Gratitude List

In 2006 you might say my attitude needed adjusting. My NA sponsor suggested I write a gratitude list of at least 3 non-material things that I was grateful for each day. After things got better I kept writing the daily list. Around 2010 someone that knew I was writing the daily list suggested I start posting it on Facebook because it might benefit others that are going thru a tough time. The rest is history.

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17 hours ago

I Am A Thrivalist

Weekly prayer list below:

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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2 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist

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.

You are special so be good to yourself today!
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3 days ago

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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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4 days ago

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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.

You are special so be good to yourself today!
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5 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist

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.

You are special so be good to yourself today!
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6 days ago

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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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6 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist

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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1 week ago

I Am A Thrivalist

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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1 week ago

I Am A Thrivalist

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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2 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist

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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2 weeks ago

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There is always something to be grateful for.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Please post something you have recently done as a random act of kindness.

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for being asked to be discussion leader at a meeting a I love. (2) Grateful for hope that business will get better sooner than later. (3) Grateful for realizing I’m a bit sad and finding ways to deal with it. (4) Grateful for knowing I’m ok regardless of how I feel. (5) Grateful for professional relationships that are more than that. (6) Grateful for a friend to visit in Florida this weekend.

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2 weeks ago

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Happiness can exist only in acceptance.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Send an interesting article to a friend.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for a daily call with a newcomer I met in a meeting. (2) Grateful someone I am getting to know called to chat. (3) Grateful for a card and article about birds from a friend. (4) Grateful for my organized pantry. It makes a huge difference each time I open the door. Sounds crazy but it is true. (5) Grateful for the rain that cooled down the air. (6) Grateful for a call from a couple I love after the home group meeting. (7) Grateful I love being home alone. Otherwise this would be a much different experience.

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2 weeks ago

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Weekly prayer list below with update on Zach! PLEASE SEND ME UPDATES TO REMOVE OR ADD NAMES.
"You can't shake hands with a clenched fist." – Indira Gandhi

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Give praise to a colleague for doing something well.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for being asked to share at an NA meeting in Israel (2) Grateful a friend from Atlanta was on the call and texted me afterwards. (3) Grateful for getting 2 errands done that helped further purging efforts in the house. (4) Grateful for a weekly Sunday night call with women I love. (5) Grateful for watching someone I love walk thru something with incredible courage. (6) Grateful for plans to visit a good friend in Florida for the weekend. (7) Grateful for an idea to share my gratitude that I am working on pushing out. (8) Grateful for a video my friend’s 4 yo recorded to tell me he missed me.

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.
--Zach UPDATE – Finished 50 rounds of chemo! Still needs prayers for continued recovery.

--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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2 weeks ago

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The most effective antidote to temptation; shut the eyes. – Ibn Gabirol, Mibhar HaPeninim

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Post something positive on a social media site about a local store/restaurant.

Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for a visit from someone I love. (2) Grateful my neighbor let me borrow her puppy for a few hours. (3) Grateful for getting ride of a ridiculous amount of clothing when I switched out closets. It felt great to simplify and admit what I can’t or won’t wear. (4) Grateful someone gave me a ton of clothes to donate for them. (5) Grateful for a relaxing and productive day. (6) Grateful for being part of a community outreach program for addiction in my community. (7) Grateful a newcomer I met on a Zoom meeting and text daily has 30 days clean. (8) Grateful for an unexpected and incredibly sweet text from someone I love. (9) Grateful a friend offered to give me a bicycle she has.

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2 weeks ago

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Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. - Erica Jong

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Organize time with friends remotely.

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for a morning recovery call I can listen to while doing e-mail and other things administrative. (2) Grateful for sharing my truth in a constructive way. (3) Grateful for a friendship that includes honesty when it doesn’t feel comfortable. (4) Grateful for going to be early and sleeping really well. (5) Grateful for a Scattegories game with co-workers that includes tons of laughter. (6) Grateful for knowing I’m a bit off inside and still being ok overall. (7) Grateful for plans to change out closets today. Not something I enjoy, but it needs to be done. (8) Grateful for the help I’ve received getting phone numbers for a newcomer.

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3 weeks ago

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Visualize your highest self and start showing up as them.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Do something for you today.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful a newcomer I gave my number to on Zoom called. We had a great chat. (2) Grateful for watching an online celebration for Israel’s 72nd birthday. It is posted on my page if you want to watch it. (3) Grateful for time with someone I love. (4) Grateful for doing home exercising. (5) Grateful I want to be clean. Heard about two overdoses that resulted in deaths. (6) Grateful for staying in my hula hoop and only doing what I can manage without judging what others are doing around virus choices. (7) Grateful that even though my world has become fairly small, I have so much to be grateful for on a daily basis. (8) Grateful for doing something simple for myself that made me feel good.

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3 weeks ago

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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a NEW DREAM. – CS Lewis

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

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for posting something locally to promote small businesses that are struggling and the amazing response. Found out about all kinds of great businesses in my area and shared information with others about some of them as well. (2) Grateful for the butcher at Publix. He said he thought of me when he cut something that morning that he knows I like and is on sale. It made me feel so special. (3) Grateful for plans to visit a good friend in a few weeks. (4) Grateful for my WW coach. She gave me a great idea to address a change in my life. (5) Grateful for the relationship with my boss. It of course isn’t perfect, but it is way better than others I know. (6) Grateful for the energy in my home and the changes I will finish making this weekend changing rooms around. Excited to have a room just for writing and meditating. (7) Grateful for the amazing people I get to work with daily. I know not to take this for granted.

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3 weeks ago

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In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time. - Anthony J. D'Angelo

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

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful the guys painting my house were willing to move furniture in my home. I had no way to get it done and now I have the rooms set up the way I want. Just need to unpack my stuff. (2) Grateful a friend is starting the next phase of her professional career. She has worked hard and has been recognized for her efforts. (3) Grateful for being asked my opinion on a business matter outside of work. (4) Grateful for finding a place in my community to take all the things I wanted to donate after all my cleaning out. The regular place I go had so much they couldn’t accept more. (5) Grateful for the speaker that I invited to my home group last night and all the extra people that attended. (6) Grateful for the open mindedness I am gaining during this period. It is slowly becoming life changing. (7) Grateful for finding an awesome locally owned coffee shop. They are so nice and it turns out the owner is friends with a couple people I know. (8) Grateful for my neighborhood and the people that live in it. I don’t think I’ve met one person I didn’t like. People are so friendly,

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Weekly prayer list below:

The wound is the place where the light enters you.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Tell someone you know why you are thankful for them.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for NOT finding a meeting when I looked for one. I wound up having an amazing conversation with a lady in France that I met on one of the Zoom meetings I was on. We had an amazing conversation. (2) Grateful I went to visit some gardens even though a friend couldn’t make it. I had an amazing time walking around and taking tons of pictures to remember the amazing experience. (3) Grateful for a chat with a store owner I met on the way home. We had a really nice chat and she told me about the effects the virus had on her business. (4) Grateful for the amazing kabobs I grilled. (5) Grateful for the frog that came to visit on my deck. (6) Grateful for two incredibly loving texts I received about Mothers Day and my relationship with these ladies. (7) Grateful for a letter I wrote to my Mom. It was finally time to pen it. It will be posted on my blog Monday night. (8) Grateful for such an amazing weekend. Every part of me…mind, body and spirit was fed.

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.
--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 Wednesday.
--Zach – Young man diagnosed with a rare cancer. He is having a very hard time with chemo and his last one is the end of this month. Still needs lots of prayers.
--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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If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. – Dalai Lama

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Reach out to someone that may be having a tough time because it is Mother’s Day.

Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for earning and learning trust from someone I love. (2) Grateful for realizing I needed a nap and taking one. (3) Grateful for finding an amazingly simple chicken tender recipe and making it. (4) Grateful for help from someone and getting some much needed purging done. It feels so good to be able to give away and throw away so much stuff. (5) Grateful for my HOA. They are painting my house and deck because it is needed. The guys doing it are awesome. (6) Grateful for finally figuring out how I am going to flip two rooms. I’m very excited because I’ve been thinking about what I wanted to do for quite awhile and it finally came together. (7) Grateful for realizing that I wasn’t able to write the Mother’s Day blog I wanted, but will write the one I can when it is time. (8) Grateful I am no longer jealous of people that still have their Moms. Today used to be way harder because of that. (9) Grateful for my positive attitude. I know it isn’t something to be taken for granted. I have done a lot of work to get to where I am today.

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Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow – Helen Keller

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Send an inspirational quote to a friend.

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for finding an Asian grocery store that had the coolest things and is 15 minutes from my home. (2) Grateful for time with someone I love and am getting closer with. (3) Grateful for someone’s honesty, especially knowing how hard it was to share. (4) Grateful for trusting my Gd that things will always be exactly as they are meant to be. (5) Grateful someone I have known for almost 10 years professionally may need my software. It isn’t about the sale. They said I was the first person they though of. (6) Grateful for my personality and people skills. It sounds weird, but it helps me in every area of my life. (7) Grateful for plans for a very productive Saturday both spiritually and in my home. (8) Grateful to the people that send me notifications of upcoming NA meetings on Zoom. (9) Grateful for the women I have met during this virus on Zoom and now keep in touch with.

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Boundaries are a part of self care. They are healthy, normal and necessary.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Listen to your gut about what you need and don’t need.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for doing what is needed to take care of myself emotionally. (2) Grateful for an amazing comment from a recovering addict in Germany that had nothing to do with recovery. It was so powerful that it will be part of a blog. (3) Grateful for someone that helps me with something I finally admitted I am unwilling to learn. (4) Grateful for a conversation with an amazing lady that taught me several things on that call. (5) Grateful for healthy meals in my refrig. (6) Grateful for a plan to try to increase traffic to my blog. I don’t have anything to sell, so it is a different approach. (7) Grateful for an accountability partner with my food.

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The people who are meant to be in your life will always gravitate back towards you, no matter how far they wander.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Read something that is opposite of what you believe just to try and understand another perspective.

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful the weather has been so nice. It helps when being inside so much. (2) Grateful for a great chat with my sponsor. It opened my eyes. (3) Grateful I finished part 2 of my blog on what I gained from the virus so far. (4) Grateful for learning the hard way not to put edamame shells in the garbage disposal. (5) Grateful that even on my most challenging days there is always something to be grateful for.

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Tough times don’t last, tough people do.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Tell someone you know you are proud of them.

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for offering support when I am on Zoom meetings and always having at least one lady ask for my number. Most everyone has called. (2) Grateful for deciding to set a healthy boundary with someone I love. (3) Grateful for morning calls with women I love. (4) Grateful for learning to use my air fryer for something new and loving how it turned out…I’m not big on cooking and have come to accept that. (5) Grateful for handling a situation I feel attacked at calmly. (6) Grateful for the relationship skills I got from my Dad. They really help in every area of my life. (7) Grateful for a conversation with a Northside employee and with another person doing a different recovery path.

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We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible. - C. Malesherbe

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Find something you enjoy and do it.

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for walking with a friend on the phone. (2) Grateful for finding a trainer that is patient with my remedial capabilities at this time. (3) Grateful for some outsiders showing up to my home group. (4) Grateful a friend’s husband caught his cancer early. Waiting for results now. (5) Grateful for backing off when I wanted to engage. (6) Grateful for acknowledging lack of patience so I didn’t react. (7) Grateful for choosing to not be on FB much due to the response I’m having to some of the posts currently.

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Weekly prayer list below

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Be honest with yourself about your feelings and share with someone you feel safe with.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for a weekly check in with women I love and trust. (2) Grateful for being able to identify some feelings that have made me uncomfortable. (3) Grateful for getting a little better using the grill. It is very intimidating to me. (4) Grateful for a walk and a nap…both much needed. (5) Grateful for trying to visit a neighbor on her driveway even though it didn’t work out. (6) Grateful for my peaceful neighborhood. It is especially helpful during these challenging times. (7) Grateful for knowing that other people’s choices don’t have to be mine. (8) Grateful for a reminder about how much I enjoy coloring.

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.
--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; waiting to find out treatment path.
--Zach – Young man diagnosed with a rare cancer. He is having a very hard time with chemo and his last one is the end of this month. Still needs lots of prayers.
--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
--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
--Paul Beeker – Cancer is growing aggressively
--Christina and Ellyse
--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
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Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy. – Isaac Newton

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Engage with a cashier. They are frontline workers going thru a tough time.

Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for taking time and gong to the lake. Have never been there. Sat under a tree by myself as people were putting their boats n the water. (2) Grateful for finding what I needed for a project I am doing in conjunction with a local group of volunteers. (3) Grateful for listening to speakers discussing the history of NA in the UK. Very interesting with bits of humor. (4) Grateful for the closeness that step work brings me to sponsees. (5) Grateful for a much needed incredibly relaxing day. (6) Grateful for the calm in my home…it brings me comfort and joy, depending on what I need. (7) Grateful for a call with someone that was willing to get honest about what was going on. It was painful but they know the feelings can change. (8) Grateful I was asked to share at a meeting in Israel in Hebrew. Very excited and nervous. Haven’t spoken in Hebrew in ages.

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A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope. – Thomas Carlyle

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Share your bounty material or otherwise.

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for taking a mental health day. Did some great stuff at home and cleared my mind. (2) Grateful for a scheduled weekly chat with a good friend. (3) Grateful for hearing about a new meeting and getting on to support it per request. (4) Grateful for being asked to share in a meeting in Israel. (5) Grateful for my amazing WW coach. (6) Grateful for sharing my truth with someone that wasn’t willing to hear it, but that’s ok. There was no expectation. (7) Grateful for staying off the phone and minimal texting.

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Be who you are and say how you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – Dr. Seuss

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Remember we are all doing the best we can.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for choosing not to work out because it was chilli out and I was concerned about catching a cold. (2) Grateful for opening my refrig and it only being filled with healthy food (3) Grateful for conversations and texts with ladies I have met on Zoom meetings. (4) Grateful for finding out one of the ladies I’ve been speaking with lives an hour from where I will be in September. Plans are to meet if all works out as we hope. (5) Grateful for the changes in my relationship with food. Grateful for the friend whose words resonated. (6) Grateful for noticing a positive change in a professional relationship with someone I have come to care about. (7) Grateful for deciding to take a mental health day from work. I’m excited about what I have planned.

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To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show great strength. – Criss Jami

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Don’t say it just because you think it.

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for an early morning walk. (2) Grateful for a sweet note from a neighbor I wrote to inviting me over for a chat on her driveway. (3) Grateful for my local FB page and all the fabulous things they post to help each other and promote local business. (4) Grateful for a meeting that I attend to start my day. It is very helpful. (5) Grateful for a lady I met online from my old hometown. We chat daily and it is wonderful. (6) Grateful for the helpful people at Publix. I’m “shopping challenged” and they are very patient with me.

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Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. – Lucille Balll

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

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for a text from a lady I met at a Zoom meeting that admitted she had been lying to me and herself. (2) Grateful for two calls from ladies I met on Zoom and had nice chats with. (3) Grateful for finding a healthy emotional boundary with someone I love. (4) Grateful for starting to work out with someone at a park…very cool environment. Even though it was the first time I was able to do everything he said including squats. (5) Grateful for the way many of the local businesses give back to our community. (6) Grateful for a webinar that provided some good energy tips. (7) Grateful for healthy food choices in my refrig and none in the pantry that trigger me. (8) Grateful for all the amazing people I am getting connected with as a result of the meetings I am attending outside my area.

