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.

19 hours ago

I Am A Thrivalist
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. - Mahatma GandhiRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Paint a rock with an inspiring word and leave it for someone to find.Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for deciding to go to the gym even though I was hurting a little. By the time I left it was gone. (2) Grateful for random texts with a friend during the day. (3) Grateful for the kind words two people said about me in a meeting. (4) Grateful for the newcomer that started attending our home group. (5) Grateful for choosing to plan ahead with many food choices for my upcoming trip. (6) Grateful for the very nice young man that packed my bags at Publix and took them to my car. We had a nice chat and he was super sweet. (7) Grateful for feeling different mentally due to the health choices I am making…no surprise.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Thank a teacher for what they do.Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for choosing to go up and down the aisles of Costco finding things I like with my new food plan. (2) Grateful for deciding not to have the hot dog at Costco that I made up my mind to have earlier in the day. Instead ate a healthy dinner. (3) Grateful for the gorgeous weather. (4) Grateful for professional relationships that allow me to ask favors. (5) Grateful for those I know that follow their dreams and remind me I can do the same. (6) Grateful for sharing an idea with a friend and getting a perspective I hadn’t considered. The intimate sharing from both sides was comforting. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Be the reason someone believes in good people. Random act of kindness idea of the day: Pray for someone you resent and wish them all the good you wish for yourself and those you love.Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for all the love and good wishes on my clean date. (2) Grateful for pushing myself at the gym. (3) Grateful for the encouragement from my food coach. (4) Grateful for trusting co-workers. (5) Grateful for a very kind gesture by my cleaning lady for getting her a new client. (6) Grateful for the sunshine and taking super short walks outside to feel the warmth.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist
I can’t control what may happen, but I can control whether I use it as a reason or an excuse. – MeRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Make someone smile today.Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for a friend that sent me a purple 26 year medallion for my anniversary. (2) Grateful for a friend that let me know when she was upset. (3) Grateful for a neighborhood group that helps me donate items to people in my community that can use them. (4) Grateful for my first online meeting of my new food journey. (5) Grateful the birds visit as often as they do…it makes me smile. (6) Grateful for the people that have come, gone and stayed during my recovery journey.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. – Maya AngelouRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Ask yourself if you are treating yourself as well as you treat your car.Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for Rachel at Genesis Performance and her patience showing me what to do and then making sure I am doing it with proper form. (2) Grateful for a clean day of eating on a new journey. (3) Grateful for a reminder that I know way more technically on my job than I acknowledge. (4) Grateful for the regulars that started coming to our home group. (5) Grateful for finding a new community to get support for a new health journey I am taking.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

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Weekly prayer list below:Never regret being a good person, to the wrong people. Your behavior says everything about you, and their behavior says enough about them.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Take time to pray for those on the list below. They really need it.Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for a 3.5 mile walk with a friend. (2) Grateful for my handyman and the friendship we have developed. (3) Grateful for taking another big step in my health journey. (4) Grateful for attended a memorial for someone that was very loving and emotional. (5) Grateful I posted about the memorial and my feelings and offering meeting info on a local FB page. The comments were shocking…people that lost family members (including children) to the disease. (6) Grateful for realizing the ebb and flow with some relationships. (7) Grateful for our Sunday night ladies call…great way to end/start the week. (8) Grateful I am looking forward to going to the gym.Prayer List:I know the power of prayer and have seen the miracles it provides. Gd knows who we are speaking about in our prayers so we don’t need to provide full names. If you want the person to be anonymous, first names are enough. Let me know when I can remove a name on the list.I always say a prayer for those that have nobody to pray for them.PLEASE SEND UPDATES: IT GOOD TO KNOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.UPDATES:Do you have any updates for people on this list?--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them. --Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships, emotional challenges or difficulty adjusting to this new life we are leading. --The addicts that are struggling, those that have relapsed and those trying to make their way back to the rooms.