I greatly appreciate!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 10, 2009, 11:37:41 AM
I appreciate Deborah's interest in helping youth!  With Deborah's guidance, it would be wonderful if some youth choose to become Appreciation Youth Pioneers of the 21st century! That would give some youth a better option with a better future! :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 10, 2009, 11:43:42 AM
I appreciate Deborah's intelligence, flexibility, humility, beauty, passion, caring, integrity, energy, capacity and command of the English language!

ABC Allies feel that it is fortunate that she decided to come to ABC's Meetup for Conversations Wash. DC community event on Dec. 21, 2008!  Otherwise, our paths may not have crossed on land in 2008! We are so pleased she is actively contributing her good energy here! Thank you very much Deborah! :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: ABCallies on January 10, 2009, 12:17:46 PM
We also appreciate Deborah for her willingness to help out and for her interest in self-improvement and personal growth!  Her interests show that she has great capacity and potential! We welcome her here and enjoyed her emails off line. Dora spoke highly of Deborah's willingness and receptivity which are very good qualities. We welcome her to join the DC Organizing Committee which sponsors the free monthly community event on the 3rd Sundays of each month. Thanks and welcome!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 10, 2009, 08:35:22 PM
I appreciate the opportunity to share & learn, learn & grow, guide if possible & simply show respect to those who have waited to express the importance of Leadership, Integrity & Wisdom in their work, inter communications & thoughtful planning.

I appreciate ABC Allies, Dora & the Daily Appreciations volunteers, Dr. Tai's infinite energy in guiding this Community & accentuating it's importance to the Healing Community.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 12, 2009, 09:08:20 AM
We appreciate Deborah for her tremendous potential for healing the unhappy and negative energy in the world by her positive energy and nurturing thoughts. Thank you very much for your kind gifts of appreciation which help to refill our tank.... ;)  :D

Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 12, 2009, 09:21:50 AM
We are very grateful to Debra A. Hayes for contributing her computer and internet skills to manage this website. But for her decision, this project may not have been able to continue to 2009 because it relies on dedicated professionals like Debra for her day to day contributions!  Thank you so much Debra! May you be abundantly blessed always! 

We look forward to see you in Washington D.C. soon! :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 12, 2009, 09:25:01 AM
We are grateful to Ding Chien for his lessons in computer, internet and in IT basics. We admire Ding's extraordinary talent and patience! He is excellent in tutoring our volunteers on how to get online and stay online!  Thanks so much Ding!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 12, 2009, 09:30:32 AM
ABC Allies and I appreciate the excellent work and contributions of Dory Peters in planning and coordinating a wonderful cultural strategy for Chinatown D.C.!  We admire Dory's design and many talents!  Thank you very much Dory! With you on the outstanding DC Government team, we are excited about the many more possibilities for Chinatown DC!  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 12, 2009, 09:34:59 AM
We appreciate Marissa for mentoring and helping out when we are stuck in figuring out how to solve an IT problem. Her guidance and courtesy made a big difference to our progress here. Thank you very much Marissa!  All the best for your continued success in all your endeavors in 2009!  Happy New Year!  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 12, 2009, 09:42:07 AM
I appreciate all the practical experience and skills I have learned while serving as a volunteer. I am so glad I did not let normal obstacles stop me from moving ahead with volunteer community service to help build A Beautiful Community of allies and friends locally and globally!  Experiences serving with Allies Building Community volunteers have enriched my life and have helped me to become a better person! :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 13, 2009, 11:29:52 AM
I appreciate all the exciting opportunities to co-create in Washington D.C.!  We are looking to welcome the millions of people who are coming for the Presidential Inauguration!  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 13, 2009, 11:32:10 AM
I appreciate meeting Sue B. and other CPAs through the monthly community event we have sponsored each month since 1997 in Washington D.C.  My associates and I love to collaborate so we can be of greater service to social entrepreneurs.  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 13, 2009, 11:41:41 AM
I appreciate Debra and Elizabeth leading the way with their many posts in 2008. This year I hope to do more here to catch up. I am glad Debra solved the versions and spam issues so people do not need to be concerned about the capacity of this site to receive posts. I am now getting some idea of what is really involved in creating and managing a website. It is a lot more than I had imagined. Thanks again to Debra, Marissa and IT support from simple machines community.  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 13, 2009, 11:46:16 AM
I am so glad everything is going so well in my life. I have never been happier, thanks to the works of A Course In Miracles, Dr. David R. Hawkins, M.D. and Ph.D., Dr. Kenneth Wapnick and many other great authors and books which have been so empowering and healing for me. Their works answered many intellectural and spiritual questions for me. :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on January 14, 2009, 12:33:07 AM
Appreciating DIANE T

for sharing so many wonderful appreciations,
for uplifting so many people and positive aspects in this world.

Thanks, Diane, for all you encourage, empower and do!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on January 14, 2009, 12:34:31 AM
Appreciating DEBORAH

for sharing from her heart,
for embodying a bridge and extending love and light.
Thank-you!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on January 14, 2009, 12:36:23 AM
Appreciating Dr. Chen Hua

for encouraging and empowering the medical anthropology panel
at the 16th Annual International Anthropology and Ethnology Conference.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on January 14, 2009, 12:37:36 AM
Appreciating LIZ for being! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on January 14, 2009, 12:38:53 AM
Appreciating Class Tonight

the people who attended it, Dr. Wilders who lectured
and all the Divine order that facilitated it. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on January 14, 2009, 12:39:42 AM
Appreciating Doors of Opportunity.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on January 14, 2009, 12:40:19 AM
Appreciating Spiritual Stamina.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on January 14, 2009, 12:41:50 AM
Appreciating the omnipresent River of Appreciations

and all the love and light it extends into the world. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on January 14, 2009, 12:42:24 AM
Appreciating Social Media
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on January 14, 2009, 12:42:57 AM
Appreciating architects of dreams.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Phyllis310 on January 14, 2009, 03:49:41 PM
Appreciating cool weather down here in the Deep South!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 16, 2009, 12:18:51 AM
I appreciate tangible good, tangible blessings, tangible results the ABC Community & the Appreciations Network helps to push forward!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 16, 2009, 12:20:18 AM
I appreciate quiet sleep, no dreams, no sounds, no worries, simple quiet sleep.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 16, 2009, 12:21:09 AM
I appreciate Xiangjun's mediations.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 16, 2009, 12:22:00 AM
I appreciate the Deep Southwest for it's slow processes, growth & way of being.  For all of it's backward ways, the Deep Southwest thinks slowly for those who forget to think.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 16, 2009, 12:24:24 AM
I appreciate collaboration on meditation, Healing Vital Energy with respect.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 16, 2009, 12:31:32 AM
I appreciate cooperation, protocol & opportunity for Youth & Youthfulness!

I appreciate Dr. Tai's presence as the Mentor of Youth, Youth Leadership (I'm youth...?) encouraging & nurturing friendship, love & Community Vision & Inspiration.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 16, 2009, 12:32:18 AM
I greatly appreciate the time of those who take the time to appreciate themselves.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 16, 2009, 01:07:35 AM
I appreciate my sponsor who supports me no matter what happens to him.

I hope my South Carolina sponsor realizes happiness within before & after marriage to his Philippine Fiance.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 16, 2009, 12:20:58 PM
I appreciate fact.

The green marble of the United States Federal Reserve Board building has a quote which asks you to plan with fact instead of what you wish were true.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 19, 2009, 12:00:55 AM
The DC Organizing Committee members really appreciated Deborah K. of GKnot Foundation for her valuable community services at the Jan. 18, 2009 event. She was prompt and her assistance in the registration process for the event was very helpful! She made a difference. Thank you very much Deborah!   :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 19, 2009, 12:02:37 AM
We  are very happy to read Deborah K.'s many nice appreciations!  Thank you very much for your contributions of positive energy to the world through this website!  We are happy to learn about what you appreciate! :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 19, 2009, 12:06:20 AM
We are very grateful to Ding Chien for his very generous and important contributions as Co-Chairman of the D.C. Organizing Committee.  He served as the moderator for the Jan. 18, 2009 event and he did a terrific job!  Thanks so much!  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 19, 2009, 12:11:25 AM
The Awards Committee is grateful for Ding Chien's technology skills and hard work to help produce the Friendship Archway Awards of Dec. 21, 2009!  Ding has been very dependable, generous and world-class in his ability in his ability to get along and provide excellent support to the team! Ding's co-leadership has made a big difference!  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 19, 2009, 12:15:51 AM
The D.C. Organizing Committee especially appreciates Ding Chien, Brian Yang, Deborah K., Sue B., John T. and others for helping to organize another successful event to provide networking opportunities for all to share joy, friendship and prosperity!  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 19, 2009, 12:19:12 AM
ABC Allies really appreciates Deborah K's willingness to contribute and to help!  Thank you very much Deborah!  You really do make a difference in terms of what the group can achieve for the community!  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 19, 2009, 12:21:36 AM
I appreciate the opportunity to meet so many very nice and friendly people at our monthly networking events!  Thanks to all for your participation and for your support!  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 19, 2009, 09:26:27 AM
I greatly appreciate Dr. Tai's time, infinite energy & generosity.

Many Communities of Public Service minded Civic Leaders can learn from Asian Philosophy, through giving appreciation & humbly seeking guidance.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 19, 2009, 11:25:42 PM
I greatly appreciate Dr. Tai's Community Volunteer Spirit!   

Dr. Tai breaks through all barriers of ego with purpose & focus on delivering progress for cooperating organizations.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 19, 2009, 11:27:16 PM
I greatly appreciate Grapefruit, breakfast Grapefruit & Grapefruit before bed, there's nothing more refreshing & energizing than juicy fruit in an empty stomach.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 19, 2009, 11:28:21 PM
I appreciate Asia with the ability to inexpensively provide for the needs of all of Earth.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 19, 2009, 11:31:02 PM
I appreciate self discipline focused on achieving goals within proper perspective of self, self worth, self respect.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 19, 2009, 11:33:04 PM
I appreciate those who go "beyond the call" within reason, for those who need to see a little of the other person in themselves, to inspire, to encourage, to say, "I care."

I appreciate Dr. Tai for being there to encourage Meetup.com Community Members.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 19, 2009, 11:40:13 PM
I appreciate learning the Language of Enlightened Existence as an Enlightened person.

I appreciate alone, physical singular, autonomous & single, simple & free of the hidden.

I appreciate aappreciationual, spiritually self sustaining, flowing of Healing Vital Energy, selfless with self alone, quiet, at peace.

I appreciate aestheticism, practice of psychological aestheticism, self worth with self focus directing Healing & Flowing of Vital Energies all the time un-attached to others physically, psychologically & emotionally while supportive without expectation of thanks, acknowledgement & attention.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 20, 2009, 12:59:59 AM
I appreciate the Opportunity to Nurture, Strengthen & Support Organizations, Communities & Leaders like the Daily Appreciations Group, Dr. Tai, Dori, Deng.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on January 21, 2009, 10:54:09 PM
Appreciating homework,

the learning it encourages, the pathways it builds, inspires and creates
and the insights it yields.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation
Post by: xiangjun on January 21, 2009, 10:55:51 PM
I appreciate Asia with the ability to inexpensively provide for the needs of all of Earth.

Appreciating Deborah (GKNOT FOUNDATION)

for sharing this and extending its potentiality to so many.

Blessings to you! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on January 21, 2009, 10:58:13 PM
Appreciating global thinking

love, compassion, aggregate wisdom, collective knowledge
and community. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on January 21, 2009, 11:00:02 PM
Appreciating the PHOENIX GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN FOUNDATION

for bridging communities, for encouraging compassion,
giving, exchanges and for the love it encourages and extends. :D

Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on January 21, 2009, 11:00:42 PM
Appreciating the heart of the healer
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on January 21, 2009, 11:01:53 PM
Appreciating conversations

both counterparts equally engaged, attentive,
engaged in listening and sharing.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on January 21, 2009, 11:02:35 PM
Appreciating the Upcoming Chinese New Year
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 25, 2009, 12:39:34 PM
I appreciate Deborah's active participation and abundant gifts of appreciation to the universe!  Thank you Deborah! May you be abundantly blessed!  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 25, 2009, 12:41:30 PM
I appreciate Debra Hayes' Chinese name, Xiangjun!  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 25, 2009, 12:42:30 PM
I appreciate President Barack Obama's leadership style!  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 25, 2009, 12:43:50 PM
I appreciate President Barack Obama's new website, www.whitehouse.gov   :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 25, 2009, 12:48:28 PM
I appreciate Deborah K's kindness to give me a ride with her friend to a Meetup training for the Presidential Inauguration recently. The training was held at a location not near a subway station. I would not have been able to find it with Deborah's help. I am glad Deborah was able to attend the training with me. Thanks again to Deborah and her friend B.  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 25, 2009, 12:55:49 PM
I appreciate Debra Xiangjun's IT expertise and dedication to keep this website up despite the efforts of some people with less than the best of intentions. Thank you very much Debra!

In this website we have a counter under our name of how many gifts of appreciations we have posted here. That helps newcomers and members to use this website as a personal tool for self-transformation to change what we focus our attention on in life and to track our contributions of positive energy to the universe.  Thank you for your important community service Debra! :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 25, 2009, 12:57:52 PM
I appreciate the truly exciting opportunities in Washington D.C. with so many free opportunities to improve ourselves and work together to build a better future for all!  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 25, 2009, 01:01:55 PM
I appreciate Mr. Ding Chien's very valuable assistance to help produce and present the second group of 2008 Friendship Archway Awards on Jan. 18, 2009 in Washington D.C.  After the third group of awards are ready, the names of all the 2008 honorees will be posted by Ding at http://archway2.org  Thanks again Ding for helping with the needed IT support to make these possible!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 25, 2009, 01:06:13 PM
I appreciate the D.C. Government's outstanding leadership and support to transcend barriers and move Chinatown DC toward distinction rather than extinction.  This is an exciting period in the 2nd chapter of the history of Chinatown DC.  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 25, 2009, 01:56:33 PM
I appreciate Dr. Tai for exposing me to the ShiftinAction Group, Ideas of Higher Level of Communication, & for providing for the Daily Appreciation Commmunity's Ability to cultivate Healing Vital Energy.

As 21st Century Asian Citizens of the World, we are unlimited, infinate & prosperous.

There is no limit to productivity of those who appreciate others selflessly, without expectation of receiving anything in return, who are strong engouh to give without fear & provide for healing.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on January 25, 2009, 10:46:21 PM


Appreciating Chinese New Year

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year! :D

Happy New Year of the OX!

牛年怏樂
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: GKnotFoundation on January 28, 2009, 06:43:14 PM
I appreciate stability, routine, the frugal & wise.

May all Daily Appreciators find each quality in themselves.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: ABCallies on February 03, 2009, 07:53:36 PM
We appreciate Deborah's thoughtfulness in sharing news of funding possibilities to create more opportunities for ABC Allies (Allies for A Bigger Contribution). Thank you very much!  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: ABCallies on February 03, 2009, 07:59:01 PM
We appreciate Deborah's interest in helping to build A Beautiful Community in Chinatown DC, participating in task force meetings and helping to do management tasks for key programs.  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on February 04, 2009, 02:17:27 PM
I appreciate Deborah of the GKnot Foundation for her passion, caring and interest to work with ABC Allies to serve the community!  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on February 04, 2009, 02:19:17 PM
I appreciate the efforts of  Deborah K. of GKnot Foundation in researching opportunities to serve and presenting them to ABC Allies for consideration.  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on February 04, 2009, 02:23:17 PM
I appreciate the hardworking volunteers of the Organizing Committee of Wash. DC who makes it possible for everyone to make new contacts, develop friendships and uplift the level of awareness of humanity each month in Wash. DC! Thank you all!  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: GKnotFoundation on February 04, 2009, 03:46:06 PM
I appreciate Fact, Sanity, Stability, flow of Communications without expectation of receiving anything in return with a Focus on Solving Problems for those who can't provide for themselves.

I appreciate Dr. Tai, who gives of her time to assist in forming greater awareness about Levels of Consciouness &Healing Vital Energy as inate, as Dr. Tai's time is greatly apprecaited.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2009, 02:33:07 PM
Appreciating the simple things
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2009, 02:33:56 PM
Appreciating love

no prerequisites required:)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2009, 02:34:24 PM
Appreciating friends
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2009, 02:34:51 PM
Appreciating love and light
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2009, 02:35:18 PM
Appreciating agents of change
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2009, 02:35:45 PM
Appreciating a 60 degree day! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2009, 02:36:33 PM
Appreciating the sun's rays

their beauty, their warmth,
their power of renewal!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2009, 02:37:19 PM
Appreciating NOW :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2009, 02:38:20 PM
Appreciating the many events
that have led to friendships and connections throughout the world.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2009, 02:38:49 PM
Appreciating opportunities to listen.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2009, 02:39:21 PM
Appreciating opportunities to share.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2009, 02:39:53 PM
Appreciating "islands of time" with friends.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2009, 02:40:29 PM
Appreciating COMPASSION
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2009, 02:41:26 PM
Appreciating strength and resilience, passion in all things.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2009, 02:41:57 PM
Appreciating Understanding.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2009, 02:42:44 PM
Appreciating SHEN

and embracing its many lessons.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2009, 02:43:21 PM
Appreciating Keith H. Basso

for sharing his work on the Cibeque Apache!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2009, 02:44:06 PM
Appreciating endless things, people, acts and words to appreciate!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2009, 02:47:13 PM
Appreciating 4700 appreciations!

Dedicating my 4700th appreciation to:

 to the uplifting of healers and healing,
to harmony within the world,
empowering the voiceless and encouraging teamwork.

 
:D ;D :D :D :D Love to ALL! :D ;D :D :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2009, 02:47:46 PM
Appreciating the Global Conversation!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2009, 02:49:14 PM
Appreciating the people who are friendship bridges,

who share themselves selflessly.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2009, 02:50:04 PM

Appreciating people,

valuing people as they are, loving anyway. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Howard Koretz on February 21, 2009, 03:06:13 PM
I  appreciate good health.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Howard Koretz on February 21, 2009, 03:10:08 PM
I appreciate the low stress level at my job.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Howard Koretz on February 21, 2009, 03:13:32 PM
I appreciate the great people at my work.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: ABCallies on February 21, 2009, 05:44:38 PM
Welcome Howard A. Koretz to ABC Allies and Daily Appreciations! Thank you so much for joining us here! :)

We appreciate your willingness to volunteer and receive leadership and program management training! We look forward to implement very exciting advancement and self-empowerment programs with you!  Thanks for sharing what you appreciate about yourself and others here!  See you again soon!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on February 21, 2009, 05:59:19 PM
We appreciate Howard A. Koretz and welcome him to ABC Allies and A Beautfiful Community!

We were delighted to meet Howard at ABC's 3rd Sunday Meetup Alliance for Conversations at the Burma Restaurant in Downtown, Washington D.C. on 2/15/09!

We really appreciate Howard's personality and willingness to help implement and manage http://meetup.com/abcallies/ program!  We appreciate his excellent attitude and commitment to community service! We look forward to learn and serve with him! Thanks again!

With appreciation,
Diane  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on February 21, 2009, 06:02:54 PM
We congratulate Debra Xiangjun Hayes on exceeding 4700 posts here! AWESOME Debra! You are amazing!
CONGRATULATIONS and thanks for all that you have done to lead the way here!

We are very excited that Debra is coming to Washington D.C.!  We look forward to meeting Debra and attending the conference together in D.C.!

Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on February 21, 2009, 06:07:35 PM
We appreciate Debra Hayes for her important webmaster and administrative services to manage and monitor this website on a day to day basis! 

We know she has so much other good things going on in her life, yet she has found a way to continue to actively contribute and serve A Beautiful Community by maintaining this safe space so volunteers can track the number of gifts they have offered to the universe by way of sharing their appreciations and positive thoughts with the local and global community here. Thank you very much Debra! We appreciate you and your important contributions!  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: GKnotFoundation on February 25, 2009, 03:00:44 PM
I also appreciate the Global Conversation of World Peace & Vital Healing Energy.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: GKnotFoundation on February 25, 2009, 03:02:00 PM
I appreciate Transparency.

There is much neurosis & drama avoided with Organizational Transparency in the Washington, DC municipal Government, Legislature & White House.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: GKnotFoundation on February 25, 2009, 03:03:16 PM
I appreciate the opportunity to express my appreciation of Life.

Simple expression to what we know as Profound Enlightenment found in an Moment, an conversation & in the stillness of Life.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 26, 2009, 07:51:11 PM
Appreciating Diane "Dwan" Tai

for her loving kindness, for her laughter,
and for her willingness to learn new things. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 26, 2009, 07:52:38 PM
Appreciating synchronicity
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 26, 2009, 07:53:12 PM
Appreciating Synergy :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 01, 2009, 11:32:51 PM
Appreciating Visionaries

for all they offer and encourage.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 01, 2009, 11:33:38 PM
Appreciating Love in all its splendor.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 01, 2009, 11:34:30 PM
Appreciating Sherman Cohn

for unexpected kindness. Thanks so much!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 01, 2009, 11:36:04 PM
Appreciating the Institute of Medicine (IOM)

for exploring and supporting a change in paradigm, uplifiting healing for all. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 01, 2009, 11:37:46 PM
Appreciating Diane Tai's laughter,

her smile, her commitment to people
and her benevolence.
Thanks so much for all you do!
You are such an amazing gift! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 01, 2009, 11:38:53 PM
Appreciating Ding Chien

for his kindness, for conversation.
Thanks so much!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 01, 2009, 11:40:31 PM
Appreciating the wonderful people from Sudan

I met in Washington DC.
Thanks so much for sharing so much about your lives,
your culture and practices.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 01, 2009, 11:41:20 PM
Appreciating Ashis

for friendship, for being.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 09, 2009, 12:50:25 PM
Appreciating HEALING

all that encourage, empower, facilitate and seek it.
Appreciating its sacred space, its connection.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 09, 2009, 12:51:21 PM
Appreciating Connections!  :D :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 09, 2009, 12:53:06 PM
Appreciating Dr. Diane "Dwan" Tai

for her light, her love, her vision,
for her generosity and her friendship.
She is such an incredible gift!

Thank-you so much for being you! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 09, 2009, 12:54:44 PM
Appreciating the random acts of kindness

encountered along the way
and those that are occurring at this minute within every part of the world.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 09, 2009, 12:58:29 PM
<3  :D ;D :D Congratulations, Diane! Hero Appreciator! :D ;D :D <3


Appreciating and congratulating, Diane Tai
for her 500 appreciations here!

We applaud your Hero appreciations here
and within your daily life!
You are amazing, Diane!
Thanks so much for sharing here and empowering so many!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 09, 2009, 01:00:59 PM
Appreciating Howard Koretz.

Welcome! We appreciate your appreciations,
your thoughtful expressions of gratitude!

 
:D ;D :D Welcome! :D ;D :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 09, 2009, 01:03:16 PM
Appreciating all the Omidyar Alumni

all that you encourage, empower and do.

Love and hugs to all of you!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 09, 2009, 01:04:55 PM
Appreciating Maynard Clark

for being a boat, a bridge, a passage to the distant shore.

Thanks so much for all you!
Blessings to you always! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 09, 2009, 01:06:26 PM
Appreciating the way that appreciations are contagious!

Sharing even one appreciation encourages the next

almost instantaneously!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 09, 2009, 01:08:51 PM
Appreciating MARISSA

for creating and sharing such beautiful artwork!

Thanks so much for all you do!

http://craftsforpeace.etsy.com
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 09, 2009, 01:11:04 PM
Appreciating Friendship,

those in the bud, those seasoned and weathered with time
and those that have yet to come!

Love and hugs to all! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 09, 2009, 01:14:55 PM
Appreciating the abundance  within scarcity!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 09, 2009, 01:16:35 PM
 Appreciating Dr. Guang "Gary" Xie

for hs friendship, for always being a bridge, a mentor, a teacher and healer
deeply committed to the well-being of all.
Thanks so much for being you!
I treasure you!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 09, 2009, 01:17:03 PM
Appreciating humility :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 09, 2009, 01:19:17 PM
Appreciating Dr. Zhengang Guo

for his inspiring commitment to all he does,
for his dedication to healing people throughout the world
and his monthly trips to China
to treat those in need.

Appreciating the stories and experiences he has shared
and the lessons that continue to teach.

Blessings to you always! You are simply amazing!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 09, 2009, 01:20:32 PM
Appreciating Phyllis

for her faith and dedication
and her overwhelming love for people.

Miss you! Love and hugs to you and yours! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 09, 2009, 01:21:48 PM
Appreciating "Ms. Love Train" Liz

for all she gives to our world,
for all she loves and encourages.

Miss and love you lots!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 09, 2009, 01:22:25 PM
Appreciating moments with my kids--priceless!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 09, 2009, 01:23:16 PM
Appreciating Deena Metzger

for synchronicity and connections.
Love and light to you! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 09, 2009, 01:24:30 PM
Appreciating my Tongxue,

for putting up with me, for sharing the silly, the sad,
the happy, and all things in between.
I treasure you! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 09, 2009, 01:26:50 PM
Appreciating Lonnie Hodge  

for being an incredible soul,
for seeing the beauty shining through challenging times and circumstance,
for uplifting people,
for encouraging and empowering healing and cooperation--
hearts, hands and minds joined in Oneness.

Blessings to you always, my friend! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 25, 2009, 04:45:33 PM
Appreciating Synchronicity

the awe inspiring way in which people come together. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 25, 2009, 04:47:08 PM
Appreciating forgiveness

for its transformational properties,
for the love and joy it releases.
Truly amazing to watch the differences it makes!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 25, 2009, 04:48:25 PM
Appreciating LOVE

in all its majesty, in its simplicity,
in its unbridled nature.

Wishing all of you joy and love and light! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 25, 2009, 04:49:50 PM
Appreciating DEENA METZGER

for her courage and devotion,
for embodying love and healing light...
Balance!

Appreciating all that you encourage and do!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 25, 2009, 04:52:49 PM
Appreciating the People working toward healing

healing of people,
healing of minds,
healing of spirit
and healing for our world.

:D ;D :D ;) Healing for ALL!  ;) :D ;D :D ;)
;) :D ;D :D ;) Love and light in abundance! ;) :D ;D :D ;)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 25, 2009, 04:54:45 PM
Appreciating DIANE

for being love and light,
for uplifting healing and friendship,
and providing many more extensions to people
just by being the incredible gift that she is.

Love and blessings to you always! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 25, 2009, 04:55:42 PM
Appreciating LONNIE HODGE

for being a bridge, a boat, a passage.

Blessings to you always!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 25, 2009, 04:56:21 PM
Appreciating the article I read today about hinese medicine granules.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 25, 2009, 04:57:52 PM
Appreciating MARISSA

for sharing the beauty of her art with so many people,
not only through her art and craft sales
but also on Facebook through applications.

