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I may not be able to control all the circumstances in my life, but I can absolutely find a way to elevate myself based on my attitude and how I choose to walk through it.

I may not be able to control all the circumstances in my life, but I can absolutely find a way to elevate myself based on my attitude and how I choose to walk through it.

I may not be able to control all the circumstances in my life, but I can absolutely find a way to elevate myself based on my attitude and how I choose to walk through it.

I may not be able to control all the circumstances in my life, but I can absolutely find a way to elevate myself based on my attitude and how I choose to walk through it. Learn more about how I came to this conclusion.

I may not be able to control all the circumstances in my life, but I can absolutely find a way to elevate myself based on my attitude and how I choose to walk through it.

I may not be able to control all the circumstances in my life, but I can absolutely find a way to elevate myself based on my attitude and how I choose to walk through it. Learn more about how I came to this conclusion.

I may not be able to control all the circumstances in my life, but I can absolutely find a way to elevate myself based on my attitude and how I choose to walk through it. Learn more about how I came to this conclusion.

I may not be able to control all the circumstances in my life, but I can absolutely find a way to elevate myself based on my attitude and how I choose to walk through it. Learn more about how I came to this conclusion.

I may not be able to control all the circumstances in my life, but I can absolutely find a way to elevate myself based on my attitude and how I choose to walk through it. Learn more about how I came to this conclusion.

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I may not be able to control all the circumstances in my life, but I can absolutely find a way to elevate myself based on my attitude and how I choose to walk through it.

I may not be able to control all the circumstances in my life, but I can absolutely find a way to elevate myself based on my attitude and how I choose to walk through it.

I may not be able to control all the circumstances in my life, but I can absolutely find a way to elevate myself based on my attitude and how I choose to walk through it.

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I may not be able to control all the circumstances in my life, but I can absolutely find a way to elevate myself based on my attitude and how I choose to walk through it.

I may not be able to control all the circumstances in my life, but I can absolutely find a way to elevate myself based on my attitude and how I choose to walk through it.

I may not be able to control all the circumstances in my life, but I can absolutely find a way to elevate myself based on my attitude and how I choose to walk through it.

I may not be able to control all the circumstances in my life, but I can absolutely find a way to elevate myself based on my attitude and how I choose to walk through it.

I may not be able to control all the circumstances in my life, but I can absolutely find a way to elevate myself based on my attitude and how I choose to walk through it.

I may not be able to control all the circumstances in my life, but I can absolutely find a way to elevate myself based on my attitude and how I choose to walk through it.

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I may not be able to control all the circumstances in my life, but I can absolutely find a way to elevate myself based on my attitude and how I choose to walk through it.

I may not be able to control all the circumstances in my life, but I can absolutely find a way to elevate myself based on my attitude and how I choose to walk through it.

I may not be able to control all the circumstances in my life, but I can absolutely find a way to elevate myself based on my attitude and how I choose to walk through it.

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Learn more about the life tools featured in my upcoming book or visit Facebook to see my daily gratitude lists.

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Learn more about the life tools featured in my upcoming book or visit Facebook to see my daily gratitude lists.

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Learn more about the life tools featured in my upcoming book or visit Facebook to see my daily gratitude lists.

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11 hours ago

I Am A Thrivalist

For my birthday this year (this coming Monday) I would appreciate anyone that wants to participate to perform a random act of kindness. The world needs more kindness right now.

Feel free to post what you did so others can get ideas, or keep it to yourself if you prefer it remain private.
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The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder. - Richard Bach

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Try to understand what it feels like to walk in someone else’s shoes.

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for asking for help at work and having someone help me with new technology that I was struggling with. (2) Grateful for a morning meeting that helps center me for the day and the amazing people I have gotten to know. (3) Grateful someone feels safe with me. (4) Grateful for knowing someone’s response to me was about them, not me so I didn’t take it personally. (5) Grateful for being able to share pain and have it relieved a bit when I am willing to discuss it with someone else. (6) Grateful for taking online training that was scaring me and doing well with it. (7) Grateful for someone’s patience helping me navigate something I found challenging.

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It is on our failures that we base a new and different and better success. - Havelock Ellis

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Be gentle with yourself.

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful a newcomer reached out to let me know she had 8 days clean. (2) Grateful another newcomer replied to a text and shared honestly about how scared she is. (3) Grateful for an awesome meditation meeting. (4) Grateful work is so busy and productive. (5) Grateful for being gentle with myself despite making very poor food choices. (6) Grateful for letting someone be where they are rather than trying to change their mind. (7) Grateful for the sunshine. (8) Grateful for reaching out to the insurance company when they denied paying for a new medication. Looks like it is going to work out fine.

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3 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves. - Thomas Edison

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Be extra nice at doctor’s offices…they are under tremendous stress these days.

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for finding a doctor that says he can help me with a challenge I am having. Just need to find the right medicine. (2) Grateful for the suggestion to call the pharmaceutical company since insurance doesn’t want to pay for my prescription. (3) Grateful for running into a newcomer on Zoom that I have been watching come in and out. She has 13 days clean and was happy. (4) Grateful for an awesome home group meeting. Had people from all over the US on with a great discussion leader. (5) Grateful for holding back even though my control issues wanted to handle a situation. (6) Grateful for knowing who and what to pray for. (7) Grateful for the willingness to ask for help. (8) Grateful for the comfort I find in my home. (9) Received the title to my car in the mail since I paid it off last month.

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3 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist

Life is short. Cut out negativity forget gossip say goodbye to people who hurt you Spend your days with the people who are always there.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Find someone in a nursing home looking for a pen pal.

Gratitude list for Saturday & Sunday: (1) Grateful for walking by myself and hitting my lower step goal. (2) Grateful for acknowledging feelings that have eaten my lunch all day and calling a friend to discuss it and get a different perspective. (3) Grateful for being able to share how I felt knowing the other person would not be willing to hear me. Now I need to decide what to do. (4) Grateful for all the trees and feeling like I’m living in a forest. (5) Grateful for taking time to relax. (6) Grateful for being invited to a great recovery celebration in New York. (7) Grateful for a Sunday night check in group that ties a knot on the week and starts the week off in a special way. (8) Grateful for doing what I thought was best for my safety even though I have strong feelings around it. (9) Grateful for all the puppies in my neighborhood. 4 neighbors have the cutest fur babies on top of the old dogs. It makes for a great neighborhood. (10) Grateful for the early morning is a manageable temperature. (11) Grateful for all the memories that are coming up in my FB feed of Heather and I and others from our old WW group. It is painful but also reminds me of very special times.

Prayer List:
I know the power of prayer and have seen the miracles it provides. Gd knows who we are speaking about in our prayers so we don’t need to provide full names. If you want the person to be anonymous, first names are enough.
Let me know when I can remove a name on the list.
I always say a prayer for those that have nobody to pray for them.
PLEASE SEND UPDATES: IT GOOD TO KNOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.

--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them.
--Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships or challenges adjusting to this new life we are leading.
--Big John – Bad car accident; has a broken back
--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issue
--Paul Beeker – Continued health challenges

--Hanya Chaya bas Malka – Single mom of young child with liver cancer. Last hope is aggressive therapy to give her 6 months-1 year. Nothing else has worked & it keeps growing.
--Ex-husband of Catherine (forgot his name but Gd will know who I mean); major health issues
--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
--Jimmy M of Detroit
--Joyce Kahn- in quarantine after heart valve replacement and lymphoma (9th round)
--Ellen Landriau- in rehab after emergency appendectomy and pneumoni
--John Caleb & his family – baby with a congenital heart defect.
--Jimmy Goggins – Diagnosed with multiple cancers. Seeing the oncologist today for options.
--Rick – Brother of a friend. Gd knows why.
--Liz – Diagnosed with Lupus and learning how to live life with it.
--Benita Williams – Young lady with stage 4 cancer going thru aggressive chemo.
--Jean – Major health issues and other related things. Really needs prayers right now.
--Esther Pessel bas Ruchel
--Sara bas Ruchel
--Emily Duren – diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing chemo.
--Lady with 20 yrs in recovery needs strong prayers – Gd knows why.
--Judy – prayers that she stay strong and positive and that they caught her cancer in time.
--Todd Feltz –Pray he has an easy transition and that he and his family have the faith, strength and courage to accept Gd’s will.
--A single Mom & her two daughters; Gd knows the situation & what is needed.
--Matt Uttal – being treated for lung cancer
--Melissa Gross – serious health challenges
--Richard Fraser – Recently diagnosed with prostate cancer
--Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues. Has several surgeries coming up.
--Carole –needs strength being a caregiver to Marv
-Michael – a friend of a friend was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
-Joni David – Breathing issues and nodule on her remaining lung
--Joann Spiers – recovering from shoulder surgery…needs positive energy!
--Austin – Friend’s 13 yo nephew diagnosed with a very rare bone cancer; Going thru aggressive chemo that requires hospitalization.
--Thomas, the brother of a very special lady recovering from surgery and got an infection
--Chris-pray for his 2 children, parent and firefighter brothers & friends; 42yo had a massive heart attack in the line of duty.
--Bryant Jones – recovering from motorcycle; driver was texting while driving
--Heather – a woman in Texas facing cancer & chemo for the second time.
--Judy – sister of friend; cancer and no money other than her fixed income; requires significant assistance in day to day living due to confusion and day to day living;
--Lindsay McClure – granddaughter of my neighbor. Acute Leukemia and getting stem cells.
--Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.
--Henya Chaya bas Malka – Single Mom whose cancer has returned & starting chemo again
--Whitney – 30yo having treatment for MS. Went thru one round and has to have an unexpected second round.
--Jenie Coleman- Complications from Type 1 Diabetes & doesn’t have money to pay for meds.
--Kay Elerbee Fraser and her family – Gd knows what they need.
--Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.
--Joni and Steve R battling cancer
--Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth –
--Ora Malka bas Ruchel
--Nicole – serious complications after surgery
--Braxton
--Miriam Barucha bas Aviva
--Tzipora Fria bas Yenta Ruchel - Fell on ice and hit her head. She had to quit practicing medicine
--Friend’s son-in-law has complications to his brain tumor
--Mike Campbell – Fighting lung cancer
--Cem – survived surgery; many more to come.
--Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka
--Daryl in the Arctic Circle
--Christina and Ellyse

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5 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist

Worry is a total waste of time. It doesn’t change anything. All it does is steal your joy and keeps you very busy doing nothing.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Respect the boundaries you create or nobody else will.

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for the day off. (2) Grateful a co-worker in Ireland sent a note to enjoy the 4th. (3) Grateful for socially distanced time with someone I love. It made my day. (4) Grateful for a call with a newcomer with 5 days clean. (5) Grateful for the first Friday meeting of our new homegroup. (6) Grateful for asking if I did the right thing in a situation I never experienced…wasn’t sure, but it seems I did. (7) Grateful for making a tough decision, but one that I needed to take care of myself. (8) Grateful for looking at my motive in a dialogue and knowing it was right, regardless of the other person’s reaction.

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6 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Serve when asked. It is an honor.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for being asked to be discussion leader at an awesome women’s meeting on Long Island. (2) Grateful my stomach challenges were temporary. (3) Grateful for being so busy at work. (4) Grateful for plans with sponsees for socially distanced in person chats. (5) Grateful for having go to food when I don’t want to cook. (6) Grateful someone called me last night to chat. They are someone I didn’t get along with for quite a while.