--Kate—Friend’s daughter in law. Got bad news about the child she is carrying. Waiting on MRI--Carol Carola – Please do extra prayers for this very special lady–cancer has returned.--Susan Gross – REALLY needs prayers for her health-home from rehab but having lots of health issues--Sister of oncology nurse I met yesterday. Has brain cancer and is being treated in Slydell, LA. Can’t remember her name, but Gd knows who I mean.--Kevin – in the hospital with Covid-Susan F – Needs prayers for her health. -- Joan – grieving the loss of their first born son and now her huband passed away--Kim-Sister of a former classmate. Cancer has found a new home in her spleen and we sure could use any additional prayers for her. She will be having surgery early in the new year to remove it, but her life after removal will involve a lot of challenges. --Billie B – needs prayers for her health-Lynn – Had cancer surgery last week; She gets pathology report next week and that decides further treatment.-Susan F – Needs prayers for her health.--Lydia Brown-Jennings and family - Gd knows what is going on and what is needed.--My neighbor & his wife are both quite ill. Trying to get to Mayo Clinic in MN for possible answers and help.--Becky Ruppe – Fighting for her life; her son Ben & husband James have to stay healthy.--Recovering addict that is hurting. Gd knows who it is.--Former classmate & their family – sibling just died of corona virus--Kharizma – my friend’s infant granddaughter is in the hospital with blood clots in her brain--Jamie Estes – health problems so bad he had to shut down his business.--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issue--Paul Beeker – Continued health challenges--Hanya Chaya bas Malka – Single mom of young child with liver cancer. Last hope is aggressive therapy to give her 6 months-1 year. Nothing else has worked & it keeps growing.--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again; --Jimmy M of Detroit--Joyce Kahn- in quarantine after heart valve replacement and lymphoma (9th round)--John Caleb & his family – baby with a congenital heart defect.--Liz – Diagnosed with Lupus and learning how to live life with it.--Benita Williams – Young lady with stage 4 cancer going thru aggressive chemo. --Lady with 20 yrs in recovery needs strong prayers – Gd knows why.--Judy – prayers that she stay strong and positive and that they caught her cancer in time. --A single Mom & her two daughters; Gd knows the situation & what is needed.--Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues. Has several surgeries coming up.--Carole –needs strength being a caregiver to Marv-Michael – a friend of a friend was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer-Joni David – Breathing issues and nodule on her remaining lung--Thomas, the brother of a very special lady recovering from surgery and got an infection--Chris-pray for his 2 children, parent and firefighter brothers & friends; 42yo had a massive heart attack in the line of duty. --Bryant Jones – recovering from motorcycle; driver was texting while driving--Heather – a woman in Texas facing cancer & chemo for the second time.--Judy – sister of friend; cancer and no money other than her fixed income; requires significant assistance in day to day living due to confusion and day to day living;--Lindsay McClure – granddaughter of my neighbor. Acute Leukemia and getting stem cells.--Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.--Henya Chaya bas Malka – Single Mom whose cancer has returned & starting chemo again--Whitney – 30yo having treatment for MS. Went thru one round and has to have an unexpected second round.--Jenie Coleman- Complications from Type 1 Diabetes & doesn’t have money to pay for meds.--Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.--Joni and Steve R battling cancer --Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth – --Ora Malka bas Ruchel--Nicole – serious complications after surgery--Braxton--Miriam Barucha bas Aviva--Tzipora Fria bas Yenta Ruchel - Fell on ice and hit her head. She had to quit practicing medicine--Friend’s son-in-law has complications to his brain tumor--Mike Campbell – Fighting lung cancer--Cem – survived surgery; many more to come.--Chaim Meyer ben Ora MalkaYou are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Your beliefs don’t make you a better person, your behavior does. – Sukhraj DhillonRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Share your truth in a loving way if something is bothering you.Gratitude list for Friday & Saturday: (1) Grateful for our home group meeting and seeing people I love. (2) Grateful for realizing I needed to be gentler with someone. (3) Grateful for support from my boss. (4) Grateful for driving to Murphy with a friend and having a nice safe day away from the house. (5) Grateful someone saw a post I did on a local page and reached out about recovery. (6) Grateful I read a post from a lady, asked her for a copy of it and it turns out we have a bunch of mutual friends. She also live close to where I am going next week. (7) Grateful for the kindness of an artist. (8) Grateful for starting to build a stronger connection with someone I love. (9) Grateful I feel part of an online group and want to attend a memorial for a man I met there that overdosed. I want to support those that knew him much longer than me.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

I Am A Thrivalist
