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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
Forgot to post this in the morning:If you want to, you could find a million reasons to hate life and be angry at the world. Or, if you want to, you could find a million reasons to love life and be happy. Choose wisely.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Don’t engage thinking you will change someone’s mind. Engage to share your truth with no expectation.Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for getting out of the house for 30 minutes. (2) Grateful for a morning call and inside walk with a friend. (3) Grateful my test results came back good. (4) Grateful for a chat with my sponsor and figuring out what is going on with me. It is very fixable….will just take time. (5) Grateful for being invited to support someone I love. (6) Grateful for choosing to cook rather than picking something up. (7) Grateful for my awesome therapist that is slowly showing me how to make lifestyle changes.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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I Am A Thrivalist
"The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones." ~ConfuciusRandom act of kindness idea of the day: If someone in the grocery store offers to take out your groceries let them even if you don’t need help. It gets them out of the store for a couple minutes and into fresh air.Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for realizing I’m a bit off kiter again so I can do something about it. (2) Grateful for re-reading a text I sent and sending an apology for my tone. (3) Grateful for taking a minute to put something in the crockpot so I have a healthy food choice. (4) Grateful for finding out my insurance covers something I want to pursue. (5) Grateful for choosing to set a boundary with someone in a professional way. You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Weekly prayer list below:New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings – Lao TzuRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Focus on what’s good, even if today feels tough.Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for the friendship I have built with my handyman. (2) Grateful for taking time to cook a yummy lunch. (3) Grateful for finding someone to help me with my blog and writing one for this week. (4) Grateful for how much the birds love the seed I put out and how there is often a line to get on one of the four perches. (5) Grateful for getting honest about how I am feeling with some ladies I trust. (6) Grateful for wanting to create an accountability calendar for myself and having fun with it. (7) Grateful for loving somewhere where they are without judgement. 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:--Friend had a bad tractor accident. Coming along well but still needs prayers.--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them. --Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships, emotional challenges or difficulty adjusting to this new life we are leading. --The addicts that are struggling, those that have relapsed and those trying to make their way back to the rooms.--Jim and Joan – grieving the loss of their first born son after a battle with cancer--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. --Melissa Gross – REALLY needs prayers for her health-currently in a rehab for an infection--Barbara Montana – prayers for her and her husband who is recooperating.--Billie B – needs prayers for her health-Lynn – Had cancer surgery last week; She gets pathology report next week and that decides further treatment.-Susan F – Needs prayers for her health.--Erin – has a complicated pregnancy and needs prayers--Lydia Brown-Jennings and family - Gd knows what is going on and what is needed.--Family of Nathan Wright. – Gd knows what is going on and what is needed.--My neighbor & his wife are both quite ill. Trying to get to Mayo Clinic in MN for possible answers and help.--Becky Ruppe – Fighting for her life; her son Ben & husband James have to stay healthy.--Recovering addict that is hurting. Gd knows who it is.--Former classmate & their family – sibling just died of corona virus--Kharizma – my friend’s infant granddaughter is in the hospital with blood clots in her brain--Jamie Estes – health problems so bad he had to shut down his business.-- 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.--Liz – Diagnosed with Lupus and learning how to live life with it.--Benita Williams – Young lady with stage 4 cancer going thru aggressive chemo. --Lady with 20 yrs in recovery needs strong prayers – Gd knows why.--Judy – prayers that she stay strong and positive and that they caught her cancer in time. --A single Mom & her two daughters; Gd knows the situation & what is needed.-Janice – continued good health.--Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues. Has several surgeries coming up.--Carole –needs strength being a caregiver to Marv-Michael – a friend of a friend was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer-Joni David – Breathing issues and nodule on her remaining lung--Thomas, the brother of a very special lady recovering from surgery and got an infection--Chris-pray for his 2 children, parent and firefighter brothers & friends; 42yo had a massive heart attack in the line of duty. --Bryant Jones – recovering from motorcycle; driver was texting while driving--Heather – a woman in Texas facing cancer & chemo for the second time.--Judy – sister of friend; cancer and no money other than her fixed income; requires significant assistance in day to day living due to confusion and day to day living;--Lindsay McClure – granddaughter of my neighbor. Acute Leukemia and getting stem cells.--Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.--Henya Chaya bas Malka – Single Mom whose cancer has returned & starting chemo again--Whitney – 30yo having treatment for MS. Went thru one round and has to have an unexpected second round.--Jenie Coleman- Complications from Type 1 Diabetes & doesn’t have money to pay for meds.--Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.--Joni and Steve R battling cancer --Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth – --Ora Malka bas Ruchel--Nicole – serious complications after surgery--Braxton--Miriam Barucha bas Aviva--Tzipora Fria bas Yenta Ruchel - Fell on ice and hit her head. She had to quit practicing medicine--Friend’s son-in-law has complications to his brain tumor--Mike Campbell – Fighting lung cancer--Cem – survived surgery; many more to come.--Chaim Meyer ben Ora MalkaYou are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist
