Gratitude


Thought Of The Month June 2022 ~ “Choose an Attitude of Gratitude!”

By Vince DiPasquale As we enter the month of June, we think of graduation, school closings, baseball, and the official beginning of summer. It’s a time to reflect and look at the life with a spirit of gratitude. Let’s all take a moment to reflect and look at the life in a positive way. Take […]

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Hey it’s Vince’s 82nd Birthday! (Tuesday, actually!)

Dear Starting Point Friends and Family, Sunday was a wonderful celebration for Vince! Thank you all for joining us. Vince’s actual birthday is not until May 24th so there is still time to send him your birthday wishes and honor him with a one-time or monthly donation to The Starting Point. You can give in […]

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Thought Of The Month May 2022 ~ “Gratitude, Love, and Service”

By Vince DiPasquale ______________________________________________________________________________ “You can’t give to others what you don’t have.” “Service is God’s gift to us so we can learn how to give and receive.” ______________________________________________________________________________ May is one of the most beautiful and special months of the year. It is the month of new birth, flowers, a time when everything comes […]

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2022 Educational Program “Loss of a Parent, Grandparent or Sibling’“; with Pat Obst and Loretta Depka is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

In this program, Pat Obst, LCSW, MSW and Loretta Depka, Executive Director continued their discussions on the complex process of grieving. This particular topic is processing the loss of a Parent, Grandparent or Sibling. You can find The Starting Point’s YouTube channel here. Pat is a therapist who specializes in loss and grief, Pat Obst […]

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Thought Of The Month January 2022 ~ “Live One Day at a Time ~ Each and Every Day!”

By: Vince DiPasquale Happy and blessed New Year? It’s hard to believe that it’s already here. Let’s take some time to reflect in a spirit of gratitude, humility, and learning, on yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Yesterday is over. Much has happened, both positive and negative. Take time to inventory the past year. Try to look […]

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Thought Of The Month Nov 2021 ~ “An Attitude of Gratitude”

By: Vincent DiPasquale As we get ready to celebrate the wonderful month of Thanksgiving, we pause to reflect on three very special and beautiful words: Gratitude, Acceptance and Love. I consider these the most spiritual words in our language. Growth can only take place when we can develop gratitude. Someone who views life in the […]

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Thought Of The Month August 2021 ~ “The ABCs of a Spiritual Recovery”

Excerpt from “Until Today!” by Iyanla Vanzant I open my heart and mind to be aware…how my ABC’s will lift my spirit. Almighty Creator of the Universe; Beloved Father, Mother, God; Create in me a clean heart this day. Deliver me from the limitations of the ego. Exalt Your presence in my mind. Forgive all […]

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Thought of the Month July 2021 ~ “Celebrating Our Freedoms”

By: Vince DiPasquale July is the month of independence. It is a time to reflect on all the gifts we’ve been given. We spend time celebrating the 4th of July. It’s a time to play, pray, and thank God for our greatest gift: freedom. It’s funny, but so many people think to be free means […]

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Thought of the Month June 2021 ~ “A Spiritual Reflection”

By: Vince DiPasquale Welcome to the month of June, the beginning of summer. It’s a time to relax, sit back and reflect on our lives. As I look back on my own life, I am grateful to so many people who have touched my life and made a difference. It began back in the forties. […]

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Thought Of The Month: January 2021 ~ On Honoring Mother Nature , Ourselves and Others ….

By: Vince DiPasquale Welcome to a brand new year – 2021! May God bless you and your family in the New Year. Take time to reflect on 2020 and try to see the lessons we’ve learned through our experiences. Even the negative experiences are our teachers. The Indian culture tells us to listen to Mother […]

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Thought Of The Month: December 2020 ~ On Faith, Hope and Simplicity ….

By Vince DiPasquale Well, we have reached the end of another year. We are given so much to think about during the month and there are so many ways to celebrate life. We have Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Eve and Day; and within these holidays numerous ways to celebrate. The world comes alive […]

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Thought Of The Month: November 2020 ~ “Gratitude, Acceptance And Love” ….

By: Vince DiPasquale As we get ready to celebrate the wonderful month of Thanksgiving, we pause to reflect on three very special beautiful words: Gratitude, Acceptance, and Love. I consider these the most spiritual words in our language. Growth can only take place when we can develop the attitude of gratitude. Someone who views life […]

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A Birthday Thank-You from Vince D.

Hi Family, It is with much gratitude, humility and love that I say a special thank you for all the expressions of love for my 80th birthday. This was a five day birthday party! Between Zoom parties, Facebook, and some neat surprises from our director, Loretta & staff, it was great! A special thank you […]

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Thought of the Month For May 2020 : “The Celebration Of Family”

By Vince DiPasquale “All growth takes place in a family system.” We are not islands. Each of us is a book in the process of being written. Whenever we come to gather and share our story, we learn and grow from each other. Do not hide your gifts and talents, as they need to be […]

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Have No Fear – From Vince D.

Friends and family, I’d like to share a prayer by St Francis de Sales. “Have No Fear”. “Have no fear for what tomorrow may bring. The same loving God who cares for you today, will take care of you tomorrow and every day. God will either shield you from suffering, or give you unfailing strength […]

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