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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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I Am A Thrivalist
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 RadmacherRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Truth without compassion is defective.Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful someone I met online remembered me and came to our home group. (2) Grateful for acknowledging I cannot do everything currently required for work. Need to take a step back and prioritize. (3) Grateful I am able to pay for something not covered by insurance that I need. (4) Grateful for meditation beads that a friend gave me for my birthday to help with my new routine. (5) Grateful for healthy food in the house so I can be good to myself. (6) Grateful for reaching out and getting someone’s perspective on the passing of their son. (7) Grateful for 10 more days home. (8) Grateful for the people that show up and share their hearts at our home group.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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I Am A Thrivalist
Weekly prayer list below:The best view comes after the hardest climb.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Support local business.Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for more purging. Each items that leaves the house makes the air feel lighter inside. (2) Grateful a friend is home and re-cooperating after a fall and surgery. (3) Grateful for not letting my feelings get in the way of someone else’s process. (4) Grateful for kind offers from people that know Hawaii and want to help me plan what to see. (5) Grateful for finding an awesome meditation that seems to be helping.Prayer List:I know the power of prayer and have seen the miracles it provides. Gd knows who we are speaking about inf our prayers so we don’t need to provide full names. If you want the person to be anonymous, first names are enough. Let me know when I can remove a name on the list.I always say a prayer for those that have nobody to pray for them.PLEASE SEND UPDATES: IT GOOD TO KNOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.UPDATES:Do you have any updates for people on this list?--Kate— Friend’s daughter in law. The baby is slowly being weaned off machines. Please keep praying. He still has a long ways to go.--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – Had to have emergency surgery yesterday after a fall. Healing at home and waiting to hear if she needs chemo or radiation.--Sean – The son of my oldest friend. Home from hospital but has a long recovery ahead. Please keep praying,--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them. --Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships, emotional challenges or difficulty adjusting to this new life we are leading. --The addicts that are struggling, those that have relapsed and those trying to make their way back to the rooms.--Laura Coleman – Diagnosed with breast cancer. Seeing surgeon this week.--Mary H – Serious spine problems. If nerve block doesn’t work will need surgery.--Family of Justin M – Father found son dead of overdose; left 2 children. -- Surfside victims and family members and all those involved in the rescue efforts.--Carol Carola –Still needs prayers. Pain finally under control.-- Tommy - He has leukemia and he’s having surgery for blood clots--Paul Joseph – Quite ill with MS.--Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka--David – An 8 month old with a serious illness that they hope may be able to be helped in 5 months when he is stable enough to withstand the surgery,--Marti Driskell – cancer is back in her liver. Getting tested to determine treatment.--Susan Gross – Needs prayers for her health-home from rehab but having lots of health issues--Sister of oncology nurse I met yesterday. Has brain cancer and is being treated in Slydell, LA. Can’t remember her name, but Gd knows who I mean.-- Joan – grieving the loss of their first born son and now her husband passed away--Kim-Sister of a former classmate. Cancer has found a new home in her spleen and we sure could use any additional prayers for her. She will be having surgery early in the new year to remove it, but her life after removal will involve a lot of challenges. -Susan F – Needs prayers for her health.--Lydia Brown-Jennings and family - Gd knows what is going on and what is needed.--My neighbor & his wife are both quite ill. Trying to get to Mayo Clinic in MN for possible answers and help.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. – Warren BuffetRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Before complaining about a service provided, give them a chance to make it right. Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for finding a great meditation for something I am focusing on currently. (2) Grateful for a much needed nap. (3) Grateful for a call and purchasing something that may help some of the challenges I am experiencing. Hope it works. (4) Grateful for a small group of people I meditate and connect with Saturday mornings. (5) Grateful for calling a restaurant and letting them know the challenge I had with dinner and them making it right. I posted about it on a local page and had an incredible response in addition to my personal page. Give restaurant workers grace…they are being abused by so many right now. I was in tears hearing how people are treating staff. You are special so be good to yourself today!!!. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist
When you can’t find the sunshine be the sunshine.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Assume nothing.Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful someone I love made it back from a relapse. (2) Grateful for dinner after the meeting and the amazing conversation. (3) Grateful for the amazing team I work with and how we came together for a large project. (4) Grateful for my dietician…her compassion, concern and availability are providing amazing support. (5) Grateful for a professional relationship that has been mended and a friendship that is growing out of it. (6) Grateful for a potential new adventure that is being presented to me.You are special so be good to yourself today!!!. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist
How cool is it that the same Gd who created mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the world needed one of you too.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Give yourself the credit you deserve. Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for finding out I was #1 President’s Club Winner at my company. It is a big honor, and I didn’t do it alone, but did work very hard to earn it. (2) Grateful my coach/friend and I went out to celebrate and catch up. (3) Grateful for lots of people at my company that sent kind words when it was announced. (4) Grateful a business owner asked me to help promote their business. (5) Grateful I chose not to cancel an appointment that I really don’t want to go to. (6) Grateful for my professional network and being able to make calls easily to get information and answer questions.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life. – Dolly PartonRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Be patient when travelling…everyone is doing the best they can.Gratitude list for Tuesday & Wednesday: (1) Grateful for safe travels to and from by plane and car. (2) Grateful for time with an amazing co-worker. (3) Grateful for the gentleman that takes me to and from the airport. We have a great time on the drive and he is super reliable. (4) Grateful for a call I have been hoping for. (5) Grateful for seeing a long time client and getting to know him better personally. (6) Grateful for being healthy enough to get up at 4:30 and get back to my hotel room at 11:30 my time. (7) Grateful for posting about the guy that drives me on a local page and him getting 8 new riders immediately. He was kind enough to give me a free ride for doing that.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

I Am A Thrivalist
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. - Ayn RandRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Don’t always be right.Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for a chat with my boss and realizing I put unnecessary pressure on myself to complete something. (2) Grateful for sharing my truth knowing it might not change anything, but at least I didn’t hold it in. (3) Grateful for getting back to basic with my food. (4) Grateful for the great places I was able to donate the travel toiletries to. (5) Grateful for being able to have an area to work that has lots of wildlife outside my window. (6) Grateful a guy that regularly attends our online meetings picked up a 9 month chip. He started with us from the beginning of his journey, day 1. (7) Grateful to another home group member that is always there to help.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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I Am A Thrivalist
Weekly prayer list below.Old ways won’t open new doors.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Be somebody who makes everyone feel like somebody.Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for finding out the supply chain issue is still going on for Costco. Will have a Plan B for some of my future list items. (2) Grateful for finding a local organization called Treat the Troops Southern Style. Was able to donate a bunch of the toiletries I collected from hotels to them. Also found 2 other local organizations to help. (3) Grateful for minimizing another area. It is amazing how different things feel. (4) Grateful for catching up on the things I don’t enjoy doing knowing it will feel better afterwards. (5) Grateful one of my friends with breast cancer (I currently have 3) called the doctor when concerned about something. We often don’t want to bother them on weekends and that can be risky. (6) Grateful for those that help people in need in our community.Prayer List:I know the power of prayer and have seen the miracles it provides. Gd knows who we are speaking about in our prayers so we don’t need to provide full names. If you want the person to be anonymous, first names are enough. Let me know when I can remove a name on the list.I always say a prayer for those that have nobody to pray for them.PLEASE SEND UPDATES: IT GOOD TO KNOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.UPDATES:Do you have any updates for people on this list?--Allison Linnard – Had surgery and doing well.--Kate— Friend’s daughter in law. THE BABY WAS BORN AND IS ALIVE BUT HAD A HUGE SET BACK. Needs extra prayers.--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – Surgery went well. Slowly recovering at home. Some small setbacks. Waiting to hear if she needs chemo or radiation.--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them. --Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships, emotional challenges or difficulty adjusting to this new life we are leading. --The addicts that are struggling, those that have relapsed and those trying to make their way back to the rooms.