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Weekly prayer list below (sorry it is a day late)

I you’re reading this…Congratulations, you’re alive. If that’s not something to smile about, then I don’t know what it.

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

Gratitude list for Sunday & Monday: (1) Grateful for the gifts after sharing at a speaker jam. Have been in touch daily with a lady that has 44 days clean; heard from a former sponsee and someone she sponsors as well as a few others. What a gift just putting myself out there. (2) Grateful for a walk in the cool morning. (3) Grateful for my health and desire to improve it. (4) Grateful for the connections I have made as a result of the the Zoom calls I am on. (5) Grateful for having lots of energy…it is a daily reprieve. (6) Grateful for being allowed to volunteer for a local organization that does addiction outreach. (7) Grateful for a weekly call with an amazing group of ladies, (8) Grateful for a reminder that we are all doing the best we can and there is no room for resentments. (9) Grateful for scheduling game night with a group of ladies I love. (10) Grateful for hearing from someone I love that I am very concerned about. (11) Grateful for an awesome neighbor that is handy. My garage wasn’t closing and he fixed it in 1 minute.

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.

--Gina T. –UPDATE: Is home. I’m removing her from 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.
--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 Wednesday.
--Zach – Young man diagnosed with a rare cancer. He is having a very hard time with chemo and his last one is the end of this month. Still needs lots of prayers.
--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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All you can change is yourself, but sometimes that changes everything! – Gary W. Goldstein

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Say hello to strangers you see on your walks.

Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for kind words someone shared at a business meeting I attended. (2) Grateful for remembering my friend’s words all day and eating very healthy. (3) Grateful for going to see an artist on her driveway and picking up some cute miniature plants. She is very talented and was respectful of staying away from me. (4) Grateful for hearing some great messages that I needed. (5) Grateful for a post on a fb page I am on that challenged me. I was able to reassess and see something I felt strongly about thru someone else’s eyes. It was freeing and empowering at the same time. (6) Grateful for something stirring internally indicating there is change on the horizon. I can’t wait to see where this leads me. (7) Grateful for the gorgeous weather. (8) Grateful someone I love is getting the medical help they need. (8) Grateful for a catch up chat with a WW friend I haven’t seen in ages. She gave me an idea to add to the blog I am working on.

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When admiring other people’s gardens, don’t forget to tend to your own flowers.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Share information you find that may help someone during this time, especially ideas for people with kids.

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for a card from a dear friend that may have contained the answer to something I am really having a challenge with. (2) Grateful for a speaker jam that was tapes of people that had passed away. One was someone I considered a friend and it was incredible. (3) Grateful for a lady on our HOA board (all of them really) that came over to figure out the different paint colors needed for the outside of my home. They are painting it this week. (4) Grateful for a game of Scattagories with some co-workers online. It was a lot of fun and made me laugh a lot, something I really needed. (5) Grateful for a conversation with a friend I haven’t spoken with in awhile. (6) Grateful for an incredible and healthy dinner made by a friend. (7) Grateful for finishing 90% of a community project I am doing. I’ll finish it today.

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Now that it's all over, what did you really do yesterday that's worth mentioning? - Coleman Cox

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Remember we are all in this together, even when we don’t agree.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for an incredibly helpful Publix team member. (2) Grateful for taking time for myself to do something that makes me happy. (3) Grateful someone I met in an online meeting called to see how I am doing. (4) Grateful for getting a reply from the CEO of Delta after writing to thank him for his communication to medallion members on what Delta is doing to help us. (5) Grateful for an executive that shared something very personal based on our relationship. (6) Grateful for chatting with an artist last night that makes something quite unique. Will post about it soon. (7) Grateful for a card from a dear friend that offered a powerful perspective on a challenge I am walking thru.

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Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. - Michael Jordan

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Choose to be happy rather than right.

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for a neighbor I ran into that said she’d like to get together when this is all over, (2) Grateful for a beautiful flag someone put up in my yard anonymously. (3) Grateful for a plant along with bagel and creamed cheese someone anonymously left on my porch. (4) Grateful for all the offers to help me from neighbors as well as love and support from more people than I can believe. (5) Grateful for a special woman that I am getting to know. (6) Grateful for feeling better as the day went on. (7) Grateful for hearing I guy I met on another call from Ireland share today. (8) Grateful for being on a call in Israel and having a lady ask for support. We spoke this evening and had a great chat. (9) Grateful for still being in touch with a lady from the UK that I met on a call a few weeks ago. (10) Grateful for choosing to accept someone where they are rather than trying to convince them of where I think they should be.

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I have the power to ease the suffering of others and respond to challenges of this moment with courage, compassion and service.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Think of something you are grateful for.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for insurance so I could get the care I needed. (2) Grateful for all the love and support when I asked for positive energy. It was quite overwhelming. (3) Grateful for an understanding client when I had to postpone a meeting. (4) Grateful for a friend that picked me up, took me to the pharmacy and loves me. (5) Grateful for feeling better thanks to meds by the time I left the hospital.

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Weekly prayer list below with updates on a couple please. PLEASE SEND UPDATES ON PEOPLE WE ARE PRAYING FOR AND I WILL START POSTING THEM.

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but look around in awareness. – James Thurber

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Support local business in every possible way.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for a meeting co-hosted with people in Africa. I learned a lot about the fellowship there. (2) Grateful for finishing most of the project I was working on. (3) Grateful for a weekly call with women I love. (4) Grateful for not needing a nap all weekend. (5) Grateful for all the wonderful employees at my local Publix and how friendly they always are. (6) Grateful for the amazing people in my life. I am blessed to have such loving humans surrounding me. (7) Grateful for seeing some changes around my food choices.

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.

--Gina T. – Has the virus and is on a ventilator. UPDATE ON GINA T: Improving but still needs prayers. May be able to get off the ventilator tomorrow.
--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again; UPDATE ON MARTI: Karen, my CEA is still down to 1.1 so it looks like the tumor is still gone! I have 6 more weeks of chemo (immunotherapy) and then I think they are going to begin following me closely. Thank you and your prayer group for all of the healing energy. I go through the list and send positive energy to each and consciously think about how fortunate I am to have gotten positive news to focus on. Amazing how one can be hurting and uncomfortable with side effects, read through this list and realize how truly blessed I really am. There is so much more to say, yet I really do not have the words.
--Michael Greenberg – diagnosed with cancer this past week;
--Zach – Young man diagnosed with a rare cancer. He is having a very hard time with chemo and his last one is the end of this month. Still needs lots of prayers.
--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.
--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
--Batsheva bas Tamar – friend’s daughter.
--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
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I can’t pay back what I have been given, so I will pay it forward. – Susan O

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Call a community organization and ask how you can be of service remotely.

Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for sharing some things I am doing to be of service and having an organization I am involved with decide to start doing some of those things I got the ideas from others that have shared, so I see the value of sharing with the right motive. (2) Grateful for hearing the history of NA, free from politics from predecessors with at least 40 years clean.WOW! (3) Grateful for the way Costco is letting people in the store and how they are doing check out. It isn’t easy because of the way some people are reacting, but they’re doing the right thing. (4) Grateful for doing a project in the house I have been dreading. Will finish it today. (5) Grateful for experience having to take medication in recovery so I can share what I did with others. Two people reached out yesterday. (6) Grateful for not doing a couple things I wanted to do. (7) Grateful we don’t throw people off meetings for not using our camera. Someone in the UK has been thrown off numerous meetings for that.