You are amazing! Hugs to you! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on March 25, 2009, 04:58:59 PM
Appreciating the little things

 a smile, a laugh, kindness, gratitude, conversations.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: GKnotFoundation on March 30, 2009, 05:15:35 AM
I appreciate information sharing opportunities.

Xiangjun, please share the link to the information on Chinese medicine granules when you find it. ;)

I greatly appreciate Chinese Medicine, long History of Medicine & Measurement.

Appreciating the article I read today about Chinese medicine granules.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: GKnotFoundation on March 30, 2009, 05:20:31 AM
I second this appreciation of Dr. Tai!

I appreciate Dr. Tai's enthusiasm for her Organizations, her Friends, her research & studies.

I appreciate Dr. Tai's self-knowledge & awareness.
I appreciate Dr. Tai's wisdom.
I appreciate Dr. Tai's work-style, exacting & purposeful.
I appreciate Dr. Tai's courage to welcome the Community & Nurture Community Leadership.

I apprecaite Dr. Tai's meditation on Non Attachment, essential to Buddhist Meditation.

I appreciate Dr. Tai's appreciation of having two feet on the ground & putting socks on first before shoes!

Appreciating DIANE

for being love and light,
for uplifting healing and friendship,
and providing many more extensions to people
just by being the incredible gift that she is.

Love and blessings to you always! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: GKnotFoundation on March 30, 2009, 05:27:42 AM
I appreciate Dora, whom I've never met, or don't remember meeting.

I appreciate Dora's voice in her email when she shows the courage to tell me her opinion & the reported opinion of others.

I appreciate Dora's self-expression, expression of Perspective.

I appreciate that we all have things to learn & areas of learning to grow into.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: GKnotFoundation on March 30, 2009, 05:29:56 AM
I appreciate Film Festivals!

Oshima Nagisasan's Film Festival put pieces together that will help heal many communities Internationally.

I appreciate the ability of people not to take themselves so seriously!
Most of the jokes out there are about you, I appreciate the ability to laugh at myself! ;D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: GKnotFoundation on March 30, 2009, 05:34:28 AM
I appreciate the ABC Allies example of Leadership.

I apprecaite self emancipated will to express appreciation, encourage others, communicate, congratulate, & release what everyone will always have of abundance to give, namely Caring, Kindness, Love, appreciation of Life!

Give without fear!  I've learned to live this & haven't looked back!
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Post by: GKnotFoundation on March 30, 2009, 05:37:47 AM
I appreciate all of the other Asian Film Directors who don't share Oshima Nagisa's views, information, ideas & style.

Asia has always in arts, music, theater, literature, the World in View with respect to issues while appreciating all.
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Post by: xiangjun on March 30, 2009, 01:31:50 PM
I appreciate information sharing opportunities.

Xiangjun, please share the link to the information on Chinese medicine granules when you find it. ;)

I greatly appreciate Chinese Medicine, long History of Medicine & Measurement.

Appreciating the article I read today about Chinese medicine granules.

Appreciating GKNOTFoundation

for the depth of appreciation and for appreciation of Chinese medcine.

Including the link for the granule article with gratitude. :D

http://pacificcollege.edu/alumni/newsletters/summer2008/Granule_Revolution.html
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Post by: debra on April 06, 2009, 03:10:10 PM
Appreciating sunlight

streaming through my window,
precious light. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on April 06, 2009, 03:12:14 PM
Appreciating sunlight within the hearts of many,

radiating far beyond the immediate circles
and reaching out into the world,
casting magnificent light, love and healing globally .
 :D ;D :D ;)
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Post by: debra on April 06, 2009, 03:13:07 PM
Appreciating love its many facets. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on April 06, 2009, 03:13:43 PM
Appreciating smiles within the heart.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on April 06, 2009, 03:14:20 PM
Appreciating the little dog  at my feet keeping me company.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on April 06, 2009, 03:15:06 PM
Appreciating possibility and potentiatliy

wondrous gifts that are ever-present.
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Post by: debra on April 06, 2009, 03:15:52 PM
Appreciating a new semester

new professors, new connections, budding friendships.
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Post by: debra on April 06, 2009, 03:16:23 PM
Appreciating the continuation of a journey.
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Post by: debra on April 06, 2009, 03:18:01 PM
Appreciating Dr. Diane "Dwan" Tai

for her incredible leadership, her knowledge, and guidance
and for her friendship.

Appreciating her for the gifts she shares with others through simply being herself!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on April 06, 2009, 03:19:12 PM
Appreciating a time of expansion for DA members

and appreciating their incredible gifts of love, compassion and healing throughout the world.

Thanks so much for all you do! :D
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Post by: debra on April 06, 2009, 03:20:28 PM
Appreciating MEETUP

for providing unparalleled opportunities
for people to meet, to share, to encourage, to empower,
and to build friendships and alliances.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on April 06, 2009, 03:20:57 PM
Appreciating reflection.
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Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on April 07, 2009, 11:10:45 AM
Appreciating Debra Hayes

I admire Debra's commitment and devotion to the cause of Daily Appreciations!  Debra sets a wonderful example for all of us on what is possible to appreciate.  She contributes so much positive energy to light up the world. We are grateful for her ongoing contributions and management of this program and other programs of Allies Building Community Inc. (A.B.C.)  THANKS YOU SO MUCH Debra!   :)
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Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on April 07, 2009, 11:19:20 AM
Appreciating Deborah Kayatani

Deborah has many different personalities. We admire her ability to appreciate, her command of the English language, her ability to forgive and her ability to learn and change, among many other things we appreciate about Deborah. 

It seems that Deborah has gone through so much challenges and yet she courageously continues to heal, to forgive, to move on and contribute positive energy to the world through appreciations.  Thank you very much Deborah for your contributions in Meetup.com and various appreciation sites. May you be blessed and guided by Higher Power to all that you deserve. May you realize your potential as a Light and Love of the world.  :)

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Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on April 07, 2009, 11:24:46 AM
Appreciating Patrick Le

I am so pleased to recently meet Patrick Le, a real estate developer and broker in the Wash. DC area.  Patrick has accomplish a lot and he has expressed willingness to assist ABC with Friendship Archway programs. He has already been very helpful to us. We welcome Patrick and look forward to collaborating with him in many areas in Wash. DC.  I invite Patrick to A Beautiful Community! Please share what you wish to with this online community.  :)
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Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on April 07, 2009, 11:31:55 AM
Appreciating Kevin "Silk" Brewer

We welcome Kevin to A Beautiful Community!  I met Kevin recently and he has attended our Friendship Archway Alliance event in D.C. Kevin has a fascinating background in the entertainment industry, the real estate industry and in business in Wash. D.C. and Florida. I appreciate Kevin's ability to maintain good relationships for mutual support!

Thank you for your willingness to serve the community by helping on ABC programs. Welcome to DailyAppreciations.net!   :)
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Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on April 07, 2009, 11:36:24 AM
Appreciating Brian Yang

Brian Yang has been a contributing member of the Organizing Committee of Wash. DC co-sponsored by A. B.C. and has helped to co-facilitate the 3rd Sunday Meetup.com events in Wash. D.C.  His contributions have been recognized by a 2008 Friendship Archway award for community service.  We thank Brian for his important contributions to the success of various ABC programs.  :)
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Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on April 07, 2009, 11:45:15 AM
Appreciating Sonia Reynolds

Sonia Reynolds attended a few A.B.C. community events in Wash. D.C. and has expressed interest in serving the community through assisting with ABC volunteer programs. Sonia is a Certified Public Accountant. We are impressed with her wonderful personality and professional expertise. We welcome Sonia to DailyAppreciations.net and thank her for her willingness to serve on the Organizing Committee in D.C. and help in needed areas. Welcome and thanks for joining us!  :)
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Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on April 07, 2009, 11:52:03 AM
Appreciating Howard Koretz

Howard Koretz has expressed interest in helping in ABC programs. We appreciate his appreciation posts here and elsewhere!  Thank you very much Howard for attending ABC's community events and for assisting in various ways.  Howard works in the health industry and his positive attitude inspires the many people he comes in contact with each day. Thank you Howard for joining us here and with the groups ABC cosponsors at http://www.meetup.com/networking/   :)
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Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on April 07, 2009, 12:01:10 PM
Appreciating Ding Chien

We are grateful for the tremendous daily contributions of Mr. Ding Chien over the past two years to Allies Building Community Inc. (ABC) programs in Wash. DC. Ding is an IT professional with amazing talent and listening abilities. He is extraordinary in his ability to provide support to leaders and others for the overall success of abc programs.  Ding has been recognized with a 2008 Friendship Archway Award, see http://www.archway2.org   

It has been a real privilege to work with Ding Chien and we consider Ding a lifetime friend and angel of ABC. Thank you Ding for all your contributions to the community!  :)
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Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on April 07, 2009, 12:13:53 PM
Appreciating Dory Peters

Ms. Dory Peters has been providing outstanding leadership as a member of the DC government team which worked with leaders in the Chinatown community to design a Chinatown Cultural Development Strategy for Chinatown, Washington D.C.  See http://www.meetup.com/ChinatownDC/messages/boards/    and http://www.apia.dc.gov

The contributions of Dory Peters and others on the government team have been recognized with 2008 Friendship Archway Awards, which have been now posted online at http://www.archway2.org  Thanks also to all the volunteers who worked with Dory and other DC government officials to come up with an innovative strategy to position and develop Chinatown in Downtown DC.

We appreciate Dory's day to day dedication and coordination with all the leaders interested in helping Chinatown DC realize its potential to make a bigger contribution to the betterment of humanity.  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: GKnotFoundation on April 07, 2009, 12:27:58 PM
Appreciating reflection.

This is an beautiful appreciation Debra. :D

It's the type of appreciation & awareness that links you to the beauty of the Earth, Life & Healing Energy you realize comes from within each of us.

We each have the infinate capacity to Love. With reflection, self-reflection & meditation we increase awareness of the abilty to give, assist others & heal.
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Post by: GKnotFoundation on April 07, 2009, 12:31:29 PM
Fearless Leadership is found in those who can't be diminished with criticism, other's ideas & perceptions.

I appreciate Dr. Tai's Fearless Leadership, use of Intelligence, Self-Knowledge & explorations in Healing.

I hope each of us finds the space in our Lives to explore healing with the Infinate Vital Energy we each have, Infinate Love that can't create walls & barriers to assisting others, other's understanding & can protect us from hurting ourselves & each other.
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Post by: GKnotFoundation on April 07, 2009, 02:03:35 PM
I appreciate Xiangjun for his speedy followup, assitance with Chinese Herbal & Medicinal Learning is essential especially with Western Medicine as it is.

http://pacificcollege.edu/alumni/newsletters/summer2008/Granule_Revolution.html

Great Appreciation Xiangjun for your guidance!
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Post by: GKnotFoundation on April 07, 2009, 02:06:00 PM
I appreciate technologies like Twitter.com & Zannel.com that allow people to communicate Daily Appreciations from the mobile phone.

I've wanted to have the ability to communicate to this forum website from my mobile phone for a while!
http://twitter.com/appreciations
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Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on April 09, 2009, 08:42:26 AM
I appreciate Deborah K's willingness to continue this Daily Appreciations practice here, no matter what. I appreciate her ability to contribute positive energy to the universe. May she be willing to evolve and heal through the best alternative emotional self-healing practices and recommended books. May she be blessed to accept guidance from Higher Power to heal all areas of her awareness.
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Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on April 09, 2009, 08:53:50 AM
I appreciate the self-healing book entitled, A Course In Miracles ("acim"). The workbook with a lesson for each day has been calibrated by Dr. David R. Hawkins, M.D. and Ph.D. to be at the 600 level of truth. It has changed my life for the better. It has changed so many lives and many of its students are medical doctors and ministers who now devote their lives to teaching it.  I have been studying the book for decades. It is one of my favorite books. It is such a joyful gift to humanity from Higher Power!



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Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on April 09, 2009, 09:10:12 AM
I appreciate being reminded by A Course In Miracles, that in truth, we are the Light of the world. Yes, I am very happy to be reminded that we are the Light, the Love and the Joy of the world! 

I appreciate all the wonderful Appreciation Allies and Archway Allies who are sharing their Light, Love and Joy with the world through this Daily Appreciations website!  I enjoy reading their healing thoughts here! I am amazed to notice how many gifts of appreciation our beautiful allies have shared with the world! Thank you very much for your gifts to the world!  :)
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Post by: debra on April 09, 2009, 11:36:25 PM
Appreciating Hearts and Minds coming together  
this weekend in Cambridge, MA for the 12th Annual Conference

Keeping up the Momentum

www.harvardchina.org
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Post by: debra on April 09, 2009, 11:38:06 PM
I appreciate being reminded by A Course In Miracles, that in truth, we are the Light of the world. Yes, I am very happy to be reminded that we are the Light, the Love and the Joy of the world! 

I appreciate all the wonderful Appreciation Allies and Archway Allies who are sharing their Light, Love and Joy with the world through this Daily Appreciations website!  I enjoy reading their healing thoughts here! I am amazed to notice how many gifts of appreciation our beautiful allies have shared with the world! Thank you very much for your gifts to the world!  :)

Appreciating DIANE T

for reminding us that we are the Light, the Love and the Joy of the world.

Thanks so much! Blessings to you always! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on April 09, 2009, 11:39:22 PM
Appreciating Deborah K

for sharing her appreciations here, for sharing the love and light and joy.

Blessings to you!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on April 09, 2009, 11:40:16 PM
Appreciating my son  for embracing love and healing,

for treasuring Dr. Xie.

Love to you!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on April 09, 2009, 11:41:10 PM
Appreciating my daughter  for making the best of a seemingly difficult school year.

Love to you! :D
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Post by: debra on April 09, 2009, 11:42:20 PM
Appreciating CONNECTION

omnipresent! One world, one family--collective synchronicity touched by love.
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Post by: abcallies4 on April 19, 2009, 10:43:40 PM
Brian Yang started a group called Daily Appreciation at Linkedin. Here are some of the appreciations he has posted. Thank you for extending appreciations to Linkedin Brian!  :)

Another Month of Appreciations (3/23-4/17) By Brian Yang

3/23
I appreciate the coming of the Spring, and everything that is new and renewed, after a long and cold winter, I appreciate the spring even more.
3/24
I appreciate people with a true spirit of spring, which is stick to what they believe and not afraid of a sudden change in circumstance. There are so much noise around us telling how vulnerable we are, and we should all be like the spring flowers, brave the early spring blitz and still blossom.
3/25
I appreciate people with the wisdom of spring; they are strong but flexible, like the spring grass, although under dramatic temperature changes, they are sill adaptable well.
3/26
I appreciate the virtue of patience, a seed is waiting patiently to get out the thawed earth, because it knows when the time comes, it will be more than ready to grow explosively. But before that, a well prepared work is needed.
3/27
I appreciate the support of mentors and advisers; they are like the sun and water to the spring plants, without them, it could be hard to image there will be success for a spring garden to blossom.
3/30
I appreciate the end of March, which is also the end of the first quarter of 2009, with summer is just around the corner; times again it reminds us the power of looking forward.
3/31
I appreciate a sound work ethic, it can change an ordinary into extraordinary or break a brilliant into loser. No matter how successful a person is, a solid work ethic is all necessary.
4/1
I appreciate the coming of April, the full blown of the spring, the showers and flowers, and the necessary of a rain to the growth of the plants.
4/2
I appreciate the day after April Fool’s day, we need to have fun in life, we also need more reflection after the fun. Do you get fooled and why?
4/3
I appreciate the Friday morning commute on the Metro train, a quality time to review and reflect, the past week and more about the coming weeks. Have I achieved the goals and how do more in the future?
4/6
I appreciate the Monday before the Good Friday and Easter, it will be so much more important to have a conversation on renewing something in life, no matter it be promise, commitment or a lifestyle change.
4/7
I appreciate the fact that Holy week also marks the lent coming to an end. It further indicates that the sacrifices sometimes are necessary to have something renewed and raised.
4/8
I appreciate an old Chinese saying, which goes like this, every year same flowers coming to blossom, every year a different person coming from inside you. How true!
4/9
I appreciate the coming of the Easter, before the big fest, we all know that our hard work, persistence and patients have been answered.
4/10
I appreciate the Good Friday, as a prelude to the Easter, it is also the 100th day of the year, when we get ready to celebrate, the day offers us a chance to think, and how have I done for the first 100 days?
4/13
I appreciate the Monday after the Easter, knowing the new lives start with the new day, new hopes are raised with the sun, how could one be not excited about the rising hope?
4/14
I appreciate a good health, which can be achieved through routine exercise, work out, spending time for self growth. A day is so much enjoyable with healthy body and mind.
4/15
I appreciate the day which is also the due day for Tax return filling, there are few who like doing tax stuff, certainly not myself, however, the deadline pushed people to finish the duty, knowing the pressure is also a driven force.
4/16
I appreciate the coming Earth Day, which means that many places will implement some kinds of green policies, even just for the Earth Day, the policies will certainly remind people of the endangering environment and we need to take actions, no matter how small, starting NOW.
4/17
I appreciate the hard working staff to help out the monthly ABC meetup event, which is to take place this coming Sunday. Especially, Ding Chien, he will be busy preparing to make sure everyone will have a good time.

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Post by: xiangjun on April 23, 2009, 01:19:29 PM
I appreciate technologies like Twitter.com & Zannel.com that allow people to communicate Daily Appreciations from the mobile phone.

I've wanted to have the ability to communicate to this forum website from my mobile phone for a while!
http://twitter.com/appreciations

Appreciating GKNOT FOUNDATION (Deborah)

for embracing technology and sharing more appreciations, love and light.

Thanks so much!
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Post by: xiangjun on April 23, 2009, 01:20:41 PM
Appreciating BRIAN YANG

for sharing so many of his beautiful appreciations!

Thanks so much for sharing your light!
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Post by: xiangjun on April 23, 2009, 01:23:56 PM
Appreciating #ThankfulThursday on Twitter

Every Thursday is officially #ThankfulThursday.

To share your appreciation there, post your gratitude and follow it with #ThankfulThursday

You can also search posts using this hashtag.
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Post by: xiangjun on April 23, 2009, 01:24:36 PM
Appreciating Appreciators Everywhere!
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Post by: xiangjun on May 01, 2009, 12:28:20 PM
Appreciating YOU

whomever you are, wherever you are,
for being the gift that you are. :D
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Post by: xiangjun on May 01, 2009, 12:32:03 PM
Appreciating Roland Catellier

for uplifting the people in Sichuan,
for his dedication to building homes for the earthquake survivors,
for being the bridge, the boat, the passage.

Love and blessings to you! :D

http://disaster-relief-shelters.org/
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Post by: xiangjun on May 01, 2009, 12:32:56 PM
Appreciating Synchronicity

for its beauty, its connections, its depth--
an incredible gift!
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Post by: xiangjun on May 01, 2009, 12:33:28 PM
Appreciating the hearts of healers
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Post by: xiangjun on May 01, 2009, 12:35:15 PM
Appreciating TOM TAM

for being the incredible gift that he is,
for his dedication to healing people,
for sharing his knowledge, wisdom and experience,
for his humility and dedication to the alleviation of suffering!

Namaste
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Post by: xiangjun on May 01, 2009, 12:36:21 PM
Appreciating NOW

for all that it embodies, encourages and offers,
for all the love, connections, compassion and friendship it contains.

Love to all of you!
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Post by: xiangjun on May 11, 2009, 11:08:19 AM
Appreciating The House that Twitter Built, The House that FaceBook Built

the way it bridges worlds, encourages many hands and hearts to connect,

and embodies the friendship archway

for the purpose of building shelters for the elderly in Sichuan who survived the earthquake.

http://www.facebook.com/editevent.php?edit_guests&eid=177356860275#/event.php?eid=177356860275

and their lovely site featuring the joy of the survivors.

http://twit-face.com/
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Post by: xiangjun on May 11, 2009, 11:17:35 AM
Appreciating Beautiful Hearts and Spirits

extending love and light into the world. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on May 11, 2009, 11:20:16 AM
Appreciating Dr. Diane "Dwan" Tai

for her love, appreciation, incredible dedication to Daily Appreciations

devotion to healing and for all the love and light she shares with others.

You are a blessing, Diane!
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Post by: xiangjun on May 11, 2009, 11:21:57 AM
Appreciating Ding Chien

for dedicating so much technical knowledge and skill and time to Daily Appreciations

and for his kindness when we met.

Thank-you for being you and sharing all you do! :D
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Post by: xiangjun on May 11, 2009, 11:22:31 AM
Appreciating opportunity
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on May 11, 2009, 11:24:57 AM
Appreciating Tom Tam

for his dedication to healing,
for his compassionate nature
and for sharing so many experiences and healing techniques
throughout an extraordinary couple of hours.

I treasure you. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on May 11, 2009, 11:28:41 AM
Appreciating Marissa

for her talent, for her life of gratitude,
 for sharing and for her art available via Facebook
Nature Painting

http://www.facebook.com/reqs.php#/nature-paint-ddjdhd/&link=dashboard?_fb_q=1&ref=ts&_fb_qsub=apps.facebook.com

Thanks, Marissa, for sharing your work and extending the capability of sharing it with others through posts. :D
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Post by: xiangjun on May 11, 2009, 11:30:03 AM
Appreciating a few moments to swim within the river of appreciations,

to swim within its ever-present, ever flowing waters of love and light.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on May 11, 2009, 11:32:23 AM
Appreciating ALL OF YOU

for magnifying the beauty of the DA river and Daily Appreciations,
for adding to it from your hearts and souls
and giving of yourselves.

Love and light and blessings to each and every one of you and your families! :D
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Post by: xiangjun on May 18, 2009, 09:15:24 AM
Appreciating my TONGXUE

for his diligence, for his dedication
and achieving the Fulbright-Hayes grant
to continue his Chinese studies in China this summer! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on May 18, 2009, 09:16:18 AM
Appreciating Shanghai friends

for welcoming my tongxue.  :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on May 18, 2009, 09:23:01 AM
Appreciating Steven Weathers

for his kindness, for being such an incredible China bridge

through his "Foreigner Perspective" program for CCTV

http://www.youtube.com/user/sdweathers

and for his English learning circle

http://www.MeiYuQuan.com

Thanks so much for all you encourage and do and for being such an incredible friendship archway!
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Post by: xiangjun on May 18, 2009, 09:24:40 AM
Appreciating DIANE T

for her spiritual stamina, for her encouragement
and her dedication to building friendship and alliances
and encouraging healing.

Blessings to you always!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on May 18, 2009, 09:25:58 AM
Appreciating Ding Chien

for his dedication, his knowledge and skill,
his assistance with Daily Appreciations
and his kindness.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on May 18, 2009, 09:27:06 AM
Appreciating conversations,

the exchange of knowledge and experience--precious gifts!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on May 18, 2009, 09:28:40 AM
Appreciating TOM TAM

for sharing his precious gifts and healing techniques with the world,
for sharing his life experiences,
for his sense of inquiry.

Thanks so much for being you! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on May 18, 2009, 09:30:31 AM
Appreciating Lonnie Hodge

for his love and compassion,
for his selfless dedication
and his incredible writing skills.

Thanks for being you and sharing your gifts with others!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on May 18, 2009, 09:32:04 AM
Appreciating Ashis

for following his path, for embracing destiny.

Thanks so much for all you do! :D
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Post by: xiangjun on May 18, 2009, 09:32:53 AM
Appreciating CLASSMATES

exploring social change projects.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on May 18, 2009, 09:33:27 AM
Appreciating TODAY
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on May 18, 2009, 09:34:45 AM
Appreciating each moment

for all that it contains, embodies and extends,
and its potential.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on May 18, 2009, 09:35:55 AM
Appreciating a few moments to swim in the DA River

Love and hugs and blessings to ALL! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on May 28, 2009, 09:55:02 AM
Appreciating and welcoming Ms. Leonora Winters

Welcome! Welcome! We appreciate you you! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on May 28, 2009, 09:56:02 AM
Appreciating Mentors

for encouragement, for truth,
for the exchange of knowledge of experience.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on May 28, 2009, 09:57:02 AM
Appreciating  Love

omnipresent, extending from and existing within all!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on May 28, 2009, 09:57:49 AM
Appreciating Reflection

breathing in and out

letting go to become more.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Qun338 on June 01, 2009, 03:43:20 PM
Appreciate Ding's dedicated effort to help me use this website.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Qun338 on June 01, 2009, 03:45:02 PM
Appreciate Gita who gives me brilliant idea of how to conduct business in legal area.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Qun338 on June 01, 2009, 03:46:22 PM
Appreciate Larry's encouragement.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Qun338 on June 01, 2009, 03:47:32 PM
Appreciate Diane's spiritual inspiration.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Qun338 on June 01, 2009, 03:49:12 PM
Appreciate Leonora's help in helping me get advice from her cousin.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Qun338 on June 01, 2009, 03:50:47 PM
Appreciate Mark in helping me get connected to people in the circle.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Qun338 on June 01, 2009, 03:51:52 PM
Apprecaite Steve for sending me a nice email on Saturday.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Qun338 on June 01, 2009, 03:53:17 PM
Appreciate Hang Gao for inviting me to her wedding !!!!! 
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Qun338 on June 01, 2009, 03:54:26 PM
Appreciate Jessica for sending me a lot of information via email.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Qun338 on June 01, 2009, 03:55:30 PM
Appreciate today's sunshine and pleasant breeze.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on June 29, 2009, 08:33:40 PM
Appreciating and welcoming Qun338

Thank-you for sharing such wonderful appreciations!

:D ;D :D Welcome!  :D ;D :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on June 29, 2009, 08:34:28 PM
Appreciating  Stamina
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on June 29, 2009, 08:35:28 PM
Appreciating the wind

rippling through the tall grasses and the leaves in trees.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on June 29, 2009, 08:36:26 PM
Appreciating inquiry

as a beginning of marvelous paths and discoveries. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on June 29, 2009, 08:37:38 PM
Appreciating Fu Yong

for being such a devoted, kindhearted soul,
for his friendship and his love.