If you use it right, the adversity, it will by you a ticket to a place you couldn’t have gone any other way.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Donate unused luggage to a local foster care agency so kids don’t have to use garbage bags when going to a new home.Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for a morning meditation meeting and great topic. (2) Grateful for some great local organizations to donate clothing and anything else to. (3) Grateful for chats with ladies I have gotten to know over the years at a thrift shop I donate and shop at. (4) Grateful for getting several errands done…not something I enjoy doing. (5) Grateful for the awesome employees at Costco. They are always so friendly. (6) Grateful for the warmth in my home with the cold outside. I know not to take it for granted. You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist
The force needed to empower wisdom is compassion. – Ven Bhikkhu BodhiRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Think of 3 positive things in your life today.Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for being taught “this above all to thine own self be true”. (2) Grateful for getting some work things organized. (3) Grateful for a 2 hour chat with someone I love because nobody showed up to our meeting but us. (4) Grateful for a hug I desperately needed. (5) Grateful for finding someone to help me with my website. (6) Grateful for feeling my desire to write coming back in a big way. You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Ask other people about things they’ve enjoyed recently.Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for attending the 32 year anniversary of someone I respect. (2) Grateful for starting to study with my Rabbi’s wife. She is a very special lady. (3) Grateful for a call and perspective adjustment with my WW coach. (4) Grateful for feeling positive…I know not to take that for granted. (5) Grateful an old friend let me know about her mother’s passing. (6) Grateful for a call from someone I love and catching up with someone else I haven’t spoken with in ages.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. - Vincent van GoghRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Thank someone you are grateful to and tell them why.Gratitude list for Tuesday and Wednesday: (1) Grateful for growing up in enough time and having a great financial planner so I know when I will be able to retire. At one point I was going to have to work until I died. (2) Grateful for wanting to understand other people’s points of view rather than dismissing them. (3) Grateful for the commitment on both sides for weekly calls with women I love. (4) Grateful for the willingness to see when I am not centered and realigning my spirit as best I can. (5) Grateful for finding someone to help me with my website. (6) Grateful for telling myself “I can” about something rather than “there is no way I could do that”. It has to do with technology, so I’m excited to see what happens. (7) Grateful for realizing I was obsessing (stayed up until after midnight) about planning an overseas vacation for the Fall so I had something to look forward to. May not get to go, but I want to be positive. (8) Grateful for a lovely lady at a Marriott I am staying at for one night with a friend. She upgraded us and left me a sweet message about looking forward to meeting me.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Sometimes our lives have to be completely shaken up, changed and rearranged to relocate us to the place we are meant to be.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Do one thing just for yourself today.Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for choosing to stay in my hula-hoop and the peace it provides. (2) Grateful for the awesome cashier at Best Buys that went above and beyond to help me. (3) Grateful for getting all my returns done, something I don’t enjoy doing. (4) Grateful for the chat with a Costco employee. (5) Grateful for finding out someone I love blocked me because we aren’t in agreement about something. If they don’t want to talk, the love must not have been mutual and that is ok. (6) Grateful for choosing my word for the year, consistency. I’m great at starting things, but the follow through is the challenge. You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. – Melody BeattieRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Thinks of something positive from this year and share it with some.Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful a friend brought me flowers when they dropped off ginger ale…wasn’t feeling well. (2) Grateful for the nice girl that came to fix my laptop. We had a nice chat. (3) Grateful for having insurance so I can get tested and find out what is going on with my stomach. (4) Grateful for having a trip next month to look forward to. (5) Grateful for knowing that as challenging as this year was, there are lots of things to be grateful for.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