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Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. - Bruce Lee

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Take a walk or do some type of movement to help your body.

Gratitude list for Thursday & Friday: (1) Grateful for an early morning call (hopefully will be daily) with a lady I met on a Zoom call from the UK. (2) Grateful for finding a walking partner (we will talk on the phone as we both walk). (3) Grateful for spending time in the sun on a work call. (4) Grateful for my amazing company. We have weekly calls with HR to do check ins and make sure we’re ok, see if we need support & share ideas on how to get thru this time. (5) Grateful for healthy & yummy meal choices. (6) Grateful my hypnotherapy is helping with a challenge I am addressing. (7) Grateful for a weekly scheduled zoom call with a friend. It helps my spirits. (8) Grateful for a boss that calls to check on how I’m doing personally. (9) Grateful for new connections I am making as a result of the changes the virus has created in my life. (10) Grateful I started working on my book. It feels like the right time.

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Acceptance of what happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. – William James

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Move the body and the mind will follow.

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for the honesty, even when it doesn’t feel good. (2) Grateful for still having contact with a newcomer I met on a Zoom call from the UK. (3) Grateful I heard an 80 yo woman with 38 years clean share this evening. I met her when I had 4 months clean. (4) Grateful I found out a friend I was concerned about is ok. (5) Grateful for admitting and accepting that as much as I wish I did, I really don’t want to learn how to cook. I’ve made alternative plans that I believe will work out. (6) Grateful someone sent me a recipe for a 3 ingredient snack that I baked. It was actually yummy. (7) Grateful for the beautiful weather. (8) Grateful for having time to send handwritten notes.

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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: Don’t text when you are upset or frustrated.

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for an email from I have known professionally for years that sent a personal e-mail that made me feel very special. (2) Grateful for receiving a handmade mask from someone I love with a beautiful note I a decorated envelope. (3) Grateful for making weekly lunch plans with a friend. We are going to each lunch and chat and watch each other from our homes. (4) Grateful for being notified of a dance party being held in Israel. People dialed I from other countries and we danced and watched each other. It really lifted my spirits. (5) Grateful for the relationships I have with my clients. During this time we are getting very personal on how we are walking thru. (6) Grateful I can go grocery shopping early based on my age. (7) Grateful for making deciding to make little bags of candy with thank you notes for the Publix employees. They were surprised and happy to receive them. I said something special to each person, It is a very challenging time for them.

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Too many people go through life waiting for things to happen instead of making them happen. - Sahsa Azevedo

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Thank store employees when you shop.

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for cooking a healthy dinner. (2) Grateful for some good ideas from my dietician. (3) Grateful for the hypnosis sessions I listen to daily. (4) Grateful my home group has a Zoom meeting. I can connect with home group members and others that attend. (5) Grateful I slept thru the storm. People are checking on me and I have no idea what they are talking about. (6) Grateful for asking some co-workers if they want to play Scattegories and they said yes. (7) Grateful for having this time at home to get caught up on work stuff that I never imagined being able to do. (8) Grateful for all the windows in my home which allow as much light to come in as they do. It makes me happy no matter how I am feeling.

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Prayer list below: PLEASE SEND ME UPDATES OF THOSE ON THE LIST IF YOU HAVE ANY.

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. – Wayne Dyer

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Think of one thing you are grateful for today.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for finishing a project that I haven’t wanted to do but needed to get done. (2) Grateful for a game of Scategories on Zoom with some fun ladies. (3) Grateful for a weekly check in call with women I love. (4) Grateful for an emotional day that I didn’t let wear me down. (5) Grateful for getting on a great meeting. (6) Grateful for making a decision and having a call today to communicate it.

You are special so be good to yourself today!

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

--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them.
--Gina T. – Has the virus and is on a ventilator.
--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.
--Zach – Young man diagnosed with a rare cancer. He is having a very hard time with chemo and really needs prayers.
--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.
--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
--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
--Batsheva bas Tamar – friend’s daughter.
--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
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We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. – May Sarton

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Call or text people and wish them Happy Easter.

Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for meeting a lady on one of my Zoom calls that is going thru chemo. We have already connected. (2) Grateful for a creative meeting hosted by a local NA meeting. (3) Grateful for making plans with someone and seeing how Gd wanted it to be, which was of course perfect. (4) Grateful to a high school girl in my area making masks. She made one for me and I picked it up from her mailbox. What an incredible random act of kindness for a stranger. (5) Grateful for an incredibly kind offer from a store manager. She said they would deliver whatever I needed even though they don’t offer that service. (6) Grateful for getting so emotional at the grocery store yesterday. There was something creepy that felt like I was watching a movie going on in someone else’s country. In some ways it emotionally hit me what is really going on. I think I needed that reality check even though I am doing everything to protect myself. (7) Grateful I found acetone. It sounds weird, but I heard it was hard to find. If this continues, some drastic measures will need to be taken in one area.

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We may be apart, but our connection is more essential than ever.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Find laughter or make someone laugh

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for our Friday night parties. We keep our distance, get some walking done visiting people in the neighborhood and feel a connection. (2) Grateful my neighbor said I can keep her puppy for a day or overnight as soon as she is off her medication. (3) Grateful for getting on a meeting in the Phillipines and hearing a guy from Iran speak…unbelievable. (4) Grateful for getting into the swing of a schedule a bit more. It is still a work in progress, but is very helpful. (5) Grateful for our county fb page. Found 3 ants and needed an exterminator. Someone was here within 3 hours. (6) Grateful for being back to blogging. It took months to start writing again, but not that I am, it is easy. (7) Grateful that even now, it is easy to write this list each day. (8) Grateful for enjoying my time alone. There was a time in my life I couldn’t stand my own company. (9) Grateful for a conversation with someone professionally. We don’t do business together, but can help each other. He said some kind things about me that were nice to hear.

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“What you seek is seeking you.” -Rumi

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Promote a local store on social media.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for seeing someone I love while practicing social distancing. (2) Grateful hypnotherapy works on me. Using it as part of my butterfly path and its going well. (3) Grateful for a walk while talking with my sponsor. (4) Grateful for the relationship with my boss. We don’t always agree, but we always respect each other. (5) Grateful for calling a friend before doing what I wanted…it was a good decision. (6) Grateful for taking the evening off from meetings and watching Netflix. (7) Grateful for getting to know someone that I have never met in person. It is very special.

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To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions. – Stephen R.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Send someone you know a joke to cheer them up.

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for checking to see if someone was upset with me. I misunderstood thank goodness. (2) Grateful I found a walking video I enjoy doing. (3) Grateful someone I know has hand sanitizer they are willing to share with me. (4) Grateful for a local meeting with people I feel comfortable with. (5) Grateful my business calls all have a personal part checking in on each other. (6) Grateful for a different perspective to consider for my butterfly path.

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And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good. – John Steinbeck

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Do something special for yourself.

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for meeting a newcomer from Atlanta on a morning recovery call. We have been in touch. (2) Grateful for our incredible local FB page and being able to give a local restaurant visibility. They re-opened 7 weeks prior to the virus. (3) Grateful for soul searching now that I have choices and trying to decide which way to go on my butterfly path (health journey) (4) Grateful for all the stuff donated and bought for the homeless. Making bags for a friend that is helping 10 guys get off the street for Easter. Marriott is a huge part of this initiative. (5) Grateful for all the different birds that are visiting. (6) Grateful for finding disinfectant wipes. (7) Grateful for support from people I love. (8) Grateful for the willingness to admit a weakness so I can get coaching to improve. (9) Grateful for buying myself flowers. It feels great looking at them and knowing I did this for me.

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. – Aristotle

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Put a few pieces of hard candy in a Ziploc with a note of thanks and give it to people where you shop.