Love and hugs to you! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on June 29, 2009, 08:38:58 PM
Appreciating Dr. Bob Blomeyer

for encouraging and empowering teachers and professors
by serving as an excellent example. Thanks so much! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on June 29, 2009, 08:40:24 PM
Appreciating Diane T

for her omnipresent love and light!
Blessings to you always!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on June 29, 2009, 08:42:11 PM
Appreciating Dr. Richard Guzman

for empowering his students, for sharing so much of himself,

and for lessons that extend far beyond the classroom. Thank-you!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on June 29, 2009, 08:43:23 PM
Appreciating Sherman Cohn

for being such a kindhearted soul,
for his friendship and for being. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on June 29, 2009, 08:44:31 PM
Appreciating Faith, Hope and Love
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on June 29, 2009, 08:46:07 PM
Appreciating Dr. Ogan Gurel

for his love for people, for his dedication to health and healing for all,
and for his Walk for Healthcare. Thank-you!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on June 29, 2009, 08:47:16 PM
Appreciating Marissa

for her kindness, her friendship, wisdom and love.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on June 29, 2009, 08:47:47 PM
Appreciating purpose
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on June 29, 2009, 08:48:32 PM
Appreciating challenges

and the growth that extends from them  ;)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on June 29, 2009, 08:48:59 PM
Appreciating right here and now
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on June 29, 2009, 08:49:41 PM
Appreciating my Tongxue

for pursuing his path.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on June 29, 2009, 08:50:19 PM
Appreciating moments of reflection.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: DianeABC on July 12, 2009, 07:32:42 AM
We appreciate the participation and important role of Ms. Xiangjun (Debra Hayes) in this project. Her important contributions have been acknowledged in part with  Friendship Archway Awards (see http://www.archway2.org). With time, she has evolved and has emerged as a leader in Daily Appreciation programs. Congratulations, and on behalf of all who enjoy returning to this space, thank you very much Xiangjun!  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: DianeABC on July 12, 2009, 07:34:22 AM
Appreciating Xiangjun for her wonderful consistency and commitment!  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on July 24, 2009, 07:29:09 PM
Appreciating the Students from the Frere Chinese medicine school

I met and had breakfast with this morning in Beijing.
How wonderful to meet them after their studies in Tianjin!
Appreciating them and opportunity.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on July 24, 2009, 07:29:59 PM
Appreciating opportunity.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on July 24, 2009, 07:30:58 PM
Appreciating  love

omnipresent and abundant.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on July 25, 2009, 03:46:13 PM
Appreciating kindness in unexpected places.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on July 25, 2009, 03:48:22 PM
Appreciating new friends in Beijing,

amazing conversations and hearts.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Qun338 on August 06, 2009, 01:54:43 PM
appreciating Diane Dwan for her insights and advice on networking, business developement and  communicty service.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Qun338 on August 06, 2009, 01:56:15 PM
Appreciating Dr. Cai for his ensuthisam and effort on business development.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: nmw on August 19, 2009, 05:11:50 AM
Hi All!

I haven't visited dailyappreciations.net in such a long time.

I have been working hard, and I am hopeful that my work will lead to results that will inspire my children!

Today I have just found this very inspiring talk by Jack Ma (Ma Yun):

http://www.asiasociety.org/video/business-economics/jack-ma-complete

I have also been inspired by Diane - she has helped me to see how important supporting each other is important for the success of all.

Please contact me ( b2b at online.de ) - as I may not have all of your email / contact (I just started using a new laptop a couple months ago and haven't copied over all of my contacts).

 :) Norbert
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: rohinisingh on September 22, 2009, 11:23:12 AM
Hi all,

Appreciating daily appreciations forever and ever and always!

Lots of love to you all!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: rohinisingh on September 22, 2009, 11:28:23 AM
Appreciating Debra, Diane ABC, for their beautiful work!

Lots of love to you all!

So nice to see you in the river again after a long time!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: rohinisingh on September 22, 2009, 11:31:15 AM
Appreciating love and oneness!

Everywhere and anywhere!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: dasuperm on October 06, 2009, 09:56:24 PM
Appreciating the contributors of the 2nd River of Appreciation with more than 280 posts on more than 19 pages with more than 4500 views. A little review of history :

After the 2nd River of Appreciation, the forum started tracking new statistics. Since July 2009, it appears that there has been more than 14,000 posts by 499 members with more than 48,180 views.

Therefore, since the DailyAppreciations.net website started, there has been over 200,000 views and more than 26,280 appreciation posts just in this one website. You folks are awesome!

Another significant observation is that members of this Daily Appreciations project have extended the the Daily Appreciations program to many other websites, including meetup.com/dailyappreciations, also at twitter, ning.com, idealist.org, linkedin, braveheartwomen.com and other websites listed at google.com. If you search on google.com for Daily Appreciations, you will see 22,800,000 pages of items related to Daily Appreciations!  Now our Daily Appreciations program includes articles, products, sections in websites, etc. So you all started a powerful movement and we are building a beautiful community! Thanks again and congratulations to all of you beautiful, loving, kind and generous contributors!  You are blessed with joy, friendship and prosperity always!

So all of you have helped to start a powerful and positive movement! You have made a difference in the lives of many in the world!  Thanks again for your ongoing posts of appreciations and your important contributions of positive energy to your local and the global community through your participation in online daily appreciation projects!  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 25, 2009, 01:28:38 PM

Appreciating and welcoming SO MANY NEW MEMBERS!

Appreciating your loving, heartfelt gifts of appreciation,
your selfless acts and inspiration.

Love to you!

<3<3 <3   :D ;D :D  :D ;D :D Welcome!  :D ;D :D  :D ;D :D <3 <3 <3 
:D ;D :D :D ;D :D The Daily Appreciation Love Train  :D ;D :D :D ;D :D

Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on October 25, 2009, 10:07:25 PM
I appreciate the spontaneity and fun we are having here!  It is great people can post in one thread or in different threads and it is all fine! It brings laughter to many readers! Thanks for your many gifts of good fun!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on October 26, 2009, 12:52:27 AM
Appreciating ROHINI

for sharing her love and her light and her appreciation.

Love to you! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on October 26, 2009, 12:54:06 AM
Appreciating the beauty of friendship

its golden strands, interwoven and infused with splendor.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on October 26, 2009, 12:55:10 AM
Appreciating moments in the DA river,

 swimming in the love and light.

Love and light and blessings to all! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 01, 2009, 02:33:09 PM
Appreciating sunshine

its warmth, its glow, its rays of love and light.

Wishing everyone the warmth and light of sunshine! ;D :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 01, 2009, 02:34:13 PM
Appreciating the moment,

time to breathe, to enjoy, to take a dip in the DA River!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 01, 2009, 02:35:31 PM
Appreciating Potentiality,

 its beauty, it power, and wonder.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 01, 2009, 02:37:15 PM
Appreciating people

for their ability to love, to share, to give,
to encourage, empower and to extend loving kindness.......

Love and light to everyone! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 01, 2009, 02:37:55 PM
Appreciating appreciating

opening to love..............
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 08, 2009, 01:38:43 PM
Appreciating the never-ending spiral of opportunities

inherently present in each moment, each prayer, each thought, each smile, each conversation.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 08, 2009, 01:40:25 PM
Appreciating connections

that transcend boundaries and geographic limits,

that foster love, appreciation, compassion and action.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 08, 2009, 01:43:00 PM
Appreciating Liz Garcia-Gray
for her heart, her mind and spirit,
for her selfless devotion to purpose,
for being the bridge, the boat the passage for those desiring the distant shores.

Thank-you for sharing. Thank-you for your love.
Thank-you for our friendship!

Love you lots, Amiga!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 08, 2009, 01:44:54 PM
Appreciating Dr. Robert Blomeyer (Dr. Bob)

for being an incredible Professor,
for encouraging and empowering his students and mentors in so many rich and wonderful ways,
and for sharing his invaluable knowledge and experience.
Thank-you!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 08, 2009, 01:57:42 PM
Appreciating darkness

for its ability to offset the light,
to alternately showcase the beauty of the brightness entering in.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 08, 2009, 01:59:03 PM
Appreciating appreciations shining through the darkest of times,

refocusing attention and intentions.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 08, 2009, 02:01:05 PM
Appreciating Lonnie Hodge

for being an incredible spiritual warrior and a China bridge,
for his dedication and resolve,
for his love for people and devotion to compassion and all that fosters such action.

Love and blessings to you always!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 10, 2009, 09:39:01 AM
Appreciating KNOWLEDGE DEEPENING

its moments of awakening and discovery--connections!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 10, 2009, 09:40:56 AM
Appreciating the SAGES

for sharing their wisdom and extending the knowledge and lessons learned along the way.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 10, 2009, 09:41:52 AM
Appreciating life as a journey.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 10, 2009, 09:43:53 AM
Appreciating the depths and breadth of love

its lessons, its gifts, and its wonders.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 10, 2009, 09:55:26 AM
Appreciating moments within the DA River

swimming within its love and light,
dipping within the Daily Appreciation streams
and sharing the joy of appreciations.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 15, 2009, 06:01:33 PM
Appreciating my son, Jesse

for his sense of humor, for infusing conversations with insightful remarks
and releasing laughter.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 15, 2009, 06:02:55 PM
Appreciating the cultivation of appreciation,

and how its integration within daily living encourages and promotes appreciation,
no matter what the circumstance.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 15, 2009, 06:04:10 PM
Appreciating the reader of my thoughts

whomever and wherever you are.

Love and blessings to you always!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 15, 2009, 06:05:33 PM
Appreciating Jonathan Mueller

for his experience and wisdom
and for sharing his insightful ways to craft educational assessments.

Thank-you! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 15, 2009, 06:06:43 PM
Appreciating Professor Richard Guzman

for encouragement and patience,
for empowering me to work towards paper completion.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 15, 2009, 06:07:33 PM
Appreciating affirmations and appreciations

illuminating the light.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 15, 2009, 06:08:34 PM
Appreciating my tongxue for being! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 15, 2009, 06:09:37 PM
Appreciating breathing in and out

inspiring and releasing............
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 15, 2009, 06:10:08 PM
Appreciating falling into bliss........
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 17, 2009, 10:56:20 AM
Appreciating the little dog that keeps me company.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 17, 2009, 10:57:16 AM
Appreciating the ability to think to feel, to love to share.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 17, 2009, 10:57:53 AM
Appreciating concentration.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 17, 2009, 10:58:40 AM
Appreciating dancing within the winds of change.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 17, 2009, 11:01:05 AM
Appreciating Anthony Quinn and his wonderful book

"Change the World: How Ordinary People Can Accomplish Extraordinary Results."
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 17, 2009, 11:01:52 AM
Appreciating Erika Brady and her book "Healing Logics."
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 17, 2009, 11:02:33 AM
Appreciating that many ways to view the world exist.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 17, 2009, 11:03:17 AM
Appreciating language and culture, rich in detail.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 17, 2009, 11:03:46 AM
Appreciating wisdom.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 17, 2009, 11:04:52 AM
Appreciating the fragility of life.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 17, 2009, 11:05:27 AM
Appreciating spiritual stamina.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 17, 2009, 11:06:03 AM
Appreciating new levels of understanding.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 17, 2009, 11:07:09 AM
Appreciating moments of appreciation throughout the day--appreciative living.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 17, 2009, 11:07:49 AM
Appreciating wonder and the marvelous journeys it inspires.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 17, 2009, 11:08:19 AM
Appreciating imagination.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 17, 2009, 11:08:53 AM
Appreciating the beauty of souls.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 17, 2009, 08:48:28 PM
Appreciating the Simple Machines Forum

   for providing space to communicate, to learn and help each other.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 17, 2009, 08:51:05 PM
Appreciating Simple Machines,

   for their forum codework, patches, development and volunteer teams,

   and appreciating all the hands, minds and hearts their work bridges.
   
   Thank-you!!!!!!!! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 18, 2009, 05:44:17 PM
Appreciating the LIGHT OF APPRECIATION

emanating from Daily Appreciations, its rivers and streams,
its contributors and readers and extending into the universe.

Thank-you for sharing!!!

Love and light and blessings to all!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 18, 2009, 05:44:54 PM
Appreciating moments in the DA River--always inviting.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 18, 2009, 05:45:49 PM
Appreciating ONENESS

its love, its power, its beauty!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 18, 2009, 05:46:34 PM
Appreciating Liz Garcia-Gray for her incredible heart.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 18, 2009, 05:47:10 PM
Appreciating my daughter, SABRINA, for being.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 18, 2009, 05:47:53 PM
Appreciating INTERSECTIONS and CROSSROADS
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 18, 2009, 05:48:52 PM
Appreciating UNDERSTANDING

and all that encourages and facilitates.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 18, 2009, 05:49:38 PM
Appreciating the moment, its inherent gifts.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 18, 2009, 05:50:33 PM
Appreciating conversations

and the exchanges they contain,
sharing on so many levels.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 18, 2009, 05:51:20 PM
Appreciating how appreciating always inspires more appreciation. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 18, 2009, 05:52:03 PM
Appreciating COMPASSION
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 20, 2009, 10:22:29 PM
Appreciating SMILING  and the smile it inspires in the heart!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 20, 2009, 10:23:23 PM
Appreciating LOVE
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 20, 2009, 10:25:32 PM
Appreciating ONE WORLD,
ONENESS, PEACE, and BLESSINGS!

Love and light to all of you and yours! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 23, 2009, 10:10:39 PM
Appreciating the simple things....

Breathing, writing, talking to friends, and the little dog that keeps me company.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 23, 2009, 10:11:09 PM
Appreciating the beauty of diversity
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 23, 2009, 10:11:42 PM
Appreciating stilling to listen
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Post by: xiangjun on November 23, 2009, 10:12:10 PM
Appreciating nearing thesis completion
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 23, 2009, 10:13:25 PM
Appreciating little breaks

   filling them with affirmations, appreciations, breathing and qi gong:) :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 23, 2009, 10:14:11 PM
Appreciating  the JOY of DAILY APPRECIATIONS
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 23, 2009, 10:15:03 PM
Appreciating my tongxue

   for conversation and laughter breaks.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 23, 2009, 10:15:43 PM
Appreciating my son for his dedication to his studies! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 23, 2009, 10:16:42 PM
Appreciating my MOM

for giving so many collies a home as an integral part of collie rescue.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 23, 2009, 10:17:29 PM
Appreciating memories

and their capacity to give happiness long after the moment.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 23, 2009, 10:18:28 PM
Appreciating friends

for being as they are, for being love!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 23, 2009, 10:19:04 PM
Appreciating REST

Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 23, 2009, 10:19:51 PM
Appreciating moonlight

casting light into the darkness.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 24, 2009, 01:45:36 PM
Appreciating Sidney

   for her generosity, for appreciation of friends, and for our unexpected time together.
   
   Thank-you!!! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 24, 2009, 01:47:15 PM
Appreciating love and kindness

    in their various forms, coauthoring more acts of love and kindness.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 24, 2009, 01:47:59 PM
Appreciating tenacity and persistence, dedication to worth and purpose.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 24, 2009, 01:48:59 PM
Appreciating selflessness

and all the wondrous things it empowers and encourages for the sake of others.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 24, 2009, 01:51:36 PM
Appreciating Dr. Margaret Chan

for her extraordinary transformative leadership at the WHO,
for her courage and dedication,
for bridging healing conversations and co-creating one world
through integration of modalities, knowledge systems and practices
for the shared goal of health and healing in every place.

Thanks so much for all you do!!!!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 24, 2009, 01:52:47 PM
Appreciating Acupuncture Ambassadors

for their selfless dedication, for bringing healing to numerous places.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 24, 2009, 01:53:52 PM
Appreciating oneness and the wonderful world it creates!! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 30, 2009, 11:10:54 PM
Appreciating simplicity....

its beauty, its bliss.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 30, 2009, 11:11:29 PM
Appreciating a few quiet moments
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 30, 2009, 11:12:47 PM
Appreciating love

for its power, its gentility, its ability to reach far beyond our dreams........
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 30, 2009, 11:14:15 PM
Appreciating thesis completion,

turning in my last draft for comments and revisions.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 30, 2009, 11:15:11 PM
Appreciating my Mom

for calling to check in on me as I reached the finish line:)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 30, 2009, 11:16:48 PM
Appreciating the tears I shed,  

as I read the last line written,

the release, the joy.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 30, 2009, 11:20:29 PM
Appreciating Professor Jane "Jiajing" Wu, affectionately known as my "Chinese Mama"

for sharing this moment with me, for encouragement, empowerment and so much love along the way.

Appreciating the many gifts she gave me through our years of interactions, for care and consideration,
for criticism and guidance when needed, for her high expectations, and her stories of perseverance.

Thanks so much for being such a light in my life, for inspiring me and in many ways giving me life. :D

Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 30, 2009, 11:21:54 PM
Appreciating "breathing again"

experiencing work without the pressure of a looming deadline.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 30, 2009, 11:23:22 PM
Appreciating the moon tonight

its fullness shining brightly
and the moments to simply enjoy its vibrance, its being.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 30, 2009, 11:24:56 PM
Appreciating the energy  

to clean today, to begin the post-semester rituals.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 30, 2009, 11:25:41 PM
Appreciating Dr. Richard Guzman

for his patience.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 30, 2009, 11:27:01 PM
Appreciating PHYLLIS

for her tremendous love and dedication,

for patience and friendship.

Thanks so much for being you! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 30, 2009, 11:29:06 PM
Appreciating O-NET and Omidyar Alum

for their aspirations, for their tenacity, for being such a wonderful community
and place in time for Daily Appreciations to spring forth.

Love and hugs to all!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 30, 2009, 11:29:54 PM
Appreciating ASHIS

for his heart and friendship. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 30, 2009, 11:35:16 PM
Appreciating Anthony Quinn  for his marvelous book

Change the World: How Ordinary People Can Do Extraordinary Things

Truly insightful, warm and inviting!!!

http://tinyurl.com/yhcl73v
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 30, 2009, 11:35:52 PM
Appreciating love in every moment.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 30, 2009, 11:37:36 PM
Appreciating the sacred

its presence in so many ordinary things.

Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 30, 2009, 11:38:46 PM
Appreciating the contagiousness of appreciations,

the way they lead from one to so many:) :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on November 30, 2009, 11:39:41 PM
Appreciating all of you

for your beauty, your gifts, and your love.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on December 01, 2009, 11:41:03 AM
Appreciating letters

heartfelt, funny, serious or insightful,
extending friendship, love and gratitude.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on December 01, 2009, 11:41:37 AM
Appreciating my daughter spending time with her Dad. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on December 01, 2009, 11:43:16 AM
Appreciating Lonnie Hodge

for his incredible heart, wit, wisdom and for his tremendous gifts of writing.

Thank-you for sharing so much through the beauty of your words and the extension of your acts!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on December 01, 2009, 11:44:19 AM
Appreciating words as symbols

conveying marvelous concepts often understood more deeply in the heart and spirit.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on December 01, 2009, 11:45:27 AM
Appreciating Dr. Heiner Fruehauf

for his marvelous lessons in Chinese medicine,
for exploring the depths and breadth and sharing his insight with others.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on December 01, 2009, 11:46:40 AM
Appreciating the little dog  

nestled at my feet, for her vigilance and love.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on December 01, 2009, 11:47:41 AM
Appreciating kindness

the way in which it manifests, expands and continues to give.
Awesome!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on December 01, 2009, 11:48:11 AM
Appreciating the journey of discovery
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on December 03, 2009, 01:50:52 PM
Appreciating perseverance and dedication,

two wonderful ingredients in any project.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on December 03, 2009, 01:51:51 PM
Appreciating many ways to express gratitude

each embodying and extending love. Awesome! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on December 03, 2009, 01:52:47 PM
Appreciating the power of communication

the way it touches hearts and minds and souls and connect them at the primary level.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on December 03, 2009, 01:54:17 PM
Appreciating Professors

for giving so much of themselves, for encouragement and empowerment,
for cultivation and development. Thank-you for your precious gifts! :D ;D :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on December 03, 2009, 08:21:46 PM
Appreciating the opportunities to express love and kindness

and profound appreciation.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on December 03, 2009, 08:22:36 PM
Appreciating completion

and how it coauthors beginnings and extensions. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on December 03, 2009, 08:24:05 PM
Appreciating Robert Quinn's story  

about seeds of change

and catalysts seeding necessary interaction for transformation.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on December 03, 2009, 08:25:33 PM
Appreciating time to breathe

time to fully participate in conversations, reading, admiration of the world around me

and savor the moments. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on December 03, 2009, 08:47:30 PM
Appreciating the Simple Machines Forum Tools

that facilitate so many maintenance functions here.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: ABCallies on December 24, 2009, 09:50:12 PM
Here is a holiday greeting for our friends at Daily Appreciations created by your friends in DC for all of you at A Beautiful Community!

http://holiday.barackobama.com/Holiday-2009.aspx?uid=77782e16-9ec1-4bda-ab53-cdc7a7481adc&s=Dwan&g=
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Post by: debra on January 31, 2010, 08:51:58 PM
Appreciating people who extend generosity

in all its varied forms.

Whether sharing information, extending prayers and light
and/or helping someone with directions  or donating time or money to a cause,
generosity and loving kindness shone forth from all :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 03, 2010, 02:45:02 PM
Appreciating  Susan (Gu Li Hua)

for greeting me at the Huaihua train station

despite the late hour,

for making my homecoming one of joy and discovery,

for hours of conversation and meals shared,

and for sharing her marriage with me on Chinese Valentine's Day.

多谢!Thanks so much! I love you!

Love and blessings to you and your husband!

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Post by: xiangjun on February 03, 2010, 02:48:55 PM
Appreciating Dr. Dai (Xiao Dai),

for so many wonderful things....

for our shared experience of internship with Dr. Yan Zao Ming,

for conversation and friendship,

for bringing me to our professor's home and taking his time off to do so,

but most especially for taking care of our Professor through the critical time of his illness

and for tending to his spirit ever since.

Mere words could never express my love and gratitude.

Deepest gratitude for all you've done and continue to do! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 03, 2010, 02:51:22 PM
Appreciating Dr. Zhu Ming

for welcoming my research, my study and practice in a semi-closed Chinese city,

and for cultivating knowledge and practice in so many ways.

Thank-you! Thank-you! Thank-you!

I treasure you, your staff, the patients and the wealth of experience shared.

Love and blessings to you!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 03, 2010, 02:54:31 PM
Appreciating my Chinese Brother (Dr. Qiu)

for destiny,
for hours shared,
for the walk to the Pagoda newly built in Huaihua,
for the conversation,
for hours spent together in the clinic and beyond,
for the time spent seeing patients together and welcoming me into his family once more.

I love you more than words could ever express!
Thanks so much for being you and sharing your precious gifts.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 03, 2010, 02:57:02 PM
Appreciating Dr. Shu,

An amazing professor, mentor friend and Chinese medicine doctor!

Appreciating all that you encourage, empower and do,

your dedication to your students, your patients and their families.

Thanks so much for always being there for me, for encouraging me to pursue the way,

for teaching, for sharing and for welcoming me home.

Love to you and your family! Miss you so much!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 03, 2010, 02:58:47 PM
Appreciating Dr. Ollie from Finland,

for time spent together in Huaihua and again in Beijing.

Appreciating your kindness, friendship, knowledge and experience.

Also appreciating your dedication!

Love and light and gratitude to you!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 03, 2010, 03:01:13 PM
Appreciating Yousif

for sharing from his heart and soul,

for the stories about Bahrain and the stories behind the music:)

Appreciating a routine trip together to the market with an interesting twist and turn

and for the care you gave me after I fell into the hole and injured my foot.

Blessings to you always!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 03, 2010, 03:03:31 PM
Appreciating Father John from Pakistan

for sharing his family,

for his love and devotion to his daughter and his grandson,

for hours of conversation and coffee

and for his stories about life, culture and medicine in Pakistan.

Love and blessings to you and your family!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 03, 2010, 03:06:00 PM
Appreciating my Chinese American friend,

who told me that if we listen with our heats we understand each other.

Although that was several years ago, I think of your wisdom and you almost every day.

Thank-you so so much! Love to you!
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Post by: xiangjun on February 03, 2010, 03:07:42 PM
Appreciating Dr. Gary "Guang" Xie,

for being my boat, my bridge, my passage,

for love, encouragement, decation and cultivation beyond measure.

I treasure you!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 03, 2010, 03:09:01 PM
Appreciating Dr. Elizabeth Garcia-Gray

for her courage to follow her heart.

Love and miss you, Amiga!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 03, 2010, 03:09:54 PM
Appreciating Marissa

for the conversations shared,

for her wisdom and experience and her love of healing.

Love and blessings to you!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 03, 2010, 03:11:09 PM
Appreciating PHYLLIS

for shining her love and light into the world,

for always giving and encouraging with love,

and for her friendship.

Love to you!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 03, 2010, 03:12:15 PM
Appreciating Peter Burgess

for his dedication to transparency and humanitarianism.

Thanks for all you do! Love and blessings to you always!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 03, 2010, 03:13:38 PM
Appreciating Dr. Tom Tam

for being, for extending love and light and healing,

for sharing his knowledge and experience with so many

selflessly for the benefit of others.

Love and light and blessings to you always!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 03, 2010, 03:15:45 PM
Appreciating Dr. Elisabeth Hsu,

for her generosity,

for the chance to finally meet her, converse with her and compare notes,

for her guidance and her selfless dedication.

Thank-you so much! Love and blessings to you always!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 03, 2010, 03:17:03 PM
Appreciating the Daily Appreciations River,

for its constancy, its love and light,

and the diverse offerings that fill it. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 01:53:01 PM
Appreciating little children

for their light, their love, their energy and smiles.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 01:54:14 PM
Appreciating humanitarians,

who give of themselves selflessly for the sake of others.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 01:55:58 PM
Appreciating Professor Eric Mortenson

for his work on the Naaxi people of Yunnan province,
for sharing his work and insight
and for being such a caring, devoted soul to his students,
mentors, colleagues and his family.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 01:56:43 PM
Appreciating synchronicity and its "magic."
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 01:57:40 PM
Appreciating diversity

of talent, language, knowledge and skill.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 01:58:56 PM
Appreciating the beauty of friendship,

bonds that extend from unexpected places.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 01:59:44 PM
Appreciating Sunlight

for its warmth and vibrancy.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 02:00:31 PM
Appreciating mist.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 02:01:18 PM
Appreciating mystery and inquiry,

inextricably tied.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 02:02:43 PM
Appreciating Yin and Yang

engendering each other,
each containing the seed of each other,
always engaged in the dance of co-creation.
Wondrous!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 02:03:38 PM
Appreciating cooperation

and all the communities it coauthors.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 02:04:37 PM
Appreciating Lian Yang,

for always being my family, for patiently awaiting my return.

Love to you! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 02:06:35 PM
Appreciating Dr. Zhu Ming and my Huaihua family

for a wonderful homecoming, for a night of karaoke,
for hours on conversations, work and play,
and for always being the wonderful people they are.

Love and blessings to all of you! 祝你们春节好! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 02:07:42 PM
Appreciating language and the meanings it contains,

the seemingly endless symbols and concepts that touch the soul.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 02:09:05 PM
Appreciating Dr. Wang Hong Cai

for always being my mentor, my Professor, my friend and colleague,
an for his dedication to teaching.

You are a gift! Thank-you!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 02:09:54 PM
Appreciating doors that open unexpectedly

and inevitable opportunity.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 02:10:53 PM
Appreciating the sojourners

I met in Kunming, the stories shared.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 02:12:37 PM
Appreciating Mr. Wu

for friendship, for understanding much more than I could express,
for your dedication to so many people who travel to Kunming.
Thank-you for being a boat, a bridge, a passage to the distant shore.

Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 02:13:30 PM
Appreciating that the best things happen

when we step beyond "ourselves."
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 02:18:47 PM
Appreciating George Bruce

for intellectual conversations,
for his sense of wonder and his spirit of exploration,
for the courage to pursue his dreams,
for his heart and generosity.

