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.

20 hours ago

I Am A Thrivalist
To know even one life breathed easier because you have lived—that is to have succeeded. – Ralph Waldo EmersonRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Give without expectation.Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful for the amazing storied my Rabbi told at the inspirational service I attended. (2) Grateful for meeting a lady at services that is going thru a tough time. She asked me some interesting questions. (3) Grateful for finding out I can expense something monthly from work. (4) Grateful a client tried to play a trick on me. I knew it wasn’t true, but loved that he felt comfortable trying. (5) Grateful for wanting to do the right thing at work even though it will cost me financially. I haven’t always been that person and it feels good.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist
How cool is it that the same Gd who created mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the world needed one of your too.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Make plans but don’t wear them too tightly.Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for realizing in a different way how respected I am for my industry knowledge. (2) Grateful for the skillset to host a dinner of all men and not get lost in the shuffle. (3) Grateful for my sales engineer and the great personal and professional relationship we have. (4) Grateful for going somewhere that there was no humidity and in it was actually cool after the rain. (5) Grateful for sitting next to an awesome pastor on the flight home. We talked the entire time. He called his wife when we got off the plane and introduced me. He invited me to come visit his family in New York and I am going. (6) Grateful for seeing Gd’s hand in a profound experience I was grateful to be part of. (7) Grateful for an embarrassing moment that I didn’t know happened. While I was speaking to the pastor, apparently the captain of our flight made an announcement thanking me for the candy bags I provided the crew. He said they appreciated it and it made them feel special. Several people on the flight clapped. I heard that but thought maybe it was somebody’s birthday. I only found out because the flight attendant asked me if I heard the announcement which I hadn’t. (8) Grateful for having a reliable driver that is always on time to pick me up after my trips. I was so tired I could barely talk.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Today you could be talking to someone whos is trying their best not to fall apart. So, whatever you do today, do it with kindness in your heart.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Don’t complain for 24 hoursGratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful to the person that gave me the idea to make bags for Delta flight crews (I included the gate agent). I gave my first ones out yesterday and their reactions made my name. (2) Grateful for a safe and uneventful trip to Rochester. (3) Grateful for the very friendly hotel staff. (4) Grateful for letting someone know that the behavior during a business transaction was not acceptable in a nice way. (5) Grateful for seeing some people I have missed at my home group meeting online and hearing great messages.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

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Weekly prayer list belowIt is better to look back on life and say: “I can’t believe I did that.” Than to loo back and say: “I wish I did that”.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Pick up something off the floor that fell off a shelf in a store.Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for having a very productive yet relaxing day. (2) Grateful for the person that suggested making bags for flight crews to say thank you. (3) Grateful for being sick and tired of a behavior and praying I have hit a bottom with it. (4) Grateful for not procrastinating and being completely packed before I went to bed. (5) Grateful for one more trip after this one and then I’m on vacation. (6) Grateful for sharing my truth and not worrying about the reply.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?--Buck – Neighbor with cancer. Has gotten in on a trial. Waiting on instructions on when to come there since it is out of state. --Kate— Friend’s daughter in law. TAKEN OFF ECMO MACHNE. Still in the hospital with a long ways to go, but he is alive. They were told he wouldn’t live.--Sean – The son of my oldest friend. Home from hospital but has a long recovery ahead. Please keep praying,--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them. --Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships, emotional challenges or difficulty adjusting to this new life we are leading. --The addicts that are struggling, those that have relapsed and those trying to make their way back to the rooms.