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for meeting a lady with 3 days clean on a zoom meeting and chatting afterwards. (2) Grateful for receiving 2 cards and 2 masks with a lovely note in the mail yesterday. (3) Grateful for a Zoom meeting with my home group. (4) Grateful for sitting outside in the sun twice. It really felt great! (5) Grateful the birds came to the feeder while I sat on the deck. (6) Grateful for help while trying to host my first Zoom meeting. (7) Grateful for being able to go to the refrig and have food in it, I know not to take it for granted.

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Every storm runs out of rain – Maya Angelou

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Honestly look at your motives.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for those that lovingly called me out on my motives in a situation so I could look at it. (2) Grateful for a loving home group meeting where we could all hear each other. (3) Grateful for a growing relationship with a lady that is incredibly special to me for many reasons. (4) Grateful for acceptance while I wait to find out if I have to take the virus test. (5) Grateful for feeling connected to with the Zoom meetings I am attending.

You are special so be good to yourself today!

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

--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them.
--Those that have the virus or are waiting for results
--The essential workers that are keeping our country/healthcare system going
--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.
--Zach – Young man diagnosed with a rare cancer. He is having a very hard time with chemo and really needs prayers.
--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.
--Karen Schwartz Mcclure – fighying lyme disease, CVID and gastrointestinal diseae
--Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.
--Henya Chaya bas Malka – Single Mom whose cancer has returned & starting chemo again
--Whitney – 30yo having treatment for MS. Went thru one round and has to have an unexpected second round.
--Jenie Coleman- Complications from Type 1 Diabetes & doesn’t have money to pay for meds.
--Kay Elerbee Fraser and her family – Gd knows what they need.
--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
--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
--Batsheva bas Tamar – friend’s daughter.
--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
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The best things in life aren’t things. – Ann Landers

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Make small ziplocs with water, cookies, bars or anything with a thank you note for the postman and delivery people and leave outside for them.

Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for a weekly chat with a lady in Finland. (2) Grateful for being allowed to be of service to a local outreach organization. (3) Grateful for a speaker jam on the history of NA. Was on it for 5 ½ hours and learned a lot. (4) Grateful someone suggested coloring while on long calls. I did that along with cleaning out some drawers and was able to kill two birds with one stone. (5) Grateful for not being able to fall asleep until 4am and understanding what it is like for people with sleep challenges. I have not really ever experienced this. Helps me understand how it feels. (6) Grateful for a call with folks in Barbados last night. They do things a bit different and it was interesting. (7) Grateful for a local group fb page with lots of helpful information on how to help each other.

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Random act of kindness idea of the day: Ask for what you need and let someone help you if they can.

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful someone was willing to come over for one reason and was then willing to help me fix a couple things I had no idea how to take care of. They even told me a part to buy and offered to come back and install it. (2) Grateful for being so busy at work, even though it isn’t directly sales related. Keeping busy during the day is very helpful. (3) Grateful for my therapist helping me with tools for my “butterfly path” (the new name for my health journey). (4) Grateful for a party in my sub-division with social distancing adhered to. It was great being outside and seeing my wonderful neighbors (5) Grateful for people checking in on how I am doing. (6) Grateful for wanting to take care of myself. (7) Grateful for lots of projects to do in my home. (8) Grateful for the newcomers getting on meetings. They remind me that there is no excuse for not being able to get clean when there is desire. (9) Grateful for the growth opportunities our current circumstances are providing.

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Life is 10 percent of what of what you make of it and 90 percent how you take it. – Irving Berlin

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Be gentle. Remember we are all doing the best we can right now.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for a much needed meeting to get me centered for the day. (2) Grateful for meeting with a dietician to help me navigate a new direction in my journey. (3) Grateful for doing what I believe was the right thing even though I was ridiculed for it. (4) Grateful for getting honest on a call with co-workers about how I felt about the lock down announcement. Got some great feedback. (5) Grateful for my amazing company. They had a global “town hall” meeting today and the executive team answered everyone’s questions about the company and our future. (6) Grateful for incredible neighbors that wrote notes to people in a local nursing home that I delivered this evening for the residents that can’t have visitors. (7) Grateful for getting humble and taking a painful suggestion. Glad I did. (8) Grateful for knowing that no matter how I am feeling I am ok. (9) Grateful for seeing a kid that has been in and out of recovery that works at a store I went to. I mentioned the online meetings and he asked for information. (10) Grateful for being on a call with a lady that ha 5 days clean. She reminded me that if I want to stay clean there is no excuse.

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Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Move as much as you can for you.

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for a friend helping me with my cooking challenges and feeling better about what I can do. (2) Grateful for the sunshine. (3) Grateful someone from my area suggested a few of us go to the hospital to thank the employees as the shift changed while staying far enough apart from each other. (4) Grateful for a reality check from someone I care about that didn’t feel good to hear. (5) Grateful for the amazing results from my hypnotherapy session. (6) Grateful for the tools I have when I am out of sorts. I may not use them right away, but I know they are there.

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What is the difference between and obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficult, and every difficulty has an opportunity. – J. Sidlow Baxter

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Encourage someone..

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for asking for support from my FB family. I also got calls, texts and notes of support. I’m much better now. (2) Grateful for seeing my hypno-therapist to help get over a major hump. (3) Grateful someone let me know about someone’s passing so I could reach out to people that were close to her. (4) Grateful for an amazing NA meeting. Someone shared that was here when I got here and they said what I needed to hear. (5) Grateful for the lady at Publix that helped me with simple recipes that I can make. She helped me shop for all the ingredients. (6) Grateful for feeling hopeful as I navigate some major hurdles. (7) Grateful for my sponsor and her ability to help me find another perspective. (8) Grateful for hearing from someone I have texted several times out of concern. (9) Grateful for the different people that are checking up on me daily. Their calls/texts always seem to arrive at the perfect time.

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Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery. – JK Rowling

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Understand if you want to be understood.

Gratitude list for Sunday &Monday: (1) Grateful for a meeting with a small group of people I love. (2) Grateful for listening to my body and giving it the rest it needed. (3) Grateful for an intimate conversation with a client. (4) Grateful for not reacting to a very hurtful situation. (5) Grateful for spiraling out of control with my food and making a difficult phone call. (6) Grateful for a zoom meeting that I really enjoy and a lady that wants to talk offline. (7) Grateful for my amazing community. A guy posted and raised enough money to provide pizza to 2 shifts at the local hospital. (8) Grateful for finding more ways to walk thru this with gratitude. If I focus on all the negativity, it will mentally take me somewhere very dangerous.

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You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep Spring from coming. – Pablo Neruda

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

Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for a global speaker meeting. Found out about a meeting in Munich that needed support from one of the speakers. Got on and it was incredible. (2) Grateful for a speaker I heard from Italy. Long story short, she mentioned being somewhere in 1997. I wrote her and it turns out we were both at the NA convention in Israel that year. (3) Grateful a newcomer I gave my number to on an online meeting called me today. She has 56 days clean. (4) Grateful a guy I met on an online meeting got 5 ladies together that are willing to have a meeting for the newcomer I just wrote about. (5) Grateful I posted on our local fb page about a pizza place I went to that had to let all their employees go. They are barely keeping the place open. She wrote me today that they couldn’t keep up with all the business today and much of it came from my post. It is so important to help promote local businesses right now (6) Grateful for being able to sit out in the sunshine while on my meetings. (7) Grateful for the spark for recovery that wasn’t dimmed, but has been reignited during this time. Meeting people from all over the world has been an amazing experience. (8) Grateful I read about a local market with fresh meat and produce. I went there and the meat was reasonably priced and absolutely delicious. Another local business to support! (9) Grateful that I didn’t lose a bit of energy today. I have been struggling with getting tired in the afternoon and that didn’t happen today. (10) Grateful for seeing so many people trying to help each other during this time. (11) Grateful for a lady from Finland that I chat with every week. (12) Grateful for finding and sharing positive things happening in the news each day so others can see some light.