--Laura Coleman – Diagnosed with breast cancer. Seeing surgeon this week.--Mary H – Serious spine problems. If nerve block doesn’t work will need surgery.--Family of Justin M – Father found son dead of overdose; left 2 children. -- Surfside victims and family members and all those involved in the rescue efforts.--Carol Carola –Still needs prayers. Pain finally under control.--Sean – The son of my oldest friend. Severe neurological challenges. Too much to share, but really needs extra prayers.-- Tommy to the list. He has leukemia and he’s having surgery for blood clots--Paul Joseph – Quite ill with MS.--Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka--David – An 8 month old with a serious illness that they hope may be able to be helped in 5 months when he is stable enough to withstand the surgery,--Marti Driskell – cancer is back in her liver. Getting tested to determine treatment.--Susan Gross – Needs prayers for her health-home from rehab but having lots of health issues--Sister of oncology nurse I met yesterday. Has brain cancer and is being treated in Slydell, LA. Can’t remember her name, but Gd knows who I mean.-- Joan – grieving the loss of their first born son and now her husband passed away--Kim-Sister of a former classmate. Cancer has found a new home in her spleen and we sure could use any additional prayers for her. She will be having surgery early in the new year to remove it, but her life after removal will involve a lot of challenges. -Susan F – Needs prayers for her health.--Lydia Brown-Jennings and family - Gd knows what is going on and what is needed.--My neighbor & his wife are both quite ill. Trying to get to Mayo Clinic in MN for pYou are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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I Am A Thrivalist
Perhaps some detours aren’t detours at all. Perhaps they are actually the path. – Katherine WolfRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Say hello to 3 strangers.Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for listening to my body and sleeping in a little rather than going to my regular meeting. (2) Grateful for finally taking the time to separate and bag up all the additional toiletries and items I’ve collected and bought. I bagged over 1400individual toiletries that I am donating for the troops and homeless. (3) Grateful to the Marriott hotels that give me so much when I ask during my travels. (4) Grateful for an awesome massage that makes my joints feel so much better. (5) Grateful for the encouragement I receive from my minimizing group. I donated 12 bags of clothing yesterday. It feels great giving to a worthy cause and looking at my super organized and reasonably filled closet. (6) Grateful for feeling so productive and having today to do it again. (7) Grateful a friend let me know they are getting ready to do something heartbreaking so I can be there to support her.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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I Am A Thrivalist
Some people feel the rain, others just get wet. – Bob MarleyRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Let your words and actions match.Gratitude list for Fri: (1) Grateful for the weekend. It was a super busy week and I am exhausted. (2) Grateful for the willingness to ask seemingly difficult questions. (3) Grateful for having the hotels and flights booked for my vacation. It has been overwhelming to figure out where to visit with all the choices. (4) Grateful for finding an amazing travel agent to help me even though I have points for a lot of things. (5) Grateful for the results of a mended relationship. (6) Grateful for the newcomers that regularly attend our home group. It is amazing to witness their willingness and vulnerability. (7) Grateful my trip next week is modified, and I will get to see a friend. (8) Grateful for those that want me in their lives.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Some of the best advice I’ve been given: Don’t take criticism from people you would never go to for advice. – Morgan FreemanRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Let someone do something for you…remember how good Gratitude list for Wednesday & Thursday: (1) Grateful for taking time to pamper myself with things I enjoy. I didn’t always think I deserved it. (2) Grateful for management training that taught me a lot. (3) Grateful for a boss that trusts my decisions. (4) Grateful for an amazing financial planner that has helped me for over 12 years. A friendship has grown from it which is icing on the cake. (5) Grateful for sharing my truth even though it was uncomfortable. (6) Grateful for finding a women’s meeting less than 30 minutes from my home. (7) Grateful for newcomers that remind me why I keep staying. (8) Grateful for someone that reached out to check on me.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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I Am A Thrivalist