I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. 0 Maya AngelouRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Tell someone you regret something you said or did sooner rather than later.Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful I saw someone I love in a way that we both felt safe. (2) Grateful I met a newcomer in an online meeting from Atlanta. We already spoke. (3) Grateful an organization I am involved with referred someone to me. (4) Grateful for home group members that I have become close with. (5) Grateful for those that support me when I share my truth. (6) Grateful for an unexpected phone call that cleared a path. (7) Grateful for sharing something I wasn’t proud of doing in a meeting and someone sharing a perspective I hadn’t considered.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Think about how hard it is to change yourself, and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Take time to feed your soul.Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for finding a place to work out where I feel safe and supported. (2) Grateful for accepting the ebb and flow in some relationships. (3) Grateful for the friendly employees at Costco. (4) Grateful it is staying light out longer. (5) Grateful for a supportive boss.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Don’t wait for things to get better. Life will always be complicated. Learn to be happy right now, otherwise you will run out of time. – UnknownRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Let someone go ahead of you on the road.Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for finding a place to work out where I feel safe. (2) Grateful the owner of the gym is so kind and sensitive to my special needs. (3) Grateful for a conversation with someone I am getting to know. (4) Grateful my home group is so generous. We mail key tags and now will start giving out basic texts. (5) Grateful for things to look forward to….they keep me going. (6) Grateful for the shift in a relationship that is very important to me. (7) Grateful for connecting with someone I haven't had contact with in many years.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Weekly prayer list below:The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. - ConfuciusRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Turn something around and use it as a reason and not an excuse.Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for a conversation with an interesting lady about a nutrition approach I may try. (2) Grateful for the nice weather and going for a walk. (3) Grateful for feeling I am more in the solution than the problem. (4) Grateful a friend loves me enough and asked a straight forward question and I got honest about things. (5) Grateful for the birds and being able to feed them. They ate 2 whole tubes of food in less than a day. (6) Grateful someone I love picked up a donation and we sat and chatted for a bit. (7) Grateful for meeting an oncology nurse and having a chat. Prayer List:I know the power of prayer and have seen the miracles it provides. Gd knows who we are speaking about in our prayers so we don’t need to provide full names. If you want the person to be anonymous, first names are enough. Let me know when I can remove a name on the list.I always say a prayer for those that have nobody to pray for them.PLEASE SEND UPDATES: IT GOOD TO KNOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.UPDATES:Do you have any updates for people on this list?--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them. --Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships, emotional challenges or difficulty adjusting to this new life we are leading. --The addicts that are struggling, those that have relapsed and those trying to make their way back to the rooms.--Carol Carola – Please do extra prayers for this very special lady–cancer has returned.--Sarah Gross – REALLY needs prayers for her health-home from rehab but having lots of health issues--Sister of oncology nurse I met yesterday. Has brain cancer and is being treated in Slydell, LA. Can’t remember her name, but Gd knows who I mean.--Kevin – in the hospital with Covid-Susan F – Needs prayers for her health. -- Joan – grieving the loss of their first born son and now her huband passed away--Kim-Sister of a former classmate. Cancer has found a new home in her spleen and we sure could use any additional prayers for her. She will be having surgery early in the new year to remove it, but her life after removal will involve a lot of challenges. --Billie B – needs prayers for her health-Lynn – Had cancer surgery last week; She gets pathology report next week and that decides further treatment.-Susan F – Needs prayers for her health.--Lydia Brown-Jennings and family - Gd knows what is going on and what is needed.--My neighbor & his wife are both quite ill. Trying to get to Mayo Clinic in MN for possible answers and help.--Becky Ruppe – Fighting for her life; her son Ben & husband James have to stay healthy.--Recovering addict that is hurting. Gd knows who it is.--Former classmate & their family – sibling just died of corona virus--Kharizma – my friend’s infant granddaughter is in the hospital with blood clots in her brain--Jamie Estes – health problems so bad he had to shut down his business.--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issue--Paul Beeker – Continued health challenges--Hanya Chaya bas Malka – Single mom of young child with liver cancer. Last hope is aggressive therapy to give her 6 months-1 year. Nothing else has worked & it keeps growing.--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again; --Jimmy M of Detroit--Joyce Kahn- in quarantine after heart valve replacement and lymphoma (9th round)--John Caleb & his family – baby with a congenital heart defect.