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.

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

P.S. I’m sharing a new sunrise every day with inspirational content.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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