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1 week ago

I Am A Thrivalist

Sometimes Gd doesn’t change your situation because he is trying to change your heart.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Don’t say everything you are thinking. Ask yourself is it kind, is it true, is it necessary.

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for a lady from the UK that I had a call with because she wants to get clean and doesn’t know how. (2) Grateful for attending a women’s meeting that someone I met online invited me to. It was very intimate. (3) Grateful someone with 3 days clean shared in a meeting. She came to the meeting I went to last night. (4) Grateful the mornings are tolerable in temperature so I can walk. (5) Grateful for an amazing co-worker who helps me more than words can say. (6) Grateful for letting things play out before I say anything…I want to respond not react.

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1 week ago

I Am A Thrivalist

It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude. It’s gratitude that brings us happiness.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Pay attention to your inside voice and make sure you are taking care of yourself as needed.

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for a call with someone I love and respect. We have a professional relationship that has become a friendship. (2) Grateful for sponsees and how those relationships grow and bloom. (3) Grateful for finding a nice farmers market and being able to support farmers and local business. (4) Grateful for reaching out to someone on FB that is trying to get clean. We are going to talk today…she is in the UK and it was too late. (5) Grateful a friend reached out to talk…we had become distant and we talked it through. (6) Grateful for the end of our fiscal year and getting to start a new year today.

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1 week ago

I Am A Thrivalist

Never before in the history of the universe have you existed and when you are gone YOU will never repeat. That’s how important you are. – Liz Cosline

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Take time with someone that is struggling no matter how busy you are. They chose you to reach out to.

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for being in the solution of figuring out what is going on with me. Yesterday was a challenging day. (2) Grateful for the beautiful sky when I arrived at the place we walk. (3) Grateful for an incredible first meeting of our new home group. Great discussion leader and honest sharing. (4) Grateful for the support for our first home group meeting. (5) Grateful for “the meeting after the meeting” with two women I have known for many years. (6) Grateful for an encouraging WW coach. (7) Grateful for finding out Broadway in New York is shut down until next year. Now I will start finding an alternative for Thanksgiving. (8) Grateful for those that love and support me without even trying.

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1 week ago

I Am A Thrivalist

Weekly prayer list below

Some people will only love you if you fit into their box…Don’t be afraid to disappoint.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Take a moment to tell a manager about an outstanding employee…especially during these more stressful times.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for listening to my body and sleeping. (2) Grateful for taking time to get healthy food for the week. (3) Grateful for being invited to attend an unveiling for a sweet young lady that passed away. (4) Grateful for my weekly check in call with ladies I love. (5) Grateful for a great experience with employees at Costco. (6) Grateful for leaving something alone and listening to my gut. (7) Grateful for an experience at my local Kroger that reminded me why I never want to shop there again. (8) Grateful for two short work weeks in a row.

You are special so be good to yourself today!

Prayer List:
I know the power of prayer and have seen the miracles it provides. Gd knows who we are speaking about in our prayers so we don’t need to provide full names. If you want the person to be anonymous, first names are enough.
Let me know when I can remove a name on the list.
I always say a prayer for those that have nobody to pray for them.
PLEASE SEND UPDATES: IT GOOD TO KNOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.

--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them.
--Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships or challenges adjusting to this new life we are leading.
--Big John – Bad car accident; has a broken back
--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issue
--Paul Beeker – Continued health challenges

--Hanya Chaya bas Malka – Single mom of young child with liver cancer. Last hope is aggressive therapy to give her 6 months-1 year. Nothing else has worked & it keeps growing.
--Ex-husband of Catherine (forgot his name but Gd will know who I mean); major health issues
--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
--Jimmy M of Detroit
--Joyce Kahn- in quarantine after heart valve replacement and lymphoma (9th round)
--Ellen Landriau- in rehab after emergency appendectomy and pneumoni
--John Caleb & his family – baby with a congenital heart defect.
--Jimmy Goggins – Diagnosed with multiple cancers. Seeing the oncologist today for options.
--Rick – Brother of a friend. Gd knows why.
--Liz – Diagnosed with Lupus and learning how to live life with it.
--Benita Williams – Young lady with stage 4 cancer going thru aggressive chemo.
--Jean – Major health issues and other related things. Really needs prayers right now.
--Esther Pessel bas Ruchel
--Sara bas Ruchel
--Emily Duren – diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing chemo.
--Lady with 20 yrs in recovery needs strong prayers – Gd knows why.
--Judy – prayers that she stay strong and positive and that they caught her cancer in time.
--Todd Feltz –Pray he has an easy transition and that he and his family have the faith, strength and courage to accept Gd’s will.
--A single Mom & her two daughters; Gd knows the situation & what is needed.
--Matt Uttal – being treated for lung cancer
--Melissa Gross – serious health challenges
-Janice – continued good health.
--Richard Fraser – Recently diagnosed with prostate cancer
--Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues. Has several surgeries coming up.
--Carole –needs strength being a caregiver to Marv
-Michael – a friend of a friend was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
-Joni David – Breathing issues and nodule on her remaining lung
--Joann Spiers – recovering from shoulder surgery…needs positive energy!
--Austin – Friend’s 13 yo nephew diagnosed with a very rare bone cancer; Going thru aggressive chemo that requires hospitalization.
--Thomas, the brother of a very special lady recovering from surgery and got an infection
--Chris-pray for his 2 children, parent and firefighter brothers & friends; 42yo had a massive heart attack in the line of duty.
--Bryant Jones – recovering from motorcycle; driver was texting while driving
--Heather – a woman in Texas facing cancer & chemo for the second time.
--Judy – sister of friend; cancer and no money other than her fixed income; requires significant assistance in day to day living due to confusion and day to day living;
--Lindsay McClure – granddaughter of my neighbor. Acute Leukemia and getting stem cells.
--Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.
--Henya Chaya bas Malka – Single Mom whose cancer has returned & starting chemo again
--Whitney – 30yo having treatment for MS. Went thru one round and has to have an unexpected second round.
--Jenie Coleman- Complications from Type 1 Diabetes & doesn’t have money to pay for meds.
--Kay Elerbee Fraser and her family – Gd knows what they need.
--Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.
--Joni and Steve R battling cancer
--Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth –
--Ora Malka bas Ruchel
--Nicole – serious complications after surgery
--Braxton
--Miriam Barucha bas Aviva
--Tzipora Fria bas Yenta Ruchel - Fell on ice and hit her head. She had to quit practicing medicine
--Friend’s son-in-law has complications to his brain tumor
--Mike Campbell – Fighting lung cancer
--Cem – survived surgery; many more to come.
--Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka
--Daryl in the Arctic Circle
--Christina and Ellyse
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You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending – CS Lewis

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Question to learn without judgement.

Gratitude list for Friday and Saturday: (1) Grateful someone I respect about asked for feedback. (2) Grateful I asked someone about a decision that affected me because I completely disagreed. Was able to hear their reply. (3) Grateful for face to face time with a good friend, (4) Grateful for a card reading…insightful feedback. (5) Grateful for 15k+ steps for the day, even though I paid a price. (6) Grateful for time on an incredible farm and seeing an artist friend. It calmed my soul and lifted my spirit. (7) Grateful for letting the universe guide me. I was going to come home after the farm, but wound up going to a few more places and having a safe and great time...much needed. (8) Grateful for the response from people I have notified that a few of us have started 2 new NA meetings in our area (9) Grateful for hearing from someone I have known for a long time that they have moved to the area (10) Grateful for reaching out to someone based on their fb posting…they were receptive. (11) Grateful a friend is having a good recovery so far from their surgery. (12) Grateful when people ask for prayers on FB. It is a chance to be of service…so many prayed for me over the years. (13) Grateful for a call from a newcomer that I met from Ohio when she had 43 days and now she has 103. I love the relationship we are developing.

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2 weeks ago

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Men build too many walls and not enough bridges. – Joseph Fort Newton

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Be of service when the opportunity presents itself.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful my labs came back and everything looks great. Still need to figure out what’s going on, but slowly narrowing it down. (2) Grateful a newcomer reached out to me even though she admitted how scared she was. (3) Grateful I lovingly shared my truth about a relationship and the other person did the same. It made us stronger. (4) Grateful for honoring my truth by leaving my home group and starting a new group with a few others practicing spiritual principals. (5) Grateful for doing something I didn’t want because it was the right thing. (6) Grateful I want to be clean, regardless of how I may be feeling. Someone I love made a permanent decision that can’t be taken back. (7) Grateful for finding out about a farm I can visit and feel safe at. Happy to have a place to go for a few hours.

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Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for an early morning walk. (2) Grateful for healthy meals I made. (3) Grateful for a thoughtful neighbor that brought me a bagel from a shop that just opened. (4) Grateful for accepting some things going on right now knowing I am in the solution of finding out what is going on, regardless of how I feel. (5) Grateful for accidentally figuring out I can follow someone on YouTube and get notifications when they upload another video. I am getting information that can help me. (6) Grateful for small victories that are very big to me.

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2 weeks ago

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Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. - Joseph Campbell

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Agree to disagree and not be disagreeable.

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for the honor of delivering 200 bags with mints, hand cream and a handwritten card to the hospital on behalf of The Connection of Forsyth. (2) Grateful for choosing not to go off on a manager after waiting 50 minutes on the phone to speak with them and finding out that I am the only one that can fix a mistake they made and it will take many hours. (3) Grateful for writing a nice e-mail to the CEO of a VERY large company when something an executive promised was not done and is quite important to me. I received a call within 3 hours following up. (4) Grateful for being introduced to someone that I seem to have quite a bit in common with. (5) Grateful I have been listening to someone on a Zoom meeting for months and they agreed to be discussion leader at my home group. They carried an awesome message. (6) Grateful a newcomer reached out and we had a nice chat. (7) Grateful someone joined the meeting tonight that I met 3 years ago. (8) Grateful for having so much to be grateful for in just 24 hours. I could write more.

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3 weeks ago

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Weekly prayer list below:
A clear conscience is more valuable than wealth. - Tagalog

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Get some vitamin D by going outside. It’s a gift for your spirit and mind.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for another long walk…10,700 steps this time. (2) Grateful for time with a young lady I adore. We did stuff in the house and then went to the Asian grocery store…always an interesting experience. (3) Grateful for figuring out a small tweek to a dip to make it yummier and incredibly healthy. (4) Grateful for a much needed nap. (5) Grateful for making a yummy and healthy dinner for myself because I am worth it. (6) Grateful for a last minute change in plans that allowed me to attend a meeting I needed and didn’t even know. (7) Grateful for the kind words of a friend.

Prayer List:
I know the power of prayer and have seen the miracles it provides. Gd knows who we are speaking about in our prayers so we don’t need to provide full names. If you want the person to be anonymous, first names are enough.
Let me know when I can remove a name on the list.
I always say a prayer for those that have nobody to pray for them.
PLEASE SEND UPDATES: IT GOOD TO KNOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.

