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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.

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

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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10 hours ago

I Am A Thrivalist

Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different. – CS Lewis

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Keep your side of the street clean regardless of the other person.

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for choosing to own my part regardless of how I feel about the other person’s involvement. (2) Grateful for the way I chose to respond to pretty devastating professional news. (client related). (3) Grateful for spending time having dinner with neighbors. (4) Grateful for the mannequin I painted and put fairy light on with my neighbor’s granddaughter. When I light it at night it makes me smile. (5) Grateful for being able to go o a short walk. Trying to slowly get back to exercising. (6) Grateful for discovering a new fruit I like thanks to a new produce employee.

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Weekly prayer list below: Please let me know to remove or add anyone

Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Risk someone’s anger and tell them if you are concerned for whatever reason.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for someone’s willingness to invest in our relationship and build mutual trust. (2) Grateful for sponsees that love and support me. (3) Grateful for doing the things that needed to be done even though I didn’t want to. (4) Grateful for the amazing butchers at Publix. They know me and what I like and are always willing to go out of their way for me. (5) Grateful for applying my new awakening to make the day wonderful. (6) Grateful for not working the entire weekend. I’ll pay for it this week, but that’s ok.

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 LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.
-Kathy – Prayers for her health and well being with a willingness to make changes
--Larry Dillon – My oldest friend’s husband; Stage 3 cancer; started very aggressive chemo.
--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.
--Meryl S’s husband. – Health issues and a long recovery journey ahead
--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.
--Heather – is home from rehab and has surgeries ahead when healed enough. Has a ways to go and still needs prayers.
--Megan – 22 yo going through aggressive chemo because cancer has spread to her spine. Also needs prayers for financial help because she was turned down by social security;
--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.
--Dickie Atkinson – having chemo
--Karen Schwartz Mcclure – fighying lyme disease, CVID and gastrointestinal diseae
--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.
--Ryne – 16yo received his transplant; long recovery road ahead
--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.
--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
--Arwa Hassan-Lady in East Africa with cancer that doesn’t have access to medical care & resources
--Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.
--Joni and Steve R battling cancer
--Bracha bas Sara
--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
--Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues.
--Carole – healing from a fall and needs strength being a caregiver.
--Paul Beeker – Cancer is growing aggressively
--Christina and Ellyse
--Batsheva bas Tamar – friend’s daughter.
--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
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2 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist

I’m going to make you so proud. – note to self

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Let people love you.

Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for the most amazing birthday. Left at 11:30am and got home at 10:30pm. It was filled with spending time with great friends, love, being of service, laughter and enlightenment. (2) Grateful I discovered the game UNO. Laughed and had a blast playing. (3) Grateful for finding out about a retreat center I want to attend, hopefully with a friend. (4) Grateful for the reminder of who someone is. (5) Grateful for a powerful realization thanks to a good friend. (6) Grateful for so many happy birthday wishes in many forms.

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3 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist

If you know you can do better..then do better

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Understand, don’t judge.

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for surrendering…and ding it again and again when I drift from it. (2) Grateful for the man that taught me how to negotiate in 1985. (3) Grateful for a fun evening of food and dancing with 25 ladies from a Meetup group I joined. (4) Grateful for all the pre-birthday good wishes I received. (5) Grateful for my birds…I don’t know what kind they are or anything about them and it doesn’t even matter. (6) Grateful for re-connecting with a former WW coach. (7) Grateful someone I used to know quite well replied to a text so I knew they were ok.

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4 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist

In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior. - Sir Francis Bacon

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Consider your motive before doing something.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for the willingness to surrender a situation I don’t like but have no choice about…much calmer now. (2) Grateful for a different choice when I wanted a snack before dinner. (3) Grateful for time with someone I love. (4) Grateful I want to be clean…found out someone I love left the program. (5) Grateful for seeing lots of people I love at a 35 year NA celebration. (6) Grateful for Waze and the way it re-routes me to avoid accidents and traffic as much as possible. (7) Grateful I get to support someone going thru a really tough time. (8) Grateful for knowing I am ok regardless of how I feel.

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5 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist

It will never be perfect. Make it work. – life

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Before you speak ask yourself: is it true, is it kind, is it necessary.

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for the ability to work anywhere. (2) Grateful for spending time with a group of amazing people, many of whom were my predecessors. (3) Grateful for learning a lesson about checking on food before I order it. (4) Grateful the manager was so nice last night when my food wasn’t ready by the time most people were done or almost done eating. (5) Grateful for knowing I overstepped and will need to figure out how to make things right. (6) Grateful for a reminder how important it is to stay in my hula hoop. (7) Grateful for learning to make a fast healthy lunch.

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6 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist

At the end of the day, all you need is hope and strength. Hope that it will get better and strength to hold on until it does.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Look a homeless person in the eyes and say hello.

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for sharig my truth. It didn’t go my way, but perhaps it did and I just don’t know yet. (2) Grateful for taking an R&B line dance class…had a blast and got some steps in. (3) Grateful for healthy food at home…after being on the road it is a big deal. (4) Grateful for much needed support from someone that understands me. (5) Grateful for being able to be honest with someone and their willingness to change plans so I can see someone I love and respect. (6) Grateful for doing the right thing regardless of how I was treated by the other person.

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1 week ago

I Am A Thrivalist

Life is only as good as your mindset.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Offer bottled water to people working outside.

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for having an office to go to. (2) Grateful for keeping in touch with 2 of the ladies I met in Canada at the meeting Saturday night. (3) Grateful for air conditioning…I don’t know how I would be able to work/sleep in this heat. (4) Grateful for learning a little more on being a manager. (5) Grateful for my amazing coach and being able to share with her like I do. (6) Grateful for not complicating things and having a few quick go to dinners. I’m so tired of eating out.

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1 week ago

I Am A Thrivalist

Weekly prayer list below: PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.

I didn’t come this far to only come this far.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Next time you buy something new, donate something you have.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for an early flight home. (2) Grateful to the airport employee that walked me and a family from Mexico that I met to the area we needed to go to. We got lost. (3) Grateful to find out the gas stations let you fill up and then pay. That trust was very refreshing. (4) Grateful for sleeping on the flight. (5) Grateful for Waze. We were diverted from a major crash on the way from the airport. (6) Grateful for choosing to go to the grocery store as soon as I got home to get healthy food. (7) Grateful for going to sleep early since I got 4 hours sleep on Saturday night. (8) Grateful for sleeping in my own bed.

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.

--Larry Dillon – My oldest friend’s husband; Stage 3 cancer; started very aggressive chemo.
--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.
--Meryl S’s husband. – Health issues and a long recovery journey ahead
--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.
--Heather – is home from rehab and has surgeries ahead when healed enough. Has a ways to go and still needs prayers.
--Megan – 22 yo going through aggressive chemo because cancer has spread to her spine. Also needs prayers for financial help because she was turned down by social security;
--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.
--Dickie Atkinson – having chemo
--Karen Schwartz Mcclure – fighying lyme disease, CVID and gastrointestinal diseae
--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.
--Ryne – 16yo received his transplant; long recovery road ahead
--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.
--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
--Arwa Hassan-Lady in East Africa with cancer that doesn’t have access to medical care & resources
--Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.
--Joni and Steve R battling cancer to this prayer list
--Bracha bas Sara
--Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth –
--Ora Malka bas Ruchel
--Nicole – serious complications after surgery
--Resa – multiple health challenges
--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
--Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues.
--Carole – healing from a fall and needs strength being a caregiver.
--Paul Beeker – Cancer is growing aggressively
--Christina and Ellyse
--Batsheva bas Tamar – friend’s daughter.
--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
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1 week ago

I Am A Thrivalist

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for a relaxing morning…didn’t have a schedule and enjoyed going slowly. (2) Grateful I went to the festival and found out there was no music for a few hours. Met someone that told me about an arts festival 90 minutes away and I went. (3) Grateful for nice chats with artists and enjoying the little town I went to. (4) Grateful the weather cooperated. It rained early and was nice the rest of the day. (5) Grateful for the beautiful drive to the arts festival…amazing farms, rich landscapes and animals…they always feed my would for some reason. (6) Grateful for going to a meeting and seeing someone I met at the convention a few weeks ago. (7) Grateful for meeting a lady that had one day clean at the convention and now has 88 days. (8) Grateful for going out for dinner with 5 ladies, one that had 6 days clean. (9) Grateful Delta gave me the last seat open for all the earlier flights Sunday. I’ll land at 12:30pm instead of 10:30pm. It is time to go home. (10) Grateful for choosing to let the weekend play out the way it did rather than sticking to what I thought it would be.