Love and blessings to you!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 02:20:02 PM
Appreciating train travel in China,

for engendering conversations, friendships,

sharing and discovery.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 02:21:29 PM
Appreciating the stranger

who helped me with my luggage in the Kunming train station

and for the smile that arises each time I remember her selfless, kindness.

Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 02:23:22 PM
Appreciating the Professor and his daughter

that I met on the peninsula at the Green Lake in Kunming,

for conversation, smiles and unexpected exchanges,

and for his daughter's love of viewing images in the camera viewfinder.










Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 02:28:17 PM
Appreciating the cleaning women at the Long May Hostel

for offering to help me find places in Kunming,
for sharing how they each came to live in Kunming,
and for pleasant conversation.

Thank-you all so much!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 02:29:58 PM
Appreciating the staff at the Long May Hostel in Kunming

for treating me like family,
for sharing their meals, their dog, and their time,
for always ensuring my safety and for sending me off.

Love to all of you!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 02:32:56 PM
Appreciating the owner of the Daoist and Ethnic store in Kunming

for explaining the significance , meaning and history behind the items in his store,
for his delight in the cultural aspects
and for the cups of tea we sipped while chatting.

Appreciating the little bear he gifted my daughter in her absence
and for him walking me "home." after we closed the shop.
Thank-you so much!
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Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 02:49:24 PM
Appreciating the store owners in Kunming from Sichuan,

who welcomed me my first full day in Kunming,
understood my love of China and longing for Hunan cuisine,
shared their hot, spicy dinner with me
and made my heart smile.
Priceless!

Thank-you for your warmth and generosity! :D
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Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 02:51:01 PM
Appreciating the wallet-size photo of my children

that has traveled with me,
for extending their presence when we are separate
and for allowing me to share them with people I meet.
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Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 02:52:30 PM
Appreciating my children

for understanding mission and purpose and worth,
for giving of themselves and for sacrifices made for the sake of others.

Thank-you both so much! I love you!
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Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 02:53:36 PM
Appreciating Healing

for shining its light into the darkness,
for fostering friendships, discoveries and experiences beyond measure.
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Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 02:54:49 PM
Appreciating landscapes in all shapes and forms

geographic, cultural, linguistic, ethnic, spiritual, healing and loving.
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Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 02:55:22 PM
Appreciating that appreciations are endless.
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Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 03:01:54 PM
Appreciating my father

for his profound love of history, especially American history.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 03:02:47 PM
Appreciating my Mom

for her compassion,
for her willingness to look beyond custom and convention.
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Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 03:04:17 PM
Appreciating Vladimir Dmeski,

whom I affectionately call my Macedonian son,
for his love, kindness, devotion,
and for his pursuit of his studies.

Love to you!
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Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 03:05:44 PM
Appreciating Fu Yong (Leopod)

for always being true to yourself, for being a loyal friend,
for heartfelt letters and intellectual conversations.

Love you so much! Blessings to you always!
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Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 03:06:40 PM
Appreciating GINA

for her love of rocks from various places,
for her beautiful rock garden.
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Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 03:07:42 PM
Appreciating wolves for their beauty and their lessons.
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Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 03:08:30 PM
Appreciating a pen and paper.

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Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 03:09:39 PM
Appreciating time to organize, to file, to clear away unfinished business before the year of the Tiger.
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Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 03:10:44 PM
Appreciating Chinese papercuts,

for their beauty, artistry, history and meaning.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 03:11:55 PM
Appreciating books

for being such amazing mediums and bearers of knowledge and imagination.
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Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 03:12:35 PM
Appreciating authors

for sharing their gifts, their time and talents.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 03:13:56 PM
Appreciating Artists

for their creative spirits,
for painting such depth, beauty and images from their imagination onto diverse canvases.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 03:14:55 PM
Appreciating sculptors

for creating works of art from the seemingly formless matter.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 03:15:26 PM
Appreciating the architects of dreams.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 03:15:58 PM
Appreciating bridges of hope.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 03:16:48 PM
Appreciating the works of Ba Jin

for extending across time and space.
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Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 03:17:41 PM
Appreciating Eric Liu

for his wonderful book, The Accidental Asian.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 03:18:30 PM
Appreciating moments

interwoven like tapestry.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 06, 2010, 03:19:23 PM
Appreciating community and all that it embodies.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2010, 02:34:31 PM
Appreciating bridges of humanity.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2010, 02:35:15 PM
Appreciating the healing power of love.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2010, 02:35:57 PM
Appreciating the power of a story.
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Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2010, 02:37:23 PM
Appreciating Lao tze and the Dao de Jing,

timeless and wise, a wellspring of discovery.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2010, 02:38:41 PM
Appreciating writing Chinese characters

over and over again, the strokes of my pen and pencil
in zen-like fashion, connecting!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 07, 2010, 02:39:28 PM
Appreciating how order extends from chaos.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 27, 2010, 05:48:43 PM
Appreciating the DAO

for its timeless wisdom.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 27, 2010, 05:49:30 PM
Appreciating my daughter for being true to herself.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 27, 2010, 05:50:12 PM
Appreciating my parents for sheltering my son during the winter storm.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 27, 2010, 05:50:51 PM
Appreciating candles for the light and warmth they cast.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 27, 2010, 05:51:31 PM
Appreciating the little dog curled up next to me.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 27, 2010, 05:52:12 PM
Appreciating compassion and the lessons that cultivate it.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 27, 2010, 05:52:45 PM
Appreciating forgiveness as release.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 27, 2010, 05:53:44 PM
Appreciating hand-written letters.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 27, 2010, 05:54:23 PM
Appreciating global citizens, bridges of humanity.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 27, 2010, 05:55:02 PM
Appreciating inner strength.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 27, 2010, 05:55:37 PM
Appreciating how every crisis inherently contains opportunity.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 27, 2010, 05:56:18 PM
Appreciating how snowfall illuminates the evening and intendifies the moonlight.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 27, 2010, 05:57:11 PM
Appreciating a pen and paper, gateways and mediums for creativity.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 27, 2010, 05:57:51 PM
Appreciating Vladimir Dmeski

for his love and friendship.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 27, 2010, 06:02:54 PM
Appreciating my son

for his generosity, for giving of his time and himself to help my neighbors and my parents.

Thanks so much!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 27, 2010, 06:05:16 PM
Appreciating Dr. Zhu Ming and Da Jia (大家)

for their infinite love, for always welcoming me home,

and encouraging more inquiry, discovery and skill in practice.

Love to you all! 杜湘君
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on February 27, 2010, 06:05:54 PM
Appreciating that we can never appreciate too much:) :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 23, 2010, 04:56:36 PM
Appreciating love

in its abundance, omnipresent........
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 23, 2010, 04:57:21 PM
Appreciating the mind

for its amazing capabilities, its inherent beauty.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 23, 2010, 04:58:09 PM
Appreciating field notes,

the wonderful stories and moments they contain.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 23, 2010, 04:58:46 PM
Appreciating heart to heart, soul to soul connections.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 23, 2010, 04:59:11 PM
Appreciating courage.
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Post by: debra on March 23, 2010, 04:59:48 PM
Appreciating light filtering in
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Post by: debra on March 23, 2010, 05:00:45 PM
Appreciating language and dialects,

for the beauty of their sound,
their rhythms and the concepts they describe.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on April 25, 2010, 12:03:03 PM
Appreciating all the gifts of love and light here...

Precious!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on May 03, 2010, 02:57:05 PM
Appreciating sunshine

illuminating the earth, casting its brilliance and warmth,
nurturing life.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on May 03, 2010, 02:58:11 PM
Appreciating returning to simplicity,

focusing on breathing,
and how it miraculously restores balance.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on May 03, 2010, 02:58:58 PM
Appreciating kindhearted people.
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Post by: debra on May 03, 2010, 02:59:41 PM
Appreciating connection, its omnipresence.
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Post by: debra on May 21, 2010, 01:08:19 PM
Appreciating learning to see and be the medicine sans eyes,
using the shen....amazing lessons and opportunities. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on May 21, 2010, 01:08:53 PM
Appreciating the light of appreciations
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on May 21, 2010, 01:09:45 PM
Appreciating the amazing Friday group in DC

for their love, appreciations and support of one another.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on June 28, 2010, 09:58:37 AM
Appreciating ALL THE PEOPLE  

that helped my daughter this year and helped her realize high school graduation.

Love and blessings to you all! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on June 28, 2010, 10:00:04 AM
Appreciating my daughter

for putting her mind and efforts toward the attainment of a goal

and graduating!

Congratulations to you! Love you lots! ;D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on June 28, 2010, 10:00:57 AM
Appreciating the opportunity  to attend my daughter's high school graduation.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on June 28, 2010, 10:01:55 AM
Appreciating my Mom  for making so many things possible.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on June 28, 2010, 10:02:55 AM
Appreciating my Mom  for attending my hooding ceremony,

for making it so special. Thanks! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on June 28, 2010, 10:04:05 AM
Appreciating the opportunity  
to introduce so many wonderful professors
to my Mom and my son! ;D
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Post by: debra on June 28, 2010, 10:04:48 AM
Appreciating that it always takes a village to raise a child--connection on every level!
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Post by: debra on June 28, 2010, 10:05:51 AM
Appreciating my son

for driving hundreds of miles, for sharing the journey,
for so many things. Thank you for being you!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on June 28, 2010, 10:07:20 AM
Appreciating deeper understanding of jingshen,

 connecting the spirit with doing, with revitalization and the Dao.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on June 28, 2010, 10:07:46 AM
Appreciating love........
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Post by: debra on June 28, 2010, 10:09:01 AM
Appreciating life's golden thread,

the beautiful and wondrous ways it interweaves, lives, events, circumstance,
talents, hearts, minds, etc. and the spirit in which it is woven.
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Post by: nmw on July 26, 2010, 12:39:07 PM
Popping in to say "Hi All" + appreciating YOU ALL!!  :)

I saw a honeymoon photo somewhere + that also made me very happy!  :D

Wanted to share a link with you all to consider -- well, actually it's more of a hint: There was a series of BBC documentaries (I think they were made in 2002) called "The Century of the Self"... I found this very interesting (but there are also some scenes in there which might not be suitable for youngsters -- just mentioning it "just in case" ;) ).... I've been reading up a lot on topics related to the broad notion of "promotion" (something I knew very little about ;) ) and I've made several posts related to the topic, too -- just today I posted http://news.linked.in/660/how-markets-are-configured-by-language-language-as-a-fundamental-social-technology-a-construct-facilitating-market-equilibrium-between-local-and-global-markets (it's also a little bit hard on the head -- sorry about that).

Well, wish you all the best -- see ya (and / or stop by @ the linked in forum [if you like ;] )
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Post by: xiangjun on September 15, 2010, 11:18:56 PM
Appreciating visionaries
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Post by: xiangjun on September 15, 2010, 11:19:51 PM
Appreciating People who just know how to get things done, a gift!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on September 15, 2010, 11:21:47 PM
Appreciating synchronicity!

Such wondrous connections,
bringing people together in completely unforeseen circumstances
and building memorable experiences, partnerships, ventures and friendships.
Simply splendid!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 12, 2010, 05:26:09 PM
Appreciating appreciations from Seoul, Korea.

Love and blessings to you all! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 15, 2010, 01:41:19 AM
Appreciating CHINA

for being the Middle Kingdom,
for the opportunity to be here once more,
for the precious chance to serve
and for friends that encouraged me and made it possible!

Love and blessings to all!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 15, 2010, 01:44:22 AM
Appreciating fellow HUNAN REN (People from Hunan Province, China)

and the amazing ways we always find each other!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 15, 2010, 01:47:37 AM
Appreciating Professor Zhu and Professor Jiang

for a welcome dinner, for sharing of themselves,
for pleasant conversation and a night of smiles, laughter and the exchange of expertise.

It's really wonderful to connect with you on so many levels.
Thanks so much!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 19, 2010, 06:32:39 PM
Appreciating the beauty of Baiyun mountain
 and stilling to listen to it.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 19, 2010, 06:34:00 PM
Appreciating the man from Harbin China

I met in Seoul, Korea,

for conversation, for smiles for sharing from his heart.

Thank-you so very much!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 19, 2010, 06:35:03 PM
Appreciating another man who teaches Chinese cooking in Harbin,

for sharing his expereinces of life as a foreigner in the U.S., for conversation and for being!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 19, 2010, 06:36:26 PM
Appreciating my students

for sharing about the meanings of their names, who gave them their Chinese and English names
and for reaching for their dreams despite difficulty.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 19, 2010, 06:38:00 PM
Appreciating the small Chinese medicine pharmacy  

just beyond the North gates of the University

for being so welcoming and friendly,
for providing more opportunity.
Thank-you all so much!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 19, 2010, 06:39:53 PM
Appreciating preparing for lessons  

and facing many of the same difficulties as my students,
since their new vocabulary is often my new Chinese vocabulary.
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Post by: debra on October 19, 2010, 06:40:46 PM
Appreciating shared bonds,
the bridges of humanity.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 19, 2010, 06:41:28 PM
Appreciating CHINA, THE MIDDLE KINGDOM
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 19, 2010, 06:42:05 PM
Appreciating the idea that heaven and earth change places many times in life:-) :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 19, 2010, 06:43:09 PM
Appreciating the older people singing outside my window as they ascend the mountain each day,

sweep the pathway and collect spring water from the top.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 19, 2010, 06:44:32 PM
Appreciating the older people along the Xiangse river the other morning,

for conversation, for allowing me to do taiji with them
and for teaching me more.

Mostly appreciating their smiles!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 19, 2010, 06:45:22 PM
Appreciating the beauty and potentiality of each life!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 19, 2010, 06:52:35 PM
Appreciating how life unfolds in unexpected ways...........
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 19, 2010, 06:54:05 PM
Appreciating how each moment, each circumstance, each opportunity

truly embodies many more lives than previously imagined,
and appreciating all the people known and unknown in my life.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 19, 2010, 06:54:31 PM
Appreciating friendship
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 24, 2010, 06:02:16 AM
Appreciating being able to run Administration on DA

from Korea and China!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Elizabeth on October 24, 2010, 09:35:20 PM
I appreciate ALL THE APPRECIATORS OF DA. Love to all.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Elizabeth on October 24, 2010, 09:40:17 PM
I appreciate DEBRA! Wishing Debra the best of  love and happiness
in her new journey back to her"home" to serve people and to be a bridge
of spirits. Love and hugs Debra.
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Post by: Elizabeth on October 24, 2010, 09:41:24 PM
I appreciate DIANE for her unwavering friendship, wisdom, generosity and thoughtfulness.
Sending you our warmest from Pine Ridge reservation, my friend. Love and hugs to you and your loved ones.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Elizabeth on October 24, 2010, 09:43:42 PM
I appreciate my husband LAWRENCE for his loving ways and for always being there for me.
We are very blessed to be with each other.  Love does find us and directs our course, our destiny.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Elizabeth on October 24, 2010, 09:44:58 PM
I appreciate our CREATOR[...for all the great mysteries of Life and Love.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Elizabeth on October 24, 2010, 09:46:22 PM
I appreciate the LAKOTA Native Americans in the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Elizabeth on October 24, 2010, 09:47:02 PM
I appreciate the FILIPINOS throughout the world...thank you for my roots and wings.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Elizabeth on October 24, 2010, 09:48:01 PM
I appreciate all the people of the world -- for our similarities and differences--our golden thread.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Elizabeth on October 24, 2010, 09:49:05 PM
I profoundly appreciate all my family and friends and the people who have graced my life.
You are all a part of me and we are all connected. Mitakuye oyasin.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Elizabeth on October 24, 2010, 09:50:01 PM
I appreciate those who see beauty, love and compassion in our world. They uplift our spirits.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Elizabeth on October 24, 2010, 09:50:41 PM
I appreciate Nature in all its splendor. Wake up and enjoy the beautiful sunrise!;)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Elizabeth on October 24, 2010, 10:15:38 PM
I appreciate LAWRENCE
my husband, my love
the man I married 7 times in 2 years
we married ourselves
on top of the Mayan Ruins in Belize,
in a chapel in a Caribbean cruise
in a Louisville Church,
in St. Patrick's Cathedrall in NYC,
and we were married
during a Sundance in Slim Buttes in the
Pine Ridge reservation,
in a Catholic Church in Manderson, St. Agnes
and in the beautiful Black Hills with
family and friends.

I am deeply grateful!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on October 30, 2010, 09:58:24 PM
Appreciating Debra Hayes for re-organizing this section so that those who want to continue to post chronologically in this River of Appreciation could still do so! I am amazed at what Debra has been able to do even though she is now also teaching abroad! Thank you so much!  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on October 30, 2010, 10:07:55 PM
Congratulations to Elizabeth on her happy marriage! We are so happy for you. Thank you so much for sharing the good news here with your friends. We appreciate that you continue to keep us informed here! We look forward to reading his words here also when the Spirit moves him to do so!  Until then, please extend our warmest regards and best wishes for perfect health, joy, peace in mind, harmony and prosperity to both of you and yours. :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 07, 2010, 11:10:13 AM
I am so appreciative of life and the experiences it has to offer.  I have connected to my Higher Self/Holy Spirit and know that establishing this connection opens the heavens to provide all that God has to offer.  It is so amazing to know and understand that the world is a reflection of your thoughts and actions and that when you change your thoughts to be all positive, so many positive things happen.  I am so very grateful for all the gifts of life and the opportunity to become more aware of them and the beauty associated with each.
Title: appreciating life today
Post by: Lynette Melcher on November 08, 2010, 07:55:48 PM
Today was great. Sun was shining.  People were friendly. Life is good!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 10, 2010, 09:38:17 AM
I look at today and get excited about all the potential opportunitiies out there for me.  I'm realizing that you can receive what you ask for when there's faith and power in your request.  I have to contain myself sometime and appreciate each minute and second so I'm not overwhelmed at the possibilities!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 10:58:53 AM
Appreciating KDaniels

for sharing her love and light in the Daily Appreciations River!

Blessings! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:00:04 AM
Appreciating LIZ

for friendship and love, for appreciating all things big and small!

Love and miss you lots!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:00:58 AM
Appreciating my students

for also being my teachers. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:02:03 AM
Appreciating a wonderful evening with an amazing Yuanfen friend

and the wonderful things that happen when hearts and minds and lives connect.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:03:50 AM
Appreciating the student who said she almost cried when she read my corrections

because she understood how much I cared about her work
and then shared with the class how no teacher had ever done that before. :D
Truly precious:-)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:04:43 AM
Appreciating patience and understanding,

two qualities we can never have enough of............
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:05:29 AM
Appreciating learning about bout new places and places.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:06:35 AM
Appreciating spending Sunday with fellow Professors

and traveling about the city together.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:07:59 AM
Appreciating Guangdong University of Foreign Studies' Student Volunteers

for their efforts and commitments to the guests of the Asian Games

and their attention to teamwork. GDUFS Volunteers (http://english.gwnews.net/Article_Show.asp?ArticleID=2222)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:08:47 AM
Appreciating the opportunity to read thoughtful student essays.........
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:09:43 AM
Appreciating ZHONG SHAN DA XUE (SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:10:46 AM
Appreciating living in a "Both And" world

one that embraces old and new, east and west and global citizenship.

Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:12:20 AM
Appreciating the cultural parks on the China university campuses,

for their beauty, for their craftsmanship,
especially since they feature such wonderful gardens, pathways and sculptures :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:12:50 AM
Appreciating  listening with the heart
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:14:00 AM
Appreciating the mini-UN among the foreign teachers,

the shared hope and vision, collective actions and aspirations.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:14:35 AM
Appreciating unity and diversity
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:17:06 AM
Appreciating the wonderful woman who makes soy yogurt here

topped and intermixed with her special tea mixture.

Truly wonderful!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:18:54 AM
Appreciating unexpected gifts and wonderful surprises
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:19:59 AM
Appreciating the cluster of bamboo trees

just beyond my bedroom window

and the spirit of Baiyun mountain.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:20:51 AM
Appreciating not seeking... and finding :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:28:14 AM
Appreciating PEOPLE
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:29:42 AM
Appreciating the Forbidden City History Program on TV

in the background here as I type appreciations.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:30:50 AM
Appreciating listening to the history program in its original language

understanding it and savouring the scenery, the costumes, events and people discussed.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:31:50 AM
Appreciating the longer (10M) cord for the net

that allows me greater comfort when accessing the internet.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:33:20 AM
Appreciating the experts on www.Justanswer.com
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:33:57 AM
Appreciating the power and love and grace and humility of appreciations..........
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:34:32 AM
Appreciating the opportunity to sleep in tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:36:09 AM
Appreciating thoughtfulness
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:37:29 AM
Appreciating fellow Hunan ren here

for the heart to heart, soul to soul connections

for their love of literature, philosophy, and all things distinctly Hunan.

Love you all!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:38:36 AM
Appreciating Clinic time,

being able to practice Chinese medicine here among the people.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:39:36 AM
Appreciating the opportunity to give back

in the fashion cultivated and taught by my Chinese masters and so many others.

Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 10, 2010, 11:40:20 AM
Appreciating the moment

as it is for what it is right now.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 13, 2010, 07:03:48 AM
I so appreciate this day.  I have the opportunity to start today with the thought of innumerous possibilities.  I'm looking forward to focusing in on those possibilities to hopefully turn some into reality!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 13, 2010, 07:05:26 AM
I appreciate the beautiful day with the sun shining and the last days of autumn air.  I love the colors of the trees and walking through the park, watching the leaves fall to the ground.  How awesome nature is!!!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 13, 2010, 07:07:19 AM
Thank you for the opportunity to have a quiet cup of coffee and then time to meditate on the important things in life - making a difference in the lives of others!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on November 13, 2010, 10:07:04 AM
I appreciate to be alive!  It is the best thing in the world!  I am alive that I can impart to my young students the wonder of life.  I am now preparing my lesson plan on how to be alive and be happy. How to live a life of happiness and that we have choices.  But the only choice to select is Happiness. So everyday we should say to ourselves. I choose to be HAPPY!

I appreciate God for giving me this gift of life that is just full of happiness! Thanks God.  I am not religious but I believe in a God who wants me to progress, to grow in His Love and be HAPPY! :) ;) :D ;D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 14, 2010, 01:06:37 AM
Appreciating dinner and conversation with Zhang Xiao Ling,

seeing the pictures of her daughter and family
and learning about her hometown.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 14, 2010, 01:07:49 AM
Appreciating the many voices singing,

filling the air with traditional songs as I work today.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 14, 2010, 01:09:09 AM
Appreciating the Xiangse river

for its beauty, for the opportunity to still to listen to its flow,
to partake of it and breathe in its vibrancy.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 14, 2010, 01:10:04 AM
Appreciating the Chinese woman at El Rey

for sharing conversation.

Thanks so much!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 14, 2010, 01:11:11 AM
Appreciating watching the Asian Games Opening

on the big screen in the mall with so many other people,
sharing the moment!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 14, 2010, 01:12:28 AM
Appreciating the gift of friendship

for its love, its joy, its lessons and its warm embrace. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 14, 2010, 01:13:29 AM
Appreciating kindness
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 14, 2010, 01:14:29 AM
Appreciating life

for its wonders, its uncertainties,
its constants, and all its other facets.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 14, 2010, 01:15:26 AM
Appreciating a moment to dip within the DA River

to drink of its love, light, gratitude and joy.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on November 14, 2010, 01:17:11 PM
Appreciating being alive

Appreciating the wonders of life and all its opportunities available.  Such is life just the best.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 18, 2010, 05:41:13 PM
I so appreciate the philosopy of ABC and the dedication and determination of Diane Tai in moving this organization forward!  It's so amazing in this day and time to see someone take positive, bold action to make life better for anyone who appreciates the things in life that are truly important: friendship, joy, happiness, love and prosperity for all!!!  My prayer is that others see and enjoy her vision!!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 18, 2010, 05:43:25 PM
How beautiful the season of autumn is and oh how grateful I am for it.  It's amazing to be able to enjoy the magnificient colors and watch nature unfold right before your eyes.  Oh how I love the autumn time of year!!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 18, 2010, 05:45:20 PM
I am so grateful for today.  It's the start of a new beginning, as is each day.  There are so many wonderful opportunities awaiting me I can't wait to explore as many as I possibly can.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 18, 2010, 05:47:38 PM
I appreciate deeply the time I got to spend with my other before she crossed over.  She was a dear, sweet lady with so much caring and giving and love in her heart.  She was blessed to spend 96 years on this earth and my hope is to live my life to its fullest in memory of her dreams and wishes for me.  My love to my mother!!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 18, 2010, 05:52:19 PM
I truly appreciate the part I played, however big or small, in the success I'm sharing with my sister/friend Lydia.  She was instrumental in closing a major agreement with the Phila. School District which will provide joyful employment for the both of us and others as well in 2011.  I am so appreciative of her efforts and all the hard work she dedicated to making this project happen.  What an AWESOME sister-friend.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on November 18, 2010, 06:40:37 PM
I appreciate today, it started with a challenge but it is all part of life's perspective. The good thing about this life is you have a choice. Therefore I choose to be positive and be happy today.  Learn to live the life today and be happy do not worry about tomorrow.  It is hard enough to live the life today.  Therefore, I choose to be happy today and everyday. Such is life. Today is just great. I lived a full life today. Helped someone and I feel good.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 23, 2010, 11:17:39 AM
Appreciating LMELCHER

for swimming in the DA river,

adding love and light.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 23, 2010, 11:18:53 AM
Appreciating KDANIELS

for sharing love and light an appreciations,
for filling the DA River with your smiles.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 23, 2010, 11:19:53 AM
Appreciating the opportunity to appreciate here tonight

before I close my day

and all the hands in this world that make it possible.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 23, 2010, 11:20:46 AM
Appreciating SKYPE

for extending connections,
granting conversations that might not otherwise be possible.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 23, 2010, 11:21:56 AM
Appreciating my son and daughter

for sharing the holiday week together.