--Susie, Jacob & Reece – Friend & sons in the UK that need prayers. Gd knows why--Family of Maria Kitchens – Young sister-in-law died leaving husband and 2 young kids; in addition other close family members have Covid. --Laura Coleman – Diagnosed with breast cancer. Lots more doctors to see and then surgery.--Mary H – Serious spine problems. If nerve block doesn’t work will need surgery.--Family of Justin M – Father found son dead of overdose; left 2 children. --Carol Carola –Still needs prayers. Pain finally under control.-- Tommy - He has leukemia and he’s having surgery for blood clots--Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka--David – An 8 month old with a serious illness that they hope may be able to be helped in 5 months when he is stable enough to withstand the surgery,--Marti Driskell – Cancer is back in her liver. Getting tested to determine treatment.--Ora Malka bas Ruchel – Needs continued prayers for lots of health issues--Sister of oncology nurse I met yesterday. Has brain cancer and is being treated in Slydell, LA. Can’t remember her name, but Gd knows who I mean.-- Joan – grieving the loss of their first born son and now her husband passed away--Kim-Sister of a former classmate. Cancer has found a new home in her spleen and we sure could use any additional prayers for her. She will be having surgery early in the new year to remove it, but her life after removal will involve a lot of challenges. -Susan F – Needs prayers for her health.--Lydia Brown-Jennings and family - Gd knows what is going on and what is needed.--My neighbor & his wife are both quite ill. Trying to get to Mayo Clinic in MN for possible answers and help.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Life is full of give and take. Give thanks and take nothing for granted.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Open your mind and heart and let the universe guide you to who you are supposed to meet and where you are supposed to be.Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for doing the next right thing regardless of someone else’s actions towards me. (2) Grateful for being back at the morning meditation meeting. I was too exhausted to go the last 2 weeks. (3) Grateful for an unexpected opportunity to surprise someone. (4) Grateful for meeting 3 awesome ladies at the nail salon. We made plans to go lunch and paint pottery together. I love the gifts the universe gives me. (5) Grateful for a friend that, no matter how long it is between calls, we are always able to pick up where we left off. (6) Grateful for plans to spend time with a friend when I go to Myrtle Beach. (7) Grateful to the person that taught me the color gray. There is so much more to life when it isn’t all black and white. (8) Grateful for finding someone to sell items online for me that are valuable.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

I Am A Thrivalist
A wise man once said nothing.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Make small bags for flight crews, employees at stores & restaurants you frequent, etc. Just a couple pieces of candy and write thank-you on the outside.Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for the weekend. (2) Grateful for having dinner with someone I love and chatting about everything. (3) Grateful for a text from someone letting me know they are ok. (4) Grateful for the solo women travelers over 60 I found on fb. They are inspiring me in so many ways. (5) Grateful for the chance to hug someone I love more than words can say. (6) Grateful for the nicest mailman you could ever want or hope for.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 failed over and over gain in my life and that is why I succeed. - Michael JordanRandom act of kindness idea of the day: When having a challenge, be kind. It will go further.Gratitude list for Thursday: (1) Grateful that when I couldn’t get technical help from Budget Car Rental I contacted the CEO. My challenge was fixed by the time I went to sleep last night. (2) Grateful for two conversations with women while getting my nails done. (3) Grateful for the way a situation I messed up at work turned out. (4) Grateful for friends that are sick choosing to listen to their bodies and take care of themselves. (5) Grateful for the opportunity to share a story my Rabbi told Rosh Hashana with someone that got a lot out of it.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

I Am A Thrivalist
