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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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My crazy and incredible life has led me to expressing myself through the written word. Follow along on my journey, as I explore life lessons, gratitude, transitions, and so much more.

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

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

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17 hours ago

I Am A Thrivalist

You are always exactly where you’re meant to be. – Christine

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

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for a virtual walk with a friend in Virginia. (2) Grateful someone reached out asking me for business advice. (3) Grateful for a massage and exercises to help some pain I’m having. (4) Grateful for a gift from a friend that I get to share with her each morning. (5) Grateful for deciding to take Friday off and go to the Botanical Gardens. I need a break. (6) Grateful the mornings are a little less hot than they were. (7) Grateful a local business owner offered to help people that were in need (not financially) with his talent.

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2 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.- Calvin Coolidge

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Do something to feed your soul

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for choosing to workout during lunch since I was too tired to get up in the morning. (2) Grateful for finding a video to do strength training for the level I am on. (3) Grateful for a call with my WW coach who is teaching me some tools to help some of my challenges. (4) Grateful for knowing I am doing better than I am feeling. (5) Grateful for plans to visit a friend. I need something to look forward to. (6) Grateful for all the feedback from the FBpage for my class reunion this weekend. Admitted insecurities are coming up and knowing others felt that way was comforting. (7) Grateful for a good night’s sleep.

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3 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist

If you focus on your Abilities rather than your DISabilities, you can overcome any challenge life may present you. – Dane Pavlik

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Hold the door for someone

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for a virtual workout partner. Used the gym in my subdivision and then walked. (2) Grateful for my new WW coach who is teaching me about intentional eating and providing me with tools. (3) Grateful for choosing to eat healthy when I didn’t want to. (4) Grateful for an awesome meeting and seeing 2 women I love celebrate clean time. (5) Grateful for rain that helped drop the temperature. (6) Grateful a friend asked me to support her at a meeting she was sharing at. (7) Grateful for an interesting personal conversation with my dentist. (8) Grateful for a manager that gave me helpful feedback on something I am working thru. (9) Grateful for the “meeting after the meeting” with someone I love.

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4 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist

Weekly prayer list below:

When we share out light with others, we do not diminish our own light. Rather, we increase the amount of light available to all. – Mater Sheng-Yen

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Take your neighbor’s garbage pail in from the street.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful I posted on the page of my upcoming 45 year class reunion about how nervous and insecure I am about attending. Lots of people posted anw now I am excited. (2) Grateful for cooking even though I was really scared. It came out quite yummy. (3) Grateful for a very productive day. (4) Grateful for getting out of the house for a little while by going to the grocery store. (5) Grateful for feeling safe in a weekly check in call I attend. (6) Grateful for getting confirmation with my girlfriend that wants to be a virtual workout buddy on the days I don’t have a walking partner. I need the accountability, so this is a true gift.(7) Grateful for a gym in my subdivision that has enough equipment for me.

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

--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them.
--Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships or challenges adjusting to this new life we are leading.

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

I Am A Thrivalist

Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Let someone else take a good parking spot.

Gratitude list for Friday & Saturday: (1) Grateful for an awesome meet up at work that opened my eyes. (2) Grateful for a newmindfulness tool to use before reacting to things. (3) Grateful for finding a new therapist and making an appointment. (4) Grateful for giving my body lots of sleep that it apparently needed. (5) Grateful for hitting a goal and walking further than last time with a friend. (6) Grateful for talking to a friend about a trip we want to take when it is safe. It is on my bucket list and something exciting to think about. (7) Grateful the month is over and all our intense training is finished.

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7 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist

How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Share who you are and what you know.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful I live right across the street from my dentist. They needed me to come back for something unexpected. (2) Grateful for a note from a lady that has been struggling. (3) Grateful for being able to celebrate a victory someone had. even though they were once mean to me. We talked it thru and I moved on. (4) Grateful for a very thought provoking meet up meeting hosted by my company. (5) Grateful for taking a big step forward with something I have been avoiding. (6) Grateful the pain I was experiencing finally passed. (7) Grateful for looking at the positive side of something that I could have let ruin my day.

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1 week ago

I Am A Thrivalist

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Random act of kindness idea of the day: If you cook or bake something, share with a neighbor.

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for getting in to see a great dentist today. He was very honest and kind. (2) Grateful his receptionist was as helpful and friendly as she was. (3) Grateful for a virtual one hour walk with someone I met on Zoom. (4) Grateful for a call from someone knowing it was difficult for them to pick up the phone. (5) Grateful for an amazing coach that knows me and how to communicate in a way I can hear (6) Grateful for a new WW coach that is completely different from my other coach. Between the two of them, I believe I will get back on track. (7) Grateful I can go visit a friend and feel safe. (8) Grateful for friends that I don’t have to speak with every day to know I am loved. (9) Grateful a neighbor referred me to her dentist. I didn’t like the one I was going to.

