Burning Desire

For the past couple of years I’ve had a burning desire to hit the road with my husband and travel across the country in an RV. The sunrise photos coming to me from around the country have rekindled this desire

We didn’t do anything to nurture this dream before, always telling ourselves it wasn’t time yet.

Now we’re looking into the possibilities.

There is the possibility my husband and I would love this new lifestyle. There is also a possibility we would Hate it. So we find ourselves laboring over every decision to be sure.

Our timing to decide is summer 2018. I’ve started a travel section on this site so we can share what we’re learning about RV and camping life.  There are a lot of travel bloggers, so we’ll try to learn from those that have gone before us.

We like a convenient lifestyle and enjoy being outdoors, but don’t consider ourselves outdoorsy people. In fact, I burn easily and bugs…bug me.

We went to an RV lot for the first time last week after looking at many models online. We looked at trailers, 5th wheeler’s, class c’s and class a’s. We’re almost certain we’ll go with the class a, gas, under 30 foot for our new life adventure – almost. Would love comments from anyone who has gone through this process and were happy… or not happy with their decisions.

I’ve downloaded an RVer’s Best Public Campgrounds book to begin planning a route for our first trip. If there are better resources for deciding on campgrounds that aren’t like  busy trailer parks, would love to find them. We like exploring nature, learning about the history of a place and interacting with people… but don’t need constant entertainment.

When I look at the sunrise in this photo, it looks almost as if the sun is moving forward. I think it’s a sign.

Chasing the dream,

Debbie Donaldson, Champion for Good

P.S. If you have a sunrise photo to share, just email it to contact@superpowers365.com. We’ll mention you in the photo.

 

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Commitment

Anything that grows in the desert deserves respect for the commitment. In this stunning sunrise in Tucson, Arizona taken by Jennifer Mouso, the rising sun and the tree standing tall actually seem committed to each other.

Finding purpose and growing into it has it’s challenges but is always worth the commitment.

Stand tall,

Debbie Donaldson, Champion for Good

P.S. Have a sunrise photo you’d like to share? Send it to contact@superpowers365.com. We’ll mention you and let you know when it posts.

Promise

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

P.S. Join us in sharing a sunrise from a new location every day. Send your photo and a description to contact@superpowers.com.

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 Superpowers365.com. 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

Transcending Tragedy

Reading news about added security at the 46th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta being held in New Mexico this week is a reminder that we are still reeling from last Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In the aftermath of any traumatic event, every person is different in their process of healing and recovery. Whether we are directly or indirectly impacted by the traumatic event, there is a healing process that is unique to every individual.

Like many of my friends, I am having a difficult time grappling with the shooting in Las Vegas that happened the evening of October 1, 2017. I know it has only been a week and it is reasonable that we are still grieving for those affected.

The actions of KINDNESS that so many are taking to improve the lives of those directly impacted is inspiring and important.

Las Vegas Victims’ Fund

As I post this article today, the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund is $10,194,656. The fund was set up on Go Fund Me by Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commission Chair from Las Vegas. Sharing KINDNESS by participating in something that will benefit those directly injured by the massacre has given the 82,685 people who contributed from around the world an opportunity to take action and participate in the healing process.

The Superpower KINDNESS in action does help, but may not be enough.

Why Not Me

Yesterday I watched Eric Church’s video clip from the Grand Ole Opry. He was at the concert and described struggling with the fate that had fallen on his many fans. He celebrated at the Las Vegas concert the day before the shooting and broke down as he described the heartbreak he feels for the people, the fans he feels so close to. He explained that the way he comes to grips with anything tragic in his life is through music so he wrote the song “Why Not Me.”

The feelings of COMPASSION he expresses through his music creates a ripple effect of inspiration and healing. Today the YouTube video has 5.4M views and dozens of reposts and comments with thousands more views. Opening his heart and sharing his Superpower COMPASSION has helped millions in their own healing process.

Connection with those that have activated the Superpowers of KINDNESS and COMPASSION get us closer to healing and receiving the Superpower that lifts us beyond grief.

Memorials

There have been memorials constructed to honor those that were killed. These tender actions give a physical and creative release for those doing the construction. It also gives a location for those of us who need to take action by showing our respects and participating in PRAYER.

Here are links to articles about two in Las Vegas:

PRAYER is a healing Superpower, and is just the beginning.

GRACE is the one Superpower that transcends any tragedy and the overwhelming feelings of sadness and grief that fuels fear or inertia.

GRACE Activated

The first definition of grace on Webster.com is “unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification.” As a Superpower, GRACE is activated through PRAYER. GRACE is also activated by connecting to others who freely share their Superpowers with others.

Sharing our own Superpowers like COMPASSION, KINDNESS and PRAYER with others is the fuel that lifts our spirits by GRACE.

Let’s Soar,

Debbie Donaldson
Champion for Good

Share a little Peace

My heart breaks a little more each day as the news continues to unfold about the horrible shooting that happened in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 1, 2017.

This is my memorial to our unsuspecting brothers and sisters who lost their lives. And a prayer for the grieving families who are still picking up the pieces.

When it doesn’t feel like there is anything I can do to help, I know that Prayer is my go-to Superpower. The light I feel inside gives me a sense of peace that that begs to be shared.

Peace be with you,

Debbie Donaldson
Champion for Good

That’s My Superpower

At the end of the first episode in season eight of Hawaii Five-O, Danny (Dano) Williams told Steve McGarrett “that’s my Superpower” when they were talking about how he had been so persistent about the two of them going into a restaurant business together. I couldn’t have been happier.

Superpowers are the many gifts and talents we are born with. They are also the skills we develop through learning and experience.

I can hardly wait to release my new book later this month, Superpowers Activated – Discovering the Magic. If you’d like an email notification when it’s ready, just click here and fill out the contact form.

Danny Williams is a character played by Scott Caan and Steve McGarrett is a character played by Alex O’Loughlin in the popular remake of Hawaii Five-O. The characters have displayed many Superpowers I refer to in my book, and don’t ever leap tall buildings in a single bound.

Happily yours,

Debbie Donaldson
Champion for Good