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth. - Benjamin DisraeliRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Find a way to be of service to someone in need.Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for finding out the challenge I am having is not related to my veins. Still need to figure it out, be we are getting closer. (2) Grateful someone I care about told me I was the most positive person they know….it meant a lot. (3) Grateful someone that was having a tough time reached out to me. (4) Grateful for support from my amazing team for a project I am working on. (5) Grateful for those that taught me compassion. (6) Grateful for lunch plans with guys I haven’t seen in over a year.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly and most underrated agent of human change. – Bob KerreyRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Listen to you mind, body and spirit and act accordingly.Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful a friend shared her success and I could be happy for her even though I am struggling in the same area. Haven’t always been able to do that. (2) Grateful for the simple things that make me happy. (3) Grateful for the people that come regularly and support my home group. (4) Grateful I was able to fix my birdfeeder without help so I could have happy visitors again. (5) Grateful for a chat with someone that will help me plan my trip to Hawaii even though hotels and airfare are being taken care of with points.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Weekly prayer list belowWhat’s broken can be mended. What hurts can be healed. And no matter how dark it gets, the sun is going to rise again. - UnknownRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Welcome the people back that give out samples in stores. They haven’t worked in a very long time.Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for getting more minimizing accomplished. It feels great. 2 more bags of stuff to give away. (2) Grateful for those that call me their sponsor. (3) Grateful for finding a solution to feeling overwhelmed about something. (4) Grateful for the great team at Costco. They are always friendly and helpful. (5) Grateful to the stranger that offered to take my basket when I was done putting everything in the car.Prayer List:I know the power of prayer and have seen the miracles it provides. Gd knows who we are speaking about in our prayers so we don’t need to provide full names. If you want the person to be anonymous, first names are enough. Let me know when I can remove a name on the list.I always say a prayer for those that have nobody to pray for them.PLEASE SEND UPDATES: IT GOOD TO KNOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.UPDATES:Do you have any updates for people on this list?--Allison innardL – Having rotator cuff surgery THIS MORNING. Prayers requested.--Kate— Friend’s daughter in law. THE BABY WAS BORN AND IS ALIVE BUT HAD A HUGE SET BACK. Needs extra prayers.--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – Surgery went well. Waiting to hear if she needs chemo or radiation.--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them. --Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships, emotional challenges or difficulty adjusting to this new life we are leading. --The addicts that are struggling, those that have relapsed and those trying to make their way back to the rooms.--Laura Coleman – Diagnosed with breast cancer. Seeing surgeon in 10 days..--Mary H – Serious spine problems. If nerve block doesn’t work will need surgery.--Family of Justin M – Father found son dead of overdose; left 2 children. -- Surfside victims and family members and all those involved in the rescue efforts.--Carol Carola –Still needs prayers. Pain finally under control.--Sean – The son of my oldest friend. Severe neurological challenges. Too much to share, but really needs extra prayers.-- Tommy to the list. He has leukemia and he’s having surgery for blood clots--Paul Joseph – Quite ill with MS.--Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka--David – An 8 month old with a serious illness that they hope may be able to be helped in 5 months when he is stable enough to withstand the surgery,--Marti Driskell – cancer is back in her liver. Getting tested to determine treatment.--Susan Gross – Needs prayers for her health-home from rehab but having lots of health issues--Sister of oncology nurse I met yesterday. Has brain cancer and is being treated in Slydell, LA. Can’t remember her name, but Gd knows who I mean.-- Joan – grieving the loss of their first born son and now her husband passed away--Kim-Sister of a former classmate. Cancer has found a new home in her spleen and we sure could use any additional prayers for her. She will be having surgery early in the new year to remove it, but her life after removal will involve a lot of challenges. -Susan F – Needs prayers for her health.--Lydia Brown-Jennings and family - Gd knows what is going on and what is needed.--My neighbor & his wife are both quite ill. Trying to get to Mayo Clinic in MN for possible answers and help.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Don’t give up. Normally it is the last key on the ring which opens the door. – Paulo CoelhpRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Trust your instincts.Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for starting my day with a meditation meeting. (2) Grateful for seeing a friend I haven’t met in person for over 15 months. Our other friend was sick, so we will reschedule our group lunch. (3) Grateful for a friend that shares truths in a way I can hear them. (4) Grateful for help in getting rid of 8 large bags of clothing. It feels great not having all that unnecessary clutter in my closet. (5) Grateful for knowing minimizing is a process and won’t happen over night…It is important to be gentle with myself. (6) Grateful for the friendly clerk at Free People. (7) Grateful for reminding myself of what my priority is and changing plans of what I am doing today.