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State of Gratitude's Second Grant Recipient is... Jarod Leddy!

 It is with great pleasure and honor that I announce our second grant recipient, Jarod Leddy!  Let's all give Mr. Leddy a nice round of applause! When I first saw his application come across my desk, my first response was pure joy. Why? Because I saw an applicant who embodied all the characteristics of someone who I believed would truly benefit from our support.  He is an individual who is not only committed and hardworking, but also very involved in the lives of those around him helping others find their way to recovery. Leddy not only chairs meetings but has also started a book club reading books which help give way to more difficult conversations surrounding recovery. He has already proven himself...

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WKMG News Channel 6 / ClickOrlando.com "Getting Results" Award to State of Gratitude's Chris Bilyk

I am pleased to announce that WKMG News Channel 6 and Clickorlando.com have given State of Gratitude USA with the "Getting Results" Award for Central Florida.  I am beyond grateful and overwhelmed with the amount of outpouring of love and support that I have since received from the announcement of this award. The journey to this point was only imaginable up until now. Through all your support purchasing tees, hats, jackets, and many other goods, this has all been possible.  I just wanted to thank everyone who has believe in and who have supported me every step of the way of this journey. Everything new in this life starts as a journey or a dream and one day at a time...

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Blast to the Unexpected Past

I can vividly remember my last trip to Colorado. It was 2015. I had been working some conferences for my dad’s company on the west coast. It was a cute excuse to visit some cities I had never explored as an adult. The weather was amazing (tees by day, light jackets by night). What I didn’t realize, as I boarded that plane from Miami, was that my life was about to forever change . I was about to begin a dark chapter that would take over my next six years. I had first traveled to Seattle with my boyfriend at the time. We did some epic sightseeing while I was also able to successfully work a trade show. Check, check and...

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Dr. Gregg Pizzi (Miami) x State of Gratitude

Hello Gratitude Nation!  Today, I am writing to you today from Salt Lake City, UT. And I am already amazed by its beauty. There are so many places in the United States that I have never been to before and this was definitely on my bucket list! Each city is unique and carries its own character and charm, just like us as individuals. Yes, we all breathe the same air, share the same space, but each one of us is unique in personality and upbringing which makes us all slightly different from one another. We all carry our faults and our strengths, which is why working together to create a community together is the only that we can be successful....

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Bison, Beavers, and Bears OH MY…

I think we have passed more than a couple Boy Scouts of America camping sites on this Wild West RV trip of ours. I know that BSA is going through a lot of issues, and my heart goes out to all the victims of this organization.  Things come and go: individuals, organizations, companies… We all have a shelf life. And what we choose to do with that time, is complicated by each action’s equal and opposite reaction. Simple right? Sounds stupid, right. Well so simple it seems stupid. But really, think about it… Every time I make a decision between almond milk or dairy milk, there is going to be outcome. I’m lactose intolerant, so the outcome if I drink...

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