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1 week ago

I Am A Thrivalist

Everyone has a special talent. Discover yours, then share it with the world. – Adryenn Ashley

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Think of something you are upset or angry about and find something good about it.

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for the opportunity to co-host a meetup group for my company and share some very special time with several of my amazing female co-workers. (2) Grateful for a text from someone I love letting me know they are grateful I am in their life. (3) Grateful for having dental insurance. because I broke a tooth. (4) Grateful for a thoughtful neighbor that dropped off some homemade banana bread. (4) Grateful for faith…some things are not turning out as I planned, but I know I am ok, regardless. (5) Grateful for someone that goes out of their way to accommodate me knowing how sensitive I am to being around others. (6) Grateful for the ability to share the message of recovery.

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1 week ago

I Am A Thrivalist

A meaningful life is not being rich, being popular, being highly educated, or being perfect. It’s about being real, being humble, being able to share ourselves and touch the lives of others.

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

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for taking the day off work and not looking at e-mail. (2) Grateful for finally getting the gifts mailed that I offered 2 weeks ago based on a post I read on FB. (3) Grateful someone was honest about a situation and gave me the option on how to handle it. (4) Grateful for having a loving conversation while maintaining a boundary. (5) Grateful for getting the rest of my donation items to a local organization. (6) Grateful for several new home group members from out of state. (7) Grateful for air conditioning in this heat. (8) Grateful for finally getting a healthy snack I’ve been baking for a couple months to a really yummy level. (9) Grateful for remembering that I don’t have to reply to everything. (10) Grateful for daily opportunities to be of service to NA and my local community.

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2 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist

Breathe darling. Tis is just a chapter, not your whole story. – S.C. Lourie

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Each time you think of someone you have a resentment towards, say a prayer for them. The one I use is “Gd, everything good I wish for myself I wish for _________”. Say it even if you don’t mean it…one day you will.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for time with someone I love walking thru beautiful gardens and chatting for hours. (2) Grateful for the gift of being allowed to be of service to NA. (3) Grateful for the getting to be in touch with someone that I had a disagreement with thru service. It is slowly being swept away. (4) Grateful for realizing I need more human contact after seeing 2 people I love in person this weekend. It makes a huge difference for my spirit. (5) Grateful for a game I found that I enjoy and is good for my brain according to my doctor. (6) Grateful for choosing to make a yummy and simple dinner.

You are special so be good to yourself today!

Weekly prayer list below

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

Update:

--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them.
--Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships or challenges adjusting to this new life we are leading.

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

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Help someone in a wheelchair in a store reach whatever they need.

Gratitude list for Friday and Saturday: (1) Grateful for dinner and time with someone I love. (2) Grateful for those that taught me thru their actions unconditional love. (3) Grateful for a meeting in California that I regularly attend. (4) Grateful for an understanding friend. (5) Grateful I listened to my body and didn’t go for a walk due to a leg cramp. (6) Grateful someone became chair of a committee that I can be of service on. (7) Grateful for the two people that signed up for the same assignment that I did. (8) Grateful for a thrift store that I can go to when I feel the need for retail recovery. (9) Grateful the mornings are not too hot and I can sit on my deck, have coffee and enjoy nature. (10) Grateful for newcomers that want to keep in touch.

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Life has a way of making people give up. With determination, dedication and sacrifice, everything will work out. – Karen Stewart

Random act of kindness idea of the day: If you have something in short supply, share it with those that need it most.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for finding a second WW coach after mine was laid off. (2) Grateful for an extra nice guy working at Costco. (3) Grateful for the gorgeous clouds and sky all day, but especially before sunset. (4) Grateful for seeing a post on our community page about someone having to shut down their business for medical reasons. The community is going to try to help him. (5) Grateful for realizing I didn’t approach something in the right way. Now I am going to work on how to fix that without beating myself up. (6) Grateful for the wildlife that visits daily and makes me smile.

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The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge. - Daniel J. Boorstin

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Be polite, even if a store or restaurant make a mistake. Everyone is doing the best they can.

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for my amazing neighbors. Had some trees growing onto my deck and a neighbor came over and cut them back. (2) Grateful for a growing friendship with a newcomer I met on Zoom. (3) Grateful for sharing my truth, letting go of the results and doing what I need to for my spirit. (4) Grateful for having safe weekend plans to look forward to. (5) Grateful for an early morning walk with a friend in Virginia. It is nice not walking alone. (6) Grateful for my deck…early morning the birds serenade me while I sit outside before it gets too hot. (7) Grateful for my health, even with a few little challenges. There is much physical suffering going on right now.