--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them.
--Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships or challenges adjusting to this new life we are leading.
Wednesday.
--Hanya Chaya bas Malka – Single mom of young child with liver cancer. Last hope is aggressive therapy to give her 6 months-1 year. Nothing else has worked & it keeps growing.
--Ex-husband of Catherine (forgot his name but Gd will know who I mean); major health issues
--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
--Michael Greenberg – diagnosed with cancer this past week; talking to oncologist
--Jimmy M of Detroit
--Lena Abramson-multiple major health issues ( canine)
--Joyce Kahn- in quarantine after heart valve replacement and lymphoma (9th round)
--Ellen Landriau- in rehab after emergency appendectomy and pneumoni
--John Caleb & his family – baby with a congenital heart defect.
--Jimmy Goggins – Diagnosed with multiple cancers. Seeing the oncologist today for options.
--Rick – Brother of a friend. Gd knows why.
--Liz – Diagnosed with Lupus and learning how to live life with it.
--Benita Williams – Young lady with stage 4 cancer going thru aggressive chemo.
--Jean – Major health issues and other related things. Really needs prayers right now.
--Esther Pessel bas Ruchel
--Sara bas Ruchel
--Emily Duren – diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing chemo.
--Lady with 20 yrs in recovery needs strong prayers – Gd knows why.
--Judy – prayers that she stay strong and positive and that they caught her cancer in time.
--Todd Feltz –Pray he has an easy transition and that he and his family have the faith, strength and courage to accept Gd’s will.
--A single Mom & her two daughters; Gd knows the situation & what is needed.
--Matt Uttal – being treated for lung cancer
--Melissa Gross – serious health challenges
-Janice – continued good health.
--Richard Fraser – Recently diagnosed with prostate cancer
--Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues. Has several surgeries coming up.
--Carole –needs strength being a caregiver to Marv
-Michael – a friend of a friend was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
-Joni David – Breathing issues and nodule on her remaining lung
--Joann Spiers – recovering from shoulder surgery…needs positive energy!
--Austin – Friend’s 13 yo nephew diagnosed with a very rare bone cancer; Going thru aggressive chemo that requires hospitalization.
--Thomas, the brother of a very special lady recovering from surgery and got an infection
--Chris-pray for his 2 children, parent and firefighter brothers & friends; 42yo had a massive heart attack in the line of duty.
--Bryant Jones – recovering from motorcycle; driver was texting while driving
--Heather – a woman in Texas facing cancer & chemo for the second time.
--Judy – sister of friend; cancer and no money other than her fixed income; requires significant assistance in day to day living due to confusion and day to day living;
--Lindsay McClure – granddaughter of my neighbor. Acute Leukemia and getting stem cells.
--Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.
--Henya Chaya bas Malka – Single Mom whose cancer has returned & starting chemo again
--Whitney – 30yo having treatment for MS. Went thru one round and has to have an unexpected second round.
--Jenie Coleman- Complications from Type 1 Diabetes & doesn’t have money to pay for meds.
--Kay Elerbee Fraser and her family – Gd knows what they need.
--Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.
--Joni and Steve R battling cancer
--Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth –
--Ora Malka bas Ruchel
--Nicole – serious complications after surgery
--Braxton
--Miriam Barucha bas Aviva
--Tzipora Fria bas Yenta Ruchel - Fell on ice and hit her head. She had to quit practicing medicine
--Friend’s son-in-law has complications to his brain tumor
--Mike Campbell – Fighting lung cancer
--Cem – survived surgery; many more to come.
--The family of Claire Sutton and her grandson’s family
--Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka
--Daryl in the Arctic Circle
--Paul Beeker – Cancer is growing aggressively
--Christina and Ellyse
--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues

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3 weeks ago

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Once you awaken you will have no interest in judging those who sleep. – James Blanchard

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Plan a social distancing fun time with friends.

Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for walking more than I have in ages and not needing a nap afterwards despite the heat. (2) Grateful for making my last car payment. (3) Grateful for only healthy choices at the grocery store. (4) Grateful for wanting to take time to make myself healthy breakfasts every morning. (5) Grateful for a chat with a good friend and some great ideas that I am considering for my life. (6) Grateful for lots of laughter playing a game via Zoom with some special people. (7) Grateful for remembering I don’t have to dance to someone else’s song. (8) Grateful for sharing my truth and being willing to risk someone else’s anger. (9) Grateful for not wanting a snack before I went to bed. This is a huge deal and something I am challenged with daily.

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3 weeks ago

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Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have. – Margaret Mead

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Before speaking asking yourself, is it kind, is it true, is it necessary.

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for an early morning chat with someone I am getting to know. (2) Grateful for feeling confident recording material for our upcoming online global meeting. (3) Grateful for being loving to myself while making less than desirable food choices. (4) Grateful for a kind gift. (5) Grateful for organizing something and not being concerned about how it turns out. (6) Grateful for wanting to make more plans with people because the isolation at home is getting difficult some days.

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3 weeks ago

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Be teachable. You may not always be right. – Toby Mac

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Reach out to someone new in your area or at your job.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for an early morning walk while chatting with someone on the phone. (2) Grateful for an emotional home group meeting. (3) Grateful for making an appointment with my oncologist for next week. I have a concern, but it isn’t cancer related. There was a time I would have ignored it. (4) Grateful for being asked to make a couple presentations at our upcoming global meeting. (5) Grateful for a friend lovingly letting me know I am always welcome to visit whether they are home or not.

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3 weeks ago

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If you don’t heal what hurt you, you’ll bleed on people who didn’t cut you. – Unknown

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Do something that feeds your soul.

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for accidentally butt calling someone and them returning my call later in the day. Made an appointment I have been needing. (2) Grateful for a 6am walk. (3) Grateful for a different perspective from someone on a business situation. (4) Grateful for knowing I don’t feel good inside because I will be cancelling my vacation and knowing it will pass. (5) Grateful for the amazing birds and other animals I get to see each day. (6) Grateful for the nice weather when I walked. (7) Grateful someone reached out asking for help (not recovery related)

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3 weeks ago

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Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying 'I will try again tomorrow.' --Mary Anne Radmacher

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Compliment someone that is doing something you admire, even if it is a stranger.

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for accepting my big vacation most likely isn’t going to happen. (2) Grateful for listening to my body when I didn’t feel good and taking a nap. (3) Grateful for noticing an internal change during certain conversations. (4) Grateful for finding out about someone I can’t trust. (5) Grateful for finalizing a weekend away for my birthday. (6) Grateful for a chat with someone I respect professionally and love.

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3 weeks ago

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The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you. – Stephanie Perkins

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Be open minded no matter how sure you are.

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful someone I love and was concerned about that went MIA replied to a text I sent. (2) Grateful for not doing something I committed to do for myself and the reminder of how that feels. (3) Grateful for a friend that cares about me enough to say what I don’t want to hear, knowing I will take it into consideration. (4) Grateful for setting a boundary on something I am not willing to do. (5) Grateful for all the honest shared in my home group meeting.

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4 weeks ago

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It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. - Napoleon Hill

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Share with compassion

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for an early morning walk. The most steps I’ve done in ages. (2) Grateful for plans to go on a 6am walk with someone. (3) Grateful for getting food for the week and feeling comfortable with my new plan. (4) Grateful for a much needed nap. (5) Grateful for a new addition to our weekly call. (6) Grateful for letting thigs unfold as they will with no expectations. (7) Grateful for finding a place to go for the weekend with someone I love. (8) Grateful for plans to get together with a group of women I love for a weekend. (9) Grateful for a call from my oldest girlfriend. (10) Grateful for a thoughtful neighbor that put some book aside for me.

Prayer List:
I know the power of prayer and have seen the miracles it provides. Gd knows who we are speaking about in our prayers so we don’t need to provide full names. If you want the person to be anonymous, first names are enough.
Let me know when I can remove a name on the list.
I always say a prayer for those that have nobody to pray for them.
PLEASE SEND UPDATES: IT GOOD TO KNOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.

--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them.
--Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships or challenges adjusting to this new life we are leading.
Wednesday.
--Barbara going thru chemo
--Hanya Chaya bas Malka – Single mom of young child with liver cancer. Last hope is aggressive therapy to give her 6 months-1 year. Nothing else has worked & it keeps growing.
--Ex-husband of Catherine (forgot his name but Gd will know who I mean); major health issues
--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
--Michael Greenberg – diagnosed with cancer this past week; talking to oncologist
--Jimmy M of Detroit
--John Caleb & his family – baby with a congenital heart defect.
--Jimmy Goggins – Diagnosed with multiple cancers. Seeing the oncologist today for options.
--Rick – Brother of a friend. Gd knows why.
--Liz – Diagnosed with Lupus and learning how to live life with it.
--Benita Williams – Young lady with stage 4 cancer going thru aggressive chemo.
--Jean – Major health issues and other related things. Really needs prayers right now.
--Judy – prayers that she stay strong and positive and that they caught her cancer in time.
--Todd Feltz –Pray he has an easy transition and that he and his family have the faith, strength and courage to accept Gd’s will.
--A single Mom & her two daughters; Gd knows the situation & what is needed.
--Matt Uttal – being treated for lung cancer
--Melissa Gross – serious health challenges
-Janice – continued good health.
--Richard Fraser – Recently diagnosed with prostate cancer
--Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues. Has several surgeries coming up.
--Carole –needs strength being a caregiver to Marv
-Michael – a friend of a friend was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
-Joni David – Breathing issues and nodule on her remaining lung
--Joann Spiers – recovering from shoulder surgery…needs positive energy!
--Austin – Friend’s 13 yo nephew diagnosed with a very rare bone cancer; Going thru aggressive chemo that requires hospitalization.
--Thomas, the brother of a very special lady recovering from surgery and got an infection
--Chris-pray for his 2 children, parent and firefighter brothers & friends; 42yo had a massive heart attack in the line of duty.
--Bryant Jones – recovering from motorcycle; driver was texting while driving
--Heather – a woman in Texas facing cancer & chemo for the second time.
--Judy – sister of friend; cancer and no money other than her fixed income; requires significant assistance in day to day living due to confusion and day to day living;
--Lindsay McClure – granddaughter of my neighbor. Acute Leukemia and getting stem cells.
--Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.
--Henya Chaya bas Malka – Single Mom whose cancer has returned & starting chemo again
--Whitney – 30yo having treatment for MS. Went thru one round and has to have an unexpected second round.
--Jenie Coleman- Complications from Type 1 Diabetes & doesn’t have money to pay for meds.
--Kay Elerbee Fraser and her family – Gd knows what they need.
--Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.
--Joni and Steve R battling cancer
--Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth –
--Ora Malka bas Ruchel
--Nicole – serious complications after surgery
--Braxton
--Miriam Barucha bas Aviva
--Tzipora Fria bas Yenta Ruchel - Fell on ice and hit her head. She had to quit practicing medicine
--Friend’s son-in-law has complications to his brain tumor
--Mike Campbell – Fighting lung cancer
--Cem – survived surgery; many more to come.
--The family of Claire Sutton and her grandson’s family
--Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka
--Daryl in the Arctic Circle
--Paul Beeker – Cancer is growing aggressively
--Christina and Ellyse
--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues

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4 weeks ago

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You don’t always have to tell your side of the story. Time will…

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Look for the similarities rather than the differences.

Gratitude list for Friday & Saturday: (1) Grateful for a weekly scheduled zoom call with a good friend. (2) Grateful for choosing not to compare myself to others professionally or otherwise. (3) Grateful for being 90% done with purging and organizing. Can’t believe how much I threw away and donated just from under my vanities. (4) Grateful for finally attacking the garbage bag of unmatched socks and throwing away the orphans once and for all (5) Grateful for running into someone I know at a coffee shop and their offer to help me with something coming up. (6) Grateful for finding a weekend walking buddy. Made it an hour my first time out. (7) Grateful for lots of healthy choices in my refrigerator. (8) Grateful for small Zoom meetings that feel safe. (9) Grateful for a call from a newcomer and the incredible conversation. (10) Grateful for learning to be open to whatever the universe sends my way whether I like it or not. (11) Grateful for the morning weather that makes walking pleasant. (12) Grateful for the willingness to risk someone’s anger rather than co-signing their bs. (13) Grateful for someone’s trust in me and asking me to sponsor them.