No one is you, and that is your superpower.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Say hello to a stranger today.Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful a friend called to tell me she doesn’t have to take estrogen blockers or even see the oncologist again. (2) Grateful for learning it is better to admit a mistake than trying to deny, lie or justify it. (3) Grateful for the sun shining between the storms. (4) Grateful for finding an awesome local restaurant to support. You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Stop hating yourself for everything you aren’t and start loving yourself for everything you are.Random act of kindness idea of the day: If you find a stray dog in your neighborhood, try to help him find his home.Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for an incredible Rosh Hashana message from my Rabbi. I attend a spiritual service that truly is. (2) Grateful for making an amends I felt was necessary. (3) Grateful for time with my sponsor. (4) Grateful for feeling good in my own skin even though my skin despite things that would prevent this in the past. (5) Grateful for a new perspective that is quite simple about something around my food.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Wishing those that celebrate a happy & healthy new year. May everyone in the world have a year filled with happiness, health and spiritual wealth.A person’s most useful asset is not the head full of knowledge, but a heart full of love, and ear ready to listen and a hand willing to help.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Offer to take someone’s shopping basket back to the store for them.Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for choosing not to work for 3 days. (2) Grateful for finishing up writing on Tradition 1 in NA. (3) Grateful for a different format in our home group that went quite well. (4) Grateful for reading about someone that had 31 years clean and relapsed so I could reach out to her. (5) Grateful for the especially friendly ladies at a store I visited to return something I bought online. (6) Grateful for choosing to be gentle with myself when I didn’t finish my to do list.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:New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings…Lao TzuRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Slow down so someone can merge in front of you in traffic.Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for running errands I don’t enjoy. (2) Grateful for the awesome customer service that Amazon provides. (3) Grateful for the lovely ladies I met on a meeting I shared at in the UK. A few have already reached out to me. (4) Grateful for the people that carried the light for me when I was new in recovery and eventually my hope of being able to change turned to faith that I could and would. (5) Grateful for feeling less stressed about situation that were effecting me emotionally.Prayer List:I know the power of prayer and have seen the miracles it provides. Gd knows who we are speaking about in our prayers so we don’t need to provide full names. If you want the person to be anonymous, first names are enough. Let me know when I can remove a name on the list.I always say a prayer for those that have nobody to pray for them.PLEASE SEND UPDATES: IT GOOD TO KNOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.UPDATES:Do you have any updates for people on this list?--Kate— Friend’s daughter in law. TAKEN OFF ECMO MACHNE. Still in the hospital with a long ways to go, but he is alive. They were told he wouldn’t live.--Sean – The son of my oldest friend. Home from hospital but has a long recovery ahead. Please keep praying,--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them. --Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships, emotional challenges or difficulty adjusting to this new life we are leading. --The addicts that are struggling, those that have relapsed and those trying to make their way back to the rooms.--Buck – Neighbor with cancer. Waiting on word if he can participate in a trial.--Susie, Jacob & Reece – Friend & sons in the UK that need prayers. Gd knows why--Family of Maria Kitchens – Young sister-in-law died leaving husband and 2 young kids; in addition other close family members have Covid. --Laura Coleman – Diagnosed with breast cancer. Lots more doctors to see and then surgery.--Mary H – Serious spine problems. If nerve block doesn’t work will need surgery.--Family of Justin M – Father found son dead of overdose; left 2 children. --Carol Carola –Still needs prayers. Pain finally under control.-- Tommy - He has leukemia and he’s having surgery for blood clots--Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka--David – An 8 month old with a serious illness that they hope may be able to be helped in 5 months when he is stable enough to withstand the surgery,--Marti Driskell – Cancer is back in her liver. Getting tested to determine treatment.--Ora Malka bas Ruchel – Needs continued prayers for lots of health issues--Sister of oncology nurse I met yesterday. Has brain cancer and is being treated in Slydell, LA. Can’t remember her name, but Gd knows who I mean.-- Joan – grieving the loss of their first born son and now her husband passed away--Kim-Sister of a former classmate. Cancer has found a new home in her spleen and we sure could use any additional prayers for her. She will be having surgery early in the new year to remove it, but her life after removal will involve a lot of challenges. -Susan F – Needs prayers for her health.--Lydia Brown-Jennings and family - Gd knows what is going on and what is needed.--My neighbor & his wife are both quite ill. Trying to get to Mayo Clinic in MN for possible answers and help. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Its not an easy journey to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place because it frees you. – Tyler PerryRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Show compassion, especially when you are frustrated.Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for a relaxing morning and feeling back to normal. (2) Grateful I have a massage therapist that really knows my body and can help with whatever it needs. (3) Grateful for having lunch with a lady I met on a senior women’s travel group. (4) Grateful for all the inspiration I am finding on several senior travel groups I have found. (5) Grateful for having 2 more days off.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Fill out a survey sent about an experience you had.Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for sleeping in and feeling refreshed. (2) Grateful for newcomers at our home group. (2) Grateful for the willingness to admit making a big mistake at work rather than making excuses or diverting blame. (3) Grateful for a repaired relationship that has become very trusting. (4) Grateful for the long weekend. I really need it. (5) Grateful for an inner calm in the midst of some external chaos.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Some of the best days of your life haven’t happened yet, keep going.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Do something healthy for your body.Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for my amazing co-worker that I travel with. We get along very well together which is huge when you are together as much as we are. (2) Grateful Delta was able to get me on an earlier flight and give me an emergency row aisle seat so I had plenty of foot space. (3) Grateful for the lady I sat near on the plane. She was very friendly and we had a great chat. (4) Grateful for the hospitality shown to us at one of our client visits. They had a breakfast spread set out for us when we arrived. (5) Grateful the hotel employees at both hotels were so nice and helpful. (6) Grateful for finally finding someone to pick me up from the airport in LaCross. They don’t have enough drivers. She offered to take us to our other stops the next day which was very helpful. (7) Grateful for great meetings with clients. (8) Grateful for being able to have 19 hour days on the road and in meetings. It was very hard, but I did it. (9) Grateful for sleeping in my own bed. (10) Grateful we are off Monday and I have a great weekend planned of things to do along with time to chill.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Weekly prayer list below: Be the reason someone feels welcomed, seen, heard, valued, loved and supported.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Count to 3 before you reply when something upsets you.Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for meeting someone for coffee that I haven’t seen in a long time. (2) Grateful for getting both work and personal things done that will make the week easier. (3) Grateful for knowing I am ok regardless of how I am feeling. (4) Grateful my friend’s brpther and family arrived tp Atlanta safely from New Orleans. (5) Grateful for the willingness to change my mindset with tools I have been taught.Prayer List:I know the power of prayer and have seen the miracles it provides. Gd knows who we are speaking about in our prayers so we don’t need to provide full names. If you want the person to be anonymous, first names are enough. Let me know when I can remove a name on the list.I always say a prayer for those that have nobody to pray for them.PLEASE SEND UPDATES: IT GOOD TO KNOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.UPDATES:Do you have any updates for people on this list?--Kate— Friend’s daughter in law. TAKEN OFF ECMO MACHNE. Still in the hospital with a long ways to go, but he is alive. They were told he wouldn’t live.--Sean – The son of my oldest friend. Home from hospital but has a long recovery ahead. Please keep praying,--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them. --Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships, emotional challenges or difficulty adjusting to this new life we are leading. --The addicts that are struggling, those that have relapsed and those trying to make their way back to the rooms.--Family of Maria Kitchens – Young sister-in-law died leaving husband and 2 young kids; in addition other close family members have Covid. --Laura Coleman – Diagnosed with breast cancer. Lots more doctors to see and then surgery.--Mary H – Serious spine problems. If nerve block doesn’t work will need surgery.--Family of Justin M – Father found son dead of overdose; left 2 children. --Carol Carola –Still needs prayers. Pain finally under control.-- Tommy - He has leukemia and he’s having surgery for blood clots--Paul Joseph – Quite ill with MS.--Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka--David – An 8 month old with a serious illness that they hope may be able to be helped in 5 months when he is stable enough to withstand the surgery,--Marti Driskell – Cancer is back in her liver. --Susan Gross – Needs continued prayers for lots of health issues--Sister of oncology nurse I met yesterday. Has brain cancer and is being treated in Slydell, LA. Can’t remember her name, but Gd knows who I mean.-- Joan – grieving the loss of their first born son and now her husband passed away--Kim-Sister of a former classmate. Cancer has found a new home in her spleen and we sure could use any additional prayers for her. She will be having surgery early in the new year to remove it, but her life after removal will involve a lot of challenges. -Susan F – Needs prayers for her health.--Lydia Brown-Jennings and family - Gd knows what is going on and what is needed.--My neighbor & his wife are both quite ill. Trying to get to Mayo Clinic in MN for possible answers and help.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
After all of this is over, all that really mattered is how we treated each other.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Be patient with those that are showing up to work at restaurants and retail stores.Gratitude list for Saturday: (1) Grateful for listening to my body and sleeping in. (2) Grateful for having a much needed day of basic nothingness other than a couple things I wanted to do.. (3) Grateful for attending a workshop on growing old in recovery. Great speakers. (4) Grateful a lady shared in the workshop from Istanbul. We had a nice chat after the workshop and found out we have quite a bit in common. (5) Grateful for a suggestion from a friend that I am considering. Not sure if I want someone living in my home, but it would be short-term.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
A moment of patience in a moment of anger saves you a hundred moments of regret. Random act of kindness idea of the day: Give at least one compliment a day.Gratitude list for Friday: (1) Grateful for the small home group meeting we had. (2) Grateful for those that love and support me. (3) Grateful a friend that went to the ER was sent home and has to go for a test Monday. Praying it isn’t serious. (4) Grateful for the pain I am in and the opportunity to make changes. (5) Grateful for not feeling I am missing out by not being somewhere I enjoy going this weekend. (6) Grateful for the awareness I am having and the changes that I feel are coming. (7) Grateful for the weekend. Lots to do and get done, but time “to be” as well.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you don’t care who get the credit. – Harry TrumanRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Pick up a piece of litter you see in the street.Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for a positive performance review and clarification. (2) Grateful for patience…I can’t believe how hard it is for the grocery store to get workers. (3) Grateful for my amazing travel agent. Never thought I would need one, but she is helping so much. (4) Grateful for sunshine. (5) Grateful for realizing I prefer travelling alone so I can do what I want when I want. Travelling with others is also fun, but I haven’t wanted to admit this for some reason.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you. - David BurnsRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Take yourself into consideration in all matters.Gratitude list for Wednesday: (1) Grateful for an amazing conversation with my boss. (2) Grateful for the positive energy my dietician gives me. (3) Grateful for knowing it was time to put a relationship on hold even though it hurt. (4) Grateful for a suggestion to break my vacation up into two smaller ones which helps in many ways. (5) Grateful for knowing there are changes that need to be made and being open to the direction I am guided. (6) Grateful for realizing I was comparing myself to others and that is not healthy.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Offer water to outside workers in the heat.Gratitude list for Tuesday: (1) Grateful for not being upset about postponing vacation to Hawaii. I have been working on a back-up vacation idea for a while. I know I will be where I am supposed to be. (2) Grateful for an amazing travel agent that is more focused on me having a great experience than her commissions. (3) Grateful for realizing that relationships have ebbs and flows and that isn’t necessarily personal. (4) Grateful for realizing I was isolating and trying to do something different today. (5) Grateful for not having a pressure that I normally have professionally and being more productive as a result. You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Be quiet so that life may speak. – Lee BabautaRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Give someone in line the coupons you aren’t going to use. Gratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for being a morning person. It make the day more special starting in the dark and moving to light. (2) Grateful for home group members willing to help. (3) Grateful for my coach and her perspective when I can’t figure things out. (4) Grateful for the