Ambassadors Thrive on Thursdays

Tamarack Verrall
Posted July 31, 2020 from Canada

Once again we had our weekly zoom meeting, set up by the World Pulse Team so that we Ambassadors can come together and renew energy by being with each other for one hour. Thriving Thursdays began as a gift from the Team for us to meet once a month. Since the pandemic began we have been offered the chance to meet once a week. As usual today there were those of us who try not to miss any, and there were many who came for the first time or were able to come for the first time in a while, all of us so happy to be together. In the midst of this difficult work that we are all doing, Thriving Thursdays have become a highlight for us, to say hello, to see each others’ faces, to hear how each other are, and to share news and information. This week Anjana did a fabulous job in her first offer to be our MC. I did my best as Executive Producer with my two finger typing, aided as always by Dawn and Manasa, and with Zawadi doing beautiful translation into French. 

Stella Paul was our Trainer this week. She led us through a really important and informative information on ways to protect our cell phones, by making sure we are not open to sites that cause us harm, through using wifi spots that don’t have passwords, by not regularly checking under Settings to check what Apps we have built up through our own searches and responses, and to keep our phones clean of excess or unfamiliar Apps we don’t need, to keep ourselves free from unknown sources that could be gathering data on us, or messing with us in various ways. She strongly advised us all to be very aware of the Apps we download, that we be careful to ensure the authenticity (the source and origin) of what we download, and that we always take great care to keep our passwords safe. She also described the importance of keeping an eye on our Bluetooth, and our GPS and to keep them off if not needed, as these allow others to track us. She advised us to be sure to control access of our phones, and relayed stories of betrayal when women have lent their phones even briefly. Her suggestions were to clean out any built-up Apps we no longer need or use, checking what has been stored on our phones regularly, even every few weeks, for security, and to close down Apps that might be sitting open and using up data unnecessarily. 

She reminded us too, of the importance of passing on this information, especially as we continue to encourage women and girls to use cell phones to explore and stay connected with us all and with this world wide web. There is a wealth of information and possibilities that are out there, and this power of connecting with each other has never ben available to us until this recent invention. Stella’s slides of this important lesson are available now to our whole community. Thank you Stella, for this important walk through the inner workings of our phones, full of such possibilities, and now with such important information for our safety and for the safety of all we are helping log on.

As always it was hard to say goodbye. These meetings give us so much, these precious times to relax for an hour, to see each other, say hello, learn from each other and let the love flow.

This story was submitted in response to World Pulse Digital Ambassadors.

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Manasa Ram Raj
Jul 31
Jul 31

Dear Tam,

Such a lovely summary of our time together yesterday! Thank you for so beautifully and so quickly sharing this with us. Can't wait till next time. Lots of love!

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 02
Aug 02

Thanks to you for suggesting that we send out news of our meetings. In this one Stella gave us all such important information on cell phone safety. And it is always a great chance to meet. Every time World Pulse sisters meet in all the ways we do, it is a celebration.

maeann
Jul 31
Jul 31

Awww this is so sweet :) see you online Tam ;)

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 02
Aug 02

I love that our connection with each other has grown in the different ways we have to meet!

Busayo Obisakin
Jul 31
Jul 31

Dear Tam
Thank you so much for the capturing of our time together beautifully here. It was indeed a deep connection as usual. World Pulse is the home of connection
Love
Busayo

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 02
Aug 02

It is always a gift to be in the same 'room' as you, dear sister.
Much love.

Hello, Tam,

Thank you for keeping the rest of us on the loop by writing this update on this week's Thriving Thursday. I missed it.

There's a huge difference on being there with you all and just by watching the recorded one.

Your presence is always an Encouragement. Thank you for always being an active participant on Thriving Thursdays whether you're an MC, EP, Speaker, or a translator. You always give your best for our sisters.

We appreciate you! I hope you are always in good health. Have a great day!

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 02
Aug 02

It is so great that there are recordings for when we can't make it. You were missed! it is such a gift to us, all of these ways that the Team continues to make it possible for us to be with each other, learn from each other. See you next time I hope!