As our awareness deepens with practice, we find our breath being taken away more and more by the ordinary experiences all around us and within us. Nothing special—jut a tiny life expressing itself—singing!—in Winter’s frozen world. – Sylvia Forges RyanRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Thank anyone helping the public for their service…healthcare workers, police, postal workers, etc.Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for the awesome supervisor at Northside that help with a billing challenge I was having. (2) Grateful for time with my sponsor and going over my 12th step. (3) Grateful for the relationship we have built over the years. (4) Grateful for being able to hear things that don’t feel good. (5) Grateful for knowing I’ll get answers to why I am feeling so bad after my test tomorrow. (6) Grateful someone I know that is very sick with Covid is turning a corner.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Please keep a beautiful soul named Georgia in your prayers. I forgot to add her to the prayer list yesterday. She is fighting Covid and is on a ventilator.A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Pray for someone you don’t like…wish for them all the good things you want for yourself and those you love.Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for an amazing nurse at Northside when I went to the drive thru for my Covid test. They didn’t have me listed and she tracked someone down at my doctor’s office at 7:30am. (2) Grateful for getting to see a co-worker I haven’t seen in over 9 months. We couldn’t hug, but seeing her felt great. (3) Grateful for the shares at my home group and especially the newcomers that attended. (4) Grateful for being able to get all the medical tests I need. (5) Grateful for a session with my old therapist and the plan we made. (6) Grateful for a really yucky experience that forced me break a habit I wasn’t able to stop on my own. (6) Grateful for everything I have learned this year, especially the painful stuff.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:As I look back on my life, realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Keep your side of the street clean and own your mistakes.Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for reaching out to my old therapist and trying a new way of working together. (2) Grateful for really nice ladies at the place I went to get glasses. (3) Grateful for a kind woman that works in the produce department of Publix. (4) Grateful for letting go of expectations and allowing myself and others to be where they are without judgement. (5) Grateful for someone that went out of their way to help me. (6) Grateful for my friendly neighbors whenever I am driving. (7) Grateful for getting several things done on my to do list and being ok with the items still there (8) Grateful for plans to see my coach tomorrow. (9) Grateful for walking in the sun a bit while out and about. (10) Grateful I want to be clean. Another young person lost their life to the disease of addiction.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:--Friend had a bad tractor accident. Coming along well but still needs prayers.--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them. --Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships, emotional challenges or difficulty adjusting to this new life we are leading. --The addicts that are struggling, those that have relapsed and those trying to make their way back to the rooms.--Jim and Joan – grieving the loss of their first born son after a battle with cancer--Mom of Elaina Truilio – Tested positive for Covid.--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. --Melissa Gross – REALLY needs prayers for her health-currently in a rehab for an infection--Barbara Montana – prayers for her and her husband who is recooperating.--Billie B – needs prayers for her health-Lynn – Had cancer surgery last week; She gets pathology report next week and that decides further treatment.-Susan F – Needs prayers for her health.--Erin – has a complicated pregnancy and needs prayers--Lydia Brown-Jennings and family - Gd knows what is going on and what is needed.--Family of Nathan Wright. – Gd knows what is going on and what is needed.--My neighbor & his wife are both quite ill. Trying to get to Mayo Clinic in MN for possible answers and help.--Becky Ruppe – Fighting for her life; her son Ben & husband James have to stay healthy.--Recovering addict that is hurting. Gd knows who it is.--Former classmate & their family – sibling just died of corona virus--Kharizma – my friend’s infant granddaughter is in the hospital with blood clots in her brain--Jamie Estes – health problems so bad he had to shut down his business.-- 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.--Liz – Diagnosed with Lupus and learning how to live life with it.--Benita Williams – Young lady with stage 4 cancer going thru aggressive chemo. --Lady with 20 yrs in recovery needs strong prayers – Gd knows why.--Judy – prayers that she stay strong and positive and that they caught her cancer in time. --A single Mom & her two daughters; Gd knows the situation & what is needed.-Janice – continued good health.--Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues. Has several surgeries coming up.--Carole –needs strength being a caregiver to Marv-Michael – a friend of a friend was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer-Joni David – Breathing issues and nodule on her remaining lung--Thomas, the brother of a very special lady recovering from surgery and got an infection--Chris-pray for his 2 children, parent and firefighter brothers & friends; 42yo had a massive heart attack in the line of duty. --Bryant Jones – recovering from motorcycle; driver was texting while driving--Heather – a woman in Texas facing cancer & chemo for the second time.