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I am loving it. I got off to a disorganized start but am flowing now. I also found a chakra tone meditation on youtube for a warm up (7 minutes), and then open the day's ME offering. I feel gratitude.

It is a special treat that there are suggestions for taking each day's lesson into our communities. 

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I hope to communicate my gratitude for this challenge. It is effective.

I would also like to thank those - I am sure many efforts went into producing and presenting this course - I thank you all!! 

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I am loving the mindfulness meditations.  It always brings me to the present status of "what needs done now" no more waiting or procrastinating with things.  Just because no one shows up or is here to see the place clean, it still feels good to walk into a clean room, a clean home.  Laundry done and put away.  I love when everything is in its place.  

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Happy Valentines,  I am on Day 38, I love how simple and understandable this challenge is.  I do love humor therapy.  I strive every day to be positive and happy.  Humor has a lot to do with it.  When things get stressful and intense, humor can help alleviate it.  When I was about 12, my parents had an old Victrola.  They collected antiques.  The records were like 1/4 inch thick.  When the needle went down on this one records with laughing people on it. Oh My,  I never heard a full records of nothing but people laughing.  Intentionally laughing as a song.  It was crazy and made you laugh.  I wonder if there is one yet today?    😄

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7 hours ago, Paige PIlege said:

Happy Valentines,  I am on Day 38, I love how simple and understandable this challenge is.  I do love humor therapy.  I strive every day to be positive and happy.  Humor has a lot to do with it.  When things get stressful and intense, humor can help alleviate it.  When I was about 12, my parents had an old Victrola.  They collected antiques.  The records were like 1/4 inch thick.  When the needle went down on this one records with laughing people on it. Oh My,  I never heard a full records of nothing but people laughing.  Intentionally laughing as a song.  It was crazy and made you laugh.  I wonder if there is one yet today?    😄

Glad you are enjoying the challenge Paige!! I have to say, this makes me think about laughter yoga. Have you heard of it? I've never tried it but it seems so lovely and uplifting 🙂

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Day 3 of 100. My challenge will be simply taking the time to DO IT! Making it a daily priority and eventually a healthy habit. I am always quite satisfied and feel accomplished when I finish. I am NOT a morning person but striving to start my day in this gentle way. Wish me luck.

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On 4/6/2020 at 10:15 PM, Alshattuck40 said:

Day 3 of 100. My challenge will be simply taking the time to DO IT! Making it a daily priority and eventually a healthy habit. I am always quite satisfied and feel accomplished when I finish. I am NOT a morning person but striving to start my day in this gentle way. Wish me luck.

Good luck @Alshattuck40! I think that's a great word to use - 'priority'. Often we think there's not enough time in a day to get things done, but just as often I think what it boils down to is our priorities. This is not to suggest we judge ourselves for our priorities, but it's a great question to ask ourselves - "What am I prioritizing right now?" Our priorities are not always conscious, but they're often there.

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Day 5: wishing self and others well. I love this visualization of wishing others well. It made me smile. It was more difficult wishing myself well WHILE staying present in my body. I really wanted to think of myself as someone else I was wishing well. That sounds a little looloo but you know what I mean? 

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4 hours ago, Alshattuck40 said:

I really wanted to think of myself as someone else I was wishing well. That sounds a little looloo but you know what I mean? 

In a strange way, I do 🙂

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Although  I have been practicing mindfulness meditation for several years, I never looked forward to it with such enthusiasm, anxious to contemplate the questions or suggestions at the end of each day's practice. Also, I find myself engaged in mindfulness throughout the day!  It is a much fuller experience for me.  

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