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1 week ago

I Am A Thrivalist

Every positive thought propels you in the right direction.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Pray for those in the earthquake epicenter.

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for the kindness of my co-worker when I mentioned something. (2) Grateful for meeting two men with special needs children this week and the sacrifices they are making so their kids get the best education. (3) Grateful for the lady at the hotel restaurant. We got very friendly this week. We came back to the hotel to work and they were closed. She was leaving for the day and without asking, she went back in and made us both the coffees we drank all week. What an amazing team member Marriott is fortunate to have. (4) Grateful for leaving the festival before it started storming. Met a nice couple in the restaurant bar and had an interesting at conversation. (5) Grateful for an upgrade to concierge level at the hotel. (6) Grateful for a reminder not to take the first no. (7) Grateful for meeting a really nice lady at the festival that had a beautiful heart. (8) Grateful for wanting to be clean. Saw a guy very cut up and stoned. (9) Grateful to all those praying for Larry Dillon yesterday’s random act of kindness). He had his first chemo treatment last night and has a long road ahead of him. Please continue prayers and positive energy.

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Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Pray for Larry Dillon. My oldest friend’s husband begins very aggressive chemo today.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for another amazingly productive day. (2) Grateful a prospect opened up about something very personal. (3) Grateful my stomach has held up pretty well. (4) Grateful for finding a cheaper rental car. (5) Grateful for the beautiful weather…ate dinner outside. (6) Grateful for earning people’s trust professionally. (7) Grateful for the view from my bed…watched plans go by all week and it wasn’t noisy.

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Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece after all.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Believe in yourself and all that you are capable of.

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for turning someone around that was trying to be a bully. (2) Grateful for amazing customer service at a store I went to. (3) Grateful a manager acknowledged an employee I told him did a great job. Sometimes they never let them know they were complimented. (4) Grateful for choosing to be gentle with myself regarding my food choices. (5) Grateful for having awesome weekend plans in Canada. (6) Grateful for the integrity of a co-worker.

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There are people that would love to have your bad day.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Take time to fill ot a survey when you’ve had a good experience.

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for turning someone around that was upset. (2) Grateful someone asked me to help them. In the end I was unable due to work, but I tried and was grateful for the opportunity. (3) Grateful for my amazing co-working that I’m working with this week. (4) Grateful for realizing I am practicing a “less than desirable trait”. Now I can work on it. (5) Grateful for an unexpected connection with a prospect. (6) Grateful one of the organizers of the festival I am attending this weekend sent me an e-mail with all the artists. I didn’t request this, so I was surprised at such a thoughtful gesture.

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You get what you work for not what you wish for.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Rethink something negative and find something positive about it.

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for a call with my oldest friend. (2) Grateful the guy I met with one day clean and saw this weekend with one year clean friended me on FB. (3) Grateful for the friendly staff at the hotel. (4) Grateful for meeting the owner of the sushi bar I went to. His 2 kids are both pursuing figure skating. He is making a huge sacrifice. (5) Grateful a couple from Haiti asked me to take pictures of their family. By the end, the boys hugged me and the father and I had an interesting chat. (6) Grateful the organizers of the festival I am going to this weekend were nice enough to reply to my e-mails questions today. (7) Grateful for a view that has planes pass my window right before landing. It is so cool to watch. (8) Grateful for the beautiful weather for my walk to lunch.

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Prayer list below

You will never have this day again, so make it count.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Find a positive trait in someone you don’t like.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful someone reached out to talk. (2) Grateful for getting home safe. (3) Grateful for taking the proper steps and not getting upset when I thought I left my laptop charger in SC. Turns out I had it. (4) Grateful for seeing people I love when I shared at a unity event. (5) Grateful for not thinking about work all weekend and just focusing on the activities and time with great people. (6) Grateful for a reminder of how blessed my life is.

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 LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.
--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.
--Meryl S’s husband. – Health issues and a long recovery journey ahead
--Thomas, the brother of a very special lady recovering from surgery and got an infection
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Everything you’ve ever wanted, is one step outside your comfort zone.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: don’t have expectations.

Gratitude list for Friday and Saturday: (1) Grateful for a fun and relaxing afternoon of lunch with a few ladies and then thrift shopping. (2) Grateful for coming to the convention a day early and not dealing with Atlanta traffic leaving on a Friday. (3) Grateful for meeting several new ladies with out group. (4) Grateful for having a quiet dinner with 3 other ladies. (5) Grateful someone that got injured wasn’t hurt seriously. (6) Grateful for connecting with a lady I have known for years. (7) Grateful for meeting an incredible 22yo that I had the pleasure of spending time with. (8) Grateful for having a blast and spending quality time with my roommate. (9) Grateful for mending fences with someone I love. (10) Grateful for an amazing history of the traditions presentation. (11) Grateful for a group dinner. (12) Grateful for spending time with someone that had 1 day clean at the convention last year and has a year now. It was an amazing and emotional experience. (13) Grateful for winning the 50:50 raffle. (14) Grateful for learning how to dry wash my hair. Will make travel easier. (15) Grateful for positive intentions. (16) Grateful for knowing there are no coincidences. (17) Grateful for realizing when my disease was talking to me and changing the script. (18) Grateful for seeing people I only run into once or twice a year when I am in SC for conventions. (19) Grateful for my life including all the waves. (20) Grateful for the offline feedback I received about my blog about Grant. (21) Grateful for realizing on another level how I am holding myself back. (22) Grateful for sharing a blunt truth with someone and them thanking me for it. (23) Grateful for meeting a lady with time that likes to go out dancing. May have a new buddy to do that with.

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Pause and remember — It is through our deepest trials and life hardships that we are given the greatest opportunity to find the person we have been looking for our whole life — our beautiful authentic self. — Jenni Young McGill

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Be respectful, even if someone can’t do what you are requesting. They are following rules they were told.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for taking the time to make chicken tenders for the weekend. Didn’t have time for lunch and ate some on the way. (2) Grateful for getting to SC safe and having good wifi to work. (3) Grateful for lots of laughter. (4) Grateful for happening upon a great restaurant and having a nice chat with the waitress and some customers. (5) Grateful for an upgraded room and tons of space. (6) Grateful for people that love me for exactly who I am.

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Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Be happy for others.

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for a suggestion for a challenge I’ve had for a long time. Day 1 was way better. (2) Grateful for a grocery store that I love near the house. It makes a huge difference. (3) Grateful for the willingness to ask for what I need. (4) Grateful for knowing it is best to meet someone where they are, not where I wish they were. (5) Grateful for wanting to prep healthy snacks for the weekend rather than hoping I choose to eat well.

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Wave at strangers as you drive by.

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for the willingness to try a new recipe. Didn’t like it but I’m trying to get comfortable in the kitchen. (2) Grateful for the kind staff at Costco that fill my tank rather than having me put my air cast on. (3) Grateful for extra birds coming my way while my neighbor is away. (4) Grateful my friend’s wife is going to let me scatter some of his ashes in Hawaii when I go. (5) Grateful for an upgraded room for the weekend at a lower cost.

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3 weeks ago

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It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be. – JK Rowling

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Thank a public servant (police, fire, etc.) for their service.

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for asking for what I need rather than settling. (2) Grateful for knowing someone that I love and respect someone so much. They are an amazing human being. (3) Grateful for seeing people I love at a meeting. (4) Grateful for meeting a lady from Finland that has meditation classes. (5) Grateful for someone from the fire department that came and changed all the batteries in my alarms. (6) Grateful for a conversation with the wife of my friend that passed away last week. I hope to meet her one day. (7) Grateful for what I don’t have as much as for what I have.

