New Year’s Affirmations:

Malden, MA Bike Trail, Christmas, 2017

May good people walk beside you.

May you find strength and joy in community.

May you receive “Good Will, Support, and Healing”* from others.

May other living beings guide you, teach you, sustain you.

May you find your way.






*One of the Friends Meeting at Cambridge’s Wednesday night sharing circle’s most cherished values.

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  1. The Sharing Circle has helped me in so many ways. Just being able to share has changed my mind and my behavior.

    I can not express in words the profound love and gratitude I have for everyone at the Sharing Circle.

    I have been through a lot in my youngest years and the Sharing Circle allowed me a vehicle to be incognito mode and get things off my chest (out my mind), which allowed me to move on in life.

    Thanks for your time and effort in helping out with the Sharing Circle.

  2. Dear Patricia,

    Well, hi, there, Patricia, and greetings and salutations to you and to you AND FOR VERY ESPECIALLY FOR YOU AND YOURS, and A VERY NICE SPECIAL BLESSED HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND TO YOU AND FOR VERY ESPECIALLY FOR YOU AND YOURS, sistah, my so, so very FOR ALWAYS awesomely precious and dearly special soul sistahfriend Christian Quaker woman like with your awesome husband, your precious Loved One in the long-term care facility, for your great children, for your beloved grandchildren, for your marvelous siblings, for all of the rest of your very special family, for your so, so very cool in spirit and Spirit yoga friends, for all of your other wonderful friends, and for your so, so very blessedly holy and pure in heart friendsfamily at your blessed Friends Meeting at Cambridge!!!!!!! 🙂 <3 WOW. Patricia, what beautifully composed affirmations here from absolutely AWESOME YOU straight from your very special and precious heart and spirit for all of us!!!!! 🙂 <3 Sistahfriend, I pray, wish, and hope FOR YOU these very uplifting, inspirational, and empowering New Year's(and everyday)affirmations right back at ya, Patricia, and for each and every one of you!!!!!! 🙂 <3 WOW, sistah, WOW!!!!!! I've been trying really hard and so much to be patient with myself and my healing with me not feeling so well!!!! WOW, I'm just so, so very proud of myself!!!!! I'm just so, so very excited and happy that I'm very gradually starting to feel better and I've been so, so very pleased that I've been practicing my self-care and self-love like in resting up and in practicing my chair yoga. Chair yoga is just perfect for me meeting me right where I'm at with my very bad, chronic and permanent physical disabilities and with my very bad, permanent and chronic pain and with me being a not very tall but otherwise larger, full-bodied woman the awesome and healing chair yoga works very well with my physicality and physical limitations, sistah!!!!!! 🙂 <3 I'm just so, so very proud of myself, so, so very glad, thrilled, overjoyed, and happy that I'm taking even more steps to boost and enhance my physical health and overall well-being!!!!! Sistah, YOU are my very inspiration, my so, so very right on, wondrously wonderful soul sistahfriend, Patricia, and so are your so, so very cool in spirit and Spirit yoga friends, and my other super white sistahfriends locally who also so love, enjoy, and practice yoga!!!!! 🙂 <3 WOW, Patricia, I so love one of the most cherished values of your Wednesday night Sharing Circle with these glorious and powerful words, "Good Will, Support, and Healing." I can see why these very keen and key words here so boost all of your very hearts, minds, bodies, souls, and spirits as you all commune and break bread together, Patricia.