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift. – Unknown AuthorRandom act of kindness idea of the day: When in the airport, rate the bathroom cleanliness on the machine as you are walking out. That goes to the supervisor of the employee taking care of it.Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for finalizing plans to Laguna Beach before an event I will attend in Huntington Beach. (2) Grateful for going to dinner with a bunch of folks after our home group meeting. (3) Grateful for an unexpected response to a work situation. (4) Grateful for choosing not to dance to someone else’s song in a business situation. (5) Grateful for finding a FB group of older female solo travelers. It’s very encouraging and helpful. (6) Grateful for being inside during a bad storm.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us. - Samuel SmilesRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Be considerate of folks in the travel and restaurant industries (and all others for that matter). They are doing the best they can with limited resources.Gratitude list for Wednesday and Thursday: (1) Grateful for feeling confident about the coming fiscal work year. It was quite the opposite last year at this time. (2) Grateful for the bonding that happened with co-workers at our kick-off event. (3) Grateful for a special conversation at the end of the event. (4) Grateful for getting an earlier flight home and Delta being so flexible. (5) Grateful for sleeping in my own bed. (6) Grateful a lady I have known for years is allowing me to be part of her support circle as she battles breast cancer. (7) Grateful someone I love is coming over to help me work on my minimizing project tomorrow. (8) Grateful for a weekend of great plans that I have been looking forward to all week.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Be that which you seekRandom act of kindness idea of the day. Tell someone going thru a tough time that you care about them if you can’t do anything to change their circumstances. Gratitude list for Monday & Tuesday: (1) Grateful to see all my co-workers and meet all our new hires since Covid started. (2) Grateful for feeling heard by some executives. (3) Grateful for a quiet dinner with a friend and her thoughtfulness around my birthday. (4) Grateful for all the texts, calls, LinkedIn and Facebook notes for my birthday. (5) Grateful for co-workers in the UK that truly surprised me. (6) Grateful for a card signed by co-workers and some of the special notes they wrote in it. (7) Grateful for a chat with someone I have struggled with professionally in the past. (8) Grateful for my boss and how much he believes in me. (9) Grateful I am healthy enough to live the life I have. Someone else I love was just diagnosed with breast cancer.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Weekly prayer list below:Visualize your highest self and start showing up as them.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Pray for someone that needs it.Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful my new airport driver is amazing! Professional, friendly and prompt. (2) Grateful for the friendly and helpful hotel team. (3) Grateful for having two great culinary experiences with staff that were very friendly. (4) Grateful a stranger in Atlanta offered to help me. (5) Grateful for a conversation with the flight attendant that was in the jump seat across from me. (6) Grateful someone I met from Hawaii was very helpful in creating the islands I should hit. I extended the trip a couple days. (7) Grateful for all the Facebook support I get from people I love.Prayer List:I know the power of prayer and have seen the miracles it provides. Gd knows who we are speaking about in our prayers so we don’t need to provide full names. If you want the person to be anonymous, first names are enough. Let me know when I can remove a name on the list.I always say a prayer for those that have nobody to pray for them.PLEASE SEND UPDATES: IT GOOD TO KNOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.UPDATES:Do you have any updates for people on this list?--Kate— Friend’s daughter in law. THE BABY WAS BORN AND IS ALIVE. HE OPENED HIS EYES. He had a long surgery with 8 specialists. This is already a miracle.Please keep praying. He has a long road ahead.Suzanne – HAVING DOUBLE MASTECTOMY AT 7:45 THIS MORNING.--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them. --Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships, emotional challenges or difficulty adjusting to this new life we are leading. --The addicts that are struggling, those that have relapsed and those trying to make their way back to the rooms.--Allison L – Having serious shoulder surgery next Monday. Needs prayers now in the week leading up to it.--Mary H – Serious spine problems. If nerve block doesn’t work will need surgery.--Family of Justin M – Father found son dead of overdose; left 2 children. -- Surfside victims and family members and all those involved in the rescue efforts.--Carol Carola –Headed to MD Anderson clinic today. EXTRA PRAYERS PLEASE.--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – Having double mastectomy July 12. Will find out about the need for chemo or radiation after that.--Sean – The son of my oldest friend. Severe neurological challenges. Too much to share, but really needs extra prayers.-- Tommy to the list. He has leukemia and he’s having surgery for blood clots--Paul Joseph – Quite ill with MS.--Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka--David – An 8 month old with a serious illness that they hope may be able to be helped in 5 months when he is stable enough to withstand the surgery,--Marti Driskell – cancer is back in her liver. Getting tested to determine treatment.--Susan Gross – Needs prayers for her health-home from rehab but having lots of health issues--Sister of oncology nurse I met yesterday. Has brain cancer and is being treated in Slydell, LA. Can’t remember her name, but Gd knows who I mean.-- Joan – grieving the loss of their first born son and now her husband passed away--Kim-Sister of a former classmate. Cancer has found a new home in her spleen and we sure could use any additional prayers for her. She will be having surgery early in the new year to remove it, but her life after removal will involve a lot of challenges. -Susan F – Needs prayers for her health.--Lydia Brown-Jennings and family - Gd knows what is going on and what is needed.--My neighbor & his wife are both quite ill. Trying to get to Mayo Clinic in MN for possible answers and help. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
You. Are. Enough. Let me repeat that so it goes through. You. Are. Enough.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Give everyone the benefit of the doubt.Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for meeting someone from Hawaii that is going to help me plan my trip. (2) Grateful for finding a lady to do my hair last minute. Couldn’t wait for my appointment. (3) Grateful for the awesome ladies that work at the Victoria’s Secret near me. (4) Grateful for feeling safe in a meeting and sharing what is going on with me. (5) Grateful for the new guy I found to take me to the airport. Very professional and personable. (6) Grateful for the manager at CVS. He is always very friendly and we have nice chats. (7) Grateful I want to be clean. Someone I know thought he could use one more time and died. His father found him.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Do things for people not because of who they are, or what they do in return, but because of who you are.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Be completely honest with someone so you don’t carry whatever joy or sorry you are experiencing alone.Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for starting to work with a dietician. She has a unique approach. (2) Grateful a friend brought me flowers and a very thoughtfully written card. (3) Grateful for birthday cards I received. (4) Grateful for seeing and getting a hug from a friend that was very sick. She is much better now. (5) Grateful for those that reach out and let me know what is going on with them so I can be supportive. (6) Grateful I get to see our amazing work team on Tuesday for our fiscal year kick-off. (7) Grateful for the people that come to our Friday night NA meeting. You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Inhale peace. Exhale stress. Repeat.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Thank someone in uniform for their service.Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for my therapist. She keeps it simple and manageable. (2) Grateful for choosing to love myself thru everything, even my not so great decisions. (3) Grateful for a chat with someone I had a lot in common with during my pedicure. (4) Grateful for acknowledging my reaction to something was not acceptable. (5) Grateful for choosing to take time and call the tax commissioner’s office to thank them for an amazing experience I had. The lady was so appreciative for the call. (6) Grateful for the peacefulness I feel in my home. You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be. – Wayne DyerRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Let someone know who you really are.Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for choosing to be in the solution and getting the outside help I need. (2) Grateful for not being in a good place emotionally and talking it thru with a friend. (3) Grateful for time with my sponsor. I love just getting together and talking about things that have nothing to do with recovery. (4) Grateful for the kindness of a local business owner. (5) Grateful for sleeping really well and getting up without an alarm clock. This is a recent change and I know what it feels like when I don’t have this type of rest.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Strength grows in the moments when you think you can’t go on but you keep going anyway.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Don’t complain for 24 hours.Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for being allowed to be of service at a halfway house. (2) Grateful for friendships built during Covid from online meetings. (3) Grateful for a newcomer sponsee that is incredibly willing. (4) Grateful for a very kind employee at the local Asian grocery store. (5) Grateful and excited for an event next week with our work team.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
When things change inside you, things change around you.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Accept people where they are, not where you wish they were.Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for hearing a good friend share something I needed a reminder of. (2) Grateful for starting to make plans for a trip that will include seeing people I have met online during Covid. (3) Grateful for finishing my first to minimizing projects. It feels so good to let go of so much stuff I don’t need. (4) Grateful I believe in prayer.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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