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3 weeks ago

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Weekly prayer list below

Kindness is a language the blind can see and the deaf can hear. – Mark Twain

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Post a random act of kindness that you will do today.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for a beautiful drive home the morning after the storm. (2) Grateful for getting into the habit of planning my meals for the day when possible so I don’t use “hope” as a strategy. (3) Grateful for another session with my friend using singing bowls on me. It is an amazing experience. (4) Grateful for my journey and the people, places and things placed along the way.

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 LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.
--Meryl S’s husband. – Health issues and a long recovery journey ahead
--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.
--Heather – is home from rehab and has surgeries ahead when healed enough. Has a ways to go and still needs prayers.
--Megan – 22 yo going through aggressive chemo because cancer has spread to her spine. Also needs prayers for financial help because she was turned down by social security;
--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.
--Dickie Atkinson – haing chemo
--Karen Schwartz Mcclure – fighying lyme disease, CVID and gastrointestinal diseae
--Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.
--Prayers for the return of a friend’s lost cat, Vinny. Important family member.
--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.
--Ryne – 16yo just placed on transplant list for a heart; suddenly got a virus damaging his heart; Also pray for the parents, grandparents & sister that are by this side.
--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.
--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
--Arwa Hassan-Lady in East Africa with cancer that doesn’t have access to medical care & resources
--Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.
--Joni and Steve R battling cancer to this prayer list
--Bracha bas Sara
--Liz – recovering after chemo for ovarian cancer
--Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth –
--Ora Malka bas Ruchel
--Nicole – serious complications after surgery
--Resa – multiple health challenges
--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
--Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues.
--Carole – healing from a fall and needs strength being a caregiver.
--Paul Beeker – Cancer is growing aggressively
--Christina and Ellyse
--Batsheva bas Tamar – friend’s daughter.
--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
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If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how AMAZING you can be. – Maya Angelou

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Thank every veteran you see for their service.

Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for finding a great thrift shop in my county that can use the bags I make for the homeless. (2) Grateful for a great meeting and seeing lots of ladies I will be spending next weekend with. (3) Grateful for time with someone I love and eating mindfully. (4) Grateful for last minutes changes to evening plans. Had a blast other than the storms and power outage. (5) Grateful a friend’s friend was with us and could cut the tree into pieces that blocked the driveway so we could reach the house. (6) Grateful for more laughter than I can describe. It was amazing. (7) Grateful for an awesome waitress that made the evening even more fun. She was great when the power went out in the restaurant. (8) Grateful for the beautiful drives all day. I put quite a few miles on my car going place to place, but the landscape was incredible.

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Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. – Les Brown

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Let others have the spotlight.

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for going to a lunch and meeting a very nice group of ladies. (2) Grateful for making a new recipe and being able to substitute for something I didn’t have and it was yummy. Cooking is stressful for me and this was very encouraging. (3) Grateful for a great meeting. (4) Grateful for lots of fun weekend plans. (5) Grateful for wanting to live every day to its fullest again! It feels like forever since I felt this way. (6) Grateful for hope (hold on pain ends)!

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4 weeks ago

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If you’re tired of starting over stop giving up. – Unknown

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Tell a manager about a positive experience with an employee.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for making dinner plans with neighbors. (2) Grateful for finding a very active women’s group in my county. (3) Grateful for a chat with a friend. (4) Grateful for an awesome Publix store manager. She remembered something I buy and told me it was on sale. (5) Grateful for a productive day. (6) Grateful for putting off the MRI a bit because I am feeling better. Will see how the next week goes in the cast with the medication.

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Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful my MRI was approved and scheduled. (2) Grateful someone in California called that may move to Atlanta. (3) Grateful for taking time to sit on the deck and enjoy natures sounds. (4) Grateful for seeing some things that no longer serve me that I am slowly changing. (5) Grateful for the special things the sushi chef prepares special for me when I pick up dinner. (6) Grateful the owner asks for my feedback on business ideas he has. (7) Grateful my memory isn’t great when it comes to Amazon. I order something and get excited and when a package arrives I forget what I ordered and get excited again. (8) Grateful for lunch with two women I met at WW years ago and still stay in touch with. (9) Grateful for keeping in touch with a former co-worker.

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I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Offer to help someone you don’t know.

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for getting to know an amazing human being that died suddenly in a water accident. (2) Grateful for a fireman willing to come do a check on some systems I have. (3) Grateful one of the Publix managers brought my car to me when it started raining because of my cast. (4) Grateful for going to a laugh yoga class. It was therapeutic after a very stressful day. (5) Grateful for making a healthy decision after dinner plans didn’t happen. (6) Grateful someone I respect in many ways stepped up and is creating a gofundme page for my friend’s wife.

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4 weeks ago

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Know your limits but never accept them.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: When you hear a siren, say a prayer for emergency workers and the people they are going to help.

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for taking the time to find a try a new recipe. This isn’t something I am comfortable doing but it was great! (2) Grateful for time with my neighbor’s granddaughter. We went for a nice dinner and then finished painting and lighting a manikin that we’ve been working on together. (3) Grateful a 9yo wants to hang out with me. (4) Grateful for insurance and being able to find out what’s up with my ankle. (5) Grateful for having a doctor I like and trust. (6) Grateful for choosing to practice mindfulness not only with my food, but now with my speech...very powerful!

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Weekly prayer list below.
Worry about loving yourself, instead of loving the idea of other people loving you.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Give yourself a compliment.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for time with one of my favorite people on the planet. Grateful for the honesty we share. (2) Grateful for slowly gaining clarity from the session with my friend. (3) Grateful for writing a bucket list. I didn’t have one. (4) Grateful for doing veggie prep and adding something new. (5) Grateful for saying some things out loud I’ve been hiding and feeling good. (6) Grateful a friend that has had a very tough journey is slowly getting better. (7) Grateful for a reminder I really needed.

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 LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.
--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.
--Heather – is in acute rebab progressing nicely from complications of surgery, but has a ways to go and still needs prayers.
--Megan – 22 yo going through aggressive chemo because cancer has spread to her spine. Also needs prayers for financial help because she was turned down by social security;
--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.
--Dickie Atkinson – haing chemo
--Karen Schwartz Mcclure – fighying lyme disease, CVID and gastrointestinal diseae
--Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.
--Prayers for the return of a friend’s lost cat, Vinny. Important family member.
--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.
--Ryne – 16yo just placed on transplant list for a heart; suddenly got a virus damaging his heart; Also pray for the parents, grandparents & sister that are by this side.
--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.
--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
--Arwa Hassan-Lady in East Africa with cancer that doesn’t have access to medical care & resources
--Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.
--Joni and Steve R battling cancer to this prayer list
--Bracha bas Sara
--Liz – recovering after chemo for ovarian cancer
--Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth –
--Ora Malka bas Ruchel
--Nicole – serious complications after surgery
--Resa – multiple health challenges
--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
--Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues.
--Carole – healing from a fall and needs strength being a caregiver.
--Paul Beeker – Cancer is growing aggressively
--Christina and Ellyse
--Batsheva bas Tamar – friend’s daughter.
--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
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Feelings are just visitors, let them come and go. - Mooji

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

Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for enjoying coffee on the deck and the company of a couple birds. (2) Grateful for the suggestion of a book that may hold the key to some of the answers I seek. (3) Grateful a friend did some healing work with me. (4) Grateful the butcher at Publix offered to cut a couple things the way he knows I like them. (5) Grateful for taking care of me by finding some new easy WW recipes to try. There was a time I didn’t feel I deserved this attention. (6) Grateful for a fun evening that turned out different than planned, but perfect. (7) Grateful for the willingness to be vulnerable. (8) Grateful for writing a blog for Father’s Day and perhaps let go of some stuff. (9) Grateful to an awesome Delta representative that gave me a great idea on helping to keep my current status.

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"The value of anything can be determined by how much of your time and life you are willing to trade for it." -Brian Tracy

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Accept someone for who they are and not who you wish they were.

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for accountability. (2) Grateful for the deck of my home. I spent time blogging there last night. It is peaceful and the only sounds are the birds. (3) Grateful for finding a way to like the squirrels. It bothered me that I just want to shoot them for disturbing the birds (I would never actually hurt one). (4) Grateful for making something I really enjoyed without a recipe. This is a very big deal for me. (5) Grateful there are a a couple birds that will come to the feeder while I am sitting outside. (6) Grateful for finding an international music and arts festival going on the week I am in Toronto. I’m staying for the weekend to enjoy it. (7) Grateful for having just the right amount of weekend plans so I can get things done and enjoy the company of several people I love.