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4 weeks ago

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You can never destroy the essence of who you are which is pure being, you can only postpone your awareness to your own magnificence. – Denese Schellink

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Really listen…don’t think about what you are going to say when someone finishes their sentence while they are speaking.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for accepting that my strength is not in certain things and not thinking less of myself. (2) Grateful for finding out who sent me my special gift. (3) Grateful for a chat with someone I have heard share in a meeting I attend for months. Then she came to my home group…what a gift. (4) Grateful for some new ideas for healthy snacks. (5) Grateful for the Asian grocery store near my home and all the cool things they have. (6) Grateful for a circumstance that is proving to be very spiritually sound and helping me grow. (7) Grateful for meeting someone where they are and not going a step further. (8) Grateful for my life exactly as it is.

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4 weeks ago

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Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value. - Albert Einstein

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Send a gift and a nice anonymously

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for a super cool mug and note. I have no idea who sent it to me. (2) Grateful for plans to go for a walk Saturday morning with someone. (3) Grateful for a call with someone interested in sponsorship. (4) Grateful for a small meeting and being able to reflect on the change in myself. (5) Grateful for taking the time to make healthy meals for myself. (6) Grateful someone took a plant I killed and brought it back to life. (7) Grateful for the new types of birds coming to visit.

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4 weeks ago

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The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have. – Vince Lombardi

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Leave a kind note on a table or counter in a restaurant and don’t sign it.

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for scheduled time with female co-workers in Germany. (2) Grateful for daily contact with people I love. (3) Grateful for an awesome Tuesday night meeting. (4) Grateful for thinking before acting on food choices. (5) Grateful for a much-needed nap. (6) Grateful for being able to connect people that I think would be good connections in business and it has nothing to do with me. (7) Grateful for knowing that being uncomfortable inside isn’t a bad thing…it is about growing and changing for me right now.

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4 weeks ago

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Never stop doing your best just because one person doesn't give you credit. – Kamari

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Make plans with someone having a tough time for a social distancing get together.

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for face to face time with my sponsor. (2) Grateful for eating in a restaurant (only my 2nd time in 3 months). (3) Grateful for a chat about my current challenges and how to walk thru them. (4) Grateful for staying on track with food all day (that’s a first in quite awhile). (5) Grateful for the new people that attended our home group. (6) Grateful for a possible walking buddy early morning on Saturday. (7) Grateful for the awesome guy that works at CVS. He is always friendly and makes me feel special.

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Weekly prayer list below:

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frighteing or strange that self may prove to be. – May Sarton

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Be honest with yourself.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for being very productive. Purged lots of papers. (2) Grateful for a weekly call with women I love. (3) Grateful for doing something incredibly hurtful to myself and seeing how bad it made me feel. I think I needed to experience the pain so I don’t do it again. (4) Grateful for a chat with a newcomer I met and have stayed in touch with. (5) Grateful for a great zoom meeting and seeing people I love and respect. (6) Grateful for spray painting something that had begun rusting. It looks great and spruces up my entrance so I feel happy when I see it. (7) Grateful for realizing how easily I am distracted. (8) Grateful for coming out #1 out of 50 people on an online game that involves creating words. My oncologist said games like that are good for my brain. (9) Grateful for a kind manager that let me return something without a receipt. (10) Grateful for finding two Costco checks while purging papers.

You are special so be good to yourself today!

Prayer List:
I know the power of prayer and have seen the miracles it provides. Gd knows who we are speaking about in our prayers so we don’t need to provide full names. If you want the person to be anonymous, first names are enough.
Let me know when I can remove a name on the list.
I always say a prayer for those that have nobody to pray for them.
PLEASE SEND UPDATES: IT GOOD TO KNOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.

--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them.
--Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships or challenges adjusting to this new life we are leading.
--Our country so we may find a way to live at peace with each other.

-Rich Roth havig quadruple bypass on 6/11.
--Hanya Chaya bas Malka – Single mom of young child with liver cancer. Last hope is aggressive therapy to give her 6 months-1 year. Nothing else has worked & it keeps growing.
--Ex-husband of Catherine (forgot his name but Gd will know who I mean); major health issues
--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
--Michael Greenberg – diagnosed with cancer this past week; talking to oncologist
--Jimmy M of Detroit
--Lena Abramson-multiple major health issues ( canine)
--Joyce Kahn- in quarantine after heart valve replacement and lymphoma (9th round)
--Ellen Landriau- in rehab after emergency appendectomy and pneumoni
--John Caleb & his family – baby with a congenital heart defect.
--Jimmy Goggins – Diagnosed with multiple cancers. Seeing the oncologist today for options.
--Rick – Brother of a friend. Gd knows why.
--Liz – Diagnosed with Lupus and learning how to live life with it.
--Benita Williams – Young lady with stage 4 cancer going thru aggressive chemo.
--Jean – Major health issues and other related things. Really needs prayers right now.
--Esther Pessel bas Ruchel
--Sara bas Ruchel
--Emily Duren – diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing chemo.
--Lady with 20 yrs in recovery needs strong prayers – Gd knows why.
--Judy – prayers that she stay strong and positive and that they caught her cancer in time.
--Todd Feltz –Pray he has an easy transition and that he and his family have the faith, strength and courage to accept Gd’s will.
--A single Mom & her two daughters; Gd knows the situation & what is needed.
--Matt Uttal – being treated for lung cancer
--Melissa Gross – serious health challenges
-Janice – continued good health.
--Richard Fraser – Recently diagnosed with prostate cancer
--Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues. Has several surgeries coming up.
--Carole –needs strength being a caregiver to Marv
-Michael – a friend of a friend was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
-Joni David – Breathing issues and nodule on her remaining lung
--Joann Spiers – recovering from shoulder surgery…needs positive energy!
--Austin – Friend’s 13 yo nephew diagnosed with a very rare bone cancer; Going thru aggressive chemo that requires hospitalization.
--Thomas, the brother of a very special lady recovering from surgery and got an infection
--Chris-pray for his 2 children, parent and firefighter brothers & friends; 42yo had a massive heart attack in the line of duty.
--Bryant Jones – recovering from motorcycle; driver was texting while driving
--Heather – a woman in Texas facing cancer & chemo for the second time.
--Judy – sister of friend; cancer and no money other than her fixed income; requires significant assistance in day to day living due to confusion and day to day living;
--Lindsay McClure – granddaughter of my neighbor. Acute Leukemia and getting stem cells.
--Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.
--Henya Chaya bas Malka – Single Mom whose cancer has returned & starting chemo again
--Whitney – 30yo having treatment for MS. Went thru one round and has to have an unexpected second round.
--Jenie Coleman- Complications from Type 1 Diabetes & doesn’t have money to pay for meds.
--Kay Elerbee Fraser and her family – Gd knows what they need.
--Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.
--Joni and Steve R battling cancer
--Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth –
--Ora Malka bas Ruchel
--Nicole – serious complications after surgery
--Braxton
--Miriam Barucha bas Aviva
--Tzipora Fria bas Yenta Ruchel - Fell on ice and hit her head. She had to quit practicing medicine
--Friend’s son-in-law has complications to his brain tumor
--Mike Campbell – Fighting lung cancer
--Cem – survived surgery; many more to come.
--The family of Claire Sutton and her grandson’s family
--Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka
--Daryl in the Arctic Circle
--Paul Beeker – Cancer is growing aggressively
--Christina and Ellyse
--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
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I don’t feed into anyone’s idea of who I should be. – Jessica Alba

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Help if asked, even if it isn’t in your comfort zone.

Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for being able to show support to someone going thru a tragedy. (2) Grateful a friend was willing to join in the support and go with me (3) Grateful for spending time each week getting to know someone. (4) Grateful for a small meeting and knowing almost everyone in it. (5) Grateful for my incredible county community. I passed what I thought was a dog on the side of the road. Posted about it on our FB page. 2 people went over and found out it was actually a deer. Not sure how I made that mistake. They called to make sure it was picked up and let everyone know. We are a type of virtual family that comes together to help, support and give recommendations to each out. (6) Grateful for still praying about a decision and having more thoughts come to mind to consider.

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No one has ever become poor from giving. – Anne Frank

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Give your time to someone or to a cause. It is the only gift you can give and never receive back.

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for sharing my truth in a work situation with no expectation of the results. (2) Grateful for listening to my body when I didn’t feel well, even though I missed something I was looking forward to. (3) Grateful for like minded individuals in a certain area. (4) Grateful for attending a meeting I was told needed support and seeing several people I love and miss. (5) Grateful someone shared their truth about me and it has given me quite a bit to think about. (6) Grateful for knowing what hurts…now it is about finding the willingness to do what is needed to make changes. (7) Grateful for self-care plans this weekend.

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Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning. – Maya Angelou

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Use your voice for good.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for acting with integrity and seeing the results. (2) Grateful a very high executive called and offered to help me with something I didn’t ask for help with. I’m grateful for our relationship which has grown over time. (3) Grateful for an awesome home group meeting that included 3 newcomers. (4) Grateful a friend shared an idea about my butterfly path that I am moving forward with. (5) Grateful for reaching out to my old therapist and her quick reply. Time to get back to work with her. (6) Grateful for the trust some others have in me. (7) Grateful someone I love reached out and we scheduled a time to talk. (8) Grateful someone asked for help during a very challenging time. (9) Grateful for a reminder that I can only be there for those that want help, not those that need it.

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What we are waiting for is not as important as what happens to us while we are waiting. Trust the process. – Mandy Hale

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Make sure you are taking care of yourself.

Gratitude list for Tuesday & Wednesday: (1) Grateful for being open to changing a decision I made and thought I was sure of. (2) Grateful for making plans with my sponsor. (3) Grateful for 2 morning sponsee calls. One is at 6:30am. What a great way to start the day. (4) Grateful for loving myself, especially when I am not making the best choices. (5) Grateful for a writing workshop that I was invited to. (6) Grateful for the honesty of a sponsee about an observation she made. (7) Grateful for the gut level of honesty in friendships. (8) Grateful for allowing a process in my life rather than reacting and then looking back knowing I didn’t consider everything before making a choice. (9) Grateful for the morning meditation call and the honesty shared.

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I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Call your local NAACP chapter and join or volunteer to help with upcoming programs to help advance equality.

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for hearing a woman I didn’t know share in a meeting and related. We spoke and found out we have tons in common. (2) Grateful for a call with an executive from WW based on my letter to their CEO. (3) Grateful for “the meeting after the meeting”. (4) Grateful for a newcomer at the meeting. (5) Grateful someone shares the same feelings as me about a situation. I don’t feel so alone. (6) Grateful for feeling hopeful in a few areas of my life. (7) Grateful someone I love is walking thru something I am but is a few steps ahead and sharing her experience.

