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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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I Am A Thrivalist
You don’t realize how much you have neglected yourself until you make yourself a priority again. Random act of idea of the day: Be nice to receptionists. Just saying “hi, how are you” is more than most people do. Doctor’s offices, hair salon, calling to make an appointment, etc. Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for the intimacy at the meditation meeting I attend. (2) Grateful for laughter and fun when I got my hair done. Used someone new and didn’t have a chance to be nervous. (3) Grateful for the kind word from two employees at the salon about my energy. (4) Grateful for learning what not to eat if I wait for an extended time to have a meal. (5) Grateful for a change in my heart and how I look at thing, at least more times than not. (6) Grateful for the super friendly manager at a store I have never been to.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of humility and self awareness.Random act of idea of the day: When someone bothers you, use it as a mirror to look inward.Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for realizing I needed to cut back on sodium. (2) Grateful I found a healthy and yummy way to make a mug cake. (3) Grateful I listened to my body and took the night off, napped after work, had dinner and went back to sleep. (4) Grateful for someone that helps me with my travel plans. Meeting cancelled and now I don’t leave until Monday morning. (5) Grateful for sharing my truth with a friend and her being understanding.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist
I have failed over and over gain in my life and that is why I succeed. - Michael JordanRandom act of idea of the day: Engage with a cashier while thy are checking you out.Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for talking the time to make myself a nice dinner because I am worth it. (2) Grateful for being able to be happy for those that have something I would like but don’t have…this has not always been the case. (3) Grateful for the personal relationship I have with a co-worker. (4) Grateful for do many friendly neighbors. (5) Grateful for the birds that serenade me each morning.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist
I have failed over and over gain in my life and that is why I succeed. - Michael JordanRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Feed your soul just as you do your body.Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful feeling confident when I presented at a trade show event while being a bit nervous. (2) Grateful for being invited to do something for work I have never done. (3) Grateful for being strong and healthy enough to work until 8:30 last night…that hasn’t always been the case. (4) Grateful for not beating myself up for not getting to the gym due to work. (5) Grateful for my mailman. He is always super friendly and engaging when I see him. You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist
If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants. - Issac NewtonGratitude list for Monday & Tuesday: (1) Grateful for my health. I do not take that for granted. (2) Grateful for trying to understand rather than being understood. (3) Grateful for a thoughtful friend. (4) Grateful for knowing my boss trusts me. (5) Grateful for the open sharing at my home group. (6) Grateful for laughter from my birds. They didn’t like a feed that I tried and practically stopped visiting. I went back to the regular feed I gave them and they are back here all day. You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

I Am A Thrivalist
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively. – Bob MarleyRandom act of idea of the day: Don’t turn down the opportunity to be of service.Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for being asked to share at a meeting. (2) Grateful for choosing to have a relaxing morning at home rather than going to a meeting…I really needed it. (3) Grateful I need to give away the jeans that I wore yesterday because they are big. I’ve released 13.7lbs so far on my new journey. (4) Grateful for several positive interactions when I did some shopping. (5) Grateful for a conversation with a lady that gave me a perspective on how to dress that I never really thought about….if it makes me feel good, it looks good. (6) Grateful for choosing to eat something way off my plan and allowed myself to enjoy every bite. (7) Grateful for the gift of sponsees.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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I Am A Thrivalist
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. – DemocritusRandom act of idea of the day: Thank someone for their service…Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for the trainer that kicks my butt at the gym. (2) Grateful for wanting to eat healthy even though other thoughts go thru my mind. (3) Grateful for our home group, the great speaker and the newcomer that picked up a white chip. (4) Grateful for people that are regularly supporting our meeting. (5) Grateful for the awesome lady that works at a local coffee shop. She is always friendly and makes me feel special. (6) Grateful for my choices and consequences because they all help me become who I amYou are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

I Am A Thrivalist