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It's not winning or losing. It's the friends and the people that you meet along the way. - Summer Altice

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

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for not letting someone else’s actions cause me to do something I will regret. (2) Grateful for a friend that invited me to a meeting he was speaking at. (3) Grateful for a chat that turned into an almost 2 hour conversation. (4) Grateful for my amazing sponsor. (5) Grateful someone I know that is struggling is sharing about it and keeps coming to meetings. (6) Grateful my neighbor’s granddaughter wrote a sign “we are in this together” and put it in her bedroom window so it faces my house. Called to thank her for the kindness (7) Grateful I got to see someone I love today and we hugged. (8) Grateful someone I love chose to call me to share some news because she was hurting. (9) Grateful I choose not to give up on anyone because that is what I was taught.

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The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: When you see two children, talk to the older one first. The younger one usually gets all the attention.

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for some incredible special interest meet ups my company is putting on during our online global kick this month. (2) Grateful for the annual review I received. (3) Grateful for the turnout at our home group…the most ever. (4) Grateful for being asked to be of service to a meeting in Germany and being in the company of so many of my predecessors. (5) Grateful Sami came over and made all kinds of healthy food for me for the week. (6) Grateful for not letting personality clashes get in the way of a higher purpose.

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Weekly prayer list below.
The moment you fully realize the incredible power you have over your thoughts and emotions, not only will you be literally astounded, but you will wonder why you took so long to use it and create sustainable and lasting happiness in your life!
By: Chantal Beaupre

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Take time to help someone.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for a great night’s sleep. (2) Grateful for getting the majority of my to do list completed. (3) Grateful for keeping in touch with a newcomer I truly love. She is going to teach me something I have wanted to learn for quite awhile. (4) Grateful for making myself a great and yummy dinner. (5) Grateful for taking time to do something fun for myself. (6) Grateful for being ok with myself, even when I may not like everything I do. There is always a way to fix a mistake. (7) Grateful for not doing what I really wanted when I lashed out at someone. (8) Grateful for making plans for a virtual walk with someone. I have 5 scheduled this week and the other two days I have work meetings so I won’t be able to walk in the morningl

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

Update: Ex-husband of Catherine (forgot his name but Gd will know who I mean); major health issues. Can be taken off the list.

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

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When I accept myself, I am freed from the burden of needing you to accept me. – Dr. Steven Maraboli

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Accept someone you struggle with as they are, not as you wish they were.

Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for a long walk with a good friend that I haven’t seen in over 4 months. (2) Grateful for face to face contract with distancing. It feels so “human”, something lacking for me right now. (3) Grateful for trying a new hair stylist and loving what she did. (4) Grateful for all the people that care about me and that I stay in touch with. I will have lots of places to visit when I feel safe enough to travel. (5) Grateful for taking the entire day off to relax. After a stressful week, I knew I needed it. (6) Grateful for scheduling an art class with a good friend with an amazing artist I know. It will be good to have that type of creative experience.

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The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. – Marcus Aurelius

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Offer bottled water to the postman, delivery person, gardener or anyone in your neighborhood working outside.

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for the weekend. The week fried me on every level. (2) Grateful for starting the weekend with a zoom call with a good friend. (3) Grateful for lots of visitors to our home group. (4) Grateful for going for a walking even though my walking partner didn’t make it. These early morning walks really start the day in on a positive note. (5) Grateful for finalizing plans to walk with a friend I haven’t seen in over 4 months. (6) Grateful for friendships that have developed with co-workers over the years. (7) Grateful for a place to go and see local art that will have social distancing and won’t be crowded.

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“It’s not life that’s important, but those you meet along the way that make the difference.”

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Don’t assume, give someone the benefit of the doubt.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for an early morning virtual walk with someone I love. (2) Grateful for seeing someone in a different light and accepting them for who they are. (3) Grateful a lady I met on a recent call reached out to me. (4) Grateful for a call with a lady that has 5 days clean. (5) Grateful for an understanding client when I made a mistake. (6) Grateful for knowing who I can and can’t trust at work and behaving accordingly. (7) Grateful for the light that is reflected each morning off of some art I have hanging. It brings a smile to my face and I have no idea why. (8) Grateful for all my animal visitors yesterday. The day was quite entertaining.

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Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person you are. – Mandy Hale

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

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for being asked to be on a panel at work. (2) Grateful my two biggest work presentations are over…it was stressful leading up to them. (3) Grateful a few women I love joined a meeting I was sharing at. (4) Grateful for an amazing early morning walk while talking to someone I am getting to know by phone. (5) Grateful for feeling a part of NA. It hasn’t always been that way, so I know not to take it for granted. (6) Grateful for a plant and balloon that were anonymously left on my porch for my birthday (forgot to write this yesterday). (7) Grateful for a friendship that is weathering the pandemic. It has been hard to even talk by phone due to certain circumstances.

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My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. - Abraham Lincoln

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Pay for an extra coffee at the gas station and ask the cashier to give it to someone randomly.