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Weekly prayer list below:

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Share your voice about what is happening in our country.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for a walk to start the day. (2) Grateful for writing a blog to express what I’ve learned and how I feel about what is happening in the country. (3) Grateful for learning a lot I never knew until recently. (4) Grateful for information from someone that helped me understand a situation. (5) Grateful for conversations with people I love. (6) Grateful someone I love was told to empty her office in advance of a possible violent demonstration. (7) Grateful for being productive and getting taking a nap. (8) Grateful for hearing people with 40 years clean discuss their history.

You are special so be good to yourself today!

Prayer List:
I know the power of prayer and have seen the miracles it provides. Gd knows who we are speaking about in our prayers so we don’t need to provide full names. If you want the person to be anonymous, first names are enough.
Let me know when I can remove a name on the list.
I always say a prayer for those that have nobody to pray for them.
PLEASE SEND UPDATES: IT GOOD TO KNOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.

--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them.
--Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships or challenges adjusting to this new life we are leading.
Wednesday.
--Hanya Chaya bas Malka – Single mom of young child with liver cancer. Last hope is aggressive therapy to give her 6 months-1 year. Nothing else has worked & it keeps growing.
--Ex-husband of Catherine (forgot his name but Gd will know who I mean); major health issues
--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
--Michael Greenberg – diagnosed with cancer this past week; talking to oncologist
--Jimmy M of Detroit
--Lena Abramson-multiple major health issues ( canine)
--Joyce Kahn- in quarantine after heart valve replacement and lymphoma (9th round)
--Ellen Landriau- in rehab after emergency appendectomy and pneumoni
--John Caleb & his family – baby with a congenital heart defect.
--Jimmy Goggins – Diagnosed with multiple cancers. Seeing the oncologist today for options.
--Rick – Brother of a friend. Gd knows why.
--Liz – Diagnosed with Lupus and learning how to live life with it.
--Benita Williams – Young lady with stage 4 cancer going thru aggressive chemo.
--Jean – Major health issues and other related things. Really needs prayers right now.
--Esther Pessel bas Ruchel
--Sara bas Ruchel
--Emily Duren – diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing chemo.
--Lady with 20 yrs in recovery needs strong prayers – Gd knows why.
--Judy – prayers that she stay strong and positive and that they caught her cancer in time.
--Todd Feltz –Pray he has an easy transition and that he and his family have the faith, strength and courage to accept Gd’s will.
--A single Mom & her two daughters; Gd knows the situation & what is needed.
--Matt Uttal – being treated for lung cancer
--Melissa Gross – serious health challenges
-Janice – continued good health.
--Richard Fraser – Recently diagnosed with prostate cancer
--Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues. Has several surgeries coming up.
--Carole –needs strength being a caregiver to Marv
-Michael – a friend of a friend was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
-Joni David – Breathing issues and nodule on her remaining lung
--Joann Spiers – recovering from shoulder surgery…needs positive energy!
--Austin – Friend’s 13 yo nephew diagnosed with a very rare bone cancer; Going thru aggressive chemo that requires hospitalization.
--Thomas, the brother of a very special lady recovering from surgery and got an infection
--Chris-pray for his 2 children, parent and firefighter brothers & friends; 42yo had a massive heart attack in the line of duty.
--Bryant Jones – recovering from motorcycle; driver was texting while driving
--Heather – a woman in Texas facing cancer & chemo for the second time.
--Judy – sister of friend; cancer and no money other than her fixed income; requires significant assistance in day to day living due to confusion and day to day living;
--Lindsay McClure – granddaughter of my neighbor. Acute Leukemia and getting stem cells.
--Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.
--Henya Chaya bas Malka – Single Mom whose cancer has returned & starting chemo again
--Whitney – 30yo having treatment for MS. Went thru one round and has to have an unexpected second round.
--Jenie Coleman- Complications from Type 1 Diabetes & doesn’t have money to pay for meds.
--Kay Elerbee Fraser and her family – Gd knows what they need.
--Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.
--Joni and Steve R battling cancer
--Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth –
--Ora Malka bas Ruchel
--Nicole – serious complications after surgery
--Braxton
--Miriam Barucha bas Aviva
--Tzipora Fria bas Yenta Ruchel - Fell on ice and hit her head. She had to quit practicing medicine
--Friend’s son-in-law has complications to his brain tumor
--Mike Campbell – Fighting lung cancer
--Cem – survived surgery; many more to come.
--The family of Claire Sutton and her grandson’s family
--Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka
--Daryl in the Arctic Circle
--Paul Beeker – Cancer is growing aggressively
--Christina and Ellyse
--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
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Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Don’t accept the unacceptable. You have a voice.

Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for choosing to get my hair done knowing we would be wearing masks and I would be the only one in the salon. I feel better emotionally not looking at all the gray. (2) Grateful for hearing from a newcomer that fell off the grid. (3) Grateful for a painful reminder of how I looked when I chose to take good care of myself. While it hurt, it inspired me as well. (4) Grateful for another step in my project to simplify my home. (5) Grateful for attending 2 good meetings (6) Grateful for finding out how closed minded someone was, even if it was potentially for their own good. No judgement, just helpful information moving forward. (7) Grateful for being gentle with myself, no matter what my choices.

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I can be changed by what happens to me but I refuse to be reduced by it. – Maya Angelo

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Pick up the phone if someone calls, even when you don’t want to.

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for being on the home stretch of purging in the house. Can’t believe how much stuff I am donating, throwing away and selling online. (2) Grateful for having the time to dig in on some work things I haven’t had a chance to do. (3) Grateful for the willingness to purge and simplify my “stuff”. (4) Grateful for the sunshine. (5) Grateful someone I reached out to called back. (6) Grateful for making plans to chat with someone I met on a Zoom meeting this weekend. (7) Grateful for having so many contacts personally and professionally and being able to connect people. (8) Grateful for someone’s willingness to help me professionally. (9) Grateful for being invited to an online writing workshop. (10) Grateful for letting my WW coach know that I was leaving in a month. It’s hard to give money to a company that has treated their members so poorly not letting us say good bye to coaches that were let go or provide direction on what to do.

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"You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with." --Wayne Dyer

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Offer to bring a meal to someone going thru some type of hard time.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for fixing my printer. This is huge! In the past I would have just bought another one. (2) Grateful for my home group business meeting being loving and kind. (3) Grateful for deciding to leave the paid part of WW because I can’t give my hard-earned money to a company that had such lack of consideration for the people they claim to care about. It wasn’t about what they did, but how they did it. (4) Grateful for having lots of business contacts and helping a friend with an introduction for a potential job. (5) Grateful for knowing what I can do to change how I am feeling. Now it is about doing it. (6) Grateful for the order in my home that provides calm.

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Go above and beyond for yourself! You do it for family, friends, and colleagues, but don’t forget about YOU. It’s important to include yourself…You are worthy of your own kindness, too!

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Laugh today or make someone laugh.

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for getting my new office unpacked. (2) Grateful for healthy boundaries. (3) Grateful for reaching out to a friend to share something and in the end was able to support her. (4) Grateful for getting on a meeting and hearing a newcomer share his excitement for the program. (5) Grateful for yet another great experience with Delta when rebooking my vacation flights that were cancelled. Not leaving till August. (6) Grateful for a conversation about a new eating plan. After the way WW treated me, I am leaving.

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We are all different. Don’t judge, understand instead. – Roy T. Bennett

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Call someone you had a misunderstanding with so you can get past it.

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for the amazing support I get at work on whatever project I am working on. (2) Grateful for the opportunity to help someone that is starting a business (3) Grateful for the neighborhood dogs. They are all so sweet and love being petted. (4) Grateful for the newcomers in my life. (5) Grateful for knowing I am always exactly where I am supposed to be; just need to be open to the lessons. (6) Grateful for finalizing plans to start a you tube channel and Instagram account with a 30 second daily gratitude recording.

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Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for finding a locksmith that didn’t charge an arm and a leg on a holiday. (2) Grateful for a friend that gave me a bicycle. We had a great socially distanced chat that felt really good. (3) Grateful for admitting something quite embarrassing but knew I had to not keep inside. (4) Grateful for using what could be a humiliating experience as a learning opportunity. (5) Grateful for knowing that the people that challenge me in whatever way are gifts if I allow them to be.

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Weekly prayer list below:

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. – Mahatma Gandhi

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Respond don’t react.

Gratitude list for Saturday & Sunday: (1) Grateful for a boat ride that allowed me to relax and meditate. Same answers received. (2) Grateful for the power of sitting around and yapping with someone I love. (3) Grateful for a safe drive home. (4) Grateful for not getting upset when I realized I was locked out of my house. There was a time my reaction would have been very different. (5) Grateful for a weekly call with women I love. (6) Grateful for hearing from someone I love; hoping we will talk soon. (7) Grateful for learning that being vs doing is important. (8) Grateful for lots of plans to look forward to.

You are special so be good to yourself today!

Prayer List:
I know the power of prayer and have seen the miracles it provides. Gd knows who we are speaking about in our prayers so we don’t need to provide full names. If you want the person to be anonymous, first names are enough.
Let me know when I can remove a name on the list.
I always say a prayer for those that have nobody to pray for them.
PLEASE SEND UPDATES: IT GOOD TO KNOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.

--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them.
--Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships or challenges adjusting to this new life we are leading.
Wednesday.
--Hanya Chaya bas Malka – Single mom of young child with liver cancer. Last hope is aggressive therapy to give her 6 months-1 year. Nothing else has worked & it keeps growing.
--Ex-husband of Catherine (forgot his name but Gd will know who I mean); major health issues
--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
--Michael Greenberg – diagnosed with cancer this past week; talking to oncologist
--Jimmy M of Detroit
--Lena Abramson-multiple major health issues ( canine)
--Joyce Kahn- in quarantine after heart valve replacement and lymphoma (9th round)
--Ellen Landriau- in rehab after emergency appendectomy and pneumoni
--John Caleb & his family – baby with a congenital heart defect.
--Jimmy Goggins – Diagnosed with multiple cancers. Seeing the oncologist today for options.
--Rick – Brother of a friend. Gd knows why.
--Liz – Diagnosed with Lupus and learning how to live life with it.
--Benita Williams – Young lady with stage 4 cancer going thru aggressive chemo.
--Jean – Major health issues and other related things. Really needs prayers right now.
--Esther Pessel bas Ruchel
--Sara bas Ruchel
--Emily Duren – diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing chemo.
--Lady with 20 yrs in recovery needs strong prayers – Gd knows why.
--Judy – prayers that she stay strong and positive and that they caught her cancer in time.
--Todd Feltz –Pray he has an easy transition and that he and his family have the faith, strength and courage to accept Gd’s will.
--A single Mom & her two daughters; Gd knows the situation & what is needed.
--Matt Uttal – being treated for lung cancer
--Melissa Gross – serious health challenges
-Janice – continued good health.
--Richard Fraser – Recently diagnosed with prostate cancer
--Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues. Has several surgeries coming up.
--Carole –needs strength being a caregiver to Marv
-Michael – a friend of a friend was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
-Joni David – Breathing issues and nodule on her remaining lung
--Joann Spiers – recovering from shoulder surgery…needs positive energy!
--Austin – Friend’s 13 yo nephew diagnosed with a very rare bone cancer; Going thru aggressive chemo that requires hospitalization.
--Thomas, the brother of a very special lady recovering from surgery and got an infection
--Chris-pray for his 2 children, parent and firefighter brothers & friends; 42yo had a massive heart attack in the line of duty.
--Bryant Jones – recovering from motorcycle; driver was texting while driving
--Heather – a woman in Texas facing cancer & chemo for the second time.
--Judy – sister of friend; cancer and no money other than her fixed income; requires significant assistance in day to day living due to confusion and day to day living;
--Lindsay McClure – granddaughter of my neighbor. Acute Leukemia and getting stem cells.
--Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.
--Henya Chaya bas Malka – Single Mom whose cancer has returned & starting chemo again
--Whitney – 30yo having treatment for MS. Went thru one round and has to have an unexpected second round.
--Jenie Coleman- Complications from Type 1 Diabetes & doesn’t have money to pay for meds.
--Kay Elerbee Fraser and her family – Gd knows what they need.
--Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.
--Joni and Steve R battling cancer
--Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth –
--Ora Malka bas Ruchel
--Nicole – serious complications after surgery
--Braxton
--Miriam Barucha bas Aviva
--Tzipora Fria bas Yenta Ruchel - Fell on ice and hit her head. She had to quit practicing medicine
--Friend’s son-in-law has complications to his brain tumor
--Mike Campbell – Fighting lung cancer
--Cem – survived surgery; many more to come.
--The family of Claire Sutton and her grandson’s family
--Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka
--Daryl in the Arctic Circle
--Paul Beeker – Cancer is growing aggressively
--Christina and Ellyse
--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
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We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible. - C. Malesherbes

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Be understanding even when you don’t agree.