--Judy – sister of friend; cancer and no money other than her fixed income; requires significant assistance in day to day living due to confusion and day to day living;--Lindsay McClure – granddaughter of my neighbor. Acute Leukemia and getting stem cells.--Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.--Henya Chaya bas Malka – Single Mom whose cancer has returned & starting chemo again--Whitney – 30yo having treatment for MS. Went thru one round and has to have an unexpected second round.--Jenie Coleman- Complications from Type 1 Diabetes & doesn’t have money to pay for meds.--Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.--Joni and Steve R battling cancer --Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth – --Ora Malka bas Ruchel--Nicole – serious complications after surgery--Braxton--Miriam Barucha bas Aviva--Tzipora Fria bas Yenta Ruchel - Fell on ice and hit her head. She had to quit practicing medicine--Friend’s son-in-law has complications to his brain tumor--Mike Campbell – Fighting lung cancer--Cem – survived surgery; many more to come.--Chaim Meyer ben Ora MalkaYou are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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I Am A Thrivalist
Let people do what they need to do to make them happy. Mind your own business, and do what you need to do to make you happy.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Before you speak ask yourself: Is it kind, it is true, is it necessary.Gratitude list for Friday & Saturday: (1) Grateful for the nice chats on the drive home. (2) Grateful for knowing it was time to come home. (3) Grateful for one last beautiful sunrise before leaving Hilton Head. (4) Grateful for an NA meeting I feel safe attending and love. (5) Grateful for finishing my 12th step and having a new perspective on some things. (6) Grateful I have a stomach test on the 31st. I got really sick again yesterday. (7) Grateful for a thoughtful gift from a neighbor. (8) Grateful a kind neighbor got my mail and packages and offered to do it whenever I go away. (9) Grateful for listening to my body and not my head. (10) Grateful for knowing I need to talk to my sponsor before speaking.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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I Am A Thrivalist
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. – Eleanor RooseveltRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Remember not everyone can celebrate the holidays with family…be kindGratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for starting to read a book I read many years ago…open to changing how I think. (2) Grateful for a relaxing day of nothing. (3) Grateful for finding a great coffee shop close to the hotel. (4) Grateful I wasn’t stuck in the elevator too long. It was about 10 minutes and that was scary enough. (5) Grateful for a chat with the bellman at the hotel. He has an amazing attitude even though he isn’t making much money due to it being off-season. (6) Grateful for feeing s relaxed.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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I Am A Thrivalist
When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. Maya AgelouRandom act of kindness idea of the day: If someone is short or unfriendly, ask if they are ok.Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for good news from my sleep study. (2) Grateful for meeting several artists. (3) Grateful for a reminder that there are no coincidences. (4) Grateful for meeting an 80 yo store owner and her telling me I cheered her up because she was having a tough time. (5) Grateful for seeing the beautiful sunrise and the beautiful day. (6) Grateful for feeling so relaxed, not having to be anywhere or do anything until I am ready.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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I Am A Thrivalist
Fear does not stop death. It stops life. And worry does not take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Tell 3 strangers you are smiling at them under your mask.Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for a morning NA meeting with a topic I needed. (2) Grateful for sitting on the balcony listening to the ocean. (3) Grateful for writing and getting out some of my feelings. (4) Grateful for a walk on the beach. (5) Grateful for a chat with a couple I met at the hotel Saturday. Turns out he is in AA. (6) Grateful for the newcomers that came to our home group, a couple from Atlanta. (7) Grateful for nice chats with random strangers. (8) Grateful for the beautiful weather. (9) Grateful for visiting art galleries and seeing lots of beautiful local art. You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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I Am A Thrivalist
My blog isn't working currently, but I wanted to share my thoughts.I THOUGHT I WAS DOING BETTER THAN I WASHave you ever thought you were doing well and then suddenly realized you weren’t? That is what I am currently working my way thru. Things seemed relatively ok considering we are in the middle of a pandemic, I don’t socialize much and have been eating everything not nailed down for months. I thought I was being loving and gentle with myself. Each morning my gratitude list is easy to write. After all, there is always so much to be grateful for when I pay attention. Looking back, I can see things were building up, but I chocked it up to a moment of judgement, a spiritual hiccup, etc. I would get frustrated when I was normally patient, angry when most times I would have compassion and make fun of myself rather than being loving. Just blips and nothing else I kept telling myself. I didn’t want to talk to anyone other than sponsees or work related people.When I realized I hadn’t