Love and miss you so much! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 23, 2010, 11:23:07 AM
Appreciating all the people that read Daily Appreciations

Blessings to you!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 23, 2010, 11:24:03 AM
Appreciating life

for all its ups and downs and crazy turns

for love within each moment.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 23, 2010, 11:24:35 AM
Appreciating the beauty of Zen
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 23, 2010, 11:25:35 AM
Appreciating colleagues

for support, for sharing, for teamwork.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 23, 2010, 11:26:17 AM
Appreciating students
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 23, 2010, 11:27:10 AM
Appreciating the stars

shining brightly overhead, casting light below.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 23, 2010, 11:27:53 AM
Appreciating bears

for being such incredible creatures.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on November 23, 2010, 02:47:09 PM
Appreciating the people I work with who are very supportive of me. I am just so grateful.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 28, 2010, 07:09:47 AM
I appreciate the beauty of this day!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 28, 2010, 07:11:17 AM
I appreciate the space in my heart to allow more love to enter into it!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 28, 2010, 07:12:31 AM
I appreciate the opportunity to learn and grow - to move beyond my present state of awareness.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 28, 2010, 07:13:48 AM
I appreciate GOD for providing for me everyday and in every way!!!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 28, 2010, 07:15:32 AM
I appreciate the magnificient guidance of Jesus Christ, the example he set, the sacrifice he made to teach us about life!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 28, 2010, 07:17:02 AM
I appreciate the power of meditation and the connection I feel with the Universe while meditating!!!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 28, 2010, 07:17:41 AM
I appreciate my family and friends who love and support me!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on November 28, 2010, 08:48:23 AM
I appreciate today and everyday that gives me every opportunity to recreate myself. Correct my mistakes in the past and be a better person each and everyday.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on November 28, 2010, 05:47:02 PM
I appreciate today.  Everyone is positive and want to help each other out.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on November 28, 2010, 05:52:13 PM
I appreciate my nanny who because of her I can do what I have to do. She takes good care of my children.  I appreciate my husband who believes in me and is very supportive of me.  I like my work, because I can control it. I appreciate my managing partner because he is very supportive of me. Of course, I appreciate God because He always lead the way.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on November 28, 2010, 05:53:46 PM
I appreciate Diane, who took the time to see and listen to me.  I also learned a lot from her.  Listening to her makes everything possible as long as you believe.  She truly believes in changing the world through positive energy.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 29, 2010, 06:43:28 AM
I am so appreciative of my good health.  I feel so fortunate that I can wake up every morning and enjoy the ability to exercise and do all the things I enjoy doing!!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 29, 2010, 06:45:40 AM
I appreciate the opportunity to learn life's lessons in a more positive manner.  Everything I used to consider a problem is now looked upon as a challenge with an opportunity to learn and grow.  How wonderful!!!!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 29, 2010, 06:46:53 AM
I'm appreciating life!!! 
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 29, 2010, 06:48:52 AM
I appreciate that "space" where I go when I meditate.  It's a union with God that, although brief, is very powerful.  Thank you!!!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 30, 2010, 10:38:41 AM
I appreciate the rain today.  It provides a time of self-reflection - so important to personal growth!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 30, 2010, 10:39:39 AM
I appreciate the ongoing positive relationship I continute to enjoy with several good friends.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 30, 2010, 10:40:16 AM
I appreciate the opportunity to laugh - so good for the soul!!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 30, 2010, 10:41:35 AM
I appreciate the opportunity to go to the Christmas show at the Strathmore next week!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 30, 2010, 10:42:40 AM
I appreciate the opportunity to help my niece Bonnie learn through her challenges.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 30, 2010, 10:43:47 AM
I am so happy today because I get to learn and grow some more.  I will share part of my learning with a good friend, Reggie.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 30, 2010, 10:44:50 AM
I appreciate the opportunity to make sublte statements of non-judgment to very judgmental people in an effort to help them see things differently - more positively.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on November 30, 2010, 10:45:54 AM
I'm so happy for the opportunity to know how important it is to cut back on judgment and open up on understanding.  I want to grow more and more in this area.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on December 01, 2010, 09:48:14 PM
Appreciated an unexpected Thanksgiving with Xiao Lin (LILY) and her daughter

on Beijing Lu, strolling the beautifully lit and decorated streets,
roaming through bookstores, laughing and talking
and enjoying each other.

Thanks so much for making me part of your family!
Love and blessings to you always!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on December 01, 2010, 09:49:00 PM
Appreciating the beauty and fragility of the heart.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on December 01, 2010, 09:49:56 PM
Appreciating Harry Potter

because my students love it so much. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on December 01, 2010, 09:51:00 PM
Appreciating bamboo

for its simplicity and beauty

and for the wonder it inspires.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on December 01, 2010, 09:52:03 PM
Appreciating how scarcity really awakens us to abundance. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on December 01, 2010, 09:53:11 PM
Appreciating divine intervention every minute,

how it magnificently places people in the same place in time
for seemingly unknown reasons. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on December 01, 2010, 09:55:38 PM
Appreciating HUNAN

for its omnipresence in my life,
for the beauty of its people,
its mountains, its foods,
and for the special love, warmth and friendship it seems to perpetually cultivate
even when its people are far from within its province.

It's really so very touching and special that it escapes description.

Love and blessings to Hunan! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on December 01, 2010, 09:57:00 PM
Appreciating KDANIELS

for posting so many wonderful appreciations here!
Congratulations on post 69!
You're amazing!
Blessings to you!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on December 02, 2010, 10:39:30 AM
I appreciate Kdaniels who encourages me to look at bright side of things.  I appreciate my health that could afford me to work.  I appreciate my doctor who is retiring, who has always been accommodating to me.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on December 02, 2010, 05:25:54 PM
I appreciate the friendship that I have made this past two months.  People were very kind and helpful to me.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on December 02, 2010, 08:49:43 PM
I appreciate the spirit of the Christmas season!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on December 02, 2010, 08:50:39 PM
I appreciate the many blessings of love, family and really good friends that God has bestowed upon me!!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on December 02, 2010, 08:51:56 PM
I appreciate the change of seasons.  Even though the cold is not my favorite time of the year, I appreciate the experience of feeling cold because it makes me appreciate the wamer seasons even more!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on December 03, 2010, 12:22:08 AM
I appreciate this website because it gives me an outlet where I can tell the whole world how I feel. I feel good writing here and sharing my positive thoughts.  It has changed my life. I like it. I have told friends about it. It is great to be part of this wonderful positive community.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on December 03, 2010, 12:24:50 AM
I appreciate my work.  It has broaden my horizon.  A new world is now open to me which I have never experienced before. I like it. I like every one I work with. They are all kind and very supportive. As this is the season of giving I give my wholehearted thanks to all people who have and always supported my endeavors. Always believed in me.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on December 04, 2010, 02:00:19 PM
I appreciate the time here waiting for my son.  Affording me to think things through.  To realize how I am lucky. To realize that each moment spent is very precious.  That time is one that we can not live without because we can  not get it back.  Therefore use your time wisely. It is limited.  I appreciate the time I spend with my family.
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Post by: kdaniels33 on December 06, 2010, 03:29:28 PM
I appreciate my friend Al for looking out for me.  He has truly shown that he sincerely has my interest at heart.  This is rare and so much appreciated!
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Post by: kdaniels33 on December 06, 2010, 03:31:50 PM
I appreciate my friend Ruth for taking the time to coordinate social gatherings.  She is truly a special person and I cherish her friendship.
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Post by: kdaniels33 on December 06, 2010, 03:43:35 PM
I appreciate the love I feel for my close family members and really close friends!
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on December 06, 2010, 06:55:13 PM
I appreciate the people I meet from all walks of life.  People are kind and good to me. I appreciate them.
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Post by: kdaniels33 on December 07, 2010, 09:47:29 AM
I appreciate the amazing talent in the entertainment industry.  There are so many wonderful performers willing to share their energy and talent to entertain us all.  I give special thanks today for Jonathan Butler, Dave Koz, Brian Culbertson and Candy Dulfer for their amazing performance at The Strathmore!!
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Post by: kdaniels33 on December 07, 2010, 09:49:26 AM
I appreciate all the dedicated teachers in this country willing to do everything in their power to educate our young people!
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on December 07, 2010, 10:35:41 PM
I appreciate the people I met today they were so happy and nice to me. I appreciate God, He has always been  by my side.
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Post by: debra on December 08, 2010, 09:26:55 AM
Appreciating the kindness of friends. :D
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Post by: debra on December 08, 2010, 09:27:44 AM
Appreciating my students

preparing for the IELTS exam this weekend.
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Post by: debra on December 08, 2010, 09:28:35 AM
Appreciating my foreign colleagues from Britain  

and getting to know them better,
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Post by: debra on December 08, 2010, 09:29:46 AM
Appreciating my colleagues from Japan

and learing about their country and their experiences.
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Post by: debra on December 08, 2010, 09:31:32 AM
Appreciating cross stitch

and how it reaches across borders.
 :D
 I'm really enjoying conversing with other women here, who do it, too
and learning different ways to stitch.
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Post by: debra on December 08, 2010, 09:32:58 AM
Appreciating the whisper and the gurgle  of the Xiangse river,

its beauty as as slowly moves along,

the way the petals collect just before its falls.
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Post by: debra on December 08, 2010, 09:33:49 AM
Appreciating unexpected conversations.
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Post by: debra on December 08, 2010, 09:34:18 AM
Appreciating getting lost in translation.
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Post by: debra on December 08, 2010, 09:35:03 AM
Appreciating listening with the heart  <3
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Post by: debra on December 08, 2010, 09:35:40 AM
Appreciating that there are always many answers to one question.
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Post by: debra on December 08, 2010, 09:36:12 AM
Appreciating delight.
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Post by: debra on December 08, 2010, 09:37:03 AM
Appreciating the way my chidlren greet the sun as I watch the moon.
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Post by: debra on December 08, 2010, 09:37:38 AM
Appreciating the journey of the heart.
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Post by: debra on December 08, 2010, 09:38:29 AM
Appreciating love in all its splendour.
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Post by: debra on December 08, 2010, 09:40:10 AM
Appreciating Lao Tze for all his wisdom

and the idea that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
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Post by: debra on December 08, 2010, 09:41:34 AM
Appreciating Jane Jiajing Wu for being my Chinese Mama

and teaching me so many things.

I couldn't have done so much without you!
I love and miss you so much! :D
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Post by: debra on December 08, 2010, 09:42:36 AM
Appreciating my tongxue

for always be there,
for friendship, love, support and understanding.
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Post by: debra on December 08, 2010, 09:44:42 AM
Appreciating my students
for sharing so much about their hometowns, families,
local customs and traditions.
I appreciate your stories, your love and delight when talking about these special things within your lives.

Thanks so much for the honor.
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Post by: debra on December 08, 2010, 09:45:12 AM
Appreciating the warmth of the midday sun. ;D
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Post by: debra on December 08, 2010, 09:46:06 AM
Appreciating the love and joy in all of Daily Appreciations!
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Post by: dasuperm on December 08, 2010, 01:08:32 PM
We appreciate the dedication and important work of our website administrator to keep this River free from inappropriate posts. We appreciate the cooperation of nearly all the members of the community to closely monitor this River and website. Thank you for your work to protect this space for what is appropriate for the betterment of humanity. Special thanks to Lynette, Kathy, David and others for alerting us. Thanks again to Debra for her ongoing assistance!  :)
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Post by: kdaniels33 on December 11, 2010, 09:24:25 AM
I am so appreciative for the gift of life and all of the blessing that come with it.
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Post by: kdaniels33 on December 11, 2010, 09:26:02 AM
I appreciate the technology that allows us all to communicate with each other so readily.
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Post by: kdaniels33 on December 11, 2010, 09:30:14 AM
I am grateful to Eckhart Tolle for his book "A New Earth" which provided such clarity and insight on the nature of human beings and the importance of living in the now!  His book made a world of difference in my life!
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Post by: kdaniels33 on December 11, 2010, 09:37:11 AM
I appreciate dedicated civil servants.  Often government employees get a bad reputation because some display complacency.  However, there are many who are good, hard-working individuals who dedicate themselves to making our governments work as effectively as possible.
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Post by: debra on December 12, 2010, 01:33:07 AM
Appreciating spontaneous conversations

the blessings of new friendships they bring. ;D
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Post by: debra on December 12, 2010, 01:34:00 AM
Appreciating listening with the heart

and the treasures that elicits.
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Post by: debra on December 12, 2010, 01:35:18 AM
Appreciating the shop owners here,

for being so inviting,
for sharing so much of their lives so openly
and initiating friendship.
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Post by: debra on December 12, 2010, 01:36:29 AM
Appreciating single moms

for embracing life and loving anyway,
for their numerous sacrifices, acts of selflessness
and their dedication to their children.
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Post by: debra on December 12, 2010, 01:37:33 AM
Appreciating learning to make medicine soups


in Guangzhou,

for the opportunity
and wonderful teachers.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on December 12, 2010, 01:38:39 AM
Appreciating the Hunan restaurant owners

that feed the poor here daily.

Their kindness is truly inspirational. :D
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Post by: debra on December 12, 2010, 01:39:21 AM
Appreciating the mountains of western Hunan

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Post by: debra on December 12, 2010, 01:40:34 AM
Appreciating the voices and melodies that descend from Baiyun mountain each morning

as the elders climb to fetch spring water.

Simply beautiful!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on December 12, 2010, 01:42:06 AM
Appreciating the fact that we are all medicine.

Each act, each word, each interaction can initiate and positively propel healing.
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Post by: debra on December 12, 2010, 01:43:05 AM
Appreciating my Chinese colleagues

for sharing so many stories, personal insights and thoughts.

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Post by: debra on December 12, 2010, 01:45:19 AM
Appreciating the beauty of the Naaxi scarves

and the wonderful Naaxi couple I met.

Thanks so much for your explanation of the symbols, the colors and culture,
for teaching me some Naaxi language and sharing from your hearts.

Love and blessings to you and your family in Lijiang, Yunnan China.
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Post by: debra on December 12, 2010, 01:46:03 AM
Appreciating the postal workers

for their constant efforts, time and attention.
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Post by: debra on December 12, 2010, 01:46:57 AM
Appreciating one world, one family,

for its strength, its love and its simplicity.
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Post by: debra on December 12, 2010, 01:47:42 AM
Appreciating Sages

past and present for their invaluable contributions to society.
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Post by: debra on December 12, 2010, 01:48:24 AM
Appreciating how we never know what any given moment truly holds
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Post by: debra on December 12, 2010, 01:49:09 AM
Appreciating appreciations in all times-- never out of season:-)
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Post by: debra on December 12, 2010, 01:50:17 AM
Appreciating ALL DAILY APPRECIATIONS CONTRIBUTORS

for all they contribute to Daily Appreciations and within the world.

Thanks so much for all you love and do! :D
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Post by: debra on December 12, 2010, 01:51:19 AM
Appreciating DAILY APPRECIATIONS GUESTS AND READERS

 who partake of appreciations and share their love and light.
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Post by: debra on December 12, 2010, 01:51:59 AM
Appreciating the ability to appreciate.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on December 12, 2010, 08:29:18 PM
I appreciate my students today,  they were so good and eager to learn.  They don't know it but I learn so much from them and they give me a lot of joy!
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Post by: kdaniels33 on December 13, 2010, 07:21:25 AM
I appreciate the fact that my sister Barbara and I were able to take my mother to South Africa last year, 7 months before she passed away.  That was such an awesome trip.  The people of S. Africa made all of us feel very welcomed but especially enjoyed my mother.  They often did very special things for her in honor of the fact that she was 96 years old.  This meant so much to us since my mother was in the last stages of cancer yet was still able to enjoy life to the fullest!  Right on mom!!
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Post by: kdaniels33 on December 13, 2010, 07:24:20 AM
I appreciate the legacy of love my mother left behind.  She was a warm and generous person with a very loving and caring spirit.  I will always remember the exceptionally kind gestures she extended to her friends when in dire need.  I will also remember how she so unselfishly extended her home and warm meals to anyone who stopped by!
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Post by: kdaniels33 on December 13, 2010, 07:28:56 AM
I appreciate the fun I have when I get together with some of my extended family members.  We all enjoy laughing so very much and when I'm around them, that's exactly what I do!  What a great time we have!!
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Post by: kdaniels33 on December 13, 2010, 07:30:28 AM
I appreciate the AMAZING gesture of friendship that the Chinatown archway represents!!
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Post by: kdaniels33 on December 13, 2010, 07:45:40 AM
I appreciate everyone who dedicates their life to helping others enjoy a better life!
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Post by: kdaniels33 on December 16, 2010, 08:51:40 AM
I appreciate the ability to go to the gym and work out.  God has been so very good keeping me healthy.  I now must do what I can to stay healthy!
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Post by: kdaniels33 on December 16, 2010, 08:52:23 AM
I appreciate the spirit of Cristmas and all the joy it brings to so many people.
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Post by: kdaniels33 on December 16, 2010, 08:53:55 AM
I appreciate the letter I got from my sister in Nigeria.  She shared their yam celebration with me which let me know how very much they appreciate the ability to grow food and eat!
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Post by: kdaniels33 on December 17, 2010, 11:43:19 AM
I appreciate the work-out I had today.  It was hard but well worth it!
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Post by: kdaniels33 on December 17, 2010, 11:44:19 AM
I appreciate the snow we got yesterday.  Even though it altered my plans, it is still so beautiful!
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:38:20 AM
Appreciating the vendors here

and the opportunities they have to sell on the sidewalks
when life limits them in other ways.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:38:50 AM
Appreciating learning about so many people and places.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:39:21 AM
Appreciating sharing

and people's willingness to do so.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:39:51 AM
Appreciating compassion in all things.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:40:36 AM
Appreciating the value of "thank-you"

and the invaluable gift of appreciation it offers.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:41:09 AM
Appreciating kindness in its various forms.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:41:48 AM
Appreciating lessons the soup medicine in a small village in Guangdong, China.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:42:17 AM
Appreciating intention.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:42:57 AM
Appreciating small acts of kindness.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:43:22 AM
Appreciating the light of a smile. :D
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:44:04 AM
Appreciating the security officers on campus

for their diligence and kindness.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:44:36 AM
Appreciating that we never know what surprises any day brings.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:45:17 AM
Appreciating a winter here without snow.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:45:46 AM
Appreciating learning a little Cantonese.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:47:21 AM
Appreciating my students' language abilities.....

They already know Mandarin, their local and provincial languages.

Some also speak Cantonese.

Now, they're learning English!

Truly inspiring and amazing.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:48:01 AM
Appreciating the yuanfen meeting with a student the other night

and sharing a meal and conversation.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:48:44 AM
Appreciating the palm trees and the blossoms gracing the land,

adding their beauty and serenity.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:49:11 AM
Appreciating connection.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:49:55 AM
Appreciating solitude

time for self-reflection and rededication of life and purpose.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:50:47 AM
Appreciating the ABC family and the wonderful growth in its its DC branch.

Your love is palpable.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:51:22 AM
Appreciating Liz Garcia-Gray

for her journey of the heart.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:52:04 AM
Appreciating Marissa

for sharing her time, talents and knowledge with so many

for the benefit of others.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:52:54 AM
Appreciating Phyllis

for her love and devotion to others,

for her tireless efforts for the benefit of others.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:53:19 AM
Appreciating life as journey. :D
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:54:18 AM
Appreciating the Xiang Se river

for its presence, its constancy, and the serenity it offers

as it winds through campus.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:55:10 AM
Appreciating the spirit

and all it encourages, extends and cultivates in each of us and others.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:56:11 AM
Appreciating the Second River of Appreciations flowing along,

lengthening and strengthening in love and appreciation with each thoughtful addition.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:57:25 AM
Appreciating the little Muslim noodle place just beyond the main gate

for its numerous choices, its wonderful service and its very kind and thoughtful owner.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:58:14 AM
Appreciating my family

for loving anyway, especially since we'll be away from each other this holiday season.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:58:52 AM
Appreciating my daughter

for finding untapped inner strength and courage.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 02:59:25 AM
Appreciating my son

for his devotion to others.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 03:00:10 AM
Appreciating the sun here

knowing it will set soon.
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Post by: debra on December 19, 2010, 03:00:47 AM
Appreciating the moment,

living, breathing and being in it.

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Post by: debra on December 23, 2010, 09:39:28 AM
Appreciating my student achieving a 6 :D

on the International English Language Test System (IELTS) exam

and meeting the requirement of the British University.
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Post by: debra on December 23, 2010, 09:42:54 AM
Appreciating dinner with my colleagues,

sharing food, languages, conversations and various interests.

Thanks so much!
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Post by: debra on December 23, 2010, 09:49:13 AM
Appreciating LIZ, LAWRENCE and EVERYONE ON THE REZ

Wishing you all a HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!

Love and hugs to you all!
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Post by: debra on December 23, 2010, 09:50:28 AM
Appreciating sitting by Xiang se river

peering into its waters and seeing the reflection of moonlight

shimmering.
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Post by: debra on December 23, 2010, 09:51:42 AM
Appreciating the students in the speech contest tonight

for their courage, their love and dedication.

You are all so amazing!

Blessings to you always!
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Post by: debra on December 23, 2010, 09:53:00 AM
Appreciating company for half of the walk home tonight

Small and wonderful blessings!
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Post by: debra on December 23, 2010, 09:56:40 AM
Appreciating the middle place.
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Post by: kdaniels33 on December 24, 2010, 11:04:44 AM
I am appreciative of this most sacred time of the year.  It's the time we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ!  I love and praise Jesus and all that he came here to teach us!!
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Post by: kdaniels33 on December 27, 2010, 02:03:20 PM
I appreciate all of the insights I've learned this year.  I find I learn more and more each day.  I feel so blessed to be able to gain more knowledge and insight each and every day.  I thank God for these and all blessings.
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Post by: kdaniels33 on December 28, 2010, 05:46:04 PM
I appreciate all of the abundance in my life right now....my good health, my loving family members, my awesome friends, the money I have and the work I'm doing to help others.  Life is good, God is good!!!
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Post by: kdaniels33 on December 28, 2010, 05:47:33 PM
I appreciate the goals I'm setting and the things I will accomplish next year!
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Post by: debra on December 31, 2010, 03:02:05 AM
Appreciating wishing everyone a Happy New Year!!!
 :D ;D :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on December 31, 2010, 03:02:32 AM
Appreciating the joy of discovery
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on December 31, 2010, 03:02:55 AM
Appreciating learning
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on December 31, 2010, 03:03:24 AM
Appreciating dinner with my students
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on December 31, 2010, 03:04:09 AM
Appreciating other's achievements

and the many people and circumstances that make such accomplishments possible.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on December 31, 2010, 03:05:08 AM
Appreciating the ways language learning opens so many doors,
awakens one's soul to the being of ideas and ways of being.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on December 31, 2010, 03:05:57 AM
Appreciating sharing a meal with someone else who like spicy Chinese food:-)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on December 31, 2010, 03:07:01 AM
Appreciating the blossoms still present here,

the wonderful smattering of bright, vivid colors
adorning pathways.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on December 31, 2010, 03:07:56 AM
Appreciating my MOM

for being, for accepting my life path.

Love and miss you a lot!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on December 31, 2010, 03:08:33 AM
Appreciating my son

for devotion, for his caring soul.

love and miss you lots!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on December 31, 2010, 03:09:03 AM
Appreciating my daughter

for finding inner strength and courage.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on December 31, 2010, 03:09:28 AM
Appreciating stillness.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on December 31, 2010, 03:10:05 AM
Appreciating my students

for their kindness, patience and diligence.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on December 31, 2010, 03:10:37 AM
Appreciating opportunity in each moment.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on December 31, 2010, 03:11:26 AM
Appreciating MARISSA

for all she has contributed here and all she contributes to the world!

Thanks so much, Marissa! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on December 31, 2010, 03:11:59 AM
Appreciating the journey of the soul
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on December 31, 2010, 10:07:26 AM
I appreciate the blessing of having a most productive and fruitful year.  It's been a time of many mixed emotions.  I've had to say a permanent good-bye to my loving mother; I've had to do the same for another wonderful lady who was like my second mother.  Parting is such sweet sorrow.  I know I will be with them one day and until then...my love stays strong.  The year has also been full of joy: I've formed a strong business partnership with a life-long friend, strengthening our already close relationship and family ties; I've gotten to meet new friends, and I've been blessed with the opportunity to be a part of the ABC Alliance/meetup group!!  Wow!!!!  What a year!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on December 31, 2010, 10:11:39 AM
An extra-special thank you to all the new friends I've met and the closer alliance with old friends.  Many, many thanks to all of you.  I will appreciate those on this website separately but for those who aren't: I'd like to appreciate my friend Al who has demonstrated many times over his genuine concern for me and our friendship; I appreciate my new friend Richard who continues to surprise me with the thoughtful things he does; I appreciate Ruth who has a strong, gentle spirit; I appreciate June for her strength, tenacity and courage and her loyalty as a friend.  I feel so very blessed!!!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: DW Starr on December 31, 2010, 04:59:28 PM
It's New Years Eve and I want to thank all my new friends from meetup - ABC for being who they are.
It is such a pleasure to be involved with such a great group of folks who want to make DC a better place. And many of these new friends also see this as a way to make the world a better place as well.
I also want to thank my personal friends Robbie, Taum, Matt, Gary, Jeff, Kimberly, Jessica, Greg, Mike, and  to name a few And I have great admiration and appreciation to my business associates to include, Ray, Graham, Don, Randy, Terry, Carlita, Greg, Ralph, Bob, Tony, Theresa,and many more.  And I would be remiss if I didn't say a big thank you to all my clients for their courage and determination in making 2010 a breakthrough year for them. They know who they are. A great big Happy New Year to all of my folks both personal and business. Looking forward to 2011, a year of humor, generosity and prosperity. DW
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 01, 2011, 02:56:21 AM
Appreciating 2011!

Happy New Year to all DA members, their loved ones and all people who visit Daily Appreciations!

We appreciate you and wish you happiness, health, prosperity and blessings in the new year!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on January 01, 2011, 02:25:19 PM
A new day - a new year!!!  How grateful I am to be alive, healthy and happy in this new year! 
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on January 01, 2011, 03:45:09 PM
Happy New Year 2011!!!

Throughout all of 2011...
 
May you always make the right moves.

May your cup overflow with love.

May you always find shelter from any storm.

May you remain good looking and looking good!

May you find the perfect diet for your soul.

May you find perfect balance in the company you keep.

May you have as much fun as you can doing whatever you must do.

May you manage to make time for siesta.

May all the new folks you meet be interesting and kind.

May you always know when to walk away and know when to run.

May you feel abundantly appreciated!

And may your friends always bring you joy!

MAY YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR
FILLED WITH LOVE, HAPPINESS, GOOD HEALTH, JOY, FRIENDSHIP, PROSPERITY, HOPE AND PEACE IN THE WORLD.

THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR GIFTS OF APPRECIATIONS WITH THE WORLD!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011!   :)  :D ;)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on January 08, 2011, 08:52:00 AM
I'm so appreciative of the deeper understanding I'm gaining, of myself and others.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on January 08, 2011, 08:53:04 AM
I appreciate the thoughtfulness of my family members and friends.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on January 08, 2011, 08:54:08 AM
I am especially appreciative of the love and support of my dear cousin Bruce.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on January 12, 2011, 07:28:38 AM
I see new friendships forming and appreciate the opportunity to develop each and eveyone.  Life is about constant change and is enjoyed optimally when you can adapt to those changes.  I thank God for giving me the insight and the desire to adapt.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on January 12, 2011, 07:29:41 AM
I appreciate my neighbors who are so willing to help when needed!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on January 12, 2011, 07:32:52 AM
I especially appreciate my neighbor Kerry.  Last winter I spent a lot of time with my mother who was dying of cancer.  i was with her during the major snowstorms we had and did a lot of shoveling of snow there.  I wasn't looking forward to coming home to do the same.  However, when I got home, Kerry had completely shoveled not only my sidewalk, but my parking space as well - each time it snowed.  That was no small task and I will always be appreciative of him for that!!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on January 14, 2011, 07:34:03 PM
I appreciate meeting up with my friend Lydia Dogo from Africa.  She has experienced many challenges these last few months and has grown so much in her love of God as a result of it all.  I thank her for re-appearing and sharing her experiences with me.  It's been a long time and I'm so glad she's back!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on January 14, 2011, 07:36:30 PM
I am so grateful for the friends I've made in many places.  Today I thank my eye doctor and the friendliness she always extends to me.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on January 14, 2011, 07:40:12 PM
I am especially grateful to Yolanda for the amazing changes and growth she achieved during her life here on earth, cut all too short.  Yolanda passed away this week, suddenly.  During her tme here, I watched her grow by leaps and bounds and she made me so proud of her achievements.  Her love of God took her a long way.  Thank you Yolanda for the wonderful, beautiful thoughts you left behind.  I pray your family will be comforted during this very solemn time.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on January 14, 2011, 07:43:28 PM
I am very thankful to Corrine for the beautiful person she was during her short time here on earth.  I learned of Corrine's passing the same day I learned of Yolanda's and was so saddened to hear of two wonderful people leaving us so early.  Corrine touched my life by her warm, gentle spirit.  I know she is at peace and I pray for her and her family.  I'm grateful to have known Corrine - thanks for touching my life.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 15, 2011, 10:51:22 PM
Appreciating the people at the small used book store here teaching me about Shantou, China,

always welcoming me and chatting for a bit.  ;D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 15, 2011, 10:52:30 PM
Appreciating the Mongolian healers

Who shared their amazing journey to Kathmandu and their other travels
to learn other traditional medicines.  :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 15, 2011, 10:53:25 PM
Appreciating my friend for having dinner with me and sharing her Chinese New year plans.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 15, 2011, 10:55:15 PM
Appreciating SUNNY, a true Hunan ren (湖南人)

for her welcoming nature, for her kindness, fro sharing her life and family with me.

Love and blessings to you, my dear friend!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 15, 2011, 10:56:31 PM
Appreciating Leanne,

for always making me smile,
for sharing the Japanese performance here after the Asian Games,
for introducing me to her friends and for her kindness.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 15, 2011, 10:57:32 PM
Appreciating LAYTON

for his diligence and attention to detail,
for pursuing his dream and achieving a 7 on the IELTS!
Simply wonderful!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 15, 2011, 10:58:21 PM
Appreciating my students

for being, for sharing, for teaching me so much!
Love and blessings to you all!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 15, 2011, 10:59:19 PM
Appreciating hearing the Beach Boys

on the street in Guangzhou on my father's birthday
and my father's delight in learning that!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 15, 2011, 10:59:58 PM
Appreciating Dr. Richard Guzman

enjoying his new granddaughter.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 15, 2011, 11:00:43 PM
Appreciating Phyllis

for her delight in her youngest son's upcoming marriage.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 15, 2011, 11:02:27 PM
Appreciating Cantonese (粤语)

and the many people who have taught me a little at a time.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 15, 2011, 11:03:34 PM
Appreciating Fu Yong

for love, for dedication to his studies and his students,
for being and sharing from his heart.

Love and blessings to you, my dear friend.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 15, 2011, 11:04:23 PM
Appreciating the red lanterns
that line the streets here
and cast their light upon the streets.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 15, 2011, 11:05:14 PM
Appreciating the snacks and the music in the street

adding so much to the experience of relaxation.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 15, 2011, 11:06:15 PM
Appreciating learning about all the hometowns of my friends and students

as they prepare for Spring Festival and the journey home.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 15, 2011, 11:07:34 PM
Appreciating Dr. Dwan "Diane" Tai

for all her love and support, her guidance and understanding
and the few moments we shared in DC.

Love and blessings to you, Diane! You are precious!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 15, 2011, 11:08:52 PM
Appreciating the ticket agents at the train stations

during this amazingly busy season in China.
Thank-you for your patience and understanding and helping people get home.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 15, 2011, 11:10:20 PM
Appreciating Spring Festival preparations,

the amazing energy and excitement that fills the air,
the long sought after trips home to be with friends and family.
Simply amazing, really!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 15, 2011, 11:11:17 PM
Appreciating the idea and belief that friendships are forever,

heartstrings.............
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 15, 2011, 11:12:18 PM
Appreciating the ability to translate this surgical book

and all that it has taught  about language and concepts.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 15, 2011, 11:13:04 PM
Appreciating journeys of the heart

of the soul.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 15, 2011, 11:13:57 PM
Appreciating Ken Zijie Pan

for a lovely lunch and conversation.

Blessings to you on your journey.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 15, 2011, 11:15:20 PM
Appreciating Doris

for embracing her future journey to Lancaster,
for attaining the 6 on the IELTS she needed after many tries,
for her friendship, her loving spirit
and for sharing so much with me.
I treasure you!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 15, 2011, 11:16:45 PM
Appreciation my Hunan Huaihua family

for welcoming a "stranger" many years ago,
for cultivating a body, spirit and mind in unforeseen ways
and interweaving our lives, paths, and hearts forever.

Love you all so very much!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on January 18, 2011, 05:55:17 PM
I appreciate my friends who seem to love me unconditionally.  I thank you all!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 06:34:42 AM
Appreciating the US CHINA STATE DINNER
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 06:35:52 AM
Appreciating HENRY KISSINGER

for his long-standing US China efforts and for attending the State dinner.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 06:37:02 AM
Appreciating US and CHINA flags on Pennsylvania Avenue


in honor of president Hu Jin Tao's US visit.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 06:37:56 AM
Appreciating EAST and WEST

rooted in each other,
intrinsically tied...............
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 06:38:29 AM
Appreciating HARMONY
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 06:39:39 AM
Appreciating Lion Dances,

the raising of so many red lanterns and the streets filled with people
returning home for Chinese New Year and Spring Festival.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 06:40:29 AM
Appreciating how my life unexpectedly began again in Huaihua, Hunan, China. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 06:41:03 AM
Appreciating understanding hearts and minds............
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 06:41:57 AM
Appreciating the many people here

who share with me from their hearts with loving kindness and sincerity....

Blessings to you always.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 06:42:43 AM
Appreciating the way a smile can melt any language barrier :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 06:44:10 AM
Appreciating spending time with a young Chinese girl

here to spend the first guonian (Chinese New Year and Spring Festival)

with her mother in 5 years!!!!!

What a blessing for both of them--a treasure.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 06:45:39 AM
Appreciating the little Hunan style restaurant here

with its lanterns and wooden benches,

its art-filled walls and its calligraphy--

always a pleasure to stop in and chat.

Love and blessings to you this New Year and always........
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 06:46:35 AM
Appreciating the ticket home to Anhui

my friend was able to get allowing her to go

home for the first time in two years.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 06:47:10 AM
Appreciating the man who came and fixed my shower hose so quickly.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 06:47:57 AM
Appreciating the full moon yesterday evening

filling up the night sky and casting its glow
upon the earth below............
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 06:48:42 AM
Appreciating my students

for offering to help with translation,
for their kindness and their understanding-----Precious!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 06:49:25 AM
Appreciating my little heater

for taking the chill out of cold, damp nights.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 06:50:19 AM
Appreciating local technology and cultural artifacts,

ingenious ways to make it through nearly every routine and every day.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 06:51:24 AM
Appreciating one of the street merchants

who followed me just to give me back my gloves.

I so very much appreciate your kindness!

Blessings to you!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 06:52:25 AM
Appreciating the relational aspects of Chinese culture

of inclusion and warmth.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 06:52:54 AM
Appreciating that every day is a gift...........
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 06:53:40 AM
Appreciating the sound of the wind rustling through bamboo leaves.........
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 06:55:35 AM
Appreciating the young guard at the International Building,
Feng Qing Ying,

for her warmth, her smile, and her friendship.

Love to you, my dear friend, this New Year and always.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 06:57:16 AM
Appreciating Susan Huang

for her diedication to her dream,
to the pursuit of her studies
and for the way she always finds time to
help the Foreign Professors perform routine institutional tasks.

We love and thank you so very much! You are an inspiration!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 07:00:07 AM
Appreciating Bruce Lee (Lee Xiao Long)

for his spiritual stamina,
for his dedication and his relentless effort in bridging cultures,
knowledge and understanding.

Words cannot express my gratitude for your sacrifices and willingness to become the bridge, the boat, the passage.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 07:00:46 AM
Appreciating QQ

for chatting with students and friends.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 07:04:12 AM
Appreciating the many opportunities in this life

that have allowed me to experience life in China,

among the people, in the villages, hospitals, streets and various institutions.



Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 07:05:34 AM
Appreciating love in its varied forms.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 07:06:36 AM
Appreciating the I Ching and the Shi Jing

and finally being able to read them in their original language.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 07:07:26 AM
Appreciating dialects,

the colorful chatter among students and colleagues and friends.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 07:08:29 AM
Appreciating my daughter, my "cubby bear" (Xiao xiong)

for being.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 07:09:09 AM
Appreciating my son for his kind and loving heart,
for his selfless dedication to others.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 07:10:19 AM
Appreciating DIANE T.

for giving of herself,
for kindness, for insight and wisdom,
for coaching and mentoring
and teaching
and loving anyway.

Love and blessings to you!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 07:16:09 AM
Appreciating technology

for allowing me to monitor this site,

perform maintenance and post appreciations from anywhere.

The world is, indeed, small!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 07:16:40 AM
Appreciating heartstrings.........
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on January 20, 2011, 07:18:53 AM
Appreciating appreciation  in all things
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on January 20, 2011, 07:54:40 PM
I appreciate the people who interviewed me today.  They are very gracious and courteous.  I appreciate that they took the time to explain things to me.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on January 21, 2011, 12:42:04 PM
I am sooo appreciative that we have avoided many snow storms this season!  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on January 21, 2011, 12:42:59 PM
I appreciate the inner growth I'm experiencing.  Every day seems to bring about a new revelation!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: kdaniels33 on January 21, 2011, 12:44:27 PM
You never know from one day to the next what interesting things will happen.  I am so grateful for all of the new people I'm meeting and those who are reaching out to me from the 3rd Sunday meetups!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: coach_gold on January 21, 2011, 01:02:25 PM
I appreciate meeting Diane today and hearing about this forum.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on January 22, 2011, 05:41:45 AM
I appreciate meeting people.  They give energy and it is always refreshing to hear what they have to say.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on January 22, 2011, 08:15:35 PM
I appreciate that our minds can be flexible. That we can control it whichever way we want it. Therefore I choose to always be positive and appreciative and be a visionary.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on January 23, 2011, 05:31:52 AM
appreciate I am alive today!!!
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:13:52 AM
Appreciating the #864 bus line in Guangzhou for its convenience.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:15:22 AM
Appreciating a day with Leanne,

a dear friend, I have come to treasure,

for all the laughter and chatter and time just walking together.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:16:14 AM
Appreciating a stranger's kindness

for offering to take a picture of Leanne and Me.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:17:58 AM
Appreciating the deep linguistic roots of the phrase mai dongxi (买东西)

literally meaning by East and west,

extending from ancient times along the Silk Road.......
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:18:40 AM
Appreciating a warmer day midst a frigid winter in south China.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:19:37 AM
Appreciating the hutongs, the alleys and the winding paths between them

filled with shops and people.........
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:20:46 AM
Appreciating the little boy in China Mobile today

playing with his little truck, sharing his smile
and pushing his truck to strangers, hoping they would return it to him. :D
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:22:00 AM
Appreciating the kindness of the Da Xing/Da TIng, the street vendors here

for always looking out for me,

even when that means tracking me down on the street to return a glove....

So incredibly kind.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:22:54 AM
Appreciating the opportunity to read student essays,

thoughts and words, emotions and beliefs

extending from the heart...........truly an honour.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:23:46 AM
Appreciating the serenity of the Xiangse river,

the Baiyun (White Cloud) mountain

and the bamboo trees.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:24:58 AM
Appreciating the silence in teaching building 3 here,

the space usually filled with students reciting, reading aloud and studying together,
recalling the hum, the murmur of the weeks past.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:26:37 AM
Appreciating the cultural park on campus,

the world of "both and"

in which Shakespeare and Marx, Kong zi and Leonardo DiVincci
and Lao zi and Einstein coexist.............

Really awesome.....
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:27:08 AM
Appreciating curiosity................
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:27:58 AM
Appreciating the red blossoms that close nightly along the pathway of the Xiang se river...........
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:28:57 AM
Appreciating the older woman, who despite difficulty walking, literally shuffling along,
traverses the campus and offers her greetings.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:30:03 AM
Appreciating the lion dances and fireworks here

as businesses close for the Spring Festival,

knowing that the fireworks will again commence after the new year.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:31:04 AM
Appreciating the stores and streets alive with red lanterns and lights,

faux blossoms and the like, merely heightening the festive mood here.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:31:40 AM
Appreciating the simplicity of every day life.......
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:32:21 AM
Appreciating Professor Osamu

for his kindness.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:33:26 AM
Appreciating knowing when each of my acquaintances and friends will return home for Spring Festival,
learning about their families, customs and hometowns.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:34:11 AM
Appreciating a smile,
for its value, something that can always be given from the heart..........
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:35:10 AM
Appreciating the little pathway to my door
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:36:22 AM
Appreciating Susan Huang

for all she gives to foreigners here,
for all she facilitates, encourages and does.

You are amazing!!!!!!
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:37:06 AM
Appreciating Pamela Brown

for her love of language and people.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:38:33 AM
Appreciating water

for its strength, its fluidity, its flexibility,
and life giving qualities.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:41:10 AM
Appreciating darkness here in the Middle Kingdom

as I walk back to my room
up the hill past the Graduate dorms where the civil service exams scholars once lived,
past the hutongs and scholar villas, past the river and bridge and park-side
and the meandering stone pathway, up another hill and around the bend.........
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:41:42 AM
Appreciating stillness.......
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:42:58 AM
Appreciating how one appreciation inevitably leads to another

and another and so on
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:44:00 AM
Appreciating life bridges
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on January 23, 2011, 07:06:01 PM
Appreciating my students today. They were all well behaved and I am so happy that they were having fun while they learn. I appreciate these children.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:14:13 PM
Appreciating Anthropology

and all that it entails,
its many branches, sub-branches and the way that it connects all aspects of life.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:15:04 PM
Appreciating how studying medicine

truly is the study of life.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:16:13 PM
Appreciating Shang Han Lun

for the wisdom it contains and the perpetual ways it adds to healing and prevention.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:16:57 PM
Appreciating  SAGES

for their living contributions to society.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:17:34 PM
Appreciating the mountaintop
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:19:13 PM
Appreciating the gate of the International convention center here,

a perfect blend of East and West,
with its curved columns and red lanterns dispersed between each one--
harmony and beauty.....
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:20:04 PM
Appreciating the Yi Jing

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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:20:53 PM
Appreciating the HSK CDs I found,

invaluable study aids.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:21:54 PM
Appreciating children

and the way theri smiles seem to light up the world,
extend from their whole inner beings....... :D
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:22:45 PM
Appreciating the little five-year-old girl

who let me help her with her homework while her Mom helped customers.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:23:58 PM
Appreciating the cyclical nature of life

and seeing it in action.......
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:25:01 PM
Appreciating the outdoor square just beyond the university

where people gather, movies are sometimes played

and people just enjoy each other.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:26:26 PM
Appreciating the little used book store

run by people from Shantou.

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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:27:15 PM
Appreciating sharing

from the heart, from the mind, from the soul...........
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:27:50 PM
Appreciating the nature and quality of exchanges
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:28:45 PM
Appreciating my students' dreams for the future.

Wishing them every happiness and joy in discovery along the way.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:29:19 PM
Appreciating each moment.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:29:54 PM
Appreciating each moment.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:30:59 PM
Appreciating memories of Zhang Wen Mei and me

truly priceless treasures, forever alive within my heart.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:33:22 PM
Appreciating Feng Qing Ying

for her amazing spirit, for her friendship and her love,

for her courage, her strength and fortitude

to live each day in honor of the family and home she lost in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.

Thanks so much for your friendship and for your valuable lessons.

Love and blessings to you always!
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:34:26 PM
Appreciating friends

through thick and thin, through good times and bad........
Friendship is forever!
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:36:20 PM
Appreciating Professor Ellen CK Johnson

revisiting Southeast Asian early 20 years after her fieldwork,

for her curiosity, her love of the cultures, people and region

and for her joy in it all.

Blessings to you always! :D
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:37:34 PM
Appreciating Professor Alexander Bolyanatz

for being my Professor, my mentor and friend,

for his honesty and friendship and support through the years.
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:40:40 PM
Appreciating GUY MEROLA

for the eight years we spent together,

for the love and laughter and tears,
for the spiritual connection we shared
and the privilege and honor it was.

Thank-you for sharing, for giving of yourself
and enabling an opportunity few people ever find within this life.

You gave me so much before your passing onto the next life.

Love you always!
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:42:16 PM
Appreciating Professor Charles O. Ellenbaum

for encouragement, for "converting" an unsuspecting anthropology student
into an anthropologist and professor.

Thanks for being you! Blessings to you always!
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:43:59 PM
Appreciating Professor Jane JiaJing Wu

for teaching me so many things,
for helping me see the aspects of life and language and history,
for sharing so much knowledge and experience
and for her friendship and her love.

I love you always! Blessings to you!
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Post by: debra on January 23, 2011, 08:44:37 PM
Appreciating some time to rest.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on January 24, 2011, 06:36:21 AM
Appreciating being able to get up in the morning and is healthy.  Driving my daughter to school and spend time to talk with her even for a few minutes. 
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on January 24, 2011, 06:37:20 AM
appreciating debra's explanation of things in chinese that it is east and west.  I noticed that the other day and wondered why that is.  Thanks Debra, keep on writing.
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Post by: kdaniels33 on January 24, 2011, 01:37:59 PM
I ate dinner at a Morrocan restaurant last night and was so impressed with the owner.  I appreicate how attentive, kind and friendly he was.  It does make you feel special when someone goes the extra mile to befirend you.  Thank you Ahmed for your wonderful hospitality!
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Post by: kdaniels33 on January 24, 2011, 01:38:53 PM
I am so grateful for all of the powerful information that just keeps coming my way.  It makes every day so exciting!!  Thank you!!!
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Post by: kdaniels33 on January 24, 2011, 01:42:05 PM
I am grateful to Wiliam Young, the author of "The Shack".  I'm reading this book for the second time and am amazed at how skillful and talented this author is.  I heard his CD about his life story - soooo powerful!  I thank you sincerely, William Young, for your powerful book and for sharing your dramatic life story with us all!!!!
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Post by: kdaniels33 on January 24, 2011, 01:42:38 PM
Thank you God, for this day!
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on January 25, 2011, 05:44:11 AM
I appreciate this website, I got myself a 3 star, which means I am progressing having positive energy.  Helping me practice appreciate everyday.  I appreciate this website because it recognizes my effort to want to have a positive change.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on January 26, 2011, 06:22:46 AM
Snow is here. Another day to spend time with children who are growing very fast. I appreciate the snow.
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Post by: kdaniels33 on January 26, 2011, 09:29:51 AM
Even though I was appreciative of avoiding past winter storms, I do appreciate the one we're getting today.  I think snow can be purifying and our climate needs purification.  i will take advantage of the day by getting work done in the house!!  Thank you God!
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Post by: kdaniels33 on January 26, 2011, 09:31:17 AM
I appreciate the teachings of Jesus Christ who came to show us all how to live and be the best we can be!  Thank you Jesus!!!
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on January 26, 2011, 09:56:22 AM
Jesus is a smart man. Even thought some people don't believe He is God.  If you study his ways and his dealings with life, it is very empowering. Truly a visionary. Glad He was born to change the world.  I appreciate Kathy for mentioning Him, now I can follow suit!
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Post by: debra on January 27, 2011, 04:21:23 AM
Appreciating wishing everyone Xiao Nian Kuai le 小年快乐!

In China, this holiday occurs just one week before the New Year!

More Here (http://www.chinavoc.com/festivals/KitchenGod.htm)
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Post by: debra on January 27, 2011, 04:22:20 AM
Appreciating Lynette

for passing the 100 mark in appreciations.

Congratulations, Lynette! You are amazing!! :) ;) :D
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Post by: debra on January 27, 2011, 04:26:14 AM
Appreciating James Fallows

for his series in The Atlantic Monthly

painting a more accurate picture for people through a thought experiment

in his series Imagining America as China (http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2011/01/imagining-america-as-china/69650/)

Thank-you for your insightfulness.
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Post by: debra on January 27, 2011, 04:27:36 AM
Appreciating the little things in life,

the small things we rarely notice but often grab our attention at unexpected moments.
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Post by: debra on January 27, 2011, 04:28:38 AM
Appreciating friendship across culture, language and geography-

The heart bridges all!
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Post by: debra on January 27, 2011, 04:29:06 AM
Appreciating nightfall
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Post by: debra on January 27, 2011, 04:29:58 AM
Appreciating the moments,

breathing in and out, relaxing for a bit.
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Post by: debra on January 27, 2011, 04:30:31 AM
Appreciating life's cyclical nature
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Post by: debra on January 27, 2011, 04:31:50 AM
Appreciating stilling to watch the koi fish swim in the Xiangse river,

noting their colors and the directions in which they swim,

as pairs or schools.......awesome.
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Post by: debra on January 27, 2011, 04:32:28 AM
Appreciating the end of a semester
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Post by: debra on January 27, 2011, 04:33:16 AM
Appreciating how translation work really asks one to step into another's mind and culture.
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Post by: debra on January 27, 2011, 04:34:01 AM
Appreciating multilingual people

for being such wonderful life bridges.
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Post by: debra on January 27, 2011, 04:35:29 AM
Appreciating differences and how they color our world,

create opportunities for dialogue and learning and heightened understanding

and multicultural competence.
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Post by: debra on January 27, 2011, 04:36:13 AM
Appreciating love

for all that gives, encourages and promotes.
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Post by: debra on January 27, 2011, 04:37:12 AM
Appreciating the opportunity to see through other people's eyes'
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Post by: kdaniels33 on January 27, 2011, 08:10:34 AM
I so appreciate my neighbor Kerry!  I woke up this morning preparing to go outside and clean the snow off my car and shovel our sidewalks only to see that Kerry had done it all - even my steps!!!   Thank you Kerry!!!
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Post by: kdaniels33 on January 27, 2011, 08:11:57 AM
I appreciate the opportunity to look deeper into life, consciousness and elevating my awareness....a work in progress!
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on January 27, 2011, 01:51:13 PM
I appreciate the electricity which makes my life so easy. Thanks to Benjamin Franklin for inventing it!
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on January 27, 2011, 01:54:38 PM
I appreciate the mailman who comes by our house to deliver mail, rain or shine or snow.  The mailman's work is difficult driving around ensuring mail is delivered. They are very honest and reliable. Due to their service I am able to connect with other people. I appreciate the mail man.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on January 28, 2011, 06:14:15 AM
Appreciating Conrad Hilton's autobiography titled "Be My Guest". Well written and he is very humble despite all his achievement, he always thanked the people who helped him and God.  He always prays. He said he starts his morning kneeling down praying to God and thanking Him for all his blessings.  He offers gratitude to all the people who supported his endeavors especially his mother. I recommend this book, very uplifting.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on January 28, 2011, 05:58:01 PM
Appreciating the people I talked today. I appreciated their candidness. Appreciate their friendship.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on January 29, 2011, 06:54:57 AM
I appreciate the sport swimming. It keeps my daughter happy and engage.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on January 29, 2011, 06:56:31 AM
I appreciate the people I spoke yesterday. They are very helpful and took the time to listen to me. They are very supportive.  I appreciate my Nanny, who is trustworthy and reliable. I miss her already she left to visit China. I appreciate the warmth she brings to our family and her sunny smile.
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Post by: kdaniels33 on January 29, 2011, 09:03:16 AM
I appreciate my cousin Bruce who turned his life around in a big way.  I am grateful to him for his accomplishments as well as the support he provides me.  Thank you Bruce!!
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on January 29, 2011, 09:04:50 AM
I appreciate this website, every time I have a negative thought, I come here and type positive things and what are my appreciations are and suddenly my negative thoughts are gone and the weight on my shoulder is lightened.  I am glad I am able to type here anytime I want. Lately due to my appreciations positive energy are coming to me. Taking a look at a world with an eye of appreciation really changes things.  Suddenly you have no worries, life is peaceful, and happy.  I always ask my self now is this thought useful? If not, I banish it and sit here and type away. What a simple strategy. To all who are reading I appreciate you are reading my post.
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Post by: kdaniels33 on January 29, 2011, 09:13:55 AM
I especially want to appreciate my cousin Bruce and the manner in which he dealt with the death of his 3 year old daughter.  His daughter was the beneficiary of "Make a Wish" foundation so got to go to Disney World before she passed.  Bruce and his wife Barbara were amazing in the manner in which they dealt with her death!!  They showered her with so much love and attention and were able to learn so much from their daughter from the short time she was with them.  I often think of their experience; it was like something you'd see in a movie.  Love you Bruce and Barbara!
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on January 30, 2011, 06:50:37 AM
I appreciate going to my neighborhood party. I met new neighbors.  It is good to have camaraderie.
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Post by: kdaniels33 on January 31, 2011, 07:46:18 AM
I appreciate the love an support I receive from family and friends.
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Post by: kdaniels33 on January 31, 2011, 07:47:18 AM
I appreciate the lessons I'm learning in how to let go of hurts more quickly.
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Post by: debra on February 02, 2011, 04:57:54 PM
Appreciating CHINESE NEW YEAR

Wishing you all a blessed, prosperous, fulfilling and happy year of the rabbit!

恭喜发财! (Gong Xi Fa Cai:-)
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Post by: debra on February 02, 2011, 04:59:49 PM
Appreciating so many family and friends

celebrating Spring Festival in their hometowns,

treasuring their relatives, children, spouses and extended families

and savoring the moments.

Love and blessings to you all!
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Post by: debra on February 02, 2011, 05:00:44 PM
Appreciating my son

for helping out with DA and with things at home.

Words cannot express the depth of my gratitude!
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Post by: debra on February 02, 2011, 05:01:39 PM
Appreciating fireworks

for adding immeasurably to the festivities.
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Post by: debra on February 02, 2011, 05:02:43 PM
Appreciating omnipresent precious opportunities.
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Post by: debra on February 02, 2011, 05:03:29 PM
Appreciating Professor Osamu

for his kindness, his love of his country and his students.

Blessings to you!
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Post by: debra on February 02, 2011, 05:03:58 PM
Appreciating my daughter for her diligence.
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Post by: debra on February 02, 2011, 05:04:26 PM
Appreciating the seasons.
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Post by: debra on February 02, 2011, 05:05:26 PM
Appreciating the rhythm of life,

stilling to listen,

dancing to its beat,

feeling its pulsations within my soul.
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Post by: debra on February 02, 2011, 05:06:10 PM
Appreciating the men and women dedicated to global stewardship for future generations.
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Post by: debra on February 02, 2011, 05:07:31 PM
Appreciating the people who take time to collect the recyclables from bins,

from the ground, and other places.
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Post by: debra on February 02, 2011, 05:08:35 PM
Appreciating my friends in Egypt,

for the mom nets and conversations shared.