Gratitude list for Thursday & Friday: (1) Grateful for learning a lot about an area of health from a friend. (2) Grateful for the sunshine, even with the heat. (3) Grateful for finding out the storms at home didn’t cause damage. (4) Grateful for time on the beach and getting answers. (5) Grateful for chats with the owners of two shops for artists that I like to visit here. (6) Grateful for visiting two galleries. (7) Grateful for time with old friends. (8) Grateful for only 1 work call. Didn’t even look at e-mails or voicemails. Can’t believe how much better I feel taking a break.

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Prayers for all those effected by the recent weather.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Let people go ahead of you on the highway.

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for arriving to St. Augustine safe. (2) Grateful for nice chats on the drive down and attending a small Zoom meeting. (3) Grateful for good friends that I love to hang out with. (4) Grateful for a lady I met on Zoom, see regularly on a meeting and decided to reach out to and start to get to know. (5) Grateful a co-worker overseas reached out with a question an we decided to have monthly meetings with another lady about something we have in common. (6) Grateful for a new idea for my butterfly journey (health plan).

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There is always something to be grateful for.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Please post something you have recently done as a random act of kindness.

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for being asked to be discussion leader at a meeting a I love. (2) Grateful for hope that business will get better sooner than later. (3) Grateful for realizing I’m a bit sad and finding ways to deal with it. (4) Grateful for knowing I’m ok regardless of how I feel. (5) Grateful for professional relationships that are more than that. (6) Grateful for a friend to visit in Florida this weekend.

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Happiness can exist only in acceptance.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Send an interesting article to a friend.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for a daily call with a newcomer I met in a meeting. (2) Grateful someone I am getting to know called to chat. (3) Grateful for a card and article about birds from a friend. (4) Grateful for my organized pantry. It makes a huge difference each time I open the door. Sounds crazy but it is true. (5) Grateful for the rain that cooled down the air. (6) Grateful for a call from a couple I love after the home group meeting. (7) Grateful I love being home alone. Otherwise this would be a much different experience.

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Weekly prayer list below with update on Zach! PLEASE SEND ME UPDATES TO REMOVE OR ADD NAMES.
"You can't shake hands with a clenched fist." – Indira Gandhi

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Give praise to a colleague for doing something well.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for being asked to share at an NA meeting in Israel (2) Grateful a friend from Atlanta was on the call and texted me afterwards. (3) Grateful for getting 2 errands done that helped further purging efforts in the house. (4) Grateful for a weekly Sunday night call with women I love. (5) Grateful for watching someone I love walk thru something with incredible courage. (6) Grateful for plans to visit a good friend in Florida for the weekend. (7) Grateful for an idea to share my gratitude that I am working on pushing out. (8) Grateful for a video my friend’s 4 yo recorded to tell me he missed me.

You are special so be good to yourself today!

Prayer List:
I know the power of prayer and have seen the miracles it provides. Gd knows who we are speaking about in our prayers so we don’t need to provide full names. If you want the person to be anonymous, first names are enough.
Let me know when I can remove a name on the list.
I always say a prayer for those that have nobody to pray for them.
PLEASE SEND UPDATES: IT GOOD TO KNOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.

--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them.
--Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships or challenges adjusting to this new life we are leading.
Wednesday.
--Zach UPDATE – Finished 50 rounds of chemo! Still needs prayers for continued recovery.

--Hanya Chaya bas Malka – Single mom of young child with liver cancer. Last hope is aggressive therapy to give her 6 months-1 year. Nothing else has worked & it keeps growing.
--Ex-husband of Catherine (forgot his name but Gd will know who I mean); major health issues
--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
--Michael Greenberg – diagnosed with cancer this past week; talking to oncologist
--Jimmy M of Detroit
--Lena Abramson-multiple major health issues ( canine)
--Joyce Kahn- in quarantine after heart valve replacement and lymphoma (9th round)
--Ellen Landriau- in rehab after emergency appendectomy and pneumoni
--John Caleb & his family – baby with a congenital heart defect.
--Jimmy Goggins – Diagnosed with multiple cancers. Seeing the oncologist today for options.
--Rick – Brother of a friend. Gd knows why.
--Liz – Diagnosed with Lupus and learning how to live life with it.
--Benita Williams – Young lady with stage 4 cancer going thru aggressive chemo.
--Jean – Major health issues and other related things. Really needs prayers right now.
--Esther Pessel bas Ruchel
--Sara bas Ruchel
--Emily Duren – diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing chemo.
--Lady with 20 yrs in recovery needs strong prayers – Gd knows why.
--Judy – prayers that she stay strong and positive and that they caught her cancer in time.
--Todd Feltz –Pray he has an easy transition and that he and his family have the faith, strength and courage to accept Gd’s will.
--A single Mom & her two daughters; Gd knows the situation & what is needed.
--Matt Uttal – being treated for lung cancer
--Melissa Gross – serious health challenges
-Janice – continued good health.
--Richard Fraser – Recently diagnosed with prostate cancer
--Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues. Has several surgeries coming up.
--Carole –needs strength being a caregiver to Marv
-Michael – a friend of a friend was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
-Joni David – Breathing issues and nodule on her remaining lung
--Joann Spiers – recovering from shoulder surgery…needs positive energy!
--Austin – Friend’s 13 yo nephew diagnosed with a very rare bone cancer; Going thru aggressive chemo that requires hospitalization.
--Thomas, the brother of a very special lady recovering from surgery and got an infection
--Chris-pray for his 2 children, parent and firefighter brothers & friends; 42yo had a massive heart attack in the line of duty.
--Bryant Jones – recovering from motorcycle; driver was texting while driving
--Heather – a woman in Texas facing cancer & chemo for the second time.
--Judy – sister of friend; cancer and no money other than her fixed income; requires significant assistance in day to day living due to confusion and day to day living;
--Lindsay McClure – granddaughter of my neighbor. Acute Leukemia and getting stem cells.
--Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.
--Henya Chaya bas Malka – Single Mom whose cancer has returned & starting chemo again
--Whitney – 30yo having treatment for MS. Went thru one round and has to have an unexpected second round.
--Jenie Coleman- Complications from Type 1 Diabetes & doesn’t have money to pay for meds.
--Kay Elerbee Fraser and her family – Gd knows what they need.
--Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.
--Joni and Steve R battling cancer
--Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth –
--Ora Malka bas Ruchel
--Nicole – serious complications after surgery
--Braxton
--Miriam Barucha bas Aviva
--Tzipora Fria bas Yenta Ruchel - Fell on ice and hit her head. She had to quit practicing medicine
--Friend’s son-in-law has complications to his brain tumor
--Mike Campbell – Fighting lung cancer
--Cem – survived surgery; many more to come.
--The family of Claire Sutton and her grandson’s family
--Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka
--Daryl in the Arctic Circle
--Paul Beeker – Cancer is growing aggressively
--Christina and Ellyse
--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
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The most effective antidote to temptation; shut the eyes. – Ibn Gabirol, Mibhar HaPeninim

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Post something positive on a social media site about a local store/restaurant.

Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for a visit from someone I love. (2) Grateful my neighbor let me borrow her puppy for a few hours. (3) Grateful for getting ride of a ridiculous amount of clothing when I switched out closets. It felt great to simplify and admit what I can’t or won’t wear. (4) Grateful someone gave me a ton of clothes to donate for them. (5) Grateful for a relaxing and productive day. (6) Grateful for being part of a community outreach program for addiction in my community. (7) Grateful a newcomer I met on a Zoom meeting and text daily has 30 days clean. (8) Grateful for an unexpected and incredibly sweet text from someone I love. (9) Grateful a friend offered to give me a bicycle she has.

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Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. - Erica Jong

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Organize time with friends remotely.

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for a morning recovery call I can listen to while doing e-mail and other things administrative. (2) Grateful for sharing my truth in a constructive way. (3) Grateful for a friendship that includes honesty when it doesn’t feel comfortable. (4) Grateful for going to be early and sleeping really well. (5) Grateful for a Scattegories game with co-workers that includes tons of laughter. (6) Grateful for knowing I’m a bit off inside and still being ok overall. (7) Grateful for plans to change out closets today. Not something I enjoy, but it needs to be done. (8) Grateful for the help I’ve received getting phone numbers for a newcomer.

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Visualize your highest self and start showing up as them.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Do something for you today.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful a newcomer I gave my number to on Zoom called. We had a great chat. (2) Grateful for watching an online celebration for Israel’s 72nd birthday. It is posted on my page if you want to watch it. (3) Grateful for time with someone I love. (4) Grateful for doing home exercising. (5) Grateful I want to be clean. Heard about two overdoses that resulted in deaths. (6) Grateful for staying in my hula hoop and only doing what I can manage without judging what others are doing around virus choices. (7) Grateful that even though my world has become fairly small, I have so much to be grateful for on a daily basis. (8) Grateful for doing something simple for myself that made me feel good.

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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a NEW DREAM. – CS Lewis

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Say what you mean but don’t say it mean.

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for posting something locally to promote small businesses that are struggling and the amazing response. Found out about all kinds of great businesses in my area and shared information with others about some of them as well. (2) Grateful for the butcher at Publix. He said he thought of me when he cut something that morning that he knows I like and is on sale. It made me feel so special. (3) Grateful for plans to visit a good friend in a few weeks. (4) Grateful for my WW coach. She gave me a great idea to address a change in my life. (5) Grateful for the relationship with my boss. It of course isn’t perfect, but it is way better than others I know. (6) Grateful for the energy in my home and the changes I will finish making this weekend changing rooms around. Excited to have a room just for writing and meditating. (7) Grateful for the amazing people I get to work with daily. I know not to take this for granted.

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In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time. - Anthony J. D'Angelo

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Offer bottled to workers outside.