You will find what you look for, so look for something wonderful. - Bryant McGillRandom act of idea of the day: Offer someone working outside a bottle of water.Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for the owner of Genesis Performance and Fitness. He really cares about how I am doing with my exercise, not just taking my money. (2) Grateful for not doing what I was thinking about. (3) Grateful for feeling valued at work. (4) Grateful for being gentle with myself. (5) Grateful for sharing my truth in a kind way rather than being snarky. (6) Grateful for seeing a post that said “today I am struggling with __________” and my answer was nothing.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Sometimes it’s better to let the silence do the talking.Random act of idea of the day: Stop to chat with a neighbor walking a pet.Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for not having side effects other than my arm hurting from the vaccine. (2) Grateful for a neighbor willing to take my mail and packages even though I will be travelling quite a bit. (3) Grateful for a boss I can joke with and enjoy. (4) Grateful for the reduction in my appetite. Love my new healthy way of eating and all the support the program provides. (5) Grateful I am meeting some of the ladies from my group for brunch Sunday. You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
The significance is hiding in the insignificant. Appreciate everything. – Eckhart TolleRandom act of idea of the day: Return a neighbor’s garbage can to the house for them.Gratitude list for Monday & Tuesday : (1) Grateful for a celebration of recovery at our home group. (2) Grateful for my trainer…she is super nice but kicks my butt. (3) Grateful for the support that I get from the women on the same butterfly path as me. (4) Grateful for the kindness of a neighbor. (5) Grateful for a professional relationship that has grown with mutual trust and respect. (6) Grateful for starting to see glimmers of the next phase of life that includes business travel. (7) Got my 2nd vaccine.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Weekly prayer list below:I don’t think I will take for granted the gift of a hug ever again.Random act of idea of the day: Leave a note for the postman thanking them in them in your mailbox.Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for sleeping in a bit. (2) Grateful for a walk and talk at a local greenway with someone I love. (3) Grateful for a chat with a friend while I drove. (4) Grateful someone trusts me enough and asked me to do something special. (5) Grateful for not accepting someone’s lies that they told about me and calling them out in as kind a way as possible. (6) Grateful for wanting to plan ahead for something coming up that I am nervous about rather than winging it as I go.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.UPDATES:Do you have any updates for people on this list?--Kate—Friend’s daughter in law. Got bad news about the child she is carrying. Waiting on MRI. UPDATE: The news is very bad. She will carry to term but if the baby makes it (chances are slim) there will be severe physical issues. It will take a miracle and we know they exist. Please pray hard.----Lo – Severely burned in a house fire and is on life support and had pneumonia. UPDATE: he is off life support and was moved to a regular room Sunday.--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them. --Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships, emotional challenges or difficulty adjusting to this new life we are leading. --The addicts that are struggling, those that have relapsed and those trying to make their way back to the rooms.--Claire S – Caregiver to brother while having herniated disc and other bulging discs.--Marti Driskell – cancer is back in her liver. Getting tested to determine treatment.--Carol Carola – Please do extra prayers for this very special lady–cancer has returned.--Susan Gross – REALLY needs prayers for her health-home from rehab but having lots of health issues--Sister of oncology nurse I met yesterday. Has brain cancer and is being treated in Slydell, LA. Can’t remember her name, but Gd knows who I mean.--Kevin – in the hospital with Covid-Susan F – Needs prayers for her health. -- Joan – grieving the loss of their first born son and now her huband passed away--Kim-Sister of a former classmate. Cancer has found a new home in her spleen and we sure could use any additional prayers for her. She will be having surgery early in the new year to remove it, but her life after removal will involve a lot of challenges. --Billie B – needs prayers for her health-Lynn – Had cancer surgery last week; She gets pathology report next week and that decides further treatment.-Susan F – Needs prayers for her health.--Lydia Brown-Jennings and family - Gd knows what is going on and what is needed.--My neighbor & his wife are both quite ill. Trying to get to Mayo Clinic in MN for possible answers and help.--Becky Ruppe – Fighting for her life; her son Ben & husband James have to stay healthy.--Recovering addict that is hurting. Gd knows who it is.--Former classmate & their family – sibling just died of corona virus--Kharizma – my friend’s infant granddaughter is in the hospital with blood clots in her brain--Jamie Estes – health problems so bad he had to shut down his business.--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.--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again; --Jimmy M of Detroit--Joyce Kahn- in quarantine after heart valve replacement and lymphoma (9th round)--John Caleb & his family – baby with a congenital heart defect.--Liz – Diagnosed with Lupus and learning how to live life with it.--Benita Williams – Young lady with stage 4 cancer going thru aggressive 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. --A single Mom & her two daughters; Gd knows the situation & what is needed.--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--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.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