new contacts I made in California last week and continuing to stay in touch. (5) Grateful I am healthy enough to do business travel. (6) Grateful for taking time to go out to lunch with my neighbor. You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Weekly prayer list below:Inner peace is like a sunset for your soul. - Heather Louise VaseyRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Help someone in a wheelchair get something off the shelf in a store.Gratitude list for Sunday: (1) Grateful for getting more sleep that I obviously needed. (2) Grateful for staying ahead on something I do not like doing. (3) Grateful for reaching out to a newcomer that is struggling. (4) Grateful for someone’s kindness when I realized I ordered from the wrong store location. (5) Grateful for accepting the ebb and flow of relationships, even when I wish it was different.Prayer List:I know the power of prayer and have seen the miracles it provides. Gd knows who we are speaking about in our prayers so we don’t need to provide full names. If you want the person to be anonymous, first names are enough. Let me know when I can remove a name on the list.I always say a prayer for those that have nobody to pray for them.PLEASE SEND UPDATES: IT GOOD TO KNOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.UPDATES:Do you have any updates for people on this list?--Kate— Friend’s daughter in law. The baby is still on an ecmo machine. Mom finally got to hold him after 2 months. Still in the hospital with a long ways to go, but he is alive. They were told he wouldn’t live.--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – Does not need chemo.--Sean – The son of my oldest friend. Home from hospital but has a long recovery ahead. Please keep praying,--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them. --Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships, emotional challenges or difficulty adjusting to this new life we are leading. --The addicts that are struggling, those that have relapsed and those trying to make their way back to the rooms.--Laura Coleman – Diagnosed with breast cancer. Lots more doctors to see and then surgery.--Mary H – Serious spine problems. If nerve block doesn’t work will need surgery.--Family of Justin M – Father found son dead of overdose; left 2 children. --Carol Carola –Still needs prayers. Pain finally under control.-- Tommy - He has leukemia and he’s having surgery for blood clots--Paul Joseph – Quite ill with MS.--Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka--David – An 8 month old with a serious illness that they hope may be able to be helped in 5 months when he is stable enough to withstand the surgery,--Marti Driskell – Cancer is back in her liver. Getting tested to determine treatment.--Susan Gross – Needs continued prayers for lots of health issues--Sister of oncology nurse I met yesterday. Has brain cancer and is being treated in Slydell, LA. Can’t remember her name, but Gd knows who I mean.-- Joan – grieving the loss of their first born son and now her husband passed away--Kim-Sister of a former classmate. Cancer has found a new home in her spleen and we sure could use any additional prayers for her. She will be having surgery early in the new year to remove it, but her life after removal will involve a lot of challenges. -Susan F – Needs prayers for her health.--Lydia Brown-Jennings and family - Gd knows what is going on and what is needed.--My neighbor & his wife are both quite ill. Trying to get to Mayo Clinic in MN for possible answers and help.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

I Am A Thrivalist
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. – Martin Luther King, JrRandom act of kindness idea of the day: Take time to feed your soul.Gratitude list for this past week: (1) Grateful for spending time in person with the awesome team I work with. (2) Grateful for seeing lots of people I’ve known for years and meeting a lot of new people at the summit I attended. (3) Grateful for seeing the ocean each morning when I woke up and going to events each night and seeing the sunset. (4) Grateful for finally feeling a true sense of confidence in my professional life. (5) Grateful for hosting a dinner for clients and knowing it turned out exactly the way it was supposed to. Was nervous because a lot of people cancelled coming to California. (6) Grateful for the awesome hotel staff that were incredibly accommodating. (7) Grateful for sleeping in my own bed. (8) Grateful for never meeting a stranger. (9) Grateful for the beautiful weather in California.You are special so be good to yourself today!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Faith is seeing light with your heart when all your eyes see is darkness.