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Some days you just have to create your own sunshine.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: You don’t need to be able to help someone that is struggling…just let them know you care about them.

Gratitude list for Tuesday and Wednesday: (1) Grateful for the favorite memories with me people shared on FB. (2) Grateful for a lunchtime online meeting with people around the world. (3) Grateful for meeting a lady on the call that told me about another call. (4) Grateful for an amazing recovery celebration. (5) Grateful for connecting with a couple people I don’t see often. (6) Grateful for finding 2 new WW coaches that are very helpful and insightful. (7) Grateful for a thank you note from the little girl I hung out with on Monday. (8) Grateful for a reminder of something I forgot to do around a food I am weak with.

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Life is tough but so are you!

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

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful when someone has something going on they call me. (2) Grateful for knowing how I deserve to be treated and letting someone know in a kind way. (3) Grateful for the awesome pharmacist at Publix. She is calling the manufacturer of the estrogen blocker I have to take to try to track down some for me. I can’t take the substitute they are suggesting. (4) Grateful for the way I feel making a little extra effort in preparing my meals. I can’t believe how wonderful the experience is. (5) Grateful it didn’t rain until this evening. (6) Grateful for choosing to make a yummy and simple dinner rather than grabbing something out the way I wanted to. (7) Grateful for meeting some nice ladies and having a fun chat when I got my hair done. (8) Grateful for whatever is slowly changing inside me.

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It’s not about being the best…it’s about being better than you were yesterday.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Help someone that is carrying a child.

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for finally enjoying salads I am making…I isn’t something I have historically liked and want more veggies in my diet. (2) Grateful for an evening of dinner and painting with my neighbor’s granddaughter. We have a playdate already scheduled for next week. (3) Grateful for new types of birds coming to visit. I don’t know what kind any of them are nor do I care. I just appreciate their beauty. (4) Grateful the sun came out when we started painting outside. (5) Grateful I got to see my neighbor twice…he is going thru chemo and isn’t out much. (6) Grateful for being able to acknowledge how far I have come…not in an egotistical way, but in a loving way. (7) Grateful for understanding time and place for everything.

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Weekly prayer list below: PLEASE TELL ME IF I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD SOMEONE TO THE LIST.
Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Be true to yourself.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Slept in…something I rarely do. (2) Grateful my trainer checked in to see how I am doing. (3) Grateful I went to Costco and am ready for a healthy food week. (4) Grateful I kept a commitment and cut up all my vegies for the week so salads are easy to make. This isn’t something I regularly do. (5) Grateful for some great lessons in self-compassion and how it feels. (6) Grateful for getting 2 blogs written. I’ve been struggling with my writing. (7) Grateful that I know other people’s actions are not a reflection on me but rather of themselves.

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 LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.
Bryant Jones – recovering from motorcycle; driver was texting while driving
Heather – a woman in Texas facing cancer & chemo for the second time.
Heather – is in acute rebab progressing nicely from complications of surgery, but has a ways to go and still needs prayers.
Megan – 22 yo going through aggressive chemo because cancer has spread to her spine. Also needs prayers for financial help because she was turned down by social security;
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.
Dickie Atkinson – getting ready to start chemo
Karen Schwartz Mcclure – fighying lyme disease, CVID and gastrointestinal diseae
Prayers for the wife and young child of Billy Anderson; 38yo man killed in a car crash
Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.
Prayers for the return of a friend’s lost cat, Vinny. Important family member.
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.
Ryne – 16yo just placed on transplant list for a heart; suddenly got a virus damaging his heart; Also pray for the parents, grandparents & sister that are by this side.
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.
Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
Arwa Hassan-Lady in East Africa with cancer that doesn’t have access to medical care & resources
Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.
Joni and Steve R battling cancer to this prayer list
Dave Tynes – recovering from a stroke
Bracha bas Sara
Liz – going thru chemo for ovarian cancer
Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth –
Ora Malka bas Ruchel
Nicole – serious complications after surgery
Resa – multiple health challenges
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.
Friends mom Jean hospitalized for congestive heart failure
The family of Claire Sutton and her grandson’s family
Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka
Daryl in the Arctic Circle
Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues.
Carole – healing from a fall and needs strength being a caregiver.
Paul Beeker – Cancer is growing aggressively
Christina and Ellyse
Batsheva bas Tamar – friend’s daughter.
Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
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Create your own sunshine.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Avoid having expectations.

Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for finishing 90% of the organizing in the house thanks to a great organizer that I found. (2) Grateful for choosing to keep my cast on all day even though it was uncomfortable after a while. I think it helped with the pain. (3) Grateful for a fun evening with people I know and several I just met. Glad to have been invited. (4) Grateful for having a boundary on how I will be treated and not accepting disrespectful behavior. (5) Grateful for feeling secure even though I spent the evening with 5 couples. (6) Grateful a couple friends want to go on a trip together…now the fun begins, finding a date we can all get away. (7) Grateful for being in the solution and beginning to feel the rewards.

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"The fear is worse than the pain." -- Shannon Bahr

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Ask a difficult question if it may help a relationship.

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for a great meeting and seeing people I love. (2) Grateful for an unexpected surprise. (3) Grateful for not discounting a possibility I would have in the past. (4) Grateful the birds show up, even in the rain. (5) Grateful someone took the time to give me some information they thought would be helpful. (6) Grateful for kinder self talk to myself.

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A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. - David Brinkley

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Share your experience with someone that may benefit from it.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful that plans that were most likely going to be cancelled weren’t. (2) Grateful for attending a beautiful celebration of the marriage of my Rabbi. (3) Grateful for asking someone a question I was nervous about and receiving an amazingly warm response. (4) Grateful for an amazing friend that offered to let me live with him and his wife rather than going to a nursing home when the time comes. (5) Grateful for waking up to the birds singing. (6) Grateful for an amazing message my Rabbi shared during his wedding reception. (7) Grateful for practicing self-compassion.

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Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. - George Edward Woodberry

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Volunteer to do something when the opportunity arises.

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for finding a great WW coach. Have been nervous about having to replace the ones I had. (2) Grateful for taking some steps towards self-compassion. Made plans to paint and have dinner with my neighbor’s granddaughter; sat on my deck and enjoyed the breeze; made a list of things that I can do for myself. (3) Grateful 2 sushi chefs went out of their way to create beautiful presentations for me. (4) Grateful for knowing I don’t want to be an option. (5) Grateful for being able to be helpful to someone that was in distress. They called for one reason and it turned out to be a very different call. (6) Grateful for being able to work from home since getting around in the air cast is cumbersome. (7) Grateful that no matter how I am feeling, I am always able to write this list each day.

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The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination. - Tommy Lasorda

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

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for my amazing therapist that I meet with online. She knows 12 step and is really helping me. (2) Grateful I’m back to regular WW morning coaching calls. (3) Grateful for finding my prescription close by. It is on backorder at my regular pharmacy. (4) Grateful for the willingness to let go of someone I love…I can’t want the relationship more than they do. (5) Grateful for feeling empowered and hopeful having tools to help me with my current state of mind. (6) Grateful for being in the solution in several areas. (7) Grateful for having a plan for retirement….I don’t take it for granted because it was only a dream and now it is in my sight.

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In the long run the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip. - Daniel L. Reardon

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Let you words and actions match.

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for visiting a friend. (2) Grateful prayers worked and Heather is going to rehab today. (3) Grateful for taking advice, calling another supervisor at WW and going back to coaching. (4) Grateful for a morning text I received to start my day. (5) Grateful for being able to push my trip to Toronto out a week…hard to travel with the air cast. (6) Grateful for checking off another item on my to do list. (7) Grateful for not getting upset when my garage and keyless front door both stopped working. Those are often the things that upset me the most.

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Weekly prayer list below. If I missed adding someone you requested, please let me know.