It’s not what we have in life but who we have in life that matters.Random act of idea of the day: Wish someone a happy easter that may be alone or going thru a tough time right now.Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for meeting a newcomer at an in-person meeting that came to our home group online on Monday. (2) Grateful for a great chat with someone from my butterfly path group. Planning a group dinner. (3) Grateful for planning ahead and bringing a sandwich to eat between my meeting and massage so I didn’t wait too long to eat like last time. (4) Grateful I have a high tolerance for pain so I can have cupping done to help with challenges I am experiencing. (5) Grateful for finally using my sauna again. It felt great meditating while the toxins in my body sweated up to the surface. Felt super relaxed at that. (6) Grateful someone asked me for a hug they needed. (7) Grateful for slowly earning someone’s trust. You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble.Random act of idea of the day: If you are going to beat yourself up, do it with a wet noodle not a baseball bat.Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for being so tired from a super productive week at work. (2) Grateful my first business trip is planned. Will see people I love from my company and meet prospects for the first time in a year. (3) Grateful 4 people came to our home group that haven’t been there before. (4) Grateful I had healthy food in the house for dinner when I didn’t have time to get to Publix. (5) Grateful for choosing to plan as if I am going to win a contest my company is holding so my mindset is always on doing the activity needed. (6) Grateful for so many things personally and professionally to look forward to. You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
If you can’t figure out how to be kind, figure out how to be quiet.Random act of idea of the day: Share something uncomfortable rather than keeping it in.Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for wanting to get up every morning…that hasn’t always been the case this past year. (2) Grateful for meeting a newcomer online and starting to message and provide support. (3) Grateful someone I love stopped by. (4) Grateful for planning my first business trip. (5) Grateful for a friendship that helped me walk thru something uncomfortable. (6) Grateful for believing in time and place for everything. (7) Grateful for wanting to work on something that I know I am at fault for rather than justifying it.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
If you want to be trusted, just be honest.Random act of idea of the day: Donate anything you are using, wearing or pantry items you aren’t eating. So many people are inn need right now.Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for another lady my age working out at the same time. (2) Grateful for choosing to come home and cook healthy rather than picking something up which is what I normally do after getting my nails done. (3) Grateful for getting ready to start travelling for work after my 2nd shot + 10 days. (4) Grateful for a supportive boss. (5) Grateful for the amazing people I have met during Covid. (6) Grateful for the difference in how I am approaching certain things since an unfortunate choice on my part recently.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive, and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. – Maya AngelouRandom act of idea of the day: Be kind to yourselfGratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for my weekly group call with my butterfly journey ladies. It is filled with lots of support and great ideas. (2) Grateful for the amazing garage guy that came and fixed what I broke. It cost me way less than replacing the panel. (3) Grateful I found out I am going to meet the newcomer that I have been in touch with this weekend at a meeting. (4) Grateful someone wants to come visit this weekend. (5) Grateful for preparing all my meals but one each week…I used to pick up food at least 8-9 times. Feels way better preparing healthy food. (6) Grateful for being connected to so many incredible people.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
We can’t control what is happening, but we can keep choosing kindness,Random act of idea of the day: Find a place in your heart for everyone.Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for getting back in the gym and how great that feels. (2) Grateful for a day off to get lots of stuff done that has been building. (3) Grateful for a newcomer that came to our meeting and really wants recovery. (4) Grateful for direction from my sponsor and taking it around a situation I created. (5) Grateful for an awesome suggestion from a friend on an exercise to write about a person I am struggling with. (6) Grateful for our awesome group of women that are on the same butterfly path with their food.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Weekly prayer list below:Peace begins when expectations end. – Sri ChirnmoyRandom act of idea of the day: Support local businesses.Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for a 4+ mile weekly walk with someone I love. (2) Grateful for my handyman and the friendship that has developed over the years. (3) Grateful for finding out something I should not eat. (4) Grateful for getting some stuff done in the house that has been bugging me. (5) Grateful for how good I feel tracking food and eating healthy. (6) Grateful someone reached out and we are talking about something I am very familiar with, feeling overwhelmed and sad. (7) Grateful the stores I need are around the corner so I don’t have to plan too far in advance. (8) Grateful for the people that tell me about their experience reading this daily list.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.UPDATES:Do you have any updates for people on this list?--Kate—Friend’s daughter in law. Got bad news about the child she is carrying. Waiting on MRI. UPDATE: The news is very bad. She will carry to term but if the baby makes it (chances are slim) there will be severe physical issues. It will take a miracle and we know they exist. Please pray hard.--Bonnie Annis – got thru respiratory challenges; had eye surgery last week. Still needs prayers--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them. --Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships, emotional challenges or difficulty adjusting to this new life we are leading. --The addicts that are struggling, those that have relapsed and those trying to make their way back to the rooms.