Praying for your peace, safety and well-being.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 02, 2011, 05:09:12 PM
Appreciating the bridges of friendship and life.

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Post by: debra on February 02, 2011, 05:09:58 PM
Appreciating friends on new pathways,

savoring joy, excitement and novelty.
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Post by: debra on February 02, 2011, 05:11:06 PM
Appreciating friendship

for its strength, its love,
its smiles, laughter and tears.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on February 04, 2011, 05:10:36 AM
I appreciate my business partners who will open up their book of business to me.  My partners who are trusting me by a leap of faith.
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Post by: debra on February 05, 2011, 06:48:48 AM
Appreciating MARISSA

for sharing, for conversations and friendship,
for her heart, mind, talent and skill, and her willingness to share for the benefit of others.

Love and blessings to you, Marissa. Love and miss you so much.
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Post by: debra on February 05, 2011, 07:07:10 AM
Appreciating Mountains

for their beauty, for all the biodversity they cultivate,
for their gentle strength.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on February 05, 2011, 07:57:47 AM
I appreciate Steve and Trung who are helping me to be successful in my field.  I appreciate the book A course  in miracles which is very enlightening as well as deeply profound.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on February 05, 2011, 07:58:48 AM
I appreciate my son, Theodore who never ceases to give me a hug every morning and greet me "good morning!".
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on February 06, 2011, 04:35:24 AM
I appreciate my daughter who wakes up so early to go to swimming.  I appreciate her dedication and for being a good kid.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on February 07, 2011, 07:27:15 PM
I appreciate the people I met today. They were very understanding and they like me!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on February 09, 2011, 07:28:28 AM
I appreciate my nanny is back.  She helps me a lot to care for the children.  She is reliable and likes my children.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on February 11, 2011, 06:59:51 AM
I appreciate good books that help me improve my mind.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on February 13, 2011, 06:10:37 AM
appreciate my students, who come to class, and gives me the opportunity to teach them how to be loving and kind.  I have well behaved students and I thanked them for it.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on February 17, 2011, 08:32:14 PM
I appreciate this website because I am able to redirect my thoughts to be more loving and productive.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 18, 2011, 12:27:04 PM
I appreciate this website because I am able to redirect my thoughts to be more loving and productive.

Appreciating the many ways this website redirects thought, cultivates loving kindness and appreciation.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 18, 2011, 12:33:25 PM
Appreciating the beauty of the Lantern Festival

the perpetuation of tradition,
and the new beginnings, the hope and light it inspires.

More information Here (http://english.cntv.cn/program/learnchinese/20100524/102750.shtml)
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Post by: debra on February 18, 2011, 12:36:38 PM
Appreciating hearts coming together

casting forth love and light into the world.
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Post by: debra on February 18, 2011, 12:37:10 PM
Appreciating HEALING ENERGY
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 18, 2011, 12:37:48 PM
Appreciating self-cultivation and renewal
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 18, 2011, 12:38:39 PM
Appreciating the beauty, love and positive energy

released into the universe midst difficult times.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 18, 2011, 12:39:05 PM
Appreciating first steps
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Post by: debra on February 18, 2011, 12:39:41 PM
Appreciating endurance and diligence, and devotion.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 18, 2011, 12:40:07 PM
Appreciating the journey of the soul.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 18, 2011, 12:40:54 PM
Appreciating life bridges

and all that extend them, helping many to reach the distant shores.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 18, 2011, 12:41:48 PM
Appreciating how life introduces many opportunities

even when we are not looking :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 18, 2011, 12:42:12 PM
Appreciating the written word
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 18, 2011, 12:43:36 PM
Appreciating understanding that supersedes all words and formal explanation

but joins hearts, and lives and minds at a profound level.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 18, 2011, 12:44:19 PM
Appreciating the beauty of Victoria Harbor
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 18, 2011, 12:45:16 PM
Appreciating the bamboo tree just beyond my window
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 18, 2011, 12:45:47 PM
Appreciating watching the Koi fish dancing to the Lion Dance music.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 18, 2011, 12:47:12 PM
Appreciating the wonder of the sunlight

and the ways in which it penetrates the body,
light the heart and soul fires
and sustains life.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 18, 2011, 12:47:43 PM
Appreciating unexpected kindness.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 18, 2011, 12:48:39 PM
Appreciating the people who share so many of their life stories

with me--precious gifts and treasures.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 18, 2011, 12:49:13 PM
Appreciating novelty.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 18, 2011, 12:49:41 PM
Appreciating the wisdom of experience.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 18, 2011, 12:50:26 PM
Appreciating life connections

beyond borders, regions, culture, language and beliefs.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 18, 2011, 12:51:02 PM
Appreciating choices

in each moment.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 18, 2011, 12:52:09 PM
Appreciating the ABC family in Washington D.C.

appreciating each other, growing in love and friendship.

Love to all of you!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 18, 2011, 12:52:45 PM
Appreciating LIZ

for her journey of the heart and the soul.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on February 24, 2011, 05:32:02 PM
I appreciate ACIM a lot and my buddy.  It has allowed me to change my life.  It has helped me to be more focus on the truth of this world which is be loving, forgive, and joy.  This is all our purpose.  How easy.  I love it!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on February 27, 2011, 02:46:27 PM
I am appreciate the creation of meet up, because through the meet up I met a lot of good people who are now my friends.
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Post by: rohinisingh on February 27, 2011, 03:34:14 PM
Appreciating Debra


                        For her kindness and steadfastness.
             
                         Lots of love to you!
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Post by: rohinisingh on February 27, 2011, 03:36:02 PM
Appreciating Diane ABC
               
                                For everything you have done here!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: rohinisingh on February 27, 2011, 03:38:40 PM
Appreciating Time!

                       Changes with time!

                                                Wisdom with time!

                                                                        Being one with time!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on February 28, 2011, 09:19:23 PM
Today is a great day.  Everyone was courteous and nice to me.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on March 02, 2011, 07:20:10 PM
I appreciate A Course in Miracles.  It is the best. Change my life.  I thank God for it! It is just great. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on March 06, 2011, 06:50:02 PM
I appreciate ACIM, because it is helping me erase my fear.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on March 13, 2011, 07:32:12 PM
I appreciate the opportunity to become a computer geek, using SMF.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 14, 2011, 11:43:43 AM
Appreciating Lynette

for her willingness to try new things and learn SMF. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 14, 2011, 11:44:52 AM
Appreciating heartstrings........

the way they connect people, thoughts, action, intention and love beyond borders. <3
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 14, 2011, 11:45:53 AM
Appreciating technology

and the way it connects people in disasters.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 14, 2011, 11:47:04 AM
Appreciating the people of Japan

for their tenacity, endurance, physical and spiritual stamina.

Love and energy and healing to you and your families! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 14, 2011, 11:48:11 AM
Appreciating the many people who have engaged in rescue and relief efforts in Japan.

Appreciating your courage, strength, compassion and love.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 14, 2011, 11:51:12 AM
Appreciating my first grade teacher, Mrs. Cadell,

for building global citizens at a such a young age

by intertwining a year of lessons and learning with Japanese, language, arts, culture and practices,

opening hearts and minds to people seemingly far away long before the days of the Internet.

For all of us, it has been a priceless gift that keeps giving, teaching, encouraging and empowering.

Thank-you so very much!
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Post by: debra on March 14, 2011, 11:52:39 AM
Appreciating my son, Jesse,

for his love of Japan, for his dedication and pursuit of learning a language and culture

and connecting them by serving as a cultural bridge.

Love you, Nangua!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 14, 2011, 11:53:19 AM
Appreciating nature

Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 14, 2011, 11:53:51 AM
Appreciating how priceless each moment really is........
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Post by: debra on March 14, 2011, 11:54:20 AM
Appreciating that life is change
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Post by: debra on March 14, 2011, 11:57:41 AM
Appreciating love bridges, life bridges and friendship

for all that they encourage, empower and extend.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on March 17, 2011, 06:47:47 PM
I appreciate this website, because it allows me to find my unhidden talent.  I appreciate that it has allow me to grow, improve, and have inner peace.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 20, 2011, 01:30:54 PM
Appreciating Cross stitching with friends

sharing conversations and techniques across language and culture,

learning from one another while making things for people we love.

Priceless moments.......
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 20, 2011, 01:31:44 PM
Appreciating different kinds of threads and floss

the way they feel and look,
the depth they empower and the beauty they create.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 20, 2011, 01:32:28 PM
Appreciating  love

its gifts in every moment. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 20, 2011, 01:33:09 PM
Appreciating Chinese culture

for cultivating appreciations and humility.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 20, 2011, 01:34:52 PM
Appreciating the resourcefulness of the Japanese High School students
in the Tsunami stricken region

for dedicating their efforts and time to carrying buckets of water from the high school swimming pools so that others might benefit.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 20, 2011, 01:38:13 PM
Appreciating hearts and souls that come together.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 20, 2011, 01:38:56 PM
Appreciating HOPE

for its beauty, its power, its potentiality!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 20, 2011, 01:39:37 PM
Appreciating the power of NOW

living in the moment,
fully-present.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 20, 2011, 01:40:48 PM
Appreciating all the people in the world

dedicating acts, thoughts, intentions and prayers
toward building a beautiful community.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on March 20, 2011, 06:26:44 PM
I appreciate this website where I can practice full appreciation and be good about it.  Because of this website I found new friends and I am now a full member.  How about that!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on March 21, 2011, 06:43:44 AM
This website is just superb.  I am glad I can post here with all my appreciations and help uplift other people's lives with my posting.  Isn't this great?!!!! I intend to inspire people to live up to their potential. If someone like me realizes how great this website is and how it helped me, it should be able to help others.   
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Post by: nmw on March 22, 2011, 04:18:30 AM
Hi All!  :D

Appreciating all who continue to make daily appreciations happen :)

Here's an interesting podcast: http://blogs.hbr.org/ideacast/2010/11/why-a-happy-brain-performs-bet.html -- WOOHOO for daily appreciations!!! ;)

I'm still busy with my "raising awareness" work -- I want to share a beautiful song that I've probably listened to almost 100 times today (good thing it's only about 2 minutes long)... maybe someone with a voice that is able to reach really high notes could sing it?

Lovers from the Start (http://www.music.name/4/start-here/)

:) nmw
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on March 24, 2011, 03:04:55 PM
I appreciate where I work which is AllSTATE they are very accommodating to me.  They trusted me from day one!  It is a leap of faith and I value their trust like the precious salt.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 25, 2011, 11:29:56 AM
Appreciating Norbert

for sharing his appreciation here,

for contributing love and light to the DA RIVER!

Blessings to you! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 25, 2011, 11:31:23 AM
Appreciating LYNETTE MELCHER

for her love, her light, her journey of discovery
and the river of appreciations that have extended from it!

Thanks so much for sharing them here and giving to the world!

Blessings to you!
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Post by: debra on March 25, 2011, 11:32:00 AM
Appreciating LOVE

its omnipresence within the world.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 25, 2011, 11:33:06 AM
Appreciating my son, Jesse,

for his many acts of kindness.

Love you, son! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 25, 2011, 11:34:12 AM
Appreciating my MOM

for fostering collies through collie rescue,

for giving them much more than a home, but love and care and loving kindness.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on March 25, 2011, 11:34:58 AM
Appreciating the beauty of St. Olaf University's campus

and my son's affinity for it.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on April 01, 2011, 04:28:31 PM
Appreciating ALL THE HEALERS IN THE WORLD

Love and blessings to you all for your selfless dedication.....
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on April 02, 2011, 05:53:41 AM
I appreciate the kindness of people. They empower me and I do what I do because they believe in me that keeps me going.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on April 02, 2011, 05:57:15 AM
I appreciate Conrad Hilton's book Be My Guest.  His book is very humbling.  He is a successful man but he credits his success not to himself but to God and all the people who helped, supported, and believed in him.  He says that he dreams, work, and pray.  He wakes up with his knees on the floor to pray.  He is a very humble and a spiritual man. I like Conrad Hilton founder of Hilton Hotel.  He believes in peace and all being one.  This is his mission for his hotel that when you enter his hotel that you leave all your burden behind the front door, and where every guest from different nation despite their differences will be friends as soon as they enter his hotel. Isn't this beautiful?  Good thing I read his book it is very inspiring.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on April 03, 2011, 04:04:03 PM
I appreciate my peace of mind.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on April 03, 2011, 04:09:59 PM
I appreciate my young students.  They are so cute and full of trust in me. We had a good game today and they made me laugh and they laughed so hard too. Everyone became a friend in the class, which is the name of the game in the world. We are all friends regardless.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on April 03, 2011, 04:11:16 PM
I am bursting with joy. I appreciate this website that I am able to share my joy to all people who are reading this post.  May my joy expand to you, so we can all be happy and make this a better world!  What a great website!  ;D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on April 03, 2011, 04:12:25 PM
This website is wonderful, can you imagine it counted I have already made 229 appreciations?  What an achievement for me.  I appreciate all the audience who reads my blurb in this website.  I appreciate you all. Life is just great!!!!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on April 09, 2011, 10:44:52 AM
I appreciate the people I work with at AllState.  They are very supportive.  It is a blessing.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on April 09, 2011, 10:45:51 AM
I appreciate the challenges in life.  It make me closer to Jesus. Reminds me Jesus is my Friend, Mary is my mother.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on April 10, 2011, 12:17:48 PM
Appreciating LYNETTE

for her love and joy and for sharing it here.

Blessings to you!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on April 10, 2011, 12:18:35 PM
Appreciating Baidu MP3

for its availability,
for keeping me company:-)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on April 10, 2011, 12:19:21 PM
Appreciating friends

always connected by the heart, even when we're miles apart.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on April 11, 2011, 06:51:24 PM
I appreciate the world for being kind to me.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on April 14, 2011, 09:18:06 AM
I appreciate my brothers who are so unconditionally loving, unconditionally accepting.  They are the light of my world.  I have the greatest brother.  They are saints.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on May 04, 2011, 04:31:14 AM
Appreciating Mary who has always stood by me, unwavering, always steady, a friend forever.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on May 07, 2011, 02:36:03 PM
Appreciating challenges for cultivating growth.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on May 07, 2011, 02:36:28 PM
Appreciating discovery
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on May 07, 2011, 02:37:01 PM
Appreciate finding without seeking:-)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on May 07, 2011, 02:37:51 PM
Appreciating courage and diligence

and all they cultivate, empower and enable.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on May 07, 2011, 02:38:22 PM
Appreciating ONENESS
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on May 07, 2011, 02:39:28 PM
Appreciating the gifts of diversity,

linguistic and cultural treasures.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on May 07, 2011, 02:40:16 PM
Appreciating my students preparing for study abroad,

for their courage, their strength, their tenacity and curiosity.
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Post by: debra on May 07, 2011, 02:40:46 PM
Appreciating moments with friends.
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Post by: debra on May 07, 2011, 02:41:35 PM
Appreciating kindness shining through so many places.
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Post by: debra on May 07, 2011, 02:42:01 PM
Appreciating the world as one family!
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Post by: debra on May 07, 2011, 02:43:08 PM
Appreciating the ability to appreciate through life's challenges, tests and trails
and realize that each of them offers opportunities to be grateful!
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on May 09, 2011, 05:25:44 AM
appreciating a kind world.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on May 09, 2011, 05:28:50 AM
appreciate my babysitter Weiwei, she is reliable and is trustworthy.  Because of her I am able to work and my children are able to go to their activities without any hitch.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on May 09, 2011, 05:29:21 AM
appreciate my lawyers who worked hard on my case.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on May 09, 2011, 06:16:39 AM
I appreciate this website it has a way of lifting my spirits up.  Everytime you count your blessings, life turns out to be good after all.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on May 09, 2011, 06:24:22 AM
I appreciate myself, I now have a 4 star.  I am happy I am able to appreciate. Life is great!
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on May 14, 2011, 10:11:12 PM
I appreciate Mary for always supporting me.
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Post by: debra on May 18, 2011, 10:38:30 AM
Appreciating Claudia

my NCC daughter

for her inner strength, her tenacity and her love for her work!

Love and blessings!
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Post by: debra on May 18, 2011, 10:40:05 AM
Appreciating needlework

for reconnecting the spirit with the action,

love in every stitch!

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Post by: debra on May 18, 2011, 10:41:12 AM
Appreciating colors and textures

and the opportunities to work with threads in vast array.
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Post by: debra on May 18, 2011, 10:42:51 AM
Appreciating Susan Huang

for her love, her friendship and for sharing time some evenings stitching together,
chatting and just being in the moment.

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Post by: debra on May 18, 2011, 10:43:44 AM
Appreciating the middle place, the middle path and its wonders.
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Post by: debra on May 18, 2011, 10:44:41 AM
Appreciating the beauty of language.

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Post by: debra on May 18, 2011, 10:45:12 AM
Appreciating the beauty of a full moon.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on May 19, 2011, 07:54:03 AM
I appreciate all the people I work with.  They are all supportive of me.  I love them all.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on May 23, 2011, 08:42:45 PM
I  appreciate all the people I am working with. They are very kind, supportive, and lovable.
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Post by: debra on May 24, 2011, 11:03:44 AM
Appreciating the beauty of Mei (Plum) flowers
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Post by: debra on May 24, 2011, 11:04:28 AM
Appreciating moments spent watching Koi fish.
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Post by: debra on May 24, 2011, 11:06:11 AM
Appreciating Hunan, Huaihua China

for welcoming a stranger years ago, welcoming me into the community,
into its social and professional circles
and doing so with love and kindness.

I love you all! Blessings to you!
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Post by: debra on May 24, 2011, 11:07:42 AM
Appreciating the beauty of the mountains,

and the wonderful ways they wrap around Hunan, Huaihua,

stand like ancients protecting the city, watching over all below.
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Post by: debra on May 24, 2011, 11:09:50 AM
Appreciating serendipity, (Yuan fen 缘分)

meeting a woman from Huaihua, who also bought a home in Zhongfang,
where the new Red Cross International Chinese Medicine Hospital is.
Appreciating her friendship, time and conversations and the beauty of friendship!
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Post by: debra on May 24, 2011, 11:10:22 AM
Appreciating strength of spirit.
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Post by: debra on May 24, 2011, 11:11:37 AM
Appreciating all the different types and designs of umbrellas in China

the artistic ones, the ones for sun, and the ones for rain and sun.
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Post by: debra on May 24, 2011, 11:12:17 AM
Appreciating umbrella stands in various places.
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Post by: debra on May 24, 2011, 11:30:44 AM
Appreciating a needle and thread and the possibilities those simple things engender.
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Post by: debra on May 24, 2011, 12:32:27 PM
Appreciating photography as "writing with light."
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Post by: debra on May 24, 2011, 12:33:44 PM
Appreciating how the camera obscura

promoted and facilitated so many discoveries,
so many artworks and sparked creativity
and continues to do so in its present form.
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Post by: debra on May 24, 2011, 12:34:23 PM
Appreciating LYNETTE

and wondering what she'll appreciate next!
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:18:05 PM
Appreciating ALL DA MEMBERS

for all that they share, for all the love and light and gratitude they contribute to the world!

Thank you all so much!

Wishing you blessings in abundance!
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:19:37 PM
Appreciating ALL DAILY APPRECIATIONS READERS AND VIEWERS

Thanks so much for visiting and sharing this with others!

Blessings to you!
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:21:53 PM
Appreciating more than 16000 posts on Daily Appreciations by all its members!

You are all amazing! :D
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:25:35 PM
Appreciating LOVE and LIGHT and COMPASSION
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:33:29 PM
Appreciating ART

as an outlet for creativity,
as a way of reconnecting spirit and action,
as a way to learn about and understand culture.
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:34:29 PM
Appreciating Daily Appreciation beginnings on Omidyar.net

and the ways DA has grown.
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:34:56 PM
Appreciating Anthropology
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:35:29 PM
Appreciating HEALING FOR OUR WORLD
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:36:37 PM
Appreciating the idea of so many medicines and healing strategies working together for health.
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:37:34 PM
Appreciating the medicine bridge, the archway,
connecting so many,
empowering so many and truly healing!
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:38:02 PM
Appreciating the kindness of strangers! :D
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:38:30 PM
Appreciating ONE GLOBAL FAMILY!
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:38:58 PM
Appreciating TENACITY and DILIGENCE!
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:39:26 PM
Appreciating LAUGHTER!
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:39:57 PM
Appreciating SMILES.
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:40:32 PM
Appreciating HEARTS and SPIRITS THAT CONNECT ACROSS MILES!
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:41:27 PM
Appreciating TRUTH across time and space,

extending from antiquity through current day!
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:42:01 PM
Appreciating a perpetual journey in quest of treasures.
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:42:29 PM
Appreciating dedication for the sake of others.
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:43:29 PM
Appreciating gratitude

and the opportunity to express it in all we say and do.
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:44:20 PM
Appreciating cross stitch as a mode of gratitude,

gifts stitched with love, when words are not enough.
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:45:01 PM
Appreciating opportunities to bridge East and West
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:46:07 PM
Appreciating the DA RIVER

and all that it connects, empowers and does

through the love and light and gratitude it emanates!
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:46:50 PM
Appreciating the heart of a healer
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:47:28 PM
Appreciating the few moments spent within the DA River today,

true blessings!
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:48:01 PM
Appreciating love in every moment.
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:48:49 PM
Appreciating how ideas connect people and solve problems.
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:49:27 PM
Appreciating COMMUNITY

for its value, its strength.
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:50:05 PM
Appreciating a "prepared mind"  open to all things.
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:50:41 PM
Appreciating "family and friends" wherever we find them.
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:51:18 PM
Appreciating inquiry and exploration
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:56:39 PM
Appreciating how one appreciation engenders another and another and so on.........
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:57:30 PM
Appreciating the ways in which difficult time elucidate the abundance in scarcity:-)
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:58:12 PM
Appreciating self-reflection and self-cultivation.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:58:47 PM
Appreciating the spirit.
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Post by: debra on May 26, 2011, 01:59:58 PM
Appreciating Guy Merola

for teaching me that we have only now-a precious gift!
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on June 01, 2011, 03:26:31 AM
It is great to be part of this wonderful community.
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Post by: debra on June 05, 2011, 03:12:39 PM
Appreciating the sunrise inaugurating a new day!
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on June 11, 2011, 05:42:25 AM
I appreciate my cat, she is unconditionally loving and forgiving.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on June 11, 2011, 05:43:05 AM
I appreciate David R Hawkins book.  It is so powerful, it gave me new pairs of eyes to see.  Thanks to Dwan!
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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 07:50:21 PM
Appreciating a very busy week!
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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 07:50:54 PM
Appreciating stamina
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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 07:51:33 PM
Appreciating the gratitude of my students
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 07:52:07 PM
Appreciating the diligence of my students
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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 07:53:25 PM
Appreciating the opportunity to help students grow and learn
and discover their power and abilities. Priceless! :D
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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 07:54:17 PM
Appreciating the light and warmth of the sun

the way it feels upon may skin and warms me deep within.
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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 07:54:56 PM
Appreciating the sound of the wind through the bamboo leaves.
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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 07:55:30 PM
Appreciating a few moments of solitude and peace.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 07:56:41 PM
Appreciating the things that bring people together :D
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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 07:57:14 PM
Appreciating loving kindness
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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 07:58:00 PM
Appreciating Lynette's personal and spiritual growth!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 07:59:57 PM
Appreciating the D.C. ABC family for shining its light into the world!

You are amazing! Love and light and blessings to you!
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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 08:00:26 PM
Appreciating a pathless path.
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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 08:01:29 PM
Appreciating page 78 of the 2nd DA River of Appreciations

its love, its light, its persistent flow.
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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 08:02:04 PM
Appreciating the love appreciations cultivate.
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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 08:03:13 PM
Appreciating the Sacred Center.
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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 08:03:47 PM
Appreciating love wherever we find it.
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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 08:04:23 PM
Appreciating the journey of the heart.
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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 08:04:57 PM
Appreciating resilience.
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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 08:05:37 PM
Appreciating each person in the world.
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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 08:06:19 PM
Appreciating learning new things.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 08:06:47 PM
Appreciating self-reflection.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 08:07:25 PM
Appreciating spending time with friends.
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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 08:08:08 PM
Appreciating HELEN

for a chance meeting and an unexpected friendship.

Love to you!
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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 08:08:57 PM
Appreciating the street vendors

for sharing their lives and tales of experience.
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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 08:10:29 PM
Appreciating the generosity of so many Chinese medicine pharmacies,

for opportunities, for apprenticeship, lessons and learning,
for benevolence, and knowledge deepening.

Thank you all so much!
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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 08:11:05 PM
Appreciating the right place at the right time.
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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 08:11:45 PM
Appreciating the beauty and transience of this moment.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 08:12:22 PM
Appreciating the READERS of Daily Appreciations.
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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 08:13:19 PM
Appreciating the beauty and wonder of technology

that makes Daily Appreciations available 24/7 to all places in the world.
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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 08:13:53 PM
Appreciating the growth and flow of Daily Appreciations
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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 08:14:50 PM
Appreciating EVERY PERSON who posted on Daily Appreciations

Love and light and blessings to all of you! :D
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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 08:15:47 PM
Appreciating EVERY PERSON who inspired an appreciations here.

You are amazing! Thanks for being you and doing all you do!

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Post by: debra on June 12, 2011, 08:16:39 PM
Appreciating the love and light of gratitude
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Post by: xiangjun on June 16, 2011, 11:08:13 AM
Appreciating the 43 people reading Daily Appreciations right now!!

Blessings to you! :D
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Post by: xiangjun on June 16, 2011, 11:09:36 AM
Appreciating all the people at Simple Machines

who contribute their time, talent and energy to continuously improve the forum software

and promote communication!

Thank you all so much! :D
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Post by: xiangjun on June 16, 2011, 11:16:11 AM
Appreciating love and kindness

gifts we can always give:D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on June 16, 2011, 11:16:40 AM
Appreciating the quiet of the night
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Post by: xiangjun on June 16, 2011, 11:17:15 AM
Appreciating new places,

so much to discover and learn.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on June 16, 2011, 11:17:43 AM
Appreciating the bridges of friendship
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Post by: xiangjun on June 16, 2011, 11:18:50 AM
Appreciating my friends at WUNDERLAND in Guangzhou

for their kindness, friendship and generosity.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on June 16, 2011, 11:19:36 AM
Appreciating the Security Guard in the square

for nightly conversations.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on June 16, 2011, 11:20:08 AM
Appreciating people for their curiosity.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on June 16, 2011, 11:20:47 AM
Appreciating each person in the world

for being, for his/her special gifts!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on June 16, 2011, 11:22:29 AM
Appreciating the GROWTH of Daily Appreciations

all who added to it from their hearts and souls,

all who have read and shared the gifts of Daily Appreciations.