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful the guys painting my house were willing to move furniture in my home. I had no way to get it done and now I have the rooms set up the way I want. Just need to unpack my stuff. (2) Grateful a friend is starting the next phase of her professional career. She has worked hard and has been recognized for her efforts. (3) Grateful for being asked my opinion on a business matter outside of work. (4) Grateful for finding a place in my community to take all the things I wanted to donate after all my cleaning out. The regular place I go had so much they couldn’t accept more. (5) Grateful for the speaker that I invited to my home group last night and all the extra people that attended. (6) Grateful for the open mindedness I am gaining during this period. It is slowly becoming life changing. (7) Grateful for finding an awesome locally owned coffee shop. They are so nice and it turns out the owner is friends with a couple people I know. (8) Grateful for my neighborhood and the people that live in it. I don’t think I’ve met one person I didn’t like. People are so friendly,

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Weekly prayer list below:

The wound is the place where the light enters you.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Tell someone you know why you are thankful for them.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for NOT finding a meeting when I looked for one. I wound up having an amazing conversation with a lady in France that I met on one of the Zoom meetings I was on. We had an amazing conversation. (2) Grateful I went to visit some gardens even though a friend couldn’t make it. I had an amazing time walking around and taking tons of pictures to remember the amazing experience. (3) Grateful for a chat with a store owner I met on the way home. We had a really nice chat and she told me about the effects the virus had on her business. (4) Grateful for the amazing kabobs I grilled. (5) Grateful for the frog that came to visit on my deck. (6) Grateful for two incredibly loving texts I received about Mothers Day and my relationship with these ladies. (7) Grateful for a letter I wrote to my Mom. It was finally time to pen it. It will be posted on my blog Monday night. (8) Grateful for such an amazing weekend. Every part of me…mind, body and spirit was fed.

You are special so be good to yourself today!

Prayer List:
I know the power of prayer and have seen the miracles it provides. Gd knows who we are speaking about in our prayers so we don’t need to provide full names. If you want the person to be anonymous, first names are enough.
Let me know when I can remove a name on the list.
I always say a prayer for those that have nobody to pray for them.
PLEASE SEND UPDATES: IT GOOD TO KNOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.

--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them.
--Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships or challenges adjusting to this new life we are leading.
--Hanya Chaya bas Malka – Single mom of young child with liver cancer. Last hope is aggressive therapy to give her 6 months-1 year. Nothing else has worked & it keeps growing.
--Ex-husband of Catherine (forgot his name but Gd will know who I mean); major health issues
--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
--Michael Greenberg – diagnosed with cancer this past week; talking to oncologist Wednesday.
--Zach – Young man diagnosed with a rare cancer. He is having a very hard time with chemo and his last one is the end of this month. Still needs lots of prayers.
--Jimmy M of Detroit
--Lena Abramson-multiple major health issues ( canine)
--Joyce Kahn- in quarantine after heart valve replacement and lymphoma (9th round)
--Ellen Landriau- in rehab after emergency appendectomy and pneumoni
--John Caleb & his family – baby with a congenital heart defect.
--Jimmy Goggins – Diagnosed with multiple cancers. Seeing the oncologist today for options.
--Rick – Brother of a friend. Gd knows why.
--Liz – Diagnosed with Lupus and learning how to live life with it.
--Benita Williams – Young lady with stage 4 cancer going thru aggressive chemo.
--Jean – Major health issues and other related things. Really needs prayers right now.
--Esther Pessel bas Ruchel
--Sara bas Ruchel
--Emily Duren – diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing chemo.
--Lady with 20 yrs in recovery needs strong prayers – Gd knows why.
--Judy – prayers that she stay strong and positive and that they caught her cancer in time.
--Todd Feltz –Pray he has an easy transition and that he and his family have the faith, strength and courage to accept Gd’s will.
--A single Mom & her two daughters; Gd knows the situation & what is needed.
--Matt Uttal – being treated for lung cancer
--Melissa Gross – serious health challenges
-Janice – continued good health.
--Richard Fraser – Recently diagnosed with prostate cancer
--Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues. Has several surgeries coming up.
--Carole –needs strength being a caregiver to Marv
-Michael – a friend of a friend was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
-Joni David – Breathing issues and nodule on her remaining lung
--Joann Spiers – recovering from shoulder surgery…needs positive energy!
--Austin – Friend’s 13 yo nephew diagnosed with a very rare bone cancer; Going thru aggressive chemo that requires hospitalization.
--Thomas, the brother of a very special lady recovering from surgery and got an infection
--Chris-pray for his 2 children, parent and firefighter brothers & friends; 42yo had a massive heart attack in the line of duty.
--Bryant Jones – recovering from motorcycle; driver was texting while driving
--Heather – a woman in Texas facing cancer & chemo for the second time.
--Judy – sister of friend; cancer and no money other than her fixed income; requires significant assistance in day to day living due to confusion and day to day living;
--Lindsay McClure – granddaughter of my neighbor. Acute Leukemia and getting stem cells.
--Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.
--Henya Chaya bas Malka – Single Mom whose cancer has returned & starting chemo again
--Whitney – 30yo having treatment for MS. Went thru one round and has to have an unexpected second round.
--Jenie Coleman- Complications from Type 1 Diabetes & doesn’t have money to pay for meds.
--Kay Elerbee Fraser and her family – Gd knows what they need.
--Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.
--Joni and Steve R battling cancer
--Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth –
--Ora Malka bas Ruchel
--Nicole – serious complications after surgery
--Braxton
--Miriam Barucha bas Aviva
--Tzipora Fria bas Yenta Ruchel - Fell on ice and hit her head. She had to quit practicing medicine
--Friend’s son-in-law has complications to his brain tumor
--Mike Campbell – Fighting lung cancer
--Cem – survived surgery; many more to come.
--The family of Claire Sutton and her grandson’s family
--Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka
--Daryl in the Arctic Circle
--Paul Beeker – Cancer is growing aggressively
--Christina and Ellyse
--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
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If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. – Dalai Lama

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Reach out to someone that may be having a tough time because it is Mother’s Day.

Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for earning and learning trust from someone I love. (2) Grateful for realizing I needed a nap and taking one. (3) Grateful for finding an amazingly simple chicken tender recipe and making it. (4) Grateful for help from someone and getting some much needed purging done. It feels so good to be able to give away and throw away so much stuff. (5) Grateful for my HOA. They are painting my house and deck because it is needed. The guys doing it are awesome. (6) Grateful for finally figuring out how I am going to flip two rooms. I’m very excited because I’ve been thinking about what I wanted to do for quite awhile and it finally came together. (7) Grateful for realizing that I wasn’t able to write the Mother’s Day blog I wanted, but will write the one I can when it is time. (8) Grateful I am no longer jealous of people that still have their Moms. Today used to be way harder because of that. (9) Grateful for my positive attitude. I know it isn’t something to be taken for granted. I have done a lot of work to get to where I am today.

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Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow – Helen Keller

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Send an inspirational quote to a friend.

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for finding an Asian grocery store that had the coolest things and is 15 minutes from my home. (2) Grateful for time with someone I love and am getting closer with. (3) Grateful for someone’s honesty, especially knowing how hard it was to share. (4) Grateful for trusting my Gd that things will always be exactly as they are meant to be. (5) Grateful someone I have known for almost 10 years professionally may need my software. It isn’t about the sale. They said I was the first person they though of. (6) Grateful for my personality and people skills. It sounds weird, but it helps me in every area of my life. (7) Grateful for plans for a very productive Saturday both spiritually and in my home. (8) Grateful to the people that send me notifications of upcoming NA meetings on Zoom. (9) Grateful for the women I have met during this virus on Zoom and now keep in touch with.

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Boundaries are a part of self care. They are healthy, normal and necessary.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Listen to your gut about what you need and don’t need.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for doing what is needed to take care of myself emotionally. (2) Grateful for an amazing comment from a recovering addict in Germany that had nothing to do with recovery. It was so powerful that it will be part of a blog. (3) Grateful for someone that helps me with something I finally admitted I am unwilling to learn. (4) Grateful for a conversation with an amazing lady that taught me several things on that call. (5) Grateful for healthy meals in my refrig. (6) Grateful for a plan to try to increase traffic to my blog. I don’t have anything to sell, so it is a different approach. (7) Grateful for an accountability partner with my food.

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The people who are meant to be in your life will always gravitate back towards you, no matter how far they wander.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Read something that is opposite of what you believe just to try and understand another perspective.

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful the weather has been so nice. It helps when being inside so much. (2) Grateful for a great chat with my sponsor. It opened my eyes. (3) Grateful I finished part 2 of my blog on what I gained from the virus so far. (4) Grateful for learning the hard way not to put edamame shells in the garbage disposal. (5) Grateful that even on my most challenging days there is always something to be grateful for.

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Tough times don’t last, tough people do.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Tell someone you know you are proud of them.

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for offering support when I am on Zoom meetings and always having at least one lady ask for my number. Most everyone has called. (2) Grateful for deciding to set a healthy boundary with someone I love. (3) Grateful for morning calls with women I love. (4) Grateful for learning to use my air fryer for something new and loving how it turned out…I’m not big on cooking and have come to accept that. (5) Grateful for handling a situation I feel attacked at calmly. (6) Grateful for the relationship skills I got from my Dad. They really help in every area of my life. (7) Grateful for a conversation with a Northside employee and with another person doing a different recovery path.

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We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible. - C. Malesherbe

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Find something you enjoy and do it.

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for walking with a friend on the phone. (2) Grateful for finding a trainer that is patient with my remedial capabilities at this time. (3) Grateful for some outsiders showing up to my home group. (4) Grateful a friend’s husband caught his cancer early. Waiting for results now. (5) Grateful for backing off when I wanted to engage. (6) Grateful for acknowledging lack of patience so I didn’t react. (7) Grateful for choosing to not be on FB much due to the response I’m having to some of the posts currently.

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Weekly prayer list below

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Be honest with yourself about your feelings and share with someone you feel safe with.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for a weekly check in with women I love and trust. (2) Grateful for being able to identify some feelings that have made me uncomfortable. (3) Grateful for getting a little better using the grill. It is very intimidating to me. (4) Grateful for a walk and a nap…both much needed. (5) Grateful for trying to visit a neighbor on her driveway even though it didn’t work out. (6) Grateful for my peaceful neighborhood. It is especially helpful during these challenging times. (7) Grateful for knowing that other people’s choices don’t have to be mine. (8) Grateful for a reminder about how much I enjoy coloring.

You are special so be good to yourself today!

Prayer List:
I know the power of prayer and have seen the miracles it provides. Gd knows who we are speaking about in our prayers so we don’t need to provide full names. If you want the person to be anonymous, first names are enough.
Let me know when I can remove a name on the list.
I always say a prayer for those that have nobody to pray for them.
PLEASE SEND UPDATES: IT GOOD TO KNOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.

