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.

Peace

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 Superpowers365.com.

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

P.S. Want to join the fun? Email a photo and description we can share to contact@superpowers365.com.

 

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 Superpowers365.com 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 contact@superpowers365.com. We’ll mention you in the photo and let you know when it posts on the site.

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…

Believe,

Debbie Donaldson
Champion for Good

P.S. Do you have a beautiful sunrise photo you’d like to share? Do you or someone you know have a sunrise photo from Australia or Africa?

Share your photo with us and we’ll let you know when it’s published.
Follow Superpowers365.com to enjoy a new sunrise every day.

Believe

 


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…

Believe,

Debbie Donaldson
Champion for Good

P.S. Do you have a beautiful sunrise photo you’d like to share? Do you or someone you know have a sunrise photo from Australia or Africa?

Share your photo with us and we’ll let you know when it’s published.
Follow Superpowers365.com to enjoy a new sunrise every day.

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

Torn Heart

There aren’t words to describe the heart breaking tragic results of a man planning and executing the deadly shooting of a group of people gathered in celebration. The deadliest mass shooting in modern US history that occurred October 1, 2017 at the Route 91 country music concert in Las Vegas will become something future generations read about in history books.

In the present though, those dealing directly with the results immediately following the shooting that killed at least 59 people and wounded more than 500, need our prayers and support now and into the future.

Although I live in Las Vegas, my home is a safe distance from the mayhem and I was in bed before the shooting occurred. I was still sound asleep when my family in different time zones were hearing the news on their way to work the next morning. Since my husband and I love country music and we occasionally attend concerts, my phone was filled with calls and texts asking if we were ok.

After I reassured my out-of-town family and friends, I began checking on my local friends. Some are avid country music and concert fans so I was relieved to learn everyone I know was safe.

My heart felt like it was being torn by the end of the day. Feelings of deep sadness that this man robbed so many people of their lives, health and security were overwhelming. Feelings of intense elation when I saw the hundreds of people lined up to give blood lifted my Spirit.

The numbers of people and companies that have already stepped up in support of survivors of this deadly attack reminds me that as individuals and as an entire race, when our heart is torn, our Spirit is revealed.

Let’s Soar,
Debbie Donaldson
Champion for Good