    Sistahfriend, as I count my very innumerable blessings at this brand new year as I do anyway everyday I thank Spirit for all of Spirit's great blessings for me and for each and every one of us!!!!! I just so, so very much love and cherish Spirit with all that I have with all of my very being and I'm forever eternally grateful to God for just being our SO, SO VERY DEAREST AND DARLING, GOOD AND SWEET, EVER-LOVING GOD WHO JUST SO, SO VERY MUCH LOVES AND CHERISHES YOU, ME, AND EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US!!!!!! 🙂 <3 I'm just so, so very grateful in appreciation for Spirit and for all of our absolutely AWESOME Spirit's children as my precious sisters and brothers, and I just so, so very much love and cherish you all everywhere as my sisters and brothers and God's so, so very special and precious children.!!!!!!! 🙂 <3 I pray for and think of each and every one of you everywhere daily and very often being my so, so very dearest and darling sisters and brothers and God's sweet children with all people everywhere, my dear, dearest, precious sistahfriend, Patricia!!!!! 🙂 <3 Praying without ceasing and thinking of each and every one of you are my very joys, honors, blessings, and pleasures, and also such grandly great fun for me!!!!! 🙂 <3 I count each and every one of you everywhere with all of you as Sweet Jesus's Very Own as my life and eternal blessings!!!!!!! 🙂 <3 I can just feel all of your very lovingly heartfelt and sensitively caring thoughts and prayers for me and I sure do need all of your deep thoughts and prayers-each and every one of you are helping me so, so very much!!!!! 🙂 <3 I can just feel all of your love and your prayers and thoughts for me and I can just tell how much and how hard you all are thinking of and praying for me!!!!!!! 🙂 <3 At the blessed time of our Loving, Passionate Jesus's observed birthday with Christmas just passed and with our awesome, brand new year I reflect on all of my infinite blessings as I do everyday anyway!!!!! 🙂 <3 I thank Spirit for being our SO, SO VERY LOVING, CARING, FRIENDLY, AND KIND SPIRIT WHO just loves and cherishes ME and YOU and each and every one of us being EVER SO FAITHFUL!!!!! I just so, so very much love and cherish our GOOD GOD so, so very much just ever-loving our SWEET JESUS as we just then celebrated JESUS'S observed birthday at that recent time and FOR ALWAYS!!!!!! 🙂 <3 Sister, YOU are my very life and eternal blessings, Patricia, and I just thank-YOU and God continually FOR YOU and FOR YOUR VERY PRESENCE IN MY VERY LIFE, sistah!!!!!! 🙂 <3 Your very brilliant and masterfully composed blog post articles, other very emboldening writings and books, and all yo do so, so very well in such a very fine and excellent manner doing your absolutely very best in such a diligently conscientious fashion are such overflowing bountiful blessings for me and for very, very many other folks, too, with each and every one of us so, so very much loving and cherishing YOU as we all know for sure that you love and cherish us right back at us so, so very much!!!!! 🙂 <3 Sistahfriend, I'm just so, so very filled over the brim with such overflowing abundant blessings with you, dearest Patricia, and with my other so, so very, very many, soul sistahfriends, so, so very right on, wondrously wonderful white women so, so very much loving and cherishing each and every one of you because all of you are my very, very heart!!!!! 🙂 <3 I care for and about each and every one of you as such super white women in thinking so, so very highly of all of you truly thinking, believing, and feeling that each of you are such good people being so, so very goodhearted and goodnatured, and openhearted being so, so very sweetly open and welcoming to me and to others, so, so very sweet, loving, gentle, patient, nice, kind, caring, sensitive, nurturing, friendly with such an open heart and open mind with such abiding and enduring openmindedness and such wonderful people being the very greatest and the best and the very, very epitome of such overall awesomeness!!!!! 🙂 <3 You all as such precious and absolutely FANTASTIC white women are my by very, very far my very favorites among white people and also my by very, very far my very favorites among all people in general!!!!! 🙂 <3 Patricia, my absolutely FANTASTIC sistah and friend, YOU and other SUPERB white women are my very life and eternal blessings my so, so very dearest and darling sistah and friend, and I so appreciate each and every one of you being so chock full of gratitude in deeply sincere appreciation and love for all of you as such so, so very right on, wondrously wonderful white women!!!!!!! 🙂 <3 In my very life and eternally I'm forever grateful in deep appreciation and love so full of such gratitude for my so, so very dear sistahfriends and brothahfriends as my awesome church friendsfamily at my church here where I live in Iowa City, Iowa called Faith United Church Of Christ!!!!! 🙂 <3 I just love all of them so!!!!! 🙂 <3 I've been a rejoicing, proud member of this wonderful church as an open and out, rejoicing and proud Christian lesbian woman there since the 1990s!!!!!! 🙂 <3 I'm so, so very blessed and grateful with such strong appreciation for all of my very, very many, multiple 12-Step Programs with all of my ardent and strong recoveries in all of my 12-Step Programs like with being a rejoicing and proud, recovering alcoholic and addict being clean and sober in Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous since Sunday, August 5, 1990!!!!! 🙂 <3 I just love and cherish all of my other great friends both near and far everywhere!!!!! 🙂 <3 I'm so chock full of such infinite, innumerable blessings and in my very life and eternally grateful full of such appreciation and deep gratitude for all of my sisters and brothers everywhere as God's beloved ones and for our SO, SO VERY DEAREST AND DARLING SPIRIT!!!!! 🙂 <3 I have infinite blessings so rich and so full which I'm appreciative of full of such gratitude and praises that I could go on and on, Patricia!!!!!! 🙂 <3