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Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: If you are upset, before you speak, count to 5.

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for staying connected thru calls and meetings to help my emotions stay somewhat healthy. (2) Grateful I picked up a pizza from a local restaurant. It turns out I know one of the owners. I met her last year in a special way and now she is part owner. (3) Grateful for trying to create some normalcy in each day. (4) Grateful for the sunshine…it feels more important now. (5) Grateful for being asked to share on a meeting in Ireland. I met some great folks and was reminded we are all in this together. (6) Grateful for awesome neighbors that are keeping an eye on each other.

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Have a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing. – Tilopa

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Thank an essential worker for showing up.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for allowing myself to not feel great emotionally. (2) Grateful for two awesome meetings. Both had people on globally. (3) Grateful a lady with 17 years clean cried about how she wanted to use. She has lots of people supporting her now. (4) Grateful the stores had supplies that a friend desperately needed due to medical conditions. (5) Grateful for all the kindness the world is displaying towards each other personally. (6) Grateful for FB messenger and being able to see people I love while we chat. It makes a huge difference right now. (7) Grateful for my awesome company! The executive team got on a call with everyone in North America to see how we are doing, answer questions and make sure we had the technology we needed to be able to work from home. Our CEO even asked us questions. I love that our leadership cares about our personal well being.

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Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out. - John Wooden

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Enjoy nature. It is a gift for you.

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for a walk in the sunshine. (2) Grateful my neighbor was walking her puppy when I was out. Had a nice chat and played with the dog. (3) Grateful for still being in touch with a lady I met 6 years ago at a Verizon store while I was going thru chemo. (4) Grateful for wanting to stay connected with others rather than isolating (5) Grateful for an NA call that has people from all over the world dialing in. There were 240 people on when I called. (6) Grateful for accepting my emotional rollercoaster and doing what I can for it.

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Impossible only means you haven’t found the solution yet.

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

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for some amazing women at my company. We had a business call and were able to share how we were getting thru things. (2) Grateful for a kind offer from a friend to go stay with her or have her bring me whatever I need. (3) Grateful for a couple friends that reached out to. see how I am holding up. (4) Grateful for reading about a restaurant that is sending food to our local hospital. It is amazing how our community is coming together (5) Grateful for acquiring a couple tools for my health journey. (6) Grateful for seeing people I love on a zoom meeting. (7) Grateful for finding a dance video online that I will enjoy using. Want more movement and when it rains that is a challenge.

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Focus on the solution, not the problem. – Jim Rohn

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Allow the possibility of someone else being right.

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for finding a way to start back on some much needed emotional work even though the person is no longer covered on my insurance. (2) Grateful my hypnotist called back. I have some unused sessions and am going to see her to get off sugar again. It worked for over 2 years, so I know I can do it again (3) Grateful for feeling incredibly hopeful about restarting my heath journey. (4) Grateful for remembering how much I love dancing and found a bunch of online line dancing classes to take to get exercise on the rainy days. (5) Grateful for the sharing I am hearing on the online meetings I am attending. (6) Grateful for realizing when I crossed a line and reached out for a reality check.

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Weekly prayer list below. I hope you will look at it a little more closely than usual. We all need prayers right now.

Hope is being able to see light despite all the darkness. – Desmond Tutu

Random act of kindness idea of the day: When you go to the store, ask a couple people if they need anything.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for a great idea from my WW coach. (2) Grateful for a walk with my neighbor. (3) Grateful my first blog in ages was posted. Wrote another one as well. (3) Grateful I am at peace with my Dad’s passing and don’t feel the need to do the things I used to in order to get thru his birthday which is the day he was buried. (4) Grateful I got on an online meeting because there was only 2 of us. (5) Grateful for the young people in the program that offered to help my friend’s 16yo son that wants help for addiction. (6) Grateful for my life, as challenging as it is at moments. There are people going thru so much right now and it gives me perspective. (7) Grateful for admitting a resentment that has nothing to do with me.

You are special so be good to yourself today!

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

--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them.
--All of us learning to deal with our “new norm”.
--Bill G – Getting ready for life changing surgery tomorrow for his cancer.
--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.
--Zach – Young man diagnosed with a rare cancer. He is having a very hard time with chemo and really needs prayers.
--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.
--Karen Schwartz Mcclure – fighying lyme disease, CVID and gastrointestinal diseae
--Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.
--Henya Chaya bas Malka – Single Mom whose cancer has returned & starting chemo again
--Whitney – 30yo having treatment for MS. Went thru one round and has to have an unexpected second round.
--Jenie Coleman- Complications from Type 1 Diabetes & doesn’t have money to pay for meds.
--Kay Elerbee Fraser and her family – Gd knows what they need.
--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
--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
--Batsheva bas Tamar – friend’s daughter.
--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
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Hope is the only things stronger than fear.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Go thru your pantry and donate whatever you can to a local pantry. They are all being stretched right now.

Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for creating a healthy boundary even though I don’t want to. Grateful for attending 2 great NA meetings online and hearing what I need. Had 2 guys I know on one that was hosted in Canada. (3) Grateful someone knew they could reach out to me even though we no longer talk to get help for their son. (4) Grateful for making plans to go for a walk with a neighbor. (5) Grateful for taking time to cook for myself and have lots of extras to freeze. (6) Grateful for finishing my first blog and hoping the words will keep coming for me to write. (7) Grateful for WhatsApp and being able to have video calls with people I love and can’t hug in person.

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We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Be kind regardless of others. We are all doing the best we can.

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for a call with my WW coach. I’m trying to get on track. (2) Grateful for (2) Grateful for someone’s honesty and love. (3) Grateful for knowing I can only carry the message, not the addict. (4) Grateful for being able to give a stranger a referral to someone that might be able to help them. (5) Grateful for realizing I had an expectation and that wasn’t appropriate. (6) Grateful for letting someone know how I felt about something they were doing and they clarified. I didn’t agree, but chose to let it go and move on. (7) Grateful for being asked to be part of a forum from a local recovery outreach organization. (8) Grateful for realizing I am not emotionally comfortable and doing what I can to get centered.

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Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache, carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit. – Napolean Hill

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Send a note of encouragement to a local nursing home to give a resident. They can’t have visitors.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful I want to be clean. That isn’t something to take for granted. (2) Grateful I have people that love me enough to say things that may hurt to hear. (3) Grateful for knowing when I don’t feel safe while at the same time being able to hear what I need. (4) Grateful for being persistent in getting the information I need with a new insurance company…very challenging and time consuming. (5) Grateful for ideas on FB on how to help others during this time. Many are free. (6) Grateful for sunshine and the birds.

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We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. – Ronald Regan

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Help promote a local business with your social media…FB, Twitter, etc.

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for all the online NA meetings since I am choosing not to go to them due to my recent travel. (2) Grateful for getting on the call early last night and chatting with a lady that had 45 days clean. (3) Grateful for hearing an amazing speaker with 46 years clean. (4) Grateful for reaching out and scheduling a call I have been avoiding. I don’t know what will happen, but if I don’t have it I’ll never know. (5) Grateful for someone giving me the idea of posting something about a new local restaurant and them getting tons of great feedback and people being made aware of them. (6) Grateful for knowing I am not alone despite what my head may tell me at times.

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Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when he “hero” within us is reveale. – Bob Riley

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Purchase a gift card from a local business to use later. They need the cash flow with the current situation.

