Gratitude


This Gift-Giving Season, Consider Supporting The Starting Point WHILE YOU SHOP – With AmazonSmile!

Amazon.com Supports Not-for-profit Organizations Who Register With Them Through “AmazonSmiles.” You can now support Starting Point painlessly via a few mouse clicks. A small percentage of every qualified purchase you make on Amazon.com will come to The Starting Point. Importantly, shopping through “AmazonSmiles” DOES NOT increase your purchase price, affect your Prime status, or affect […]

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Thought Of The Month: November 2019

“The Recovery Prayer” By: Vince DiPasquale One of the most beautiful prayers comes from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous: “Thank you for keeping me straight yesterday. Please help me stay straight today. For the next twenty-four hours, I pray for knowledge of Your will for me only, and the power to carry that through. […]

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Thought Of The Month: October 2019

“Transition And Change” By: Vince DiPasquale October is the month of transition and change. It’s a time to let go and let God. It’s a time that teaches us one of the great lessons of life – let go of what was, face your history, accept it, and learn great lessons from it. It’s a […]

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Thought Of The Month: August 2019

“The Lazy Days of Summer” By: Vince DiPasquale We are now entering the one month of the year when the world seems to stop and we can smell the roses. Often, Mother Nature makes this the warmest month of the year. Maybe it’s about time we pay attention to good old Mother Nature. We all […]

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Thought Of The Month: July 2019

“Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” By Vince DiPasquale The month of July is always dedicated to the theme of freedom and responsibility. Freedom is something we all take for granted to enjoy but really involves work and responsibility. Our 12 Step Program is the most spiritual formula to help us achieve serenity and peace. So many […]

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Thought Of The Month: March 2019

“The Grieving Process” By: Vince DiPasquale Welcome to the month of March, a time to experience the ebb and flow of life. When I look at the setting sun I realize how nature tries to teach us the rhythm of life. Each day the sun rises and sets. At times we don’t see it because […]

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Thought Of The Month: January 2019

“LOVE AND GENEROSITY” By: Vince DiPasquale It’s hard to believe that it’s a new year. It’s a time for renewal and a chance to rededicate ourselves to the main purpose of life, our spiritual journey of growth. We are taught by all the great teachers to continue to ask the ultimate question of life, “Who […]

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Thought Of The Month: Dec 2018

“Celebrating The Child” By: Vince DiPasquale   Welcome to the month of December, the month of the child.  Let’s take time to meditate this month on the simplicity of our inner child.  At the moment of our birth we were pure of spirit and connected to the Source of all life.  Things were not important, just […]

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Help Us to Help Others

Dear Friends and Family of The Starting Point, Each of you have a story and, like most stories, they have a starting point.  I didn’t realize I was abusing prescription drugs, but found heroin cheaper…  I had been drinking for 20 years when I met Vince…  How did I get here? When contemplating suicide for […]

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Thought Of The Month: Nov 2018

“Willingness, Humility & THANKSGIVING” By: Vince DiPasquale In case you missed this … Each morning begins a new day. Let us kneel before God, our creator and look at the earth and begin each day with a spirit of humility and gratitude, knowing that we are a part of God’s new day. As we enter […]

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Thought Of The Month: Oct 2018

“Thanksgiving: Transition and change…” By: Vince DiPasquale October is the month of transition and change. It’s a time to let go and let God. It’s a time that teaches us one of the great lessons of life – let go of what was, face your history, accept it, and learn great lessons from it. It’s […]

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Thought Of The Month: Sept 2018

“EGO vs SPIRIT” By: Vince DiPasquale There are many ways that we are grounded in the spirit world.  We are all on a spiritual journey that begins at birth and will continue until it is time for us to leave this world.  Each one of us are God’s creation, we are given gifts by our […]

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Thought Of The Month: April 2018

The Secret Of Life ~ The Spirit Of Balance And Service By Vince DiPasquale Each day we are taught by the Source (God) to remain humble at all times. Humility is the great teacher. Life is in constant change. We are a people in progress for we are never done even when we leave our […]

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Thought Of The Month: March 2018

“Simplicity, Humility, Service” By Vince Di Pasquale March has many names but the most favorite one is March Madness. This title is given to the NCAA Basketball tournament held each year. I would like to give this title to the journey of life. Like the uncertain changes of this month, life is a journey you […]

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A note from Vince DiPasquale, our founder

Dear friends As you may or may not be aware, 2016 was a very difficult year for The Starting Point financially. Even in the best of times, this small not-for-profit organization operates hand-to-mouth on a shoestring budget. However, a major construction project across the street made things far more difficult for us. The construction necessitated […]

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