The two most important days in your life are he day you are born and the day you find out why. – Mark Twain

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Be kind.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for a relaxing and productive day. (2) Grateful for the reminder to be kind to people in electric carts…I used one at Costco and was amazed how mean and rude some people were to me. (3) Grateful to catch up with a friend who has strength she didn’t know. (4) Grateful for a different type of bird that has been visiting. (5) Grateful for being asked to share at someone’s anniversary. (6) Grateful for the absence of awkwardness. (7) Grateful a friend reached out that I don’t normally chat with over the weekend. (8) Grateful for moving my ego aside and making a decision in my best interest.

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 LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.

Heather – young woman having complications from hip replacement following chemo. PRAYERS FOR THE INSURANCE COMPANY TO APPROVE THE TREATMENT SHE NEEDS DURING APPEAL PROCESS.
Megan – 22 yo going through aggressive chemo because cancer has spread to her spine. Also needs prayers for financial help because she was turned down by social security;
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.
Dickie Atkinson – getting ready to start chemo
Karen Schwartz Mcclure – fighying lyme disease, CVID and gastrointestinal diseae
Prayers for the wife and young child of Billy Anderson; 38yo man killed in a car crash
Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.
Prayers for the return of a friend’s lost cat, Vinny. Important family member.
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.
Ryne – 16yo just placed on transplant list for a heart; suddenly got a virus damaging his heart; Also pray for the parents, grandparents & sister that are by this side.
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.
Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
Arwa Hassan-Lady in East Africa with cancer that doesn’t have access to medical care & resources
Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.
Joni and Steve R battling cancer to this prayer list
Dave Tynes – recovering from a stroke
Bracha bas Sara
Liz – going thru chemo for ovarian cancer
Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth –
Ora Malka bas Ruchel
Nicole – serious complications after surgery
Resa – multiple health challenges
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.
Friends mom Jean hospitalized for congestive heart failure
The family of Claire Sutton and her grandson’s family
Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka
Daryl in the Arctic Circle
Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues.
Carole – healing from a fall and needs strength being a caregiver.
Paul Beeker – Cancer is growing aggressively
Christina and Ellyse
Batsheva bas Tamar – friend’s daughter.
Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
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Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't. - Pete Seeger

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Don’t complain for 24 hours.

Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for going to an arts festival that I stopped attending. Found some great art and met some very interesting artists. (2) Grateful I was able to walk over 6,800 steps, but I paid a price. Won’t be doing that again while in the air cast. (3) Grateful for an unexpected conversation. (4) Grateful my meal wasn’t right at lunch. The manager came over and we had an incredible conversation and hugged at the end. (5) Grateful for stopping at an estate sale of an artist on the way home. It was an interesting experience. (6) Grateful for a quiet evening alone after preparing a yummy dinner. (7) Grateful for not having any Sunday plans other than getting things done around the house. Did enough running around this week. (8) Grateful it wasn’t as hot out as last week.

You are special so be good yourself today!!!
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The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude. – Dennis S. Brown

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Say a prayer for someone you know is struggling.

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for the openness to reconsider a decision I made. (2) Grateful for encouragement when I didn’t know I needed it. (3) Grateful for a meeting and seeing some people I love. (4) Grateful for placing principals before personalities. (5) Grateful for someone unknowingly helping me with their share. (6) Grateful for being guided to post the weekly prayer list. I’ve been told it is helping and asked to post more people.

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In the end, the size of a person's accomplishment can best be measured by the size of their heart. – Unknown

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Have an attitude of gratitude…the energy that produces will be an act of kindness to many.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful I want to be clean…this is not something I take for granted. (2) Grateful for attending a recovery celebration filled with love. (3) Grateful for long term relationships that have withstood the test of time since they all don’t. (4) Grateful for a place to be accountable for my food while I figure things out. (5) Grateful for people that love me and check on me from time to time. (6) Grateful for my relationship skills and how they are applied in business. (7) Grateful for my health…it isn’t something afforded to everyone.

You are special so be good yourself today!!!
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Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you would want to be treated. - Lou Holtz

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Offer to help a mom with kids by returning her grocery basket

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for being part of someone’s journey. (2) Grateful for time with my sponsor. (3) Grateful for the personal relationships I have with some of my clients. (4) Grateful for a day of healthy food choices. (5) Grateful for helpful suggestions. (6) Grateful for the idea of taking FB off my phone.

You are special so be good yourself today!!!
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Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful people have asked to be added to our prayer list. (2) Grateful for FB so I can find out what is going on with people that I don’t speak to regularly. (3) Grateful I found a therapist I can meet with online since it is so hard getting to someone’s office. I have quite a bit of hope today based on our first session. (4) Grateful a friend is getting the care she needs even though it will be a long road ahead. (5) Grateful for a girls weekend to look forward to. (6) Grateful I made the last reservation needed for my vacation in October. Something else to look forward to. (7) Grateful for knowing if I post on FB that I need support or others need prayers it all shows up in a big way.

You are special so be good to yourself today!!!!
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Prayer list below: Sorry it is a day late

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.- Carl Bard

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Help someone with any kind of introduction you can make.

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for a connection made in January with a very special young man I had lost contact with. He died in a car accident over the weekend at age 38 leaving a young son and wife. (2) Grateful for finding someone that thinks we can finish the house in one day. (3) Grateful for a very relaxing day. (4) Grateful for the awesome parties my neighborhood puts on. I rarely get to go due to travel, but went for Memorial Day. Had a great time. (5) Grateful for connections made as a result of my gratitude list.

You are special so be good 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 LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.

Prayers for the wife and young child of Billy Anderson; 38yo man killed in a car crash
Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.
Prayers for the return of a friend’s lost cat, Vinny. Important family member.
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.
Ryne – 16yo just placed on transplant list for a heart; suddenly got a virus damaging his heart; Also pray for the parents, grandparents & sister that are by this side.
Jenie Coleman- Complications from Type 1 Diabetes & doesn’t have money to pay for meds.
Kay Elerbee Fraser an her family – Gd knows what they need.
Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
Arwa Hassan-Lady in East Africa with cancer that doesn’t have access to medical care & resources
Deb S – has infectious disease and working on healing
Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.
Joni and Steve R battling cancer to this prayer list
Dave Tynes – recovering from a stroke
Bracha bas Sara
Liz – going thru chemo for ovarian cancer
Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth –
Ora Malka bas Ruchel
Nicole – serious complications after surgery
Resa – multiple health challenges
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.
Friends mom Jean hospitalized for congestive heart failure
The family of Claire Sutton and her grandson’s family
Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka
Daryl in the Arctic Circle
Megan – 22 yo going through aggressive chemo and having major challenges
Heather – young woman having very aggressive chemo for bone cancer
Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues.
Carole – healing from a fall and needs strength being a caregiver.
Paul Beeker – Cancer is growing aggressively
Christina and Ellyse
Batsheva bas Tamar – friend’s daughter.
Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
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Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is like expecting the bull not to charge you because you are a vegetarian. - Rabbi Harold Kushner

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Thank every veteran you see for their service.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for staying hydrated and being able to attend 2 arts festivals. (2) Grateful for meeting some amazing artists and hearing their stories as well as seeing many I know and catching up. (3) Grateful a former co-worker that isn’t in recovery reached out to a friend that lives in the town I was looking for connections in to help someone trying to get clean. What an incredible act of kindness. (4) Grateful for not getting something at the supermarket that I really wanted to eat. (5) Grateful for an incredibly relaxing day moving at my own pace. (6) Grateful for finding a great Poke place for lunch at one of the festivals. Met a very nice guy that was doing aura readings. (7) Grateful for a couple women I am accountable to for my food daily since I am no longer doing WW coaching. (8) Grateful for the beautiful weather even though we broke a heat record. (9) Grateful for letting go…I can’t want a relationship more than the other person.

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"The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own." -- Benjamin Disraeli

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Be encouraging

Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful the swelling in my ankle went away. (2) Grateful for running into a lady that I’ve known for 15 years and rarely see. (3) Grateful one of my sneakers is elevated and makes walking on the air cast easier. (4) Grateful for taking time to plan meals for the week. (5) Grateful for an accountability texting group that someone created. (6) Grateful for seeing people I love at a meeting. (7) Grateful for a newcomer that reached out.