--Claire S – Caregiver to brother while having herniated disc and other bulging discs.--Marti Driskell – cancer is back in her liver. Getting tested to determine treatment.--Lo – Severely burned in a house fire and is on life support and had pneumonia.--Carol Carola – Please do extra prayers for this very special lady–cancer has returned.--Susan Gross – REALLY needs prayers for her health-home from rehab but having lots of health issues--Sister of oncology nurse I met yesterday. Has brain cancer and is being treated in Slydell, LA. Can’t remember her name, but Gd knows who I mean.--Kevin – in the hospital with Covid-Susan F – Needs prayers for her health. -- Joan – grieving the loss of their first born son and now her huband passed away--Kim-Sister of a former classmate. Cancer has found a new home in her spleen and we sure could use any additional prayers for her. She will be having surgery early in the new year to remove it, but her life after removal will involve a lot of challenges. --Billie B – needs prayers for her health-Lynn – Had cancer surgery last week; She gets pathology report next week and that decides further treatment.-Susan F – Needs prayers for her health.--Lydia Brown-Jennings and family - Gd knows what is going on and what is needed.--My neighbor & his wife are both quite ill. Trying to get to Mayo Clinic in MN for possible answers and help.--Becky Ruppe – Fighting for her life; her son Ben & husband James have to stay healthy.--Recovering addict that is hurting. Gd knows who it is.--Former classmate & their family – sibling just died of corona virus--Kharizma – my friend’s infant granddaughter is in the hospital with blood clots in her brain--Jamie Estes – health problems so bad he had to shut down his business.--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.--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again; --Jimmy M of Detroit--Joyce Kahn- in quarantine after heart valve replacement and lymphoma (9th round)--John Caleb & his family – baby with a congenital heart defect.--Liz – Diagnosed with Lupus and learning how to live life with it.--Benita Williams – Young lady with stage 4 cancer going thru aggressive 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. --A single Mom & her two daughters; Gd knows the situation & what is needed.--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--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.--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 MalkaYou are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
You cannot find yourself in the past or future. The only place where you can find yourself is in the Now. – Eclkhart TolleRandom act of idea of the day: Live and let live.Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for attending a 3 year celebration of a special man. (2) Grateful Costco has so many awesome and healthy items for the butterfly path I am on. (3) Grateful for spending time with someone I love. It is great when you wish you could spend more time together. (4) Grateful for an awesome Passover meal compliments of my amazing friend Judy Merlis and her daughters. I have enough for 2 more meals. (5) Grateful for a suggestion from my coach this week on creating a different perspective when the alarm rings so I don’t keep hitting snooze. (6) Grateful for the birds serenading me when I woke up. (7) Grateful for not having envy in my life. When I do, nothing shines as bright.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. – AristotleRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Own your mistakes and make them right when possible.Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for a friends that gave me a ton of kosher for Passover food so I could experience part of the holiday. Can’t go there because of Covid. (2) Grateful for the people that support our home group…love getting to know them. (3) Grateful for finding out that I need to work on myself in an area that has caused me painful consequences. (4) Grateful for finding quick easy meals to make that I enjoy and are super healthy. (5) Grateful for booking flights and cruise for vacation. Lots more to plan since I am staying for 5 days afterwards…very excited. (6) Grateful for the awesome people that live in my neighborhood. (7) Grateful for online and fb support from the group I am doing my butterfly path with. Excited to meet one lady in person next week.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Laugh when you can, apologize when should, and let go of what you can't change. – UnknownRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Call someone and tell them you care. Don’t assume you have tomorrow to tell them.Gratitude list for Wednesday and Thursday: (1) Grateful for feeling good in y own skin. I don’t take that for granted. (2) Grateful a friend that suffered for years is finally at peace. (3) Grateful for a friend that is giving me kosher food she prepared for Passover. (4) Grateful for witnessing the outpouring of love for a special person. (5) Grateful for admitting to myself I can’t get up at 4:15 for the gym and be able to function the rest of the day. Need to figure out what I am going to do. (6) Grateful for staying in today even when I want to future trip. (7) Grateful for my recovery network.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Don’t put up with people who don’t treat you with the love and respect you deserve. Know your worth…Random act of kindness idea of the day: Be honest with yourself about how you are feeling and talk to a friend or professional if needed. We are human and need each other.Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for a local site where you can give away and accept things people to and from others. (2) Grateful for getting up extra early to get things done. (3) Grateful for help from my food coach…She helped me realize I am actually doing better than I thought I was. I was making a tracking mistake. (4) Grateful for a relationship that is close enough for someone to share on a gut level. (5) Grateful for relationships that are fluid…we don’t have to talk every day.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