Blessings to you always!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on June 16, 2011, 11:23:12 AM
Appreciating the opportunity to help so many students!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: xiangjun on June 16, 2011, 11:23:49 AM
Appreciating opportunities to extend health and healing to the global community.
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Post by: xiangjun on June 16, 2011, 11:24:34 AM
Appreciating now

swimming in the DA River,
basking in its love and light.
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Post by: xiangjun on June 16, 2011, 11:25:28 AM
Appreciating friends  :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on June 22, 2011, 05:55:49 PM
I love books especially ones that can elevate my consciousness.  David R. Hawkins book titled: "Transcending the Levels of Consciousness" is great--a must read!
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Post by: nmw on June 28, 2011, 08:58:31 AM
Quote
Chaos is often the boundary of the possible, the new, and the emergent and appears to be essential to the creation of our world. Rather than trying to control and subdue chaos, we are being invited to surf the waves of change with skill and artfulness.

The key to navigating the storms of turbulence cannot be found in any tool or device. The sum of our relationships will establish the overall health of our vessels and their journeys. Hence, an ethic of care and compassion for others is as fundamental as any other tool as we set out on our travels.

David La Chapelle "Navigating the Tides of Change", cited in "The Book of Agreement" by Stewart Levine ( http://www.resolutionworks.com )

I'm reading this book that Diane passed on to me and I enjoyed this quote and appreciate its beautiful metaphors -- so I decided to share it here!

:) nmw
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Post by: dasuperm on June 28, 2011, 11:43:27 PM
We appreciate hearing from Norbert, NMW, thanks for posting 74 here!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on July 02, 2011, 07:53:21 AM
I appreciate appreciation. Because appreciation is a humbling experience.  It helps us be reminded that we are where we are because of someone helps us get there.  So it helps us be grounded.  I love to appreciate.  Reminded that I am not alone and I have friends all around me.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on July 02, 2011, 07:54:44 AM
Appreciation is a means whereby I can tell people how they have helped me and it has not gone unnoticed and by writing it in this website helps other people be elevated.  I love this website because it helps me focus that I am not alone.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on July 02, 2011, 06:23:22 PM
I appreciate Kenneth Wapnick, for his book, which helped me understand the ego and help me grow better. Now I understand mySELF better. What a truly wonderful life!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on July 04, 2011, 10:47:46 AM
I appreciate the Smithsonian who always sponsors the Folk life festival.  I bring my children there because it is a great way introduce new culture and country.  What's more it is free. I love the museum in DC.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Fei Wang on July 07, 2011, 07:51:25 AM
I appreciate my parents, for your unconditional love, acceptance and understanding. Many thanks to your endless support, even though sometimes I didn't deserve it.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on July 10, 2011, 06:18:00 AM
It makes me happy to see the expressions of appreciation for one's parents. It is very hard these days to be parents. I am also very very blessed to have a wonderful daughter, such a blessing!  :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on July 13, 2011, 06:56:59 PM
I appreciate my babysitter Weiwei, whom I am very grateful for taking care of my two children. Because of her I am able to work.  I am eternally grateful for all her hardwork and reliability.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on July 13, 2011, 06:58:04 PM
I appreciate Gabriela who took my cat to care.  I know my cat will be in good hands.  I could not provide the love she deserves but Gabriela will provide it and much more.. The cat is dear to me.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on July 14, 2011, 06:03:51 PM
I appreciate a busy day.  It is great.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on July 17, 2011, 01:21:58 PM
Appreciating the beauty and tenderness of love.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on July 17, 2011, 01:22:25 PM
Appreciating blessings in disguise.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on July 17, 2011, 01:22:56 PM
Appreciating listening to the river.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on July 17, 2011, 01:23:20 PM
Appreciating water.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on July 17, 2011, 01:23:53 PM
Appreciating fire.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on July 17, 2011, 01:24:18 PM
Appreciating earth.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on July 17, 2011, 01:24:47 PM
Appreciating wind.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on July 17, 2011, 01:25:48 PM
Appreciating metal.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on July 17, 2011, 01:26:35 PM
Appreciating the Wu Xing (五行), the five elements and phases.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on July 17, 2011, 01:27:00 PM
Appreciating change, momentum and flow.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on July 17, 2011, 01:28:03 PM
Appreciating Shang Han Lun

for its timeless wisdom, theories and applications!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on July 17, 2011, 01:28:31 PM
Appreciating lifelong learning.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on July 17, 2011, 01:28:57 PM
Appreciating curiosity.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on August 03, 2011, 07:13:21 PM
Appreciating our world and its diversity.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on August 03, 2011, 07:13:55 PM
Appreciating love and compassion.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on August 03, 2011, 07:14:51 PM
Appreciating the ways doors open in this life and inspire journeys.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on August 11, 2011, 07:56:45 PM
I appreciate all the opportunities given to me.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on August 11, 2011, 07:57:15 PM
I appreciate life's journey and its joy it brings to all of us.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: nmw on August 12, 2011, 12:59:22 AM
I appreciate a video I watched about how unconditional love is a healthy behavior -- or in other words: How feeling good about life makes life more pleasant and also promotes life in that way.

I have been mulling over some ideas related to this -- how nature and humanity are intertwined -- and so I tried to include this idea in a post I created yesterday:

skills training + human technology (http://members.skills-training.net/4/introduction-to-skills-training-some-skills-are-aspects-of-humanity-humanistic-technology-which-transcend-humans/)

Although my blog posts are not very long, some of them (like this one) are pretty abstract.

I also appreciate the flow of appreciations here. I think perhaps it could become more popular (in other words: more widespread / widely known) if more attention were paid to language and similar social / cultural technologies as I describe in the post above.

If you do take the leap and read the blog post, it may help your understanding of my view of technology if you open your mind to considering many things (such as language) as technologies. Even smiling is a technology (and that's nothing to sneeze at! ;) ).

:D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Dwan "Diane ABC" on August 12, 2011, 06:14:31 AM
Good observations Norbert! May you be guided to focus and download 600 level of thoughts, such as those provided in A Course In Miracles, www.acim.org  (free lessons at this website). Lynette has been studying that book and it is wonderful to watch her become better and better with each lesson. It is one sure way to greater joy and peace in one's life! I have also benefited tremendously from that book. It is a shortcut to feeling more abundant, blessed and connected! :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Fei Wang on August 18, 2011, 09:33:11 AM
Hi everyone! This is the greeting from Fei in China, thinking of you all ! I appreciate you guys for building up such a nice community and wish you make progress everyday on your spiritual journey! :) :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on August 22, 2011, 08:13:34 PM
I appreciate this website, because it keeps me humble by always thinking that I won't be where I am if not for the people who have supported me.  Keeps me grounded.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on August 22, 2011, 08:14:51 PM
It is great to be able to write in this forum.  It is here that I practice to just worthy things which is to appreciate everything that is happening to me and appreciate everyone I meet, they are all part of my personal growth and it opens doors to opportunities that will help me evolve to my potential.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: nmw on August 23, 2011, 12:00:38 AM
At times, I have difficulty appreciating -- and I think the primary reason is that I sometimes feel like my own work often goes unappreciated. I think this is one of the worst things about so-called "free offers": They set up an expectation that something can be gotten without requiring any appreciation whatsoever -- it is basically the equivalent of slavery.

This lack of appreciation can become a vicious circle, because "what comes around, goes around". If we expect a culture of appreciation, we should also expect to help build that. And we should not do so selflessly, but rather we should recognize that when we build a more beautiful culture, then we are building a more beautiful environment, a more beautiful community and a more beautiful self. Positive contributions towards the environment are positive actions towards self-improvement. We create our environment in the same way that we create ourselves.

Just now I was inspired by this particular quote / excerpt:

Pay attention to what draws you (http://business.linked.in/469/kw-hs-high-school-students-around-the-world-are-grappling-with-the-question/#comment-4)

I appreciate what draws me -- for drawing me! :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on August 30, 2011, 05:39:07 PM
Appreciating NORBERT

for sharing his gifts of appreciation here and sharing "What draws me."

Blessings to you!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on August 30, 2011, 05:39:55 PM
Appreciating the art of appreciations within the context of daily living!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on August 30, 2011, 05:40:43 PM
Appreciating love in all its forms and fashions.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on August 30, 2011, 05:41:27 PM
Appreciating the power of unity and cooperation!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on August 30, 2011, 05:42:09 PM
Appreciating the spirit for its strength and resilience.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on August 30, 2011, 05:42:41 PM
Appreciating the beauty of silk thread.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on August 30, 2011, 05:43:43 PM
Appreciating Confucianism

for all the ways it helps one cultivate oneself and strive toward perfection. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on August 30, 2011, 05:44:22 PM
Appreciating the simplicity of the Dao

and the perpetual wisdom of its teachings.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on August 30, 2011, 05:46:04 PM
Appreciating China

for its wisdom, time-honored traditions and
 its amazing flexibility and capacity for adaptation and accommodation!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on August 30, 2011, 05:47:06 PM
Appreciating our GLOBAL FAMILY

bound together through the heart and spirit.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on September 14, 2011, 02:17:38 AM
Appreciating PATIENCE
while we are updating DA.

Thanks SO much!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: nmw on September 15, 2011, 02:05:38 AM
Appreciating PATIENCE
while we are updating DA.

Thanks SO much!

Oh, this is good news: Appreciating you sharing it! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: nmw on September 15, 2011, 02:10:50 AM
Appreciating this quote in the Harvard Business Review:

Quote
The biggest enemy of top-line growth is analysis and its best friend is appreciation.

http://blogs.hbr.org/martin/2011/09/you-cant-analyze-your-way-to-g.html

 :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on September 23, 2011, 05:59:31 PM
Appreciating patience

 and all it allows to grow:-)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on September 23, 2011, 06:00:41 PM
Appreciating all the Simple machines Contributors

who work to build better software for forums like this one!


Thanks so much!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on September 23, 2011, 06:01:50 PM
Appreciating JOOMLA

and its development team for producing more safe and secure software packages!

Thanks SO much for all you do!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on September 23, 2011, 06:02:25 PM
Appreciating online resources!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on September 23, 2011, 06:03:46 PM
Appreciating the Daily Appreciations River

flowing with love and light, heartfelt contributions of gratitude!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on September 23, 2011, 06:08:34 PM
Appreciating the ability to improve this forum and Daily Appreciations

 with a lot of support, a little patience and time.

Thanks so much for all your patience! I really appreciate it!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on September 23, 2011, 06:09:18 PM
Appreciating the beauty of the Dao and the wisdom of the Yi Jing.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on September 23, 2011, 06:10:43 PM
Appreciating all the improvements SMF has made possible!

You're all amazing! :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on September 23, 2011, 06:14:37 PM
Appreciating ALL DA MEMBERS

for their contributions here---- more than 16, 700 posts of appreciation!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 03, 2011, 08:31:47 PM
Appreciating Love of appreciations
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 03, 2011, 08:32:19 PM
Appreciating the love in appreciations.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 03, 2011, 08:33:35 PM
Appreciating the beauty of the DA RIVER

and all the love and light it magnifies

Thanks to all of you!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on April 15, 2012, 11:00:23 PM
Appreciating and Congratulating LYNETTE MELCHER

for becoming a Daily Appreciations Hero Member!

<3<3<3 DA Love Train <3<3<3
 :D :) :D :) :D :) :D :)

Congratulations!!!!! Applause! Applause!

Love and blessings to YOU! :D 杜湘君
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Fei Wang on July 02, 2012, 07:19:27 AM
I appreciate my classmates Feifei Hu and Yue Xi for inviting me to their dinner party. Delighted to meet so many interesting people, I very much enjoyed your nice company.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Fei Wang on July 04, 2012, 08:23:07 AM
Appreciating my parents for providing me the opportunity to learn and grow in this life!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Fei Wang on July 29, 2012, 06:47:15 AM
I appreciate my friend Yue Xi for taking me to the outlets yesterday. Yue takes so much care of his friends and is always kind and reliable. I appreciate his great personalities!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Fei Wang on July 31, 2012, 08:18:06 AM
I am really grateful to my classmate and friend Sean Dillon at Elliott School, who shared to me many valuable career advice and introduced me to one of his friends. Obviously Sean is a truly believer of giving back and helping others. Thank you for being that!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Fei Wang on August 02, 2012, 08:12:34 AM
I appreciate my friend Daniel Quan and his wife for their generous help on my career planning and spiritual development. Bright, well-informed, and open-minded, they are friends so rare to meet.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Fei Wang on August 03, 2012, 07:10:29 AM
Appreciating Dr. Diane Tai for always been appreciative and caring!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on August 24, 2012, 06:02:36 PM
Appreciation does a lot of wonders.  It is very powerful.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on August 30, 2012, 12:27:14 AM
Appreciating loving through tremendous loss this last year.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on August 30, 2012, 12:28:13 AM
Appreciating be able to appreciate through difficult times........rays of sunshine, rainbows through tears.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on August 30, 2012, 12:28:56 AM
Appreciating NOW! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on September 07, 2012, 05:47:06 AM
I am grateful for everything I have. 
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on September 07, 2012, 07:10:07 PM
I appreciate my life. It is the best.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on September 07, 2012, 07:10:29 PM
I appreciate my children. They are wonderful.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on September 07, 2012, 07:11:17 PM
I appreciate this website, because it gives me a place where I can count my blessings and feel good.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on September 07, 2012, 07:11:55 PM
I appreciate my customers who are constantly there and are very supportive.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on September 07, 2012, 07:12:29 PM
I appreciate the business I am in, it is so wonderful to be part of their solution and to provide them a peace of mind.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on September 07, 2012, 07:16:56 PM
I appreciate I have a lot of business which helps me a lot.  I am so grateful to all my wonderful customers.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on September 09, 2012, 06:39:09 PM
I appreciate my son, who always has a sunny disposition.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on September 12, 2012, 05:39:05 PM
I am grateful for my children who are very diligent and responsible young adults. They give their mother full peace of mind.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on September 12, 2012, 05:39:46 PM
I appreciate my aupair Meng Jie Li who has a beautiful personality and is very reliable.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on September 12, 2012, 05:40:16 PM
I appreciate my late grandfather and late grandmothers who gave me unconditional love. :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on September 12, 2012, 05:40:45 PM
I appreciate my father and mother to whom I am indebted to my beautiful mind.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Fei Wang on September 23, 2012, 10:13:35 PM
I appreciate my friends Moqin and Yaqiu for their tireless help with my career development. I wholeheartedly thank them :) :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on September 29, 2012, 09:20:57 PM
I appreciate the new comers who are very willing to be mentored.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on October 05, 2012, 05:57:03 AM
I appreciate where I work. They are all very supportive.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on October 06, 2012, 03:00:22 PM
I am grateful for all the business and appointments I receive everyday.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on October 07, 2012, 06:42:26 AM
I appreciate the work that I do.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on October 09, 2012, 09:04:47 PM
I appreciate the customers who set appointments with me and also buys from me. Thank you so much. 
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on October 09, 2012, 09:05:16 PM
I am grateful that I am able to make a good living. It is great. Thank you God.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on October 10, 2012, 08:05:47 PM
I appreciate that my family can still love me even when I am not in a good mood.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on October 10, 2012, 08:06:08 PM
I am grateful that my family accepts me as I am.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on October 10, 2012, 08:06:28 PM
I am grateful that my husband accepts me as I am.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on October 10, 2012, 08:12:53 PM
I am grateful for this website, because after writing here I always feel better and feel abundant and so happy.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 16, 2012, 01:13:10 AM
Appreciating the art of appreciation during difficult times.
It always refocuses the lens!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 16, 2012, 01:14:21 AM
Appreciating that LOVE is forever!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 16, 2012, 01:17:10 AM
Appreciating my son, JESSE, for embracing his position as a student instructor in Pre-Calculus at the college level.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 16, 2012, 01:18:11 AM
Appreciating my MOM for her strength.
Love you, Mom.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 16, 2012, 01:19:43 AM
Appreciating LIAN YANG
for her love, her friendship, her tenacity and kindness.

Thanks so much for being my friend and for being you!
Love you always!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on October 16, 2012, 01:21:18 AM
Appreciating MARISSA

for her friendship, her guidance and her assistance here when needed.
Thanks SO much for everything!
I really appreciate YOU! :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 22, 2012, 11:09:00 PM
Appreciating the opportunity to share appreciations here.........
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 22, 2012, 11:10:15 PM
Appreciating the world of healing, its many medicines and modalities :D
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on November 22, 2012, 11:11:16 PM
Appreciating a path of discovery, understanding and compassion.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on December 05, 2012, 07:20:38 AM
I am very humbled for everyone's belief in me.  Thank you so much, I won't be able to do what I do without your faith and generosity. Thank you again and again.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on December 07, 2012, 07:00:35 AM
I appreciate this website because it keeps me humble.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on December 07, 2012, 07:01:21 AM
I appreciate this website because it lets me practice to see the best in every situation and in every one.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on January 13, 2013, 07:47:31 PM
I appreciate a 12 year old boy whose philosophy is such a gem to me. His innocence is his strength.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: Lynette Melcher on February 03, 2013, 09:27:29 AM
I am so grateful God's love is unchanged. I am so happy life is so easy!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 10, 2013, 03:46:08 PM
Appreciating page 88 in the Second River of Appreciations!

So much love, light and gratitude here! :)
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 10, 2013, 03:47:41 PM
Appreciating Chinese (Lunar) New Year!

Wishing you all happiness, health, and prosperity in the year of the Snake!

Blessings to you all!
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 10, 2013, 03:49:02 PM
Appreciating moments here to post gratitude and appreciation and contribute to the river of love and light.
Title: Re: 2nd River of Appreciations (overflowing from the first River of Appreciation)
Post by: debra on February 10, 2013, 03:50:04 PM
Appreciating the joy of sharing holidays with friends.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on February 27, 2013, 06:25:52 AM
I appreciate all my partners at Allstate they are very kind and provides every resource to help me help them achieve their goals.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on March 02, 2013, 04:50:24 PM
I am grateful for this website because I am able to write my appreciations, which help me to see the world, every situation, and every one I encounter a blessing!
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on March 02, 2013, 06:50:45 PM
I am so grateful that I have a caring brother and sister in law, that I know my father is in good hands, because both of them are taking good care of my father.  Therefore I have a peace of mind.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on March 02, 2013, 06:51:23 PM
I am so happy my mom is of sound mind, she is independent and is very diligent in taking care of her health. I have no worries.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on March 02, 2013, 06:53:03 PM
I am so fortunate that when the customer spilled his coke on my laptop, the laptop continued to function.  I am immensely grateful on the improved technology in building the laptop, because it is working. I did not have to buy a new one or confront the customer to pay for the damage.  I am so grateful.  That is why it is good to have no neutral thoughts.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on March 02, 2013, 06:54:22 PM
I am so grateful that both my brothers took my advice and are reading and practicing ACIM, therefore we can communicate effectively and advice each other when we are becoming the ego, and therefore we don't have any hurt feelings because we understand what each other says.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on March 02, 2013, 06:54:59 PM
I am grateful because this website allows me to practice my daily appreciation, which is the only valuable thought out there. So thank you!
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on March 04, 2013, 07:51:01 PM
It is so great to write in this website, every time I write something here, good things happen to me, for this I am forever grateful!
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Post by: debra on March 08, 2013, 11:01:30 PM
Appreciating the people of Venezuela

for their collective love and support of Hugo Chavez.
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Post by: debra on March 08, 2013, 11:03:52 PM
Appreciating Hugo Chavez

for living a life committed to change,
for striving to engender Latin American self-determinism, greater social and economic equality and all the rewards therein.
Appreciating Chavez for his humanity, humility, dedication and resilience.
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Post by: debra on March 08, 2013, 11:04:50 PM
Appreciating change within each moment,
life, love, loss, resilience and potentiality.
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Post by: debra on March 08, 2013, 11:05:25 PM
Appreciating moments to swim in the RIVER of Appreciations.
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Post by: debra on March 08, 2013, 11:06:11 PM
Appreciating friendship and the idea that friendships are eternal.
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Post by: debra on March 08, 2013, 11:07:17 PM
Appreciating my son Jesse

for his commitment to peer tutoring and his position as a student instructor.

Love and hugs to you, son!
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Post by: debra on March 08, 2013, 11:07:44 PM
Appreciating the bridges of humanity.
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Post by: debra on March 08, 2013, 11:08:48 PM
Appreciating Chinese medicine

for its wisdom, knowledge, its flexibility and its healing abilities.

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Post by: debra on March 08, 2013, 11:09:19 PM
Appreciating lifelong study
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Post by: debra on March 08, 2013, 11:09:51 PM
Appreciating little miracles every day!
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Post by: debra on March 08, 2013, 11:11:22 PM
Appreciating Hunan, Huaihua

for all that it embodies,
for its cultural continuity and change,
for its people and for always welcoming me home.
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Post by: debra on March 08, 2013, 11:12:17 PM
Appreciating the phrase, "A cup of happy" and the observation that a little cup of happiness is all we ever need. ;)
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Post by: debra on March 08, 2013, 11:14:08 PM
Appreciating the depths of the Dao de Jing, especially the beginning passages.

Deeper understanding yields great rewards.


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Post by: debra on March 08, 2013, 11:14:50 PM
Appreciating Chinese New Year and the story of the White Snake.
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Post by: debra on March 08, 2013, 11:15:56 PM
Appreciating the A.B.C. family in Washington, D.C.

for all they cultivate, contribute and engender.

Love, hugs and blessings to all of you!
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Post by: debra on March 08, 2013, 11:17:05 PM
Appreciating routine, collective qi gong before rounds and study sessions with Professors and colleagues at night.
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Post by: debra on March 08, 2013, 11:20:42 PM
Appreciating all the new members here and new visitors sharing and reading appreciations.

Blessings to all of you!
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on March 10, 2013, 07:55:05 AM
Praise God for He has given me the opportunity to evolve so I can return to HIM.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on March 10, 2013, 07:55:47 AM
Thank God for the writings of Dr. Hawkin and Kenneth Wapnick. It helped me heal my mind. Thank you for sharing. I love you both.
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Post by: Tien Hoang Doan on March 13, 2013, 09:07:56 PM
I appreciate my two dear friends, who misses and love me so much. An ocean away, you are and will remain in my mind and heart forever.

Hoang
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Post by: Tien Hoang Doan on March 13, 2013, 09:20:21 PM
Habemus papam ("We have a Pope")

I pray for you.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on March 21, 2013, 05:53:52 AM
I appreciate this website because it helps me refocus and be more grateful.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on March 23, 2013, 06:27:26 AM
I appreciate life because it provides me another opportunity to improve myself.
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Post by: Tien Hoang Doan on March 25, 2013, 07:54:24 AM
I appreciate today's snow, as that creates a vast and beautiful white landscape. I can go outside now, walk through the fresh white snow, take a deep long breath, and say "I am alive."

Today is another beautiful day, thank you for being there for me.

Hoang
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on April 04, 2013, 03:18:48 AM
Today is a blessed day, because the day is just beautiful.  I am very grateful for it.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on April 04, 2013, 03:19:14 AM
I appreciate of everybody who are so kind and generous to me. Thank you.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on April 08, 2013, 06:55:20 PM
This website is great.  It is very therapeutic for me.  Whenever I need to shift my focus to love, I come to this website and write my appreciation and everything gets better and better!
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on July 17, 2016, 09:29:18 AM
I appreciate my staff Gabriela Wilson, she is very humble and willing to learn.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on July 18, 2016, 07:27:57 AM
I appreciate what the Universe has to offer.  Life is good. Live life with a purpose.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on July 18, 2016, 06:19:05 PM
I appreciate Diane for letting me learn new stuff that is essential in building a business.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on July 19, 2016, 06:02:22 PM
I appreciate technology makes the world like a global village.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on July 19, 2016, 06:02:42 PM
I appreciate my brothers they are very kind.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on July 20, 2016, 10:48:38 PM
I appreciate my family.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on July 27, 2016, 03:15:52 PM
I am grateful that I am given a chance to evolve.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on August 13, 2016, 01:24:04 PM
I appreciate people who work with me.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on August 28, 2016, 08:03:43 AM
I appreciate my brothers for their loving kindness.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on August 28, 2016, 08:04:43 AM
I appreciate my sister in law Marie, who has a big heart.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on August 28, 2016, 08:05:42 AM
I appreciate my mother who because of her I would not be what I am right now. Thank you for helping me towards my path to enlightenment. She is a true challenge on whether I am going the right path.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on August 28, 2016, 08:06:20 AM
I appreciate my cousins who are more like sisters to me and are my best friends. They are dear to my heart.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on August 29, 2016, 07:53:49 PM
I appreciate my career because it is very rewarding. ;D
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on August 30, 2016, 05:54:59 AM
I appreciate my colleagues for waking me up from my comfort zone.  Because of them I learn to not take things for granted, to appreciate what is given to me and take full advantage of it, by making each day lived as if it is my last and when speaking to someone to say things to them as if it is their last, for you never know when you will rejoin your creator, so better make each day a good day.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on August 30, 2016, 10:16:18 AM
I appreciate my customer today.  She was so patient with me with all the paperwork we needed to do.  Thank you A1 customer you are the best.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on August 30, 2016, 10:17:09 AM
I appreciate the place where I work where they always connect me to a lot of their customers thank you.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on August 30, 2016, 07:20:46 PM
I appreciate my ability to follow through.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on September 05, 2016, 02:36:48 PM
I appreciate all the people I work with, they are wonderful.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on September 07, 2016, 03:56:48 AM
I appreciate what is going right in my life.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on September 07, 2016, 03:57:32 AM
I appreciate that my mother has the tenacity on her beliefs.  I appreciate she is doing great.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on October 06, 2016, 06:28:56 AM
I am very grateful for what I have, friends, family, and a wonderful career.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on October 06, 2016, 06:29:17 AM
I am grateful for all the resources and support given to me.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on October 10, 2016, 11:03:40 AM
I appreciate the people I work with.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on October 10, 2016, 11:04:40 AM
I appreciate Tom Bilyeu, who is so hard working and smart to be able to put together episodes of Inside Quest to help change the mindset of his viewers and employees.  Just brilliant.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on October 13, 2016, 06:44:44 AM
I appreciate the people who can push my hot buttons, because it brings out emotions and experiences needed to be healed so I can continue growing and improving myself.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on October 13, 2016, 06:45:52 AM
I appreciate inside quest episodes because it provides me lessons of great value that I do not need to experience myself. It also validates that we need to daily appreciate, have an attitude of gratitude.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on October 14, 2016, 06:37:13 AM
I appreciate my experience where people presses my hot buttons, this really makes me a stronger person. It is a test case on whether I believe that life is a classroom and therefore lessons need to be learned.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on October 14, 2016, 06:37:31 AM
I appreciate learning new things.
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Post by: Lynette Melcher on October 14, 2016, 06:38:37 AM
I appreciate I am able to control my emotions.  I am trying my best to lean more on blessings rather than on hate.  So I appreciate myself I was able to take the high road today.