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for an online women’s meeting last night. Needed a smaller meeting to feel safe. (2) Grateful for ideas from my friend in the produce department on how to make some easy meals. (3) Grateful my local Publix got chicken and beef in. Was allowed to purchase 2 packages of each. (4) Grateful for an opportunity to be of service. (5) Grateful for my amazing sub-division and how we are all supporting each other. (6) Grateful for the willingness to feel my powerlessness and then try getting into the solution of helping someone else.

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Sometimes letting go is braver than holding on until you break.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Call someone to stay connected.

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for choosing to come home after being in Chicago and feeling very unsafe. (2) Grateful to Marriott for not charging me even though I had checked in and Delta for getting me home and refunding the last part of my trip that I am not taking. (3) Grateful for being home and sleeping in my own bed. (4) Grateful for the love and support of friends from the time I admitted I was uncomfortable until the time I got home. It helped more than words can say. (5) Grateful for suggestions on what to do when I got home from a safety standpoint.

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Weekly prayer list below

Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you an go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, an all the fears you have overcome.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Take extra items you have and donate the or make packages for elderly neighbors.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for an amazing home group that has come together to find new meeting locations since ours have been shut down. (2) Grateful to a group that didn’t lose their space and offered to let us use theirs until we can go back to our regular spots. (3) Grateful for my sponsor and sage advice. (4) Grateful for being healthy enough to travel. (5) Grateful for cooking all my meals at home. (6) Grateful for doing those things that I least enjoy but need to get done. (7) Grateful for friends that have expressed their concern about me travelling.

You are special so be good to yourself today!

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

--Pray for those that have the virus and those susceptible to getting it. Pray for all the healthcare workers and those that are still going to work each day to serve us.
--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them.
--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.
--Zach – Young man diagnosed with a rare cancer. He is having a very hard time with chemo and really needs prayers.
--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.
--Karen Schwartz Mcclure – fighying lyme disease, CVID and gastrointestinal diseae
--Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.
--Henya Chaya bas Malka – Single Mom whose cancer has returned & starting chemo again
--Whitney – 30yo having treatment for MS. Went thru one round and has to have an unexpected second round.
--Jenie Coleman- Complications from Type 1 Diabetes & doesn’t have money to pay for meds.
--Kay Elerbee Fraser and her family – Gd knows what they need.
--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
--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
--Batsheva bas Tamar – friend’s daughter.
--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
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I am not what happened to me. I an what I choose to become.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Offer to run errands for those that can’t leave their homes right now.

Gratitude list for Sunday: West coast business travel is extremely challenging for me due to the time difference. I’ve never gone this long without writing my list. I am going to focus on the things I am choosing to be grateful for during this challenging time with the virus after listing things around the recovery celebration I was blessed to be a part of: (1) Grateful for celebrating recovery with a woman I adore. (2) Grateful the first person I spoke to in recovery drove far to share his story. (3) Grateful for those that showed up to celebrate recovery. (4) Grateful for my predecessors that were there…they had the doors open when I was finally ready. (5) Grateful for NOT allowing this time to paralyze me. (6) Grateful for having a plan on how to live, not exist. I am careful, prepared and don’t take unnecessary chances. (7) Grateful there is a huge opportunity to reach out and help others at this time. Helping those that can’t get out, feeding those who are dependent on food programs at school, etc. (8) Grateful my home group has plans on how we will be there for the newcomers that attend our meetings and those that may decide to come while the meeting location is closed. (9) Grateful so many in the recovery community have posted online meetings for those that can’t get to meetings. (10) Grateful for having a source to help me filter the misinformation so I know what I really need to address. (11) Grateful that I am not feeding into what I believe is hype and at least try to learn and grown during this time. There is a time I would have been reacting very differently to this news.

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Weekly prayer list below.

HOPE – Hold on pain ends.

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

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for spending time with my neighbor. They are incredibly kind and take my trash cans in and out when I travel even when I forget to ask. They also put my Amazon packages in the garage since I forget that I order stuff. What a gift having such great folks next door. (2) Grateful for a different perspective about a situation I encountered. (3) Grateful for the great response when I told the receptionist I wasn’t happy with the therapist that did my massage. (4) Grateful a friend allowed me to help them. (5) Grateful for my calm home. (6) Grateful for being able to acknowledge my feelings even though they are ego based.

You are special so be good to yourself today!

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

--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them.
--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.
--Zach – Young man diagnosed with a rare cancer. He is having a very hard time with chemo and really needs prayers.
--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.
--Karen Schwartz Mcclure – fighying lyme disease, CVID and gastrointestinal diseae
--Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.
--Henya Chaya bas Malka – Single Mom whose cancer has returned & starting chemo again
--Whitney – 30yo having treatment for MS. Went thru one round and has to have an unexpected second round.
--Jenie Coleman- Complications from Type 1 Diabetes & doesn’t have money to pay for meds.
--Kay Elerbee Fraser and her family – Gd knows what they need.
--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
--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
--Batsheva bas Tamar – friend’s daughter.
--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
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Make one BOLD move every day. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. You’l be amazed at what comes back to you. – Tricia Molloy

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Don’t listen to everything you hear.

Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for hearing what I needed at my Saturday morning meeting. (2) Grateful for time with someone I love. (3) Grateful for taking time to learn how to put on make up in a way that is easy enough for me. Will begin practicing…this is an area I really struggle with. (4) Grateful for meeting a neat lady at a meeting I don’t normally go to. (5) Grateful for going to the meeting and hearing someone share about a struggle. I introduced him to two people on the same journey that have been very successful. (6) Grateful for saying things out loud that hurt and don’t feel good but I need to hear myself say. (7) Grateful for new opportunities even though it is scary.

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It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude. It’s gratitude that bring us happiness. – Anonymous

Random act of kindness idea of the day: show your gratitude with an action.

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for help organizing my closet clothing. (2) Grateful for someone that never judges me. (3) Grateful I want to be clean. I don’t take it for granted. (4) Grateful for being allowed to be of service at the local jail. (5) Grateful for spending time with people I love and breaking bread. (6) Grateful for the sunshine.

You are special so be good to yourself today!
It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude. It’s gratitude that bring us happiness. – Anonymous

Random act of kindness idea of the day: show your gratitude with an action.

Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for help organizing my closet clothing. (2) Grateful for someone that never judges me. (3) Grateful I want to be clean. I don’t take it for granted. (4) Grateful for being allowed to be of service at the local jail. (5) Grateful for spending time with people I love and breaking bread. (6) Grateful for the sunshine.

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Never be so busy as not to think of others. – Mother Teresa

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Pray for someone, even if you don’t know them well.

Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for the trust a friend has in me. She is very private, so it means even more. (2) Grateful for having someone that understands my business that I can share with. (3) Grateful for a stranger that read one of my posts and gave me 2 large garbage bags of soaps, shampoos, etc. for my homeless project. (4) Grateful for having so much work that I need to go to sleep early to keep my body happy. (5) Grateful for admitting that I am not taking care of myself in an important area and now I will find the help I need to change things. (6) Grateful for having people in my life that I can show my life warts to and they still love me.

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What feels like the end is often the beginning.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Donate food items you aren’t using.

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful my body lets me know when it is stretched and I chose to listen to it and rest. (2) Grateful for an understanding boss. (3) Grateful for learning compassion from watching others. (4) Grateful someone I love is ok…had to go to the ER. (5) Grateful for being able to laugh when I did something ridiculous rather than calling myself stupid. (6) Grateful for a clean home.

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Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money and power and influence.
- Henry Chester

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Talk to yourself as gently as you speak to others.