Dawn Arteaga
Jul 31
Jul 31

Love this summary Tam!! You captured the call perfectly. I agree it’s so hard to say goodbye each Thursday. The hour flies by!

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 02
Aug 02

These Thriving Thursdays give us so much, help us know so much more about each other and give us a chance to just take a deep breath and renew.

Leonida Odongo
Jul 31
Jul 31

Beautifully put Tam

Leonida

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 02
Aug 02

Thanks Sis!

esther atosha
Jul 31
Jul 31

Dear Tamarack!
You're right "I hard to say good bye". everything sec was amazing .thank you for this well captured summary.
Esther

Honorine Ngenwi
Jul 31
Jul 31

What an interesting advice this has made me to understand that not all apps most be used. Thanks somuuch Tam.
My regard.

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 02
Aug 02

Hi Honorine,
Yes, there is so much to learn to keep ourselves safe. I learned so much, too!

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 02
Aug 02

Dear Esther,
We have such a great Team, setting us up t]like this to be able to meet! Always great to see you.

Tarke Edith
Jul 31
Jul 31

Hello Tam
happy to hear the summary of the meeting of today
Thank you very much sis for keeping us informed about everything.
Have a great day sis

Tarke Edith
Jul 31
Jul 31

Hello Tam
happy to hear the summary of the meeting of today
Thank you very much sis for keeping us informed about everything.
Have a great day sis

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 02
Aug 02

Hi Edith,
Thanks! Stella gave us such important information. Always good to hear from you.

Nini Mappo
Jul 31
Jul 31

Hello Tam,
Being new here, I have been trying to read as many stories as I can to get a glimpse of the dynamic organ that World Pulse is, and your summary on this meeting gave me an idea of the world of a digital ambassador.

It is also timely to have this invaluable information on how to be safe online with so much of our lives happening online.

Thank you for writing and sharing this with the rest of us at World Pulse.

In sisterhood,
Nini

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 02
Aug 02

Hi Nini,
It is so good to have you here with your strong voice. Have a great time exploring. So glad you have found us and become part of this sisterhood!

Regina Afanwi Young
Jul 31
Jul 31

Hello Tam dear, how are you doing? I can only imagine the excitement at meeting again yesterday. Thanks so much for the feedback. I have gathered a lot from your write up. Look forward to reading more next week.
Hay a great weekend and please stay safe
Love, Regina

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 02
Aug 02

Thanks dear Sister,
I so love that we are arable to stay in touch here! So good to hear from you. You stay safe, too!
Love,
Tam

Fanka
Aug 01
Aug 01

Hello Tamarack,
Indeed let love lead. Thank you sharing with us the sumarry of your meeting. It is an eye opener and encouragement to some of us who are new and those lacking behind.

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 02
Aug 02

Whether we are able to be here often, or having to step back we are all sisters now. So good to hear from you Fanka!

Marie Abanga
Aug 01
Aug 01

Dear Tam,

Your post actually make who missed this week's unavoidably, to feel I was there. Thank you so much and I really look forward to next Thursday with gusto
Light and love

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 02
Aug 02

My dear Sis,
So glad I was able to bring it to you. You are always missed wen you can't make it. See you soon!

Chi8629
Aug 01
Aug 01

Thank you for sharing Sister.

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 02
Aug 02

Dear Chi,
So good to have your steady voice here.

Chi8629
Aug 02
Aug 02

Thank you Tam .

Catherine De Freitas

Thank you Tam. Sounded absolutely wonderful. Looking forward to hearing about the next meet up. Blessings :)

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 02
Aug 02

Thanks Catherine, All of our chances to cross paths are so energizing. Blessings back to you.

Catherine De Freitas

Thank you very much :)

ARREY- ECHI
Aug 03
Aug 03

Dear Mama Tam,
Thank you for a beautiful recap on what Thriving Thursdays have come to mean and how timely these lessons generously shared are to us.
It is always a pleasure to see each other and I am always eagerly looking forward to Thursdays.
With love always,

Tamarack Verrall
Sep 23
Sep 23

Dear Arrey,
These meetings have meant so much to me, the chance to be together in discussion and support so regularly. See you again soon!