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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: Don’t avoid

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for the willingness to admit the parts of me that are the most painful to look at so I can get better. (2) Grateful for the hope and solution I received during a call with someone I love. (3) Grateful for not emotionally investing where it isn’t mutual. (4) Grateful for admitting how I felt to someone even though it was uncomfortable so we could get past it and move on. (5) Grateful someone shared a truth with me so I could make the right business decision. (6) Grateful for a quiet weekend ahead with just a couple plans.

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Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Honor your truth

Gratitude list for Wednesday& Thursday: (1) Grateful for the willingness to make a healthy decision for myself even though it didn’t feel good. (2) Grateful for not acting out on my feelings. (3) Grateful for not ignoring red flags. (4) Grateful a friend reached out to me with support on their wedding day. (5) Grateful for all the calls, texts and fb replies to my request for positive energy. (6) Grateful someone I love received a diagnosis. (7) Grateful for honest dialogue, even when it is uncomfortable. (8) Grateful for a fun weekend ahead with time to relax. (9) Grateful for reaching out to get out of my own stuff. (10) Grateful for feeling hopeful, even though I don’t have a plan today. (11) Grateful for the gift of being and having a sponsor. (12) Grateful for deep down knowing I am always ok, regardless of how I am feeling. (13) Grateful for being asked to share at an NA event. (14) Grateful someone I care about connected with me on fb.

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Perseverance is not a long race;it is many short races one after the other. - Walter Elliot

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Don’t react, respond.

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for Dr. Austin and her telling me I am still cancer free. (2) Grateful for my first day in the air cast. I didn’t remember it being this challenging to get around, but that’s ok. (3) Grateful someone was willing to ask me questions that they thought were challenging, (4) Grateful for making extra chicken this weekend. The leftovers tasted even yummier than the first time I ate it. (5) Grateful for the overwhelming showing of love and support when I posted about being cancer free on Facebook. (6) Grateful for a supportive boss. (7) Grateful for my amazing coach. (8) Grateful for saying good bye to someone that hurt me one too many times and doing it in a way that was kind and caring

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“Live your life with purpose. Focus on your blessings, not your misfortunes. Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses. Be yourself and don't wait for the approval of others. But most importantly, have a positive and humble mindset no matter what situation you are in. Count your blessings, not your problems, and you will realize how beautiful your life truly is.” — Troy Amdahl

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Write someone’s special occasion on your calendar so you don’t forget.

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for going to a 2nd orthopedist and finding out what is going on. (2) Grateful for being at a friend’s last chemo and watching her ring the bell when she finished. (3) Grateful for wanting to pack my food since I was gone a good bit of the day working somewhere else. (4) Grateful a friend reached out to talk about going thru something similar to what I experienced. (5) Grateful for going to sleep early and getting a good night’s sleep. (6) Grateful I can still go to the gym while in the boot…just need to modify my exercise.

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Weekly prayer list below

Every setback is a setup for a comeback.~Unknown

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Ask a stranger how they are and listen to their answer.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for time getting to know someone I love. (2) Grateful for getting a blog written…have done that in a few weeks. (3) Grateful for getting a very complicated expense report completed. (4) Grateful someone I love listened to their body and got proper medical treatment. (5) Grateful for eating healthy and tasting something yummy, not ordering it myself. (6) Grateful for a reminder of what is really important. (7) Grateful for a fun time that included laughter.

You are special so be good 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 LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.

Whitney – 30yo having treatment for MS. Went thru one round and has to have an unexpected second round.
Ryne – 16yo just placed on transplant list for a heart; suddenly got a virus damaging his heart; Also pray for the parents, grandparents & sister that are by this side.
Jenie Coleman- Complications from Type 1 Diabetes & doesn’t have money to pay for meds.
Kay Elerbee Fraser an her family – Gd knows what they need.
Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
Arwa Hassan-Lady in East Africa with cancer that doesn’t have access to medical care & resources
Deb S – has infectious disease and working on healing
Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.
Joni and Steve R battling cancer to this prayer list
Dave Tynes – recovering from a stroke
Bracha bas Sara
Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth –
Ora Malka bas Ruchel
Nicole – serious complications after surgery
Resa – multiple health challenges
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.
Friends mom Jean hospitalized for congestive heart failure
The family of Claire Sutton and her grandson’s family
Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka
Daryl in the Arctic Circle
Megan – 22 yo going through aggressive chemo and having major challenges
Heather – young woman having very aggressive chemo for bone cancer
Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues.
Carole – healing from a fall and needs strength being a caregiver.
Paul Beeker – Cancer is growing aggressively
Christina and Ellyse
Batsheva bas Tamar – friend’s daughter.
Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
Louise Rodgers – Very sick and fighting pneumonia on top of everything.
Maddy – help her learn to love herself
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Don’t judge people about the choices they make when you don’t know the options they had to choose from. - TinyBudha

Random act of kindness idea of the day: If you want to be understood, understand.

Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for being able to change plans quickly when things unexpectedly changed. (2) Grateful for making a yummy dinner that was super easy rather than going out due to laziness. (3) Grateful for lots of laughter. (4) Grateful for seeing an artist that I really love and a kind offer from her. (5) Grateful for finding art I really loved, but deciding the energy of the artist isn’t what I want in my home. (6) Grateful for the amazing birds that come to my feeder. (7) Grateful for being in the solution even though it doesn’t feel particularly good. (8) Grateful for a great workout at the gym which always includes lots of laughter.

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Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice. - Wayne Dyer

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Be gentle with yourself, especially when you decide you didn’t make the best choice.

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for the willingness to address something head on. (2) Grateful for a nice chat with a cashier at Costco. (3) Grateful someone that relapsed reached out after many years. (4) Grateful for the sunshine. (5) Grateful for a weekend of fun plans with people I love. (6) Grateful for getting clothing in a smaller size at Costco that fits. (7) Grateful for a refrigerator of healthy food. (8) Grateful I am not trying to attend everything I want to participate in… there are so many great things going on.

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"I hope there are days when your coffee tastes like magic, your playlist makes you dance, strangers make you smile, and the night sky touches your soul. I hope there are days when you fall in love with being alive."~Brooke Hampton

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Forgive

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful the orthopedist had a cancellation and I am going Monday rather than in 4 weeks. (2) Grateful for getting back to the gym with the encouragement of my amazing coach. (3) Grateful for choosing to go to the post office (went to 2) to get my mail since it wasn’t delivered as requested. I didn’t get upset, just did it. It would have been different in the past. (4) Grateful a friend of my brother’s sent me an image of the stone he had made for my brother. Now we can get it cut and have the unveiling. (5) Grateful for a healthy day of eating…being on the road can be challenging. Being able to open my refrigerator is a big deal. (6) Grateful I am able to be with a friend for a special occasion.

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"Even the strongest hands can lose their grip, even the greatest minds can become cloudy and even the biggest hearts can break, so be kind, just be kind."~Unknown

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Take care of yourself…mind, body and soul.

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for choosing to take steps to take care of all aspects of myself; called a doctor I have been avoiding, found an online therapist so I don’t have to go to their office and chose to invest in private training again since I don’t show up for classes. (2) Grateful I got sick and tired of feeling sick and tired and took action. (3) Grateful for being able to work from home. I didn’t want to leave the house today and didn’t have to. (4) Grateful for the kind words from members of my home group when I let them know that I needed to find a new one. My business travel means my attendance is sporadic so I am finding a weekend meeting. (5) Grateful for facing a difficult client head on and standing my ground. He finally understood what I was and wasn’t able to do.

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One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. - Andre Gidey

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Thank every person you see in uniform for their service.

Gratitude list for Monday & Tuesday: (1) Grateful for an incredibly productive day with a new team member. (2) Grateful for time with co-workers in Austin…they are an amazing group. (3) Grateful for getting a good night’s sleep. (4) Grateful for getting an earlier flight home and being upgraded to first class. (5) Grateful for meeting a lady whose daughter is going thru treatment for MS…she allowed me to add her to our prayer list. (6) Grateful for meeting an American that served in the IDF. When I was upgraded, she got up and took my bag down for me. (7) Grateful for an interesting conversation with my Lyft driver on the long ride home. (8) Grateful for being home and sleeping in my own bed.

