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  1. KC

    to say yes to a lifetime dream of a studio, which I envision as a shared space for fellow travellers to find inner stillness, peace, to find and express their/ our voices. It is dedicated to my dear mother, who lost her voice and inner/ outer footing in life and was unable to recover it during her lifetime. She moved on to her next life ten years ago this August.

    Also, learning and practicing to take things one breath, step and day and a time … and to make the best of whatever happens. Somehow things all seem to work out… unless they don’t. In that case, the learning/ recovery/ course correction begins …:-)

    3 years ago
  2. MHS

    To make an effort to change my mindset/care for myself….so that I can be more present and better with my family/life.

    3 years ago
  3. Maeve

    To move from my lovely little apartment, due to exacerbated tension between me and my landlady during the pandemic.
    It was stressful and required determination and this new place is not ideal, but it got me out of an untenable situation, and I accomplished it within a few weeks “with a little help from my friends” as the song goes…

    3 years ago
  4. O.Christina

    To stay open where I might have a tendency to close up in order to transform possible fixed ideas.

    3 years ago
  5. D
    Dancingyogamom

    The decision to move closer to my grandchildren so I can be here to know them and watch them grow.

    3 years ago
    1. MHS

      They are so blessed to have you!

      3 years ago
  6. Dusty Su

    To keep going! To rewire my reations to Covid catastrophes. To respond with vision, compassion, and by spitting nails well-timed nails.

    3 years ago
  7. Don Jones

    To bring increased focus on strengthening my immune system.

    3 years ago
  8. s
    sb

    My job share and I decided to live our work lives by the mantra “we can only do what we can do”. It doesn’t mean we stop striving to give our absolute best (and more) but it means we recognise we have limitations, often beyond our control, and that we don’t beat ourselves up if we don’t achieve everything we hoped for.

    3 years ago
  9. Mica

    To stop stressing out about things in the middle of the night.

    3 years ago
  10. Linda

    Retirement. Getting the covid shots. Visiting family afterwards.

    3 years ago
  11. L
    Lauryn

    To move in with my partner. It’s opened up a whole new world of shared experience and personal growth….. A few years ago I was living with my ex and was unhappy… I’m grateful for the steps I took to make changes to my life.

    3 years ago
  12. Elaine

    Participating in the inspiring and practical 6 week Wake Up Grateful course offered by the fine team behind this site.

    3 years ago
  13. Holly in Ohio

    Getting vaccinated for Covid, and encouraging others to do so, even transporting a couple of people to get vaccinated.

    One of my African American friends was afraid – understandably so. I told him I would be supportive either way he decided, and just helped him with the known facts and data. In the end he chose to, and I’m so proud of my friend because I know how hesitant he was, but he did it out of love for his family. 🙂

    We may never know what lives we save by getting vaccinated, but those lives are still precious.

    3 years ago
    1. Mica

      Thank you, Holly – and I should resume wearing my mask in stores, because I can get the Delta variant, even tho I’m vaccinated. It would be a mild case, but do I want to get even a mild case of covid??

      3 years ago
      1. Maeve

        Yes, resume wearing a mask.

        3 years ago
      2. Holly in Ohio

        Bless you for doing that! At least some of the Olympiads who have come down with Covid in Tokyo this week were vaccinated (as reported on CNN and BBC). Vaccination certainly improves our situation, but vaccinated folk who become infected can transmit, too. However remote the possibility, I don’t wish to cause harm. If you are interested, here is a link from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization on the subject of vaccinated transmission of Covid:
        https://www.gavi.org/vaccineswork/mounting-evidence-suggests-covid-vaccines-do-reduce-transmission-how-does-work?gclid=Cj0KCQjw6NmHBhD2ARIsAI3hrM0Y29b8sNEFN-SPGacGqeoag6IFes4GHVUvnrD7LhQuBvx7hONdeTYaAkniEALw_wcB

        3 years ago
  14. Patricia

    I’m remembering it now in my heart, and offering thanks to God for the courage and love to make the decision I did.