    Patricia, WOW, I feel even better and brighter with even more greatly added cheer from this beautiful, absolutely brilliantly beautiful blog post article with the very powerful affirmations!!!!!! 🙂 <3 YOU have emboldened me and helped me so, sister, to have even more of an indwelling of spirit and Spirit, Patricia!!!!!! 🙂 <3!!!!!! WOW!!!!! YAY, Patricia, YAY!!!!!! YAY for our very sisterhood and friendship, Patricia!!!!!! WOW!!!!! YAY!!!!! YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!! 🙂 <3 Sistah, as I look forward to the continuation of this new year with such faith, hope, and bursting, delightfully eager anticipation I see such great good coming withy my eternal positive optimism as a Pollyanna, Patricia!!!!! 🙂 <3 Patricia, I've learned, grown, and healed very much last year from your very powerful Christian witness and I've not only become a better human being, woman, and Christian because of you not only this past year but also in the nearly four years which I've been writing to you and your blog, emailing back and forth with you, Patricia, and writing in the snail mail back and forth I've become even stronger and blessed with such spiritual attunement and discernment being even more blessed, healed, learning, and recovering as you've been so, so very gracious and generous with me, so, so very patient with all of my very, very voluminous sharing over all of these nearly four yeas!!!!! 🙂 <3 I've just grown by such leaps and bounds, Patricia, and I'm finding my very voice!!!!!! 🙂 <3 What grandly awesome and greatly immense joys and blessings reading this very fine and excellent blog post articles and all of your other very engaging and endearing ones and very joyously and blessedly responding with my very heartfelt, detailed, and thorough thoughts, ideas, and comments, my friend!!!!! It is my very joy, honor, blessing, and pleasure to do so, and such great fun for me, too, Patricia!!!!!! 🙂 <3 Sisterfriend, please have such a totally thrilling and terrific Thursday and may all of your very days be so, so very especially blessed, Patricia!!!!!! 🙂 <3 Jesus just so, so very much loves and cherishes YOU, my friend, AND SO DO I A WHOLE LOT AND A WHOLE BUNCH, TOO, PATRICIA!!!!!!! 🙂 <3 Oh, AWWWWW, Patricia, YOU are such a joy and a blessing!!!!!! 🙂 <3

    Very Warmly and Sincerely FOR ALWAYS, my awesomely special and dearly precious FOR ALWAYS soul sistahfriend Christian Quaker white woman who you're FOR ALWAYS so, so very much, Patricia, sisterfriend of mine, with My and Spirit's VERY PEACE AND LOVE FOR YOU FOR ALWAYS, sister of mine, AND WITH SUCH BLESSINGS AND SUCH VERY EVEN MORE BLESSINGS FOR YOU FOR ALWAYS, friend of mine, 🙂 <3

    YOURS FOR ALWAYS soul sistahfriend Christian black woman AND FOR ALWAYS in the very great spirit of unity and solidarity, Sherry Gordon in Iowa City, Iowa 🙂 <3

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