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Prayer list below:

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. -- John Powell

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Be friendly even when someone isn’t

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for getting to the car return place without getting lost. I’ve had challenges in the past. (2) Grateful for the rental guy that found a art for me…my luggage was quite heavy. (3) Grateful for meeting a nice guy and his dog. He was in Toronto buryig his 24 yo cousin that died of a drug overdose. (4) Grateful for meeting an NFL referee and having a very interesting conversation. (5) Grateful for sitting next to a Delta employee that told me all kinds of information about what Delta is doing. (6) Grateful for getting to say good-bye to a lady I spent a bunch of time with before hitting the road. (7) Grateful for a warm welcome when I got to the hotel at about 9:15 last night. Those things make a difference.

You are special so be good 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 LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.
Ryne Garrett – 16yo just placed on transplant list for a heart; suddenly got a virus damaging his heart; Also pray for the parents, grandparents & sister that are by this side.
Jenie Coleman- Complications from Type 1 Diabetes & doesn’t have money to pay for meds.
Kay Elerbee Fraser an her family – Gd knows what they need.
Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
Arwa Hassan-Lady in East Africa with cancer that doesn’t have access to medical care & resources
Deb S – has infectious disease and working on healing
Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.
Joni and Steve R battling cancer to this prayer list
Dave Tynes – recovering from a stroke
Bracha bas Sara
Liz – going thru chemo for ovarian cancer
Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth –
Ora Malka bas Ruchel
Nicole – serious complications after surgery
Resa – multiple health challenges
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.
Friends mom Jean hospitalized for congestive heart failure
The family of Claire Sutton and her grandson’s family
Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka
Daryl in the Arctic Circle
Megan – 22 yo going through aggressive chemo and having major challenges
Heather – young woman having very aggressive chemo for bone cancer
Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues.
Carole – healing from a fall and needs strength being a caregiver.
Paul Beeker – Cancer is growing aggressively
Christina and Ellyse
Batsheva bas Tamar – friend’s daughter.
Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
Louise Rodgers – Very sick and fighting pneumonia on top of everything.
Maddy – help her learn to love herself
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“Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.” — Deepak Chopra

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Don’t say everything you are thinking

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for a relaxing day in Kingston. (2) Grateful for meeting so many nice people. (3) Grateful the weather finally cleared up. (4) Grateful for running into a women I haven’t seen in 14 years. (5) Grateful for not being happy about something bad that happened to someone that did something pretty bad to me. There was a time I would be happy about it. (6) Grateful for hearing a message I needed in the big meeting.

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Things may come to those who wait, but only things left by those who hustle. - Abraham Lincoln

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Remember it isn’t all about you.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for doing something I thought I would be capable of. (2) Grateful for someone’s incredible patience with me. (3) Grateful for the willingness to travel alone when I want to do something. (4) Grateful for arriving safely to Kingston…it rained off and on the entire way. (5) Grateful for the ability to love someone where they are, not where I wish they were. (6) Grateful for not taking something personally that I would have in the past.

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Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves. - Larry King

Random act of kindness idea of the day: When you have a negative thought, stop it or turn it around.

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for my WW coach and her help turning my head around. (2) Grateful for eating clean all day. (3) Grateful for meeting so many great people. (4) Grateful for the kindness of a waitress at the hotel. (5) Grateful a store clerk went out of her way to give me a discount and be helpful. (6) Grateful I stayed in and had dinner delivered. I am in quite a bit of pain and needed to rest my body. (7) Grateful for this trip and mending relationships with my company. People have been very receptive.

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“Have you doubted your progress, regretted your choices, put yourself down? Remember that you are doing just fine. Remind yourself right now that no matter what it looks like, you are doing the best you can. And getting better. Encourage yourself, support yourself, and celebrate every little thing about yourself.” — Iyanla Vanzant

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Compliment someone’s service and let their manager know.

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for an amazing experience with the lady that prepared my breakfast at the hotel. (2) Grateful for spending time with a client and having a very personal conversation that brought us both to tears (3) Grateful for the confidence I have developed professionally. (4) Grateful for an incredible evening with co-workers over dinner. (5) Grateful I met a great Lyft driver. He is driving me to meetings while I am here. (6) Grateful for having good health and the ability to have a 15 hour day.

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Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. - Mahatma Gandhi

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Don’t assume

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for an incredible co-worker that is joining me at all my meetings this week. (2) Grateful for constructive feedback. (3) Grateful for not beating myself up for going off the grid with food. (4) Grateful for a valuable lesson in assuming. (5) Grateful for my amazing coach that knows me so well and is willing to call me out on stuff. (6) Grateful the weather was so beautiful. (7) Grateful for an unexpected invitation. (8) Grateful for calls with people from home while I’m on the road…it really helps.

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Ultimately we know deeply that on the other side of every fear is freedom.~Marilyn Ferguson

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Be open to ideas different than yours

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful I made it to the airport on time despite my Lyft driver not showing up and pacing on the highway. Glad I allow for plenty of time. (2) Grateful for immediately apologizing for being impolite in a situation that I was powerless over, but very frustrated with. (3) Grateful for the kind lady that checked me into my hotel. (4) Grateful for an awesome evening…went to a meeting and dinner with a friend. (5) Grateful for

You are special so be good 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 LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.
Ryne Garrett – 16yo just received his heart transplant but has a long recovery ahead of him. Also pray for the parents, grandparents & sister that are by this side.
Jenie Coleman- Complications from Type 1 Diabetes & doesn’t have money to pay for meds.
Kay Elerbee Fraser an her family – Gd knows what they need.
Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
Arwa Hassan-Lady in East Africa with cancer that doesn’t have access to medical care & resources
Deb S – has infectious disease and working on healing
Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.
Joni and Steve R battling cancer to this prayer list
Dave Tynes – recovering from a stroke
Bracha bas Sara
Liz – going thru chemo for ovarian cancer
Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth –
Ora Malka bas Ruchel
Nicole – serious complications after surgery
Resa – multiple health challenges
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.
Friends mom Jean hospitalized for congestive heart failure
The family of Claire Sutton and her grandson’s family
Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka
Daryl in the Arctic Circle
Megan – 22 yo going through aggressive chemo and having major challenges
Heather – young woman having very aggressive chemo for bone cancer
Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues.
Carole – healing from a fall and needs strength being a caregiver.
Paul Beeker – Cancer is growing aggressively
Christina and Ellyse
Batsheva bas Tamar – friend’s daughter.
Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
Louise Rodgers – Very sick and fighting pneumonia on top of everything.
Maddy – help her learn to love herself
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What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create. Buddah

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Stop and smell the roses…the universe created them for us to enjoy.

Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for going to an arts festival…something that feeds my soul. (2) Grateful for having people in my life that take recovery seriously. (3) Grateful for visiting a shaman that did some incredible work on me and exposed me to some unique ideas. (4) Grateful for taking direction and as a result, something working in my favor. (5) Grateful for plans for dinner and a meeting in Toronto Sunday night. (6) Grateful for finding something WW friendly to travel with at the farmers market. (7) Grateful for being 80% packed. Just food and a few last minute things in the morning.

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When you pursue awakening, it’s not going to lead to disappointment. Quite the contrary, it goes wildly beyond your expectations, wildly beyond your hopes.—Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Stop and smell the roses…the universe created them for us to enjoy.

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for not feeling intimidate or envious. (2) Grateful for a client that has become a close friend and our time together. (3) Grateful for the color gray and being ok with everything not being black and white…it hasn’t always been that way and it was very painful. (4) Grateful for a budding friendship. (5) Grateful someone I care about has found love again. (6) Grateful for getting to sit outside and have lunch in the sunshine until the rain began. (7) Grateful for not beating myself up over a less than great food choice. I let myself enjoy it. (8) Grateful for regular calls with people I love.

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In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich. - Henry Ward Beecher

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Smile at 3 strangers

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for sharing my truth about a frustration in a kind way that could be heard. (2) Grateful for going to a meeting and meeting some awesome ladies. (3) Grateful for a great idea from a friend on how to make my upcoming travel more manageable and to Delta for helping facilitate it. (4) Grateful for not judging and giving someone the benefit of the doubt…it turned out to be a very positive experience. (5) Grateful for my sponsor. (6) Grateful for trusting the process and for something turning around and working in my favor. (7) Grateful for the relationship I have with a client that I love working with. (8) Grateful the boy on our prayer list got a new heart this week.