    3 years ago
  15. Nelson

    To leave a toxic relationship. And more importantly, to do so with forgiveness for the things he’s done to me and the people I care about.

    3 years ago
    1. sunnypatti48317

      Good for you! I know how hard that is to do, but also how it feels on the other side. Hugs to you!!

      3 years ago
    2. Holly in Ohio

      Oh Nelson! I know that must have been very difficult for you. Good on you!!!!!!!!

      3 years ago
  16. sunnypatti48317

    Marrying my husband.

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      awwwh! Love’s blush! 🙂

      3 years ago
  17. Trish

    I quit my full-time job as a crisis social worker & am concentrating on the preparation required for the Episcopal diaconate, planning my wedding & loving life without the demands of paperwork. I love the freedom that has come with this decision! I do miss the people~families & co-workers and I may go back part-time in the fall. This time away has been rejuvenating!!

    3 years ago
  18. Mary Pat

    There are many I have had to make. As many have said, getting the vaccine was important, even though in the very beginning we were apprehensive, I am so glad I did that!
    Having three surgeries in two months was something I am still recovering from and will be for awhile. Changing my lifestyle a bit, and quitting a committee I was working on has been good. Checking back in here and doing the. daily question has been very good for me in many ways…..It is another decision I have made to give up some time and answer a question a day, take time to read others responses, and think….really think and not just “do”………I am getting ready to make one more big decision…..prayers are requested…..

    3 years ago
    1. Michele

      I will light a candle for you Mary Pat.

      3 years ago
      1. Mary Pat

        thank you. I appreciate it.

        3 years ago
  19. Palm

    To sell my house. I still don’t know why it’s good but it feels like it

    3 years ago
  20. EJP

    To trust in God and just let go.

    3 years ago
  21. Pilgrim

    Getting the Covid 19 vaccine as soon as I could.

    3 years ago
    1. Mary Pat

      Yes! I remember many of us were apprehensive in the beginning, but we took the chance and did it…I am so glad we did!!!

      3 years ago
  22. G
    Gregoire

    To make sure everyday I write down three things that I’m grateful for in my journal.

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      I’ve been doing that, too, and when I miss a few days I start feeling it. Thank you for the reminder!

      3 years ago
  23. Michele

    A good decision I made in the past year was to get the Covid vaccine. Because of that decision, I felt comfortable to travel for the first time in over a year and a half back in May.

    3 years ago
  24. Howie Geib

    To drive for Uber. It suits me in so many ways, feels like a good balance and gets me out of bed each day. Allow for freedom and the feedback (performance and satisfaction results) are immediate.

    3 years ago
  25. Kevin

    Really? For me, there can be no other…I got vaccinated for Covid 19! 😊

    3 years ago
  26. Carla

    I took the time to befriend the family with two young children behind my home across the alley. The rewards of sharing giggles, singing itsy bitsy spider endlessly, creating a Halloween treasure hunt in my yard for them during the pandemic…the Joys are many! Hearing them bellow my name across the yard is becoming a precious memory for they’re moving in August several states away. Risking to let those two touch my heart now brings tears…they have touched me and I have grown.

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      well done, Carla! 🙂

      3 years ago
    2. Patricia

      I still remember an “old man” across the street when I was growing up: Mr. Brischke. He would sit on his porch and I would go over there and visit with him. He was my friend and told me stories and who knows what we shared. Whatever it was, it has always stayed with me. So — the gifts of friendship across the generations DO last. Thanks, Carla, for sharing your friendship with those children. (And there may be other children who need you in the future!)

      3 years ago
    3. Trish

      What a treasured time for all of you!

      3 years ago
    4. Kevin

      Oh gosh…how wonderful…and tender too, knowing that life will carry them elsewhere. But, your connections, friendship and memory can keep you all in touch. Not sure how old the children are, but boy, do children love getting old fashioned hard-copy mail!

      3 years ago
  27. Christine

    Coming here 🤗.

    3 years ago
    1. Kevin

      Amen, Christine!

      3 years ago

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