On the Road Again

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On the Road Again

Postby sattva » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:06 pm

Someone sent me a pm and asked how I was doing. I thought I would write some nice news here . My son is coming in town today and tomorrow I will go back with him to New Jersey till Thursday. I will return by train. This is the first trip I have been able to take in 5 years. The social worker at the dialysis center I attend was able to set it up so I can receive dialysis at a center 5 miles from where my son lives. I am a little nervous about going, but this is the first time in quite awhile that I feel strong enough to even consider doing something like this. We are planning on going to the beach one day. :)
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Re: On the Road Again

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:42 pm

Good to know! :smile:

Best wishes!
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Re: On the Road Again

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:01 pm

Every good blessing sattva! I hope you enjoy yourself at the beach! Be careful out there it's been hot on the East Coast (at least here in NYC)! :heart:
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Re: On the Road Again

Postby Aloka » Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:35 pm

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Its good to hear that you're able to take this trip, sattva.

Hope you have a lovely time with your son.

With metta,

Aloka :hug:

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Re: On the Road Again

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:08 pm

:thumbsup: Good news!

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Re: On the Road Again

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:28 pm

Great to hear from you Sattva. Have a great trip!

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Re: On the Road Again

Postby cooran » Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:52 pm

Very pleased to hear this. :smile:

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Re: On the Road Again

Postby Ben » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:51 pm

Great to see you here, Louise.
Have a fab time with your son!
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Re: On the Road Again

Postby SDC » Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:32 am

So so happy to read this. :smile:

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Re: On the Road Again

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:57 am

:hug:

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Retro. :)
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Re: On the Road Again

Postby plwk » Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:58 am

Image Go! sattva Go! :mrgreen:
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If this single thing is recollected and made much,
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Re: On the Road Again

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:12 pm

Good news! Enjoy your trip.

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Re: On the Road Again

Postby sattva » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:00 pm

Thanks everyone for your good wishes and thoughts :heart: ! I did have a wonderful time!!!!! :twothumbsup:
with metta,
Louise
https://www.facebook.com/MountainGateSanmonjiZenCommunity
http://www.sanmonjizen.org/index.html

My avatar is one of many calligraphies painted by my teacher. Mitra Bishop, Roshi. She has them for sale to try to raise money for her building project. Also, if you purchase books on Amazon, you can use Amazon Smile and put in Mountain Gate (In Ojo Sarco, NM) and a small % will go to the monastery.
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