Me Too

I was reluctant to participate when I saw the Facebook posts Me Too. It felt like I would be saying I’m a victim, and that’s not how I see myself.

After I read a few stories people shared about triumph, I realized it was time for me to shout from the tree tops…ME TOO!

This conversation is not about abuse or oppression. It’s about how our abilities to Rise Above them defines our lives and develops our Superpowers.

Courage to Rise Above fear

The fear that the abuse would not stop, the fear that no one would believe me, the fear that I would not be loved didn’t hold me back.

I didn’t know it at the time, but Courage was the Superpower ignited within me the day I took a stand and said no more to my childhood abuser.

Confidence to Rise Above shame

For me there was an undeniable feeling of shame that these unspeakable acts of a very sick individual even happened to me. What if it was my fault?

I had to hear it out loud, many times from someone I trusted, to finally believe that it wasn’t my fault. The Confidence I eventually found in standing up changed my life and the lives of those around me for good.

Forgiveness to Rise Above anger

Well if it wasn’t my fault, why did it happen to me? Where were my protectors? How dare they abandon me to this injustice!

Rising above this cloud requires activating many Superpowers, the first is Forgiveness.

The intentional act of Forgiveness brings a healing light into my soul.

Serenity to Rise Above despair

The Serenity Prayer has been the go-to mantra throughout my life when I feel conflicted, need direction or simply need to find peace with my own actions. Even when our actions are for good, it doesn’t always feel that way.

Serenity Prayer

“God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the Courage to change the things I can and the Wisdom to know the difference.”

 Thank you to everyone who posted Me Too. Action and Faith will help us all Rise Above.

Let’s Soar,

Debbie Donaldson, Champion for Good

P.S. I’m obsessed with sharing beautiful sunrises from around the world and want to thank everyone who has sent one. The incredible sunrise photo in this post is courtesy of Ronda Henderson.

If you have a sunrise photo in your phone begging to be shared, send it to or PM us on Facebook. We’ll mention you in the photo and let you know when it posts.



I’m with you

When I received this sunrise photo today, it took me by surprise.  I woke up thinking about how obsessed I’ve become with sunrises. My friends from all over the country are sending these beautiful, inspiring photos that remind me of the one thing we all have in common no matter where we are, what we’re doing, how our lives are going, the sun will always rise.

Today I’m going to have a blood test for a surgery scheduled next week.

The surgery is breast reconstruction. Two years ago this month (breast cancer awareness month) I found out I had breast cancer. My body rejected the expanders after the bi-lateral mastectomy two years ago.

I am just now ready to brave the reconstruction again. As surgery day get’s closer, I get a little more anxious every day.  Several times I’ve even considered cancelling everything. This morning I woke up even more anxious.

Then my friend sent me this photo. She didn’t even know about the surgery or my fears.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, the message I got loud and clear is “I’m Here For You – It’s Time.”

Thank you Susan Moore for capturing this incredible sunrise. And thank you Marsha Lewis for sending it to me with Susan’s permission.

Somehow through the many years of our long distance friendship my high-school friend Marsha has instinctively known how to hold my hand when I needed it most.


Debbie Donaldson, Champion For Good


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This photo was taken by my daughter Melanie Reed on the last day of her vacation in Hilton Head, South Carolina a few years ago. The promise this sunrise kept was a special moment with her son (my grandson) watching the sun rise before everyone else woke up.

What occasion will you celebrate with the sun’s promise today?

Cheers to a new day,

Debbie Donaldson
Champion for Good

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A feeling of peace washed over me as I gazed at this Gulf Shores, Alabama sunrise sent by my friend Brent Eskew.

It has been a while since I’ve seen him and am thrilled he is participating in sharing a daily sunrise on

Brent served in the military for several years right out of high-school. I’m not sure I ever thanked him for his service, so I’m doing that now.

Take a moment today to thank the men and women who serve our country so that we may enjoy the Peace that comes with the freedoms they protect.

Peace be with you,

Debbie Donaldson
Champion for Good

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Possibilities ahead

My friend Kim Gudenkauf, who provided this photo from her marathon race in Rachel, NV, runs marathons around the country. Her goal is to run a marathon in every state. She has qualified and run the prestigious Boston marathon several times. In fact, she had finished the race and was on her way to the airport when she heard about the bombing that marred the event in 2013.