--Liz – Diagnosed with Lupus and learning how to live life with it.--Benita Williams – Young lady with stage 4 cancer going thru aggressive chemo. --Lady with 20 yrs in recovery needs strong prayers – Gd knows why.--Judy – prayers that she stay strong and positive and that they caught her cancer in time. --A single Mom & her two daughters; Gd knows the situation & what is needed.--Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues. Has several surgeries coming up.--Carole –needs strength being a caregiver to Marv-Michael – a friend of a friend was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer-Joni David – Breathing issues and nodule on her remaining lung--Thomas, the brother of a very special lady recovering from surgery and got an infection--Chris-pray for his 2 children, parent and firefighter brothers & friends; 42yo had a massive heart attack in the line of duty. --Bryant Jones – recovering from motorcycle; driver was texting while driving--Heather – a woman in Texas facing cancer & chemo for the second time.--Judy – sister of friend; cancer and no money other than her fixed income; requires significant assistance in day to day living due to confusion and day to day living;--Lindsay McClure – granddaughter of my neighbor. Acute Leukemia and getting stem cells.--Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.--Henya Chaya bas Malka – Single Mom whose cancer has returned & starting chemo again--Whitney – 30yo having treatment for MS. Went thru one round and has to have an unexpected second round.--Jenie Coleman- Complications from Type 1 Diabetes & doesn’t have money to pay for meds.--Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.--Joni and Steve R battling cancer --Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth – --Ora Malka bas Ruchel--Nicole – serious complications after surgery--Braxton--Miriam Barucha bas Aviva--Tzipora Fria bas Yenta Ruchel - Fell on ice and hit her head. She had to quit practicing medicine--Friend’s son-in-law has complications to his brain tumor--Mike Campbell – Fighting lung cancer--Cem – survived surgery; many more to come.--Chaim Meyer ben Ora MalkaYou are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
1courage is knowing it might hurt and doing it anyway.Stupidity is the same.And that’s why life is hard.Jeremy GoldbergRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Promote a local business on social media.Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for a weekly morning call with someone I love. (2) Grateful for a meditation meeting where I feel safe with people I love. (3) Grateful someone I care about has the gift of desperation. (4) Grateful for being out of the house several hours getting several things accomplished. (5) Grateful for a much needed massage for pain and having a therapist that knows how to do cupping. (6) Grateful for finding a cute local take out I can support.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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In life it’s important to know when to stop arguing with people, and simply let them be wrong. Random act of kindness idea of the day: Listen to what someone isn’t saying as much as what they are.Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for deciding to take a day off work and get lots of things done that have been piling up. I think it will help me mentally. (2) Grateful for my amazing company and knowing they are supporting me. (3) Grateful for new people showing up to our home group and a great message from the discussion leader. (4) Grateful for the sunshine and birds….they make me smile. (5) Grateful for listening to my gut about a free offer that was causing more harm than good. (6) Grateful for a fabulous co-worker that reached out to check on me and offered to be there for me knowing I’m going thru a challenging time. (7) Grateful for the humility to ask for help and knowing it won’t always be this way.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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Things aren’t falling apart, they are falling into place. What’s out of alignment is our perception & expectation. Ease your grip.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Be honest with someone if you are not ok so you can get the help you may need. Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for feeling welcomed when I joined an online meeting. (2) Grateful for writing my boss about what is going on and asking for help. I immediately heard from our HR Director. (3) Grateful for knowing I am valued by my company. (4) Grateful for receiving an unexpected gift last night. (5) Grateful for the person that suggested I put a refrigerator and basket of snacks outside my door. The lawn guys were super happy to have drinks and a snack during their break. (6) Grateful for our local Facebook group. We help each other with resources for things we don’t know how to find.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
There is no outside of you. It’s all an inside game. – AdyashantiRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Tell someone in a store you are smiling at them under your mask. Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for a supportive boss. (2) Grateful for a ray of hope for some much needed help. (3) Grateful for a friend that loves me as I am no matter what. (4) Grateful for being able to turn up the heat in my home. I know that isn’t something to take for granted. (5) Grateful someone I care about feels safe sharing their pain. (6) Grateful a newcomer reached out to me.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