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for a call from someone I won’t speak with often. (2) Grateful for being asked to share at a meeting in Germany. (3) Grateful for being so busy I didn’t have time to realize how tired I was. (4) Grateful for knowing my truth and that being enough, regardless of what someone else might think. (5) Grateful for planning a virtual walk with someone I am getting to know. (6) Grateful for wanting to be clean…that isn’t something I take for granted.

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Hope – a one syllable word that will keep you going when all of the other more impressive words have failed to sustain you. – Joni Aldrich

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Drop a card/e-mail to someone and tell them one thing about them that is special.

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for so many notes, texts, cards, etc. wishing me a happy birthday. Was a bit overwhelming which means I am super blessed. (2) Grateful for having birthday lunch with my sponsor. (3) Grateful for the turnout out our home group meeting and the amazing shares. (4) Grateful for being able to work until past 10. Grateful I had the energy with everything going on. (5) Grateful for making dinner rather than ordering something unhealthy like I wanted to. (6) Grateful someone shared their truth about something. It hurt a little, but was said with love so I could hear it.

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4 weeks ago

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Weekly prayer list below.

You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old. – George Burns

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Take time to listen to someone that needs to talk.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for spending the morning with my AirB&B hostess. (2) Grateful for a chat on the way home with a special lady. (3) Grateful for hearing a lady share in a meeting that had 45 years clean. I was able to get her number. (4) Grateful for a great nap. Not sure why I needed it, but I did. (5) Grateful for all the birthday wishes after posting the pictures of the room my hostess decorated for me. (6) Grateful for feeling so relaxed after being away such a short time. (7) Grateful the last thing I did before coming home was feeding chickens. I never did that before and it was fun and funny. (8) Grateful for my weekly Sunday night check in call. It is quite special and intimate.

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

UPDATE: --Big John – Passed away this past week.

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

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Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Before rushing to write a bad review, take a moment to speak to the owner/manager and give them a chance to make things right.

Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for an incredible massage from a very special lady. (2) Grateful for all the people I met and chatted with all day walking around Murphy. (3) Grateful the GM of a restaurant was very kind and even introduced me to the executive chef. (4) Grateful for a nice nap that was needed after being in the sun all day. (5) Grateful for meeting a very neat artist whose sister went thru breast cancer. (6) Grateful the lady that owns the AirB&B I am staying decorated my place, left me a card, gift, piece of cake with a candle. I was speechless. (7) Grateful for sitting at the bar for dinner. Met a nice couple from Buford and chatted with the GM and bar tender much of the time. (8) Grateful for taking this time to get away. Definitely has made a difference in how I am feeling. Will be planning the next trip as soon as I get home. (9) Grateful for a text from someone I love that is going thru a tough surgical recovery. (10) Grateful for meeting an artist that was very humble about her amazing talent.

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The best thing any human being can do is influence another one. – Freddie Figgers

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Don’t cut people off on the road.

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for hearing from someone I have been concerned about. (2) Grateful for taking the day off work. (3) Grateful for a chat with someone I am getting to know on the way to Blairesville. (4) Grateful for a very relaxing day with no schedule…walked around the town and met several very nice people. (5) Grateful for my amazing AirB&B hostess in Murphy. (6) Grateful someone reached out to see how I was doing…it made me feel special. (7) Grateful for sharing something in a meeting that I hadn’t thought about in years. I might need to revisit it. (8) Grateful for the people supporting our new home group. (9) Grateful for the beautiful views on my drive. (10) Grateful for the willingness to pray for someone that hurt me.

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If one person goes to bed tonight and their life is better because they interacted with you today, you were a success.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Leave an encouraging note on a random car.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for the amazing company I am blessed to be a part of. They have been incredible through Covid. (2) Grateful a woman I love and respect reached out to discuss a challenge. (3) Grateful for knowing who I am is enough and thigs that may happen aren’t necessarily a reflection on me. (4) Grateful for being awake late. A client had a major issue that we got resolved. If I was sleeping I wouldn’t have seen it till the morning. (5) Grateful for a very cool bird feeder I got as a birthday present from a friend. The birds and squirrels are having a blast with it. (6) Grateful for being asked to share at a meeting I love. Heard some great things I needed. (7) Grateful for all the amazing people I am meeting on Zoom meetings. I never would have met them if it weren’t for Covid.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I Am A Thrivalist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I Am A Thrivalist

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

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

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

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I Am A Thrivalist

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

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

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

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Weekly prayer list below

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

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

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

You are special so be good to yourself today!

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

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

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

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

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

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I Am A Thrivalist

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

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

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

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I Am A Thrivalist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You are special so be good to yourself today!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You are special so be good to yourself today!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Weekly prayer list below:

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

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

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

You are special so be good to yourself today!

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

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

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

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

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Prayers for all those effected by the recent weather.

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

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

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