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Accept people where they are, not where you wish they wereGratitude list for Monday: (1) Grateful for extending the car and not having to rush to the airport. (2) Grateful the owner of the hotel was so accommodating to me staying late. (3) Grateful for choosing to relax rather than rushing to get more sites in before I left. (4) Grateful for a relaxing lunch on the beach and meeting 3lovely ladies. We had a great chat and it was a nice end to my visit. (5) Grateful for learning a lot of inside stuff about what is going on with Lyft and Uber. (6) Grateful for dinner with someone I have known but getting to know better. (7) Grateful for the beautiful weather. (8) Grateful I wasn’t hurt worst when I hit my head. Bled and have a huge scab on my head…Blow drying my hair will be interesting. (8) Grateful for a room that let’s me see the ocean. (9) Grateful for people I love that covered for me chairing our home group meeting.You are special so be good to yourself today!!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

I Am A Thrivalist
Weekly prayer list below.Be kind to past versions of yourself that didn’t know the thing you know now.Random act of kindness idea of the day: Respond don’t react.For Sunday: (1) Grateful for a relaxing morning on the balcony having breakfast and chatting with a friend. (2) Grateful for not having to be anywhere and deciding on the fly what to do. Literally changed my plans 3 times in 30 minutes in my head. (3) Grateful for a suggestion to go to a nursery (great restaurant, but I wasn’t hungry) that was more like a botanical garden. (4) Grateful for a trolley so I could go downtown and not have to deal with parking. (5) Grateful for starting a conversation with a lady dining alone. She lives in New Mexico and gave me some great ideas. This is my back up plan if something happens with my Hawaii trip. (6) Grateful for a great waiter that made perfect recommendations and made my lunch even better. (7) Grateful for the suggestion to go to Pageant of the Masters. There was an art show with 115 artists I saw before the show. I had a snack and sat next to a lovely lady whose husband is an artist at one of the other places I went. (8) Grateful I sat next to a really nice couple during the show. He turned out to have 22 years in AA and I gave them a ride back to their hotel. (9) Grateful for this amazing gift I’ve given myself and everything the universe has provided.Prayer List:I know the power of prayer and have seen the miracles it provides. Gd knows who we are speaking about in our prayers so we don’t need to provide full names. If you want the person to be anonymous, first names are enough. Let me know when I can remove a name on the list.I always say a prayer for those that have nobody to pray for them.PLEASE SEND UPDATES: IT GOOD TO KNOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN REMOVE SOMEONE OR NEED TO ADD A NAME SO THIS STAYS CURRENT.UPDATES:Do you have any updates for people on this list?--Kate— Friend’s daughter in law. The baby is slowly being weaned off machines. Please keep praying. He still has a long ways to go.--Suzanne Brueckheimer Zea – Found out she does not need chemo or radiation! --Sean – The son of my oldest friend. Home from hospital but has a long recovery ahead. Please keep praying,--Those that are suffering and have nobody to pray for them. --Those going thru the virus, having financial hardships, emotional challenges or difficulty adjusting to this new life we are leading. --The addicts that are struggling, those that have relapsed and those trying to make their way back to the rooms.--Laura Coleman – Diagnosed with breast cancer. Lots more doctors to see and then surgery.--Mary H – Serious spine problems. If nerve block doesn’t work will need surgery.--Family of Justin M – Father found son dead of overdose; left 2 children. -- Surfside victims and family members and all those involved in the rescue efforts.--Carol Carola –Still needs prayers. Pain finally under control.-- Tommy - He has leukemia and he’s having surgery for blood clots--Paul Joseph – Quite ill with MS.--Chaim Meyer ben Ora Malka--David – An 8 month old with a serious illness that they hope may be able to be helped in 5 months when he is stable enough to withstand the surgery,--Marti Driskell – Cancer is back in her liver. Getting tested to determine treatment.--Susan Gross – Needs continued prayers for lots of health issues--Sister of oncology nurse I met yesterday. Has brain cancer and is being treated in Slydell, LA. Can’t remember her name, but Gd knows who I mean.-- Joan – grieving the loss of their first born son and now her husband passed away--Kim-Sister of a former classmate. Cancer has found a new home in her spleen and we sure could use any additional prayers for her. She will be having surgery early in the new year to remove it, but her life after removal will involve a lot of challenges. -Susan F – Needs prayers for her health.--Lydia Brown-Jennings and family - Gd knows what is going on and what is needed.--My neighbor & his wife are both quite ill. Trying to get to Mayo Clinic in MN for possible answers and help.You are special so be good to yourself today!!!You are special so be good to yourself today!!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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