gone walking in ages, something that helps me physically and mentally and didn’t want to, flags started going up. Something inside wasn’t right. The peace I normally feel seemed more fleeting than the feelings described above. I’m not about making excuses for things, but rather acknowledging them, doing the work and moving on. Gratefully I made plans to visit Hilton Head for the week. There is something about listening to the ocean and watching the waves come to short that feeds my soul. Writing this post, it feels like something is loosening up inside. I’m hoping someone else might relate to what I am going thru. I don’t know how this chapter ends, but admitting something is going on, accepting that it is part of my journey and doesn’t make me a horrible person and being in the solution already feels better. I think I am going to go take a walk on the beach for whatever amount of time, and see how it feels. The sun is out, it is breezy and the temperature is comfortable. Honestly, I really don’t want to, but I know how good it always makes me feel. Sometimes I need to move my body and my mind will follow. If anyone can relate to what I shared, please post how you are walking thru whatever you are experiencing. We may not be able to hug each other with our arms, but we can by sharing our hearts. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
The only thig worse than being blind is having sight but no vision. Random act of kindness idea of the day: Leave a coupon you aren’t using next to the item in the grocery store. Gratitude list for Saturday & Sunday: (1) Grateful for my sweet neighbor that is getting my mail and packages while I am gone. (2) Grateful for the chats on the drive..it made the time go faster. (3) Grateful for seeing employees I knew at the hotel. (4) Grateful for feeling feeling relaxed not having to go anywhere or do anything unless I want to. (5) Grateful for the friendly people I have me. (6) Grateful for hearing the ocean. (7) Grateful for a super nice lady at the hotel that gave me a box of soaps and shampoos for bags I make for the homeless.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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I Am A Thrivalist
The secret of living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure. – Tibetan ProverbRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Own your mistakes, apologize and try not to repeat them.Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for my awesome co-workers. (2) Grateful for being called out on my behavior. (3) Grateful for closing the loop on an aspect of a relationship in a loving way. (4) Grateful for help from Marriott when I decided to leave for vacation a day early. (5) Grateful for realizing I am fried from so many things happening at once and building up. Now I am going to do what is needed to get re-centered and back on track. You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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I Am A Thrivalist
When you replace “why is this happening to me” with “what is this trying to teach me?”, everything shifts.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Have a conversation with someone that doesn’t share your beliefs to understand them.Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for confirmation that I am still cancer free. (2) Grateful I had such an oncologist treat me. She is retiring. (3) Grateful another doctor I saw yesterday suggested a test to create a baseline and my insurance covers it. (4) Grateful for not being nervous when I go to see my oncologist. I go to get confirmation of what I already know. The worry would have been a waste. (5) Grateful for not letting a client bully me. (6) Grateful for all the things I am donating in our local community since we are shutting down the office. (7) Grateful for knowing where I am spiritually and having time off to focus on changing it.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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I Am A Thrivalist
Wherever you go, go with all your heart. – ConfuciusRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Be extra kind to store clerks, receptionists, etc. This is an especially challenging time for them.Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for asking questions of a professional that I wouldn’t normally ask. (2) Grateful for choosing not to react to someone, but rather wait until I know it is the right time to respond. (3) Grateful for beginning my countdown till vacation. I am actually not going to check e-mail…this is a first, but I desperately need to shut off. (4) Grateful for friends that love me and checked on me. (5) Grateful for choosing to focus on knowing my truth and trusting Gd. (6) Grateful for letting go of what is not mine and letting things play out as they are supposed to.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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I Am A Thrivalist