You can learn a lot about a person by what they choose to see in you, and learn about yourself by what you choose to see in others.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Leave a note in the mailbox thanking your postal carrier. Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful my a weekly book study call with a friend that is helping me learn how to be a better person towards others. (2) Grateful someone reached out to help me after recently getting a certification. (3) Grateful I may have more than one option for the challenge I am having. (4) Grateful for taking responsibility while not beating myself up for not doing what I know is needed. (5) Grateful for knowing I am not in a great space and still able to write this list each morning.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
How we walk with the broken speaks louder than how we sit with the great. – Bill BennotRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Send a photo you took of a friend or their child. Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful my co-workers in Austin are all safe. (2) Grateful I starting feeling better by early evening. Had a pretty severe attack, worst than normal. (3) Grateful I want to be clean…a guy I know overdosed and died. (4) Grateful for a newcomer that came to our home group. (5) Grateful for the conversations before and after the meeting. (6) Grateful a friend drove a long distance to bring me a homemade gift from his wife. (7) Grateful for my coach and keeping me on track.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Weekly prayer list belowIt is more important to be kind than be right.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Feed the birds Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for getting a lot of things done on my to do list. (2) Grateful someone I was concerned about reached out. (3) Grateful for sponsorship and the trust that develops over time. (4) Grateful for accepting that the solution I thought I found probably isn’t going to work out. (5) Grateful for the great employees at Costco. PLEASE SEND UPDATES: IT GOOD TO KNOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.UPDATES:Do you have any updates for people on this list?--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them. --Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships, emotional challenges or difficulty adjusting to this new life we are leading. --The addicts that are struggling, those that have relapsed and those trying to make their way back to the rooms.--Carol Carola – Please do extra prayers for this very special lady–cancer has returned.--Melissa Gross – REALLY needs prayers for her health-home from rehab but having lots of health issues--Kevin – in the hospital with Covid-Susan F – Needs prayers for her health. -- Joan – grieving the loss of their first born son and now her huband passed away--Kim-Sister of a former classmate. Cancer has found a new home in her spleen and we sure could use any additional prayers for her. She will be having surgery early in the new year to remove it, but her life after removal will involve a lot of challenges. --Billie B – needs prayers for her health-Lynn – Had cancer surgery last week; She gets pathology report next week and that decides further treatment.-Susan F – Needs prayers for her health.--Lydia Brown-Jennings and family - Gd knows what is going on and what is needed.--Family of Nathan Wright. – Gd knows what is going on and what is needed.--My neighbor & his wife are both quite ill. Trying to get to Mayo Clinic in MN for possible answers and help.--Becky Ruppe – Fighting for her life; her son Ben & husband James have to stay healthy.--Recovering addict that is hurting. Gd knows who it is.--Former classmate & their family – sibling just died of corona virus--Kharizma – my friend’s infant granddaughter is in the hospital with blood clots in her brain--Jamie Estes – health problems so bad he had to shut down his business.--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – significant health issue--Paul Beeker – Continued health challenges--Hanya Chaya bas Malka – Single mom of young child with liver cancer. Last hope is aggressive therapy to give her 6 months-1 year. Nothing else has worked & it keeps growing.--Marti Driskell – being treated for cancer again; --Jimmy M of Detroit--Joyce Kahn- in quarantine after heart valve replacement and lymphoma (9th round)--Ellen Landriau- in rehab after emergency appendectomy and pneumoni--John Caleb & his family – baby with a congenital heart defect.--Liz – Diagnosed with Lupus and learning how to live life with it.--Benita Williams – Young lady with stage 4 cancer going thru aggressive chemo. --Lady with 20 yrs in recovery needs strong prayers – Gd knows why.--Judy – prayers that she stay strong and positive and that they caught her cancer in time. --A single Mom & her two daughters; Gd knows the situation & what is needed.-Janice – continued good health.--Marv – Veteran with dementia and health issues. Has several surgeries coming up.--Carole –needs strength being a caregiver to Marv-Michael – a friend of a friend was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer-Joni David – Breathing issues and nodule on her remaining lung--Thomas, the brother of a very special lady recovering from surgery and got an infection--Chris-pray for his 2 children, parent and firefighter brothers & friends; 42yo had a massive heart attack in the line of duty. --Bryant Jones – recovering from motorcycle; driver was texting while driving--Heather – a woman in Texas facing cancer & chemo for the second time.