Sister Tam,
Thank you for this summary that provided all the highlights. Indeed Thriving Thursdays is a space for growth, inspiration, care, and love. Each week there is an anticipation for what knowledge will be shared and when a session is missed it is deeply felt.

Let us keep thriving.

Tamarack Verrall
Sep 23
Sep 23

It is always a gift to be in the same "room" as you dear Sherna. Even more so as I have had the chance to meet you in person and witness the power of your voice.

Kirthi Jayakumar
Aug 05
Aug 05

What a perfect summary, Tam! Thank you for giving us this little chronicle of a powerful session <3

Tamarack Verrall
Sep 23
Sep 23

Dear Kirthi,
Aren't we lucky that we are able meet, be in the same 'room' across such distance. I cherish these times that I get to see you and hear your wise words.

Vanora.Lee
Aug 07
Aug 07

Still new to here, thanks for the recap. Great to know that so much fab works that other ladies have been doing. Thank you all.

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ANJ ANA
Aug 13
Aug 13

My Dearest Tam,
Thank you so much and its always a great feeling while we work together. It was inspiring and like a celebration while we are together world pulse sisters.
love and hugs, Anjana

Tamarack Verrall
Sep 23
Sep 23

Dear Anjana,
I feel so lucky to be with you all on thriving Thursdays.

ANJ ANA
Sep 23
Sep 23

Yes, my dear Tam. I too feel so lucky to be associated with this amazing group.
Last time's Thursday Thrive on unpaid care work was one of my emotional session. I was very touched with everyone's sharing about their mothers, feeling speechless. Each and every moment, i was missing my mother, whom i lost in my childhood.
Actually, i wanted to respond to everyone's sharing on mothers. But I was considering the time and also I was not being able to read all the comments in the chatbox, so I was not able to paraphrase. You all are really amazing. I really appreciate all of you. My daughter was so inspired and impressed with you all.
Please take care and stay safe dear Tam.
love and hugs, anjana

UCHE LIN
Aug 13
Aug 13

Thank you for this Recap. It feels like I wasn't there. I really missed out but you nailed it as you captured the whole event. Keeping it real with the world pulse sisters is more precious than gold.
The Ambassadors are doing an amazing job. Thank you for sharing!

MUKABA ZAWADI
Aug 17
Aug 17

Thank you for so beautiful sharing of our time together Madam. Your presence is always an encouragement. And even for the translation it's nice, thank you for this love. World Pulse is the home of connection; Genuine collaboration

Tamarack Verrall
Sep 23
Sep 23

Dear Mukaba,
Your words touch my heart. I am so glad to be able to be in the same "room" with you.

Tamarack Verrall
Sep 23
Sep 23

Dear Uche,
It still amazes me that we can meet across such distance. All the best dear sister.

Metiege Noel Eve
Aug 17
Aug 17

Wow congrats sisters and some of us hope to be a part of this ground breaking event next time wish you all the best

Tamarack Verrall
Sep 23
Sep 23

Greetings across the miles dear sister. This too, our writing to each other is such a gift.

Kamariza Byinshi
Aug 17
Aug 17

Félicitation et courage ma sœur

Tamarack Verrall
Sep 23
Sep 23

La même chose pour toi chère soeur, c'est un tel cadeau d'être en contact!

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Sep 18
Sep 18

Hello Sis Tamarack,
What a informative meeting full of important information. In this digital Internet, cyber , etc world there is a lot of powerful positive information and people networking that we all have access to and unfortunately we have the same if not more not so positive energy and corrupt people taking advantage of the good we hope to aide in this world. With all the new applications, apps and technology launching everyday, it's not really possible to keep up with it all.
Thank you for sharing World Pulse sister Stella information to us all. It is a blessed way of keeping us safe and protected. Stay blessed and safe and have a super Friday and upcoming weekend.
sincerely,
Mama Queen

Tamarack Verrall
Sep 23
Sep 23

Dear Mama Queen,
I am so grateful to World Pulse to be able to be in contact with sisters like you and be able to know we are working together now. My best wishes that you stay well and strong.
Deep sisterhood,
Tam

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Sep 23
Sep 23

Thank you sister Tam,
likewise with blessings, love and hugs, XO!
sincerely Mama Queen