Doubt has killed more dreams than failure ever will.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Don’t try to get even with someone that has hurt you professionally or otherwise.Gratitude list for Monday & Tuesday: (1) Grateful for the tech guy that is helping get my work computer fixed. (2) Grateful for being able have a conversation with someone that believes completely differently than me. (3) Grateful for good insurance and the ability to see doctors for everything I need. (4) Grateful for all the love and positive energy I received when I posted a request last night. (5) Grateful a professional I went to see felt comfortable and opened up to me about some personal things. (6) Grateful for hitting a true bottom with something that has been a challenge. I am choosing to be in the solution today. (7) Grateful for faith and knowing all the shifts going on in my life are for my good. (8) Grateful a friend is slowly getting better and will hopefully be able to start trying to walk by the end of the year. (9) Grateful that I know my feelings aren’t fact and that they will change. You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Weekly prayer list below:Speak only when you feel that your words are better than your silence.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Don’t judge someone even if they are judging you.Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for sharing how I am really feeling with ladies I love and feel safe with. (2) Grateful for not procrastinating. (3) Grateful for reaching out for support rather than bottling something up inside. (4) Grateful for knowing who I am and am not and not letting other’s views change that. (5) Grateful for our HOA and the work they do to make our community the way it is. 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:--Bill – My neighbor. Is home with hospice; some good days some not so good.--Friend had a bad tractor accident. Coming along well but still needs prayers.--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them. --Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships, emotional challenges or difficulty adjusting to this new life we are leading. --The addicts that are struggling, those that have relapsed and those trying to make their way back to the rooms.--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. --Melissa Gross – REALLY needs prayers for her health-currently in a rehab for an infection--Barbara Montana – prayers for her and --Billie B – needs prayers for her health-Lynn – Had cancer surgery last week; She gets pathology report next week and that decides further treatment.-Susan F – Needs prayers for her health.--Erin – has a complicated pregnancy and needs prayers--Lydia Brown-Jennings and family - Gd knows what is going on and what is needed.--Family of Nathan Wright. – 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.--Jim & Joan – just lost their 61 yo son to cancer after a 4 year battle.--Becky Ruppe – Fighting for her life; her son Ben & husband James have to stay healthy.--Recovering addict that is hurting. Gd knows who it is.--Former classmate & their family – sibling just died of corona virus--Kharizma – my friend’s infant granddaughter is in the hospital with blood clots in her brain--Jamie Estes – health problems so bad he had to shut down his business.-- 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.--Liz – Diagnosed with Lupus and learning how to live life with it.--Benita Williams – Young lady with stage 4 cancer going thru aggressive chemo. --Lady with 20 yrs in recovery needs strong prayers – Gd knows why.--Judy – prayers that she stay strong and positive and that they caught her cancer in time. --A single Mom & her two daughters; Gd knows the situation & what is needed.-Janice – continued good health.--Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues. Has several surgeries coming up.--Carole –needs strength being a caregiver to Marv-Michael – a friend of a friend was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer-Joni David – Breathing issues and nodule on her remaining lung--Thomas, the brother of a very special lady recovering from surgery and got an infection--Chris-pray for his 2 children, parent and firefighter brothers & friends; 42yo had a massive heart attack in the line of duty. --Bryant Jones – recovering from motorcycle; driver was texting while driving--Heather – a woman in Texas facing cancer & chemo for the second time.--Judy – sister of friend; cancer and no money other than her fixed income; requires significant assistance in day to day living due to confusion and day to day living;--Lindsay McClure – granddaughter of my neighbor. Acute Leukemia and getting stem cells.--Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.--Henya Chaya bas Malka – Single Mom whose cancer has returned & starting chemo again--Whitney – 30yo having treatment for MS. Went thru one round and has to have an unexpected second round.--Jenie Coleman- Complications from Type 1 Diabetes & doesn’t have money to pay for meds.--Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.--Joni and Steve R battling cancer --Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth – --Ora Malka bas Ruchel--Nicole – serious complications after surgery--Braxton--Miriam Barucha bas Aviva--Tzipora Fria bas Yenta Ruchel - Fell on ice and hit her head. She had to quit practicing medicine--Friend’s son-in-law has complications to his brain tumor--Mike Campbell – Fighting lung cancer--Cem – survived surgery; many more to come.--Chaim Meyer ben Ora MalkaYou are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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I Am A Thrivalist
Connection comes in many different forms. We can even find meaning in being weary together. – Brene BrownRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Leave a note thanks someone with a military license plate or bumper sticker on their windshield thanking them for their service.Gratitude list for Friday and Saturday: (1) Grateful for having someone safe to discuss a frustration with. (2) Grateful for the newcomers that came to our home group. (3) Grateful for not choosing to dance to someone else’s song. (4) Grateful for those that are kind when I say I don’t want to hug in a meeting. (5) Grateful someone shared how they felt about a situation that occurred between us. (6) Grateful for not having trouble falling asleep. (7) Grateful for a holiday note my neighbor’s granddaughter hung on her window for me. (8) Grateful for not allowing myself to be influenced by someone about a choice like I was previously.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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