--Judy – sister of friend; cancer and no money other than her fixed income; requires significant assistance in day to day living due to confusion and day to day living;--Lindsay McClure – granddaughter of my neighbor. Acute Leukemia and getting stem cells.--Tom Wester is being treated for blunt force trauma to the brain in 7 areas.--Henya Chaya bas Malka – Single Mom whose cancer has returned & starting chemo again--Whitney – 30yo having treatment for MS. Went thru one round and has to have an unexpected second round.--Jenie Coleman- Complications from Type 1 Diabetes & doesn’t have money to pay for meds.--Nancy S. - has severe GI issues with pain. Praying for answers, solutions and healing.--Joni and Steve R battling cancer --Benyamin Dov Ben Peninah Perel Ruth – --Ora Malka bas Ruchel--Nicole – serious complications after surgery--Braxton--Miriam Barucha bas Aviva--Tzipora Fria bas Yenta Ruchel - Fell on ice and hit her head. She had to quit practicing medicine--Friend’s son-in-law has complications to his brain tumor--Mike Campbell – Fighting lung cancer--Cem – survived surgery; many more to come.--Chaim Meyer ben Ora MalkaYou are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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Things turn out the best for those that make the best out of the way things turn out. – John WoodenRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Pick up something that fell on the floor in a store and put it back on the shelf. Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for going to the meditation meeting and feeling loved. (2) Grateful for choosing to run errands in the rain even though I didn’t want to. (3) Grateful for working on doing the things I avoid. (4) Grateful for a much needed nap. (5) Grateful for realizing what is going on emotionally and trying to work on it before it gets worst. (6) Grateful for my life and knowing whatever is going is already ok.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Note to self: Don’t measure your progress using someone else’s ruler. Random act of kindness idea of the day: Focus on you! Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for a silly gadget I bought myself that makes me smile each time I use it. (2) Grateful someone I care about let me know their cancer has returned in a big way and they need prayers. (3) Grateful for hearing a great message last night. (4) Grateful for a conversation with a woman about working with me on exercise and food. (5) Grateful for the wonderful people in my life. (6) Grateful the birds like the seed I put out….there is a constant stream of beauty outside my window.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers and storytellers and lovers of all kinds. – Dalai LamaRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Wave at a stranger in the street when you pass by. Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for getting home safe. (2) Grateful for knowing it is time to make a change in the way I am living my life. The thought is daunting, but I have a ton of support. (3) Grateful for the strangers that reached out on a post I did looking for walking buddies. (4) Grateful for a friend that I can share anything with. (5) Grateful for newcomers that show me what willingness is. (6) Grateful for a local coffee shop and the awesome owner and staff.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right. - Henry FordRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Instead of just hitting “like” on a fb post, write a few encouraging words to someone. Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for all the encouraging words and ideas when I posted that I was looking for help with a lifestyle change on a local fb page. (2) Grateful for the beautiful drive and views after work. (3) Grateful for responding and not reacting to something that was bothersome. (4) Grateful for choosing not to say something even though I know the person isn’t telling the truth. (5) Grateful for the time here and knowing I can come back.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Laugh when you can, apologize when should, and let go of what you can't change. – UnknownRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Go thru your closet and drawers and pull warm clothing you haven’t worn in a year. Donate it so those that are cold can benefit from it.. Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful the fog lifted and the mountain view was spectacular. (2) Grateful my friend went out of her way and drove a long way to pick up something we both wanted to try. (3) Grateful for feeling so comfortable that I don’t want to leave. (4) Grateful for meeting a lady in recovery from Alaska and starting to get to know each other. (5) Grateful for someone’s trust.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Don’t be afraid to start over. This time you’re not starting from scratch, your starting from experience. Random act of kindness idea of the day: Call someone and tell them you hope they have a fabulous day.. Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for witnessing a gorgeous sunrise. (2) Grateful for being around people at a time I normally wouldn’t. (3) Grateful for a yummy and healthy dinner. (4) Grateful my friend brought me a latte and later a cup of tea to where I was working. (5) Grateful for having friends I can visit the way I am…work all day and hang out on the weekend and at night. (6) Grateful for my home group, the people that serve and those that attend.You are special so be good to yourself today! ... See MoreSee Less
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