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The foundation of greatness is honoring the small things of the present moment, instead of pursuing the idea of greatness. - ECKHART TOLLE

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Pray for someone you have a resentment towards and wish for them all the good things you wish for yourself and those you love.

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for a good morning hug from my friend’s son. (2) Grateful a friend made me real pancakes…haven’t had them in years. (3) Grateful someone I haven’t been in touch with in months reached out. (4) Grateful for being allowed to share someone’s journey with them. (5) Glad I know I can’t want to help someone that has more excuses than reasons. (6) Grateful for taking time to go to the grocery store so I have healthy choices at home. (7) Grateful someone set up a go fund me for someone that has to rashen their insulin. (8) Grateful for realizing I may have to make a tough decision, one I have avoided.

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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: Drive with the other cars in mind.

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for beginning to pray for someone I resent. (2) Grateful for a reasonable goal set with my WW coach. (3) Grateful a friend asked me to visit her. (4) Grateful for time with someone I love. (5) Grateful for time with an amazing child and sharing an experience with him. (6) Grateful for a reminder of what happens if I wait to long to eat. (7) Grateful for being able to find my car when I left the hospital (last time I was there I got very lost). (8) Grateful for the support of amazing co-workers.

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You can't have a better tomorrow if you are always thinking about yesterday. - Charles F. Kettering

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Keep bottled water in the refrig for outdoor workers as the weather gets hotter.

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful my WW coach is back from vacation. (2) Grateful for getting out of the house and going to the office. (3) Grateful for the office manager that helped me beyond the call of duty. (4) Grateful for the opportunity to be of service. (5) Grateful a situation has changed due to different choices for someone I love. (6) Grateful for the love I receive on a daily basis. (7) Grateful for staying in my hula-hoop and avoiding things that are not my business.

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Today I will learn to reject shame. Shame is an overwhelming sense that who I am isn't good enough. I realize that I am good enough, and that my imperfections are part of being human. I let go of shame. - Melody Beattie

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Pray for someone you don’t like

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for a beautiful ending to a great retreat. (2) Grateful for choosing to set myself up for success with food this week. (3) Grateful for listening to my body and getting some sleep this afternoon. (4) Grateful for being asked for help. (5) Grateful for making a different choice than normal. (6) Grateful everyone I checked on made it home safe from the retreat.

You are special so be good 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 LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.

Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
Arwa Hassan-Lady in East Africa with cancer that doesn’t have access to medical care & resources
Deb S – has infectious disease and working on healing
Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.
Joni and Steve R battling cancer to this prayer list
Dave Tynes – recovering from a stroke
Bracha bas Sara
Liz – going thru chemo for ovarian cancer
Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth –
Ora Malka bas Ruchel
Nicole – serious complications after surgery
Resa – multiple health challenges
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.
Friends mom Jean hospitalized for congestive heart failure
The family of Claire Sutton and her grandson’s family
Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka
Daryl in the Arctic Circle
Megan – 22 yo going through aggressive chemo and having major challenges
Heather – young woman having very aggressive chemo for bone cancer
Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues.
Carole – healing from a fall and needs strength being a caregiver.
Paul Beeker – Cancer is growing aggressively
Christina and Ellyse
Batsheva bas Tamar – friend’s daughter.
Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
Louise Rodgers – Very sick and fighting pneumonia on top of everything.
Maddy – help her learn to love herself
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Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for making the effort to bring my own food. The food wasn’t anything I could eat at the retreat. (2) Grateful for getting vulnerable with someone and reconnecting. (3) Grateful for a walk with someone I love. (4) Grateful for getting to know some amazing women better. (5) Grateful for asking more and talking less. (6) Grateful for trying to be nice to someone and not taking their reaction personally. (7) Grateful for a ceremony to let go things that no longer serve me. (8) Grateful for honest and open sharing. ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. - Leon J. Suenes

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

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful a friend got the medication they needed (2) Grateful for having faith in a challenging situation. (3) Grateful for a beautiful ride to the retreat. (4) Grateful for sharing how I felt so I could let it go and enjoy myself. (5) Grateful for playing a game and laughing a lot. (6) Grateful for making plans for a trip with some ladies for my birthday. (7) Grateful for knowing I am where I am supposed to be and not letting my stinking thinking tell me otherwise. (8) Grateful for paying attention to someone’s energy that I was drawn to and introducing myself to them.

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Nothing destroys self-worth, self-acceptance and self-love faster than denying what you feel. Without feelings, you would not know where you are in life. Nor would you know what areas you need to work on. Honor your feelings. Allow yourself to feel them.
— Iyanla Vanzant

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 Thursday: (1) Grateful someone followed up so I could address something important that I have been avoiding. (2) Grateful a friend is willing to help me in a huge way. (3) Grateful for time with someone I love. (4) Grateful for adding meditation to my journey. (5) Grateful for an incredible conversation with a shaman I recently met and am going to work with. (6) Grateful for a light I finally see while in a tunnel for a very long time. (7) Grateful for getting more things put in place thanks to my awesome handyman.

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Feed the birds old bread

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for not saying what I wanted to and instead asking someone for their advice. (2) Grateful for taking control of a business call so it didn’t get crazy. (3) Grateful for feeling the difference when I didn’t meditate. (4) Grateful for the willingness to let someone know a service was not acceptable. Normally I would hold it in and walk away. (5) Grateful for making plans with 2 couples I really enjoy hanging out with. (6) Grateful for not stressing that I don’t have everything done that I need for a trip this weekend.

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You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated. - Maya Angelou

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Chat with a neighbor that may be lonely

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for being invited to participate on a client advisory board. (2) Grateful for hanging out with someone I love. (3) Grateful for healthy food choices. (4) Grateful for a call with one of my favorite WW coaches. (5) Grateful for getting back to the gym and not listening to the reasons for not going. (6) Grateful travel plans are complete for an upcoming business trip. It was a bit confusing. (7) Grateful for doing something different in the company of people I didn’t know.

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The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. - Arthur C. Clarke

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Honor your truth.

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for much needed help at work starting soon. (2) Grateful for not liking the way I feel physically and praying for the willingness to get back to the gym tomorrow. (3) Grateful for choosing to stay in my hulahoop and act with integrity, regardless of other’s behavior. (4) Grateful for close relationships that don’t require catching up because we stay in touch. (5) Grateful for being asked to help someone in a tough business situation. (6) Grateful for choosing to be alone rather than lowering my standards. (7) Grateful for scheduling a much needed appointment.

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Weekly prayer list is below: Please let me know if it needs to be updated or added to:

Courage is fears that has said its prayers. – Dorothy Bernard

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Trust yourself.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for time with someone I love. (2) Grateful for seeing several artists I know at the festival. (3) Grateful for not saying what I was thinking. (4) Grateful for the beautiful weather. (5) Grateful for the effort even though it didn’t yield the results I had hoped for. (6) Grateful for getting done something I don’t enjoy but needed addressing. (7) Grateful for feeding myself doing something I love with a good friend.

You are special so be good 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 LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.

Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
Arwa Hassan-Lady in East Africa with cancer that doesn’t have access to medical care & resources
Deb S – has infectious disease and working on healing
Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.
Joni and Steve R battling cancer to this prayer list
Dave Tynes – recovering from a stroke
Bracha bas Sara
Liz – going thru chemo for ovarian cancer
Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth –
Ora Malka bas Ruchel
Nicole – serious complications after surgery
Resa – multiple health challenges
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.
Friends mom Jean hospitalized for congestive heart failure
The family of Claire Sutton and her grandson’s family
Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka
Daryl in the Arctic Circle
Megan – 22 yo going through aggressive chemo and having major challenges
Heather – young woman having very aggressive chemo for bone cancer
Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues.
Carole – healing from a fall and needs strength being a caregiver.
Paul Beeker – Cancer is growing aggressively
Christina and Ellyse
Batsheva bas Tamar – friend’s daughter.
Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
Louise Rodgers – Very sick and fighting pneumonia on top of everything.
Maddy – help her learn to love herself
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