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for being clean for 25 years. Was overwhelmed with all the congrats on facebook, text and phone. (2) Grateful for an open and honest chat with my sponsor. (3) Grateful for an understanding boss. (4) Grateful for those that trust me professionally and personally. (5) Grateful for learning how to listen to those I don’t like, because their message is at least as important and from those I love. (6) Grateful for finding my boundary and learning to honor it in a loving way.

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Feeling grateful and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. – William Arthur Ward

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Love someone enough to piss them off by telling them what you see.

Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for being able to wok 13 hours. (2) Grateful for a neighborhood restaurant that will bring food to the car in bad weather. (3) Grateful for realizing that doing the right thing, regardless of my personal circumstances yields fruits that have nothing to do with anything material. (4) Grateful for getting to know some amazing men in my home group. (5) Grateful for finding the phone number of the therapist that told me she thought I might have a drug problem 25 years to thank her for helping save my life. (6) Grateful for the people that love me and especially the people that don’e.

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Weekly prayer list below:

The willingness and ability to live fully in the now eludes many people. While eating your appetizer, don’t be concerned with dessert. – Wayne Dyer

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Help promote a local business you support.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for a fun time with ladies I love. I needed a break. (2) Grateful a group of guys, a few I know and several I met for the first time, were at the same place I went to. (3) Grateful for the warm welcome I get from people I know when I go to Lips. (4) Grateful for being able to share my feelings with someone I feel safe with and release them. (5) Grateful someone I love was trying to come in for our celebration. They can’t come, but the fact that they wanted to means the world. (6) Grateful for a chat with the first person that carried the message to me. (7) Grateful that I’m not where I want to be, but definitely not where I was.

You are special so be good to yourself today!

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

--There are those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them.
--Liz – Diagnosed with Lupus and learning how to live life with it.
--Benita Williams – Young lady with stage 4 cancer going thru aggressive chemo.
--Zach – Young man diagnosed with a rare cancer. He is having a very hard time with chemo and really needs prayers.
--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.
--Karen Schwartz Mcclure – fighying lyme disease, CVID and gastrointestinal diseae
--Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.
--Henya Chaya bas Malka – Single Mom whose cancer has returned & starting chemo again
--Whitney – 30yo having treatment for MS. Went thru one round and has to have an unexpected second round.
--Jenie Coleman- Complications from Type 1 Diabetes & doesn’t have money to pay for meds.
--Kay Elerbee Fraser and her family – Gd knows what they need.
--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
--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
--Batsheva bas Tamar – friend’s daughter.
--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
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The beginning is always today.

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

Gratitude list for Friday & Saturday: (1) Grateful for I have been so slammed that I haven’t had time to write my gratitude list. I miss writing it and will start doing it at night. (2) Grateful for my Saturday morning meetings with people I feel safe with. (3) Grateful a woman I dearly love wants me in her life. (4) Grateful for help making bags for the homeless. (5) Grateful for my local Publix and how helpful and friendly they are. (6) Grateful for feeling better emotionally than I have in months. (7) Grateful for all the emotions coming up as I approach my clean date anniversary. (8) Grateful for knowing I am loved. It has only been that way for a short time. (9) Grateful for Facebook and finding out when people are going thru tough times so I can reach out. Ther eis no way to keep in touch with so many people.

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Random act of kindness idea of the day: If you find something, turn it in to someone that can help find the owner.

Gratitude list for Tuesday & Wednesday: (1) Grateful for gaining more confidence in my intelligence. It is hard to explain how amazing this feels. (2) Grateful for my incredible co-workers and their hard work and dedication. (3) Grateful for my coach that helps me gain perspective and knows how to reel me in. (4) Grateful for physically being able to keep up with the schedule this week…it isn’t easy! (5) Grateful for long term business relationships that become personal.

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Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful Delta upgraded me even though it was a full flight; (2) Grateful I was able to sleep on the plane since I got up so early. (3) Grateful the lady next to me was willing to change seats as was I, so we could let a lady sit with her child…they were separated. (4) Grateful for time with an awesome co-worker. (5) Grateful for the nice weather and bright sunshine. (6) Grateful for having a great professional network and being able to help others.

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Hope inspires the good to reveal itself. - AUTHOR UNKNOWN

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Let someone know you care in a way they will understand.

Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for sharing some challenges at the hotel in a polite way. (2) Grateful for time with someone I love. (3) Grateful for being taught to use my car to be of service to others. (4) Grateful for choosing sleep over a massage. (5) Grateful for being blessed and having amazing people in my life.

You are special so be good to yourself today!

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

--For all of those that need prayers and have nobody to pray for them.
--A lady going thru chemo again after her oncologist messed up.
--Heather – Passed on and is no longer in pain. Please pray for her fiancé ad family.
--Zach – Young man diagnosed with a rare cancer. He is having a very hard time with chemo and really needs prayers.
--Jean – Major health issues and other related things. Really needs prayers right now.
--Larry Dillon – My oldest friend’s husband; Extra prayers needed right now for him and the entire family. Others have had challenges as well.
--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.
--Karen Schwartz Mcclure – fighying lyme disease, CVID and gastrointestinal diseae
--Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.
--Henya Chaya bas Malka – Single Mom whose cancer has returned & starting chemo again
--Whitney – 30yo having treatment for MS. Went thru one round and has to have an unexpected second round.
--Jenie Coleman- Complications from Type 1 Diabetes & doesn’t have money to pay for meds.
--Kay Elerbee Fraser and her family – Gd knows what they need.
--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again;
--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
--Batsheva bas Tamar – friend’s daughter.
--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issues
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My weekend has been so amazing that I didn’t have time to write my gratitude list. Here is goes: (1) Grateful for allowing the weekend to(11 unfold and experience whatever was supposed to be, rather than trying to plan it out. (2) Grateful for 2 amazing workshops on how to be of service to NA. (3) Grateful for volunteering and having the experience of being blindfolded and only having a walking stick to get into a room full of people. It was incredibly emotional and helped me understand how others live every day. (4) Grateful for time with great friends. (5) Grateful for being asked to share at an anniversary meeting for two group in St. Augustine. (6) Grateful for watching a lady blossom at her first convention. (7) Grateful someone I have known for over 15 years came home. (8) Grateful for being able to stay up till 2:15 and hang with a bunch of young people. (9) Grateful for being allowed to be of service at the convention. (10) Grateful for all the people that put together an awesome convention. (11) Grateful for getting exactly what I needed emotionally and spiritually. (12) Grateful for meeting a lady going thru chemo right now and being able to let her know she isn’t alone and there are others that understand what she is going thru. (13) Grateful for seeing people that were in the rooms when I arrived and being able to thank them since I have a big anniversary coming up soon. (14) Grateful for feeling so much a part of. (15) Grateful a young lady remembered me from a restaurant I used to go to a lot. She wasn’t in recovery than but is now. It was a great experience. (16) Grateful I could go on and on about all the amazing things from the last few days. ... See MoreSee Less

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Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Stay open minded, especially to the thigs you are sure about.

Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful my coach at the Y insisted I come in at 5:15 Thursday morning even though I hadn’t been exercising much. (2) Grateful for being able to attend an amazing recovery celebration and see people I love. (3) Grateful for being asked to share at a workshop this weekend on a topic very close to my heart. (4) Grateful the birds are plentiful, even in the pouring rain. (5) Grateful for not being ok with a choice I made. (6) Grateful for perseverance about something and taking it to the top of a huge corporation. I was told it will be resolved today.

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Stay kind. It makes you beautiful. – Najwa Zebian

Random act of kindness idea of the day: Pick up litter.

Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for healthy choices. (2) Grateful for someone understanding that I double committed and completely forgot. (3) Grateful for the integrity of a good friend. (4) Grateful for young people that want to hang out with me. (5) Grateful for trusting the process in my health journey. (6) Grateful for hope (hold on pain ends).

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