Kim is more committed than ever to continue her passion for running and has agreed to an interview with us before the 2018 Boston marathon.

Cheers to fresh starts,

Debbie Donaldson
Champion for Good

P.S. Follow and experience a new sunrise photo every day.

Do you have a sunrise photo in your phone begging to be shared? Just send it to us with the location of the photo at We’ll mention you in the photo and let you know when it posts on the site.

Is humility your Superpower?

The sun is the face of mother nature peeking through these gorgeous fall leaves. Is she being humble about her creations?

Being humble is such an incredible Superpower.

Note to self: Never, ever mistake humility for weakness.

Humbly yours,

Debbie Donaldson
Champion for Good

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Morning salute

When Jennifer Mouso shared this sunrise photo with me, I loved it and thought it looked like the sky was saluting.

When she told me she had volunteered to teach an early morning religious education class for teenage students, I loved it even more. It seemed like the heavens were giving her a high-five for doing good.

If you get the chance, give a teacher a high-five for doing good. Especially the volunteers who give their time and love to children who will be reflecting that love back as tomorrow’s adults.

Below is the uncropped image with a family of ducks on the lake. You can follow Jennifer on Instagram @fl.azjennm.

Saluting you today!

Debbie Donaldson
Champion for Good

P.S. Do you have a sunrise photo on your phone begging to be seen? Send it to us and we’ll share it for you. Just let us know your name and where you took it. Click here to share.

Sunrise Vero Beach, FL Morning Salute
Sunrise Vero Beach, FL photo by Jennifer Mouso

Making a difference

Check out the Somos Live! Benefit concert October 14, 2017. The sold-out concert will air on NBC, BET and other stations in support of hurricane relief efforts for the people of Puerto Rico.

When we work together, we make a difference.

Sunrise in Rincon, Puerto Rico
Sunrise Believe

Nothing in my life compares to the devastation people of Puerto Rico are experiencing in the aftermath of hurricane Maria this year.

This beautiful photograph was taken by Cipriana Williams just seven months before the hurricane destroyed the entire island. The sunrise is likely still just as glorious every day there. However, if the camera were turned in the other direction, we would see a dramatically different view.

“What happened in Texas and Florida were disasters,” said W. Craig Fugate, who was FEMA administrator under President Barack Obama. “What happened in Puerto Rico was a catastrophe.” Read more in this NY Times article.

There are many people doing incredible good to help the people of Puerto Rico. Here are just a few. Click on their names to learn more…


Debbie Donaldson
Champion for Good

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I believe in Magic

My good friend Tammy Holyfield travels the country helping professionals reach their personal and professional goals.

When I opened this beautiful photo she sent me, I was in awe and am fascinated by the magic of every sunrise.

Sunrise Carolina Beach, NC
Sunrise: I believe in Magic

The sun rises and I am very grateful for that new, fresh start opportunity every day.

The sun rising is also an event experienced by everyone on the planet, even when we aren’t paying attention. I only seem to experience the beauty of the sun rising occasionally, so I decided to change that.

I’m gathering photos of sunrises from friends around the world. If you’d like to experience this magic, follow I’ll share a new sunrise photo every day.

My goal is 365 different sunrise photos. I’ve received enough for 25 days so far.

If you’d like to send me one, you will receive photo credit and I’ll let you know when it is published.

Click here to send me a photo you’d like to share.

Cheers to a magical day,

Debbie Donaldson
Champion for Good

Superpower Today – GRATITUDE

Gratitude is one of the most shareable Superpowers you can activate today. Here are three ways to find yours and pass it on…

1. Identify one thing you are Grateful for today.

Yes, just one will do it.

Today I’m personally grateful that I can count on the sun to rise and inspire life no  matter what is going on the world.

2. Identify one person in your life you are Grateful for today.

Yup, just one will do it today.

I am very fortunate and grateful for this wonderful person in my life who loves to make me laugh.

3. Tell the person today why you are Grateful.

Tell them. Don’t keep it to yourself.  Do they have a special talent, skill, gift that you admire or appreciate?

Since I don’t recall ever telling that special person I am so very grateful for his desire to and ability for making me laugh, today’s the day!

Imagine activating this Superpower as a habit every day.

Gratefully yours,

Debbie Donaldson
Champion for Good