When you are in a dark place, you sometimes tend to think you’ve been buried. Perhaps you’ve been panted. Bloom.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Be as compassionate towards yourself as you are towards others.Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for my weekly butterfly journey check I group. Learned something that I already applied this morning. (2) Grateful for seeing light at the end of a long dark tunnel with work this past year. (3) Grateful for a friend I connect with one way or another almost daily. (4) Grateful for a generous person that posted a bunch of things she is giving away. (5) Grateful for booking a vacation in October with a friend. (6) Grateful for a girls weekend to look forward to in June with ladies I love. (7) Grateful for having 7 weeks of vacation this year and planning to use most of it. (8) Grateful for learning to share my truth when it is uncomfortable rather than holding it in and letting it fester.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Weekly prayer list below:When we lose someone we love, we must learn not to live without them, but to live with the love they left behind. Random act of kindness idea of the day: Let someone know you are thinking of them today.Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for an almost 5 mile walk and all the conversation with someone I love. (2) Grateful for not letting someone being very late ruin my mood. (3) Grateful for doing the things I least enjoy but needed to be addressed. (4) Grateful for planning a girls weekend with women I love. (5) Grateful for admitting to myself I need to call the doctor about something…I don’t think it is serious, but need to discuss it. (6) Grateful for wanting to eat healthy.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.UPDATES:Do you have any updates for people on this list?--Bonnie Annis – got thru respiratory challenges; had eye surgery last week. Still needs prayers--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them. --Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships, emotional challenges or difficulty adjusting to this new life we are leading. --The addicts that are struggling, those that have relapsed and those trying to make their way back to the rooms.--Marti Driskell – cancer is back in her liver. Getting tested to determine treatment.--Lo – Severely burned in a house fire and is on life support and had pneumonia.--Kate—Friend’s daughter in law. Got bad news about the child she is carrying. Waiting on MRI--Carol Carola – Please do extra prayers for this very special lady–cancer has returned.--Susan Gross – REALLY needs prayers for her health-home from rehab but having lots of health issues--Sister of oncology nurse I met yesterday. Has brain cancer and is being treated in Slydell, LA. Can’t remember her name, but Gd knows who I mean.--Kevin – in the hospital with Covid-Susan F – Needs prayers for her health. -- Joan – grieving the loss of their first born son and now her huband passed away--Kim-Sister of a former classmate. Cancer has found a new home in her spleen and we sure could use any additional prayers for her. She will be having surgery early in the new year to remove it, but her life after removal will involve a lot of challenges. --Billie B – needs prayers for her health-Lynn – Had cancer surgery last week; She gets pathology report next week and that decides further treatment.-Susan F – Needs prayers for her health.--Lydia Brown-Jennings and family - Gd knows what is going on and what is needed.--My neighbor & his wife are both quite ill. Trying to get to Mayo Clinic in MN for possible answers and help.--Becky Ruppe – Fighting for her life; her son Ben & husband James have to stay healthy.--Recovering addict that is hurting. Gd knows who it is.--Former classmate & their family – sibling just died of corona virus--Kharizma – my friend’s infant granddaughter is in the hospital with blood clots in her brain--Jamie Estes – health problems so bad he had to shut down his business.--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.--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again; --Jimmy M of Detroit--Joyce Kahn- in quarantine after heart valve replacement and lymphoma (9th round)--John Caleb & his family – baby with a congenital heart defect.--Liz – Diagnosed with Lupus and learning how to live life with it.--Benita Williams – Young lady with stage 4 cancer going thru aggressive 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. --A single Mom & her two daughters; Gd knows the situation & what is needed.--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--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.--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 MalkaYou are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
The greatest motivational act one person can do for another is to listen. - Robert E. MoodyRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Be gentle with yourself when you look back and don’t like the decision you made.Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for the people I see regularly at two meetings I feel safe going to in person. (2) Grateful for charity thrift shopping and being able to help others while I find things for myself. (3) Grateful for choosing to go home and make a healthy lunch rather than grabbing something on the go. (4) Grateful for being gentle with myself when I decided to go to a bakery just because I really wanted to. (5) Grateful for a great idea someone shared as part of a vacation I am planning for October. (6) Grateful for the people I have met online at recovery meetings this last year.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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