--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them.
--Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships or challenges adjusting to this new life we are leading.
--Hanya Chaya bas Malka – Single mom of young child with liver cancer. Last hope is aggressive therapy to give her 6 months-1 year. Nothing else has worked & it keeps growing.
--Ex-husband of Catherine (forgot his name but Gd will know who I mean); major health issues
--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
--Michael Greenberg – diagnosed with cancer this past week; waiting to find out treatment path.
--Zach – Young man diagnosed with a rare cancer. He is having a very hard time with chemo and his last one is the end of this month. Still needs lots of prayers.
--Jimmy M of Detroit
--Lena Abramson-multiple major health issues ( canine)
--Joyce Kahn- in quarantine after heart valve replacement and lymphoma (9th round)
--Ellen Landriau- in rehab after emergency appendectomy and pneumoni
--John Caleb & his family – baby with a congenital heart defect.
--Jimmy Goggins – Diagnosed with multiple cancers. Seeing the oncologist today for options.
--Rick – Brother of a friend. Gd knows why.
--Liz – Diagnosed with Lupus and learning how to live life with it.
--Benita Williams – Young lady with stage 4 cancer going thru aggressive chemo.
--Jean – Major health issues and other related things. Really needs prayers right now.
--Esther Pessel bas Ruchel
--Sara bas Ruchel
--Emily Duren – diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing chemo.
--Lady with 20 yrs in recovery needs strong prayers – Gd knows why.
--Judy – prayers that she stay strong and positive and that they caught her cancer in time.
--Todd Feltz –Pray he has an easy transition and that he and his family have the faith, strength and courage to accept Gd’s will.
--A single Mom & her two daughters; Gd knows the situation & what is needed.
--Matt Uttal – being treated for lung cancer
--Melissa Gross – serious health challenges
-Janice – continued good health.
--Richard Fraser – Recently diagnosed with prostate cancer
--Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues. Has several surgeries coming up.
--Carole –needs strength being a caregiver to Marv
-Michael – a friend of a friend was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
-Joni David – Breathing issues and nodule on her remaining lung
--Joann Spiers – recovering from shoulder surgery…needs positive energy!
--Austin – Friend’s 13 yo nephew diagnosed with a very rare bone cancer; Going thru aggressive chemo that requires hospitalization.
--Thomas, the brother of a very special lady recovering from surgery and got an infection
--Chris-pray for his 2 children, parent and firefighter brothers & friends; 42yo had a massive heart attack in the line of duty.
--Bryant Jones – recovering from motorcycle; driver was texting while driving
--Heather – a woman in Texas facing cancer & chemo for the second time.
--Judy – sister of friend; cancer and no money other than her fixed income; requires significant assistance in day to day living due to confusion and day to day living;
--Lindsay McClure – granddaughter of my neighbor. Acute Leukemia and getting stem cells.
--Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.
--Henya Chaya bas Malka – Single Mom whose cancer has returned & starting chemo again
--Whitney – 30yo having treatment for MS. Went thru one round and has to have an unexpected second round.
--Jenie Coleman- Complications from Type 1 Diabetes & doesn’t have money to pay for meds.
--Kay Elerbee Fraser and her family – Gd knows what they need.
--Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.
--Joni and Steve R battling cancer
--Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth –
--Ora Malka bas Ruchel
--Miriam Barucha bas Aviva
--Tzipora Fria bas Yenta Ruchel - Fell on ice and hit her head. She had to quit practicing medicine
--Friend’s son-in-law has complications to his brain tumor
--Mike Campbell – Fighting lung cancer
--Cem – survived surgery; many more to come.
--Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka
--Daryl in the Arctic Circle
--Paul Beeker – Cancer is growing aggressively
--Christina and Ellyse
--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
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Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy. – Isaac Newton

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Engage with a cashier. They are frontline workers going thru a tough time.

Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for taking time and gong to the lake. Have never been there. Sat under a tree by myself as people were putting their boats n the water. (2) Grateful for finding what I needed for a project I am doing in conjunction with a local group of volunteers. (3) Grateful for listening to speakers discussing the history of NA in the UK. Very interesting with bits of humor. (4) Grateful for the closeness that step work brings me to sponsees. (5) Grateful for a much needed incredibly relaxing day. (6) Grateful for the calm in my home…it brings me comfort and joy, depending on what I need. (7) Grateful for a call with someone that was willing to get honest about what was going on. It was painful but they know the feelings can change. (8) Grateful I was asked to share at a meeting in Israel in Hebrew. Very excited and nervous. Haven’t spoken in Hebrew in ages.

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A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope. – Thomas Carlyle

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Share your bounty material or otherwise.

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for taking a mental health day. Did some great stuff at home and cleared my mind. (2) Grateful for a scheduled weekly chat with a good friend. (3) Grateful for hearing about a new meeting and getting on to support it per request. (4) Grateful for being asked to share in a meeting in Israel. (5) Grateful for my amazing WW coach. (6) Grateful for sharing my truth with someone that wasn’t willing to hear it, but that’s ok. There was no expectation. (7) Grateful for staying off the phone and minimal texting.

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Be who you are and say how you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – Dr. Seuss

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Remember we are all doing the best we can.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for choosing not to work out because it was chilli out and I was concerned about catching a cold. (2) Grateful for opening my refrig and it only being filled with healthy food (3) Grateful for conversations and texts with ladies I have met on Zoom meetings. (4) Grateful for finding out one of the ladies I’ve been speaking with lives an hour from where I will be in September. Plans are to meet if all works out as we hope. (5) Grateful for the changes in my relationship with food. Grateful for the friend whose words resonated. (6) Grateful for noticing a positive change in a professional relationship with someone I have come to care about. (7) Grateful for deciding to take a mental health day from work. I’m excited about what I have planned.

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I Am A Thrivalist

To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show great strength. – Criss Jami

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Don’t say it just because you think it.

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for an early morning walk. (2) Grateful for a sweet note from a neighbor I wrote to inviting me over for a chat on her driveway. (3) Grateful for my local FB page and all the fabulous things they post to help each other and promote local business. (4) Grateful for a meeting that I attend to start my day. It is very helpful. (5) Grateful for a lady I met online from my old hometown. We chat daily and it is wonderful. (6) Grateful for the helpful people at Publix. I’m “shopping challenged” and they are very patient with me.

You are special so be good to yourself today!
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2 months ago

I Am A Thrivalist

Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. – Lucille Balll

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Do something that feeds your soul.

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for a text from a lady I met at a Zoom meeting that admitted she had been lying to me and herself. (2) Grateful for two calls from ladies I met on Zoom and had nice chats with. (3) Grateful for finding a healthy emotional boundary with someone I love. (4) Grateful for starting to work out with someone at a park…very cool environment. Even though it was the first time I was able to do everything he said including squats. (5) Grateful for the way many of the local businesses give back to our community. (6) Grateful for a webinar that provided some good energy tips. (7) Grateful for healthy food choices in my refrig and none in the pantry that trigger me. (8) Grateful for all the amazing people I am getting connected with as a result of the meetings I am attending outside my area.

You are special so be good to yourself today!
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2 months ago

I Am A Thrivalist

Weekly prayer list below (sorry it is a day late)

I you’re reading this…Congratulations, you’re alive. If that’s not something to smile about, then I don’t know what it.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Smile at 3 strangers from your car.

Gratitude list for Sunday & Monday: (1) Grateful for the gifts after sharing at a speaker jam. Have been in touch daily with a lady that has 44 days clean; heard from a former sponsee and someone she sponsors as well as a few others. What a gift just putting myself out there. (2) Grateful for a walk in the cool morning. (3) Grateful for my health and desire to improve it. (4) Grateful for the connections I have made as a result of the the Zoom calls I am on. (5) Grateful for having lots of energy…it is a daily reprieve. (6) Grateful for being allowed to volunteer for a local organization that does addiction outreach. (7) Grateful for a weekly call with an amazing group of ladies, (8) Grateful for a reminder that we are all doing the best we can and there is no room for resentments. (9) Grateful for scheduling game night with a group of ladies I love. (10) Grateful for hearing from someone I love that I am very concerned about. (11) Grateful for an awesome neighbor that is handy. My garage wasn’t closing and he fixed it in 1 minute.

You are special so be good to yourself today!

Prayer List:
I know the power of prayer and have seen the miracles it provides. Gd knows who we are speaking about in our prayers so we don’t need to provide full names. If you want the person to be anonymous, first names are enough.
Let me know when I can remove a name on the list.
I always say a prayer for those that have nobody to pray for them.
PLEASE SEND UPDATES: IT GOOD TO KNOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.

--Gina T. –UPDATE: Is home. I’m removing her from the list

--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them.
--Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships or challenges adjusting to this new life we are leading.
--Ex-husband of Catherine (forgot his name but Gd will know who I mean); major health issues
--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
--Michael Greenberg – diagnosed with cancer this past week; talking to oncologist Wednesday.
--Zach – Young man diagnosed with a rare cancer. He is having a very hard time with chemo and his last one is the end of this month. Still needs lots of prayers.
--Jimmy M of Detroit
--Lena Abramson-multiple major health issues ( canine)
--Joyce Kahn- in quarantine after heart valve replacement and lymphoma (9th round)
--Ellen Landriau- in rehab after emergency appendectomy and pneumoni
--John Caleb & his family – baby with a congenital heart defect.
--Jimmy Goggins – Diagnosed with multiple cancers. Seeing the oncologist today for options.
--Rick – Brother of a friend. Gd knows why.
--Liz – Diagnosed with Lupus and learning how to live life with it.
--Benita Williams – Young lady with stage 4 cancer going thru aggressive chemo.
--Jean – Major health issues and other related things. Really needs prayers right now.
--Esther Pessel bas Ruchel
--Sara bas Ruchel
--Emily Duren – diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing chemo.
--Lady with 20 yrs in recovery needs strong prayers – Gd knows why.
--Judy – prayers that she stay strong and positive and that they caught her cancer in time.
--Todd Feltz –Pray he has an easy transition and that he and his family have the faith, strength and courage to accept Gd’s will.
--A single Mom & her two daughters; Gd knows the situation & what is needed.
--Matt Uttal – being treated for lung cancer
--Melissa Gross – serious health challenges
-Janice – continued good health.
--Richard Fraser – Recently diagnosed with prostate cancer
--Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues. Has several surgeries coming up.
--Carole –needs strength being a caregiver to Marv
-Michael – a friend of a friend was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
-Joni David – Breathing issues and nodule on her remaining lung
--Joann Spiers – recovering from shoulder surgery…needs positive energy!
--Austin – Friend’s 13 yo nephew diagnosed with a very rare bone cancer; Going thru aggressive chemo that requires hospitalization.
--Thomas, the brother of a very special lady recovering from surgery and got an infection
--Chris-pray for his 2 children, parent and firefighter brothers & friends; 42yo had a massive heart attack in the line of duty.
--Bryant Jones – recovering from motorcycle; driver was texting while driving
--Heather – a woman in Texas facing cancer & chemo for the second time.
--Judy – sister of friend; cancer and no money other than her fixed income; requires significant assistance in day to day living due to confusion and day to day living;
--Lindsay McClure – granddaughter of my neighbor. Acute Leukemia and getting stem cells.
--Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.
--Henya Chaya bas Malka – Single Mom whose cancer has returned & starting chemo again
--Whitney – 30yo having treatment for MS. Went thru one round and has to have an unexpected second round.
--Jenie Coleman- Complications from Type 1 Diabetes & doesn’t have money to pay for meds.
--Kay Elerbee Fraser and her family – Gd knows what they need.
--Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.
--Joni and Steve R battling cancer
--Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth –
--Ora Malka bas Ruchel
--Nicole – serious complications after surgery
--Braxton
--Miriam Barucha bas Aviva
--Tzipora Fria bas Yenta Ruchel - Fell on ice and hit her head. She had to quit practicing medicine
--Friend’s son-in-law has complications to his brain tumor
--Mike Campbell – Fighting lung cancer
--Cem – survived surgery; many more to come.
--The family of Claire Sutton and her grandson’s family
--Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka
--Daryl in the Arctic Circle
--Paul Beeker – Cancer is growing aggressively
--Christina and Ellyse
--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
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