Welcome to the GR8TFUL TRIBE

We are an international group of diverse people who found each other via the phone app, Periscope, and we have formed a bond through our daily interactions.

Our purpose is to encourage each other through a “Tip of The Day” or a sweet word from the Lord. We focus on what we are GR8TFUL for everyday as we continue moving forward on the path God has given us to walk. We may not all believe in the same God of the Heavens and Earth but we do believe in each other and that we can make the world a better place through gratitude – one day at a time; one interaction at a time; one live broadcast at a time.

Join us daily, at 9 a.m. CST, as our Chief Inspirational Officer, GR8TFUL Chick (Larissa) shares a tip of the day on Periscope – follow her @Gr8tfulChickRis.

Doing Community Together


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I believe God put it on my heart to create the GR8TFUL Tribe so we would have a place to show the world how you “do community well”. Our goal is to make a positive difference in the world we live in every day. God started talking to me about “doing community well” over a year ago as I prepared to take on a 31 Day Writing Challenge that happens every October. As I wrote for this yearly challenge, for the second year in a row, God showed me that He had created a Tribe for me already and that was how the GR8TFUL Tribe was born. If you love to read blogs than here is my link to that 31 Day series from 2015. 

The GR8TFUL Tribe is a diverse group of men and women. We are pastors, ministers, authors, parents, married, single, Life Coaches, entrepreneurs, graphic artists, dog-lovers, military families, people who love to eat vegetables, and people who prefer cupcakes over veggies. Some of us know and love Jesus. Some are searching. Some don’t believe. Some of us are struggling but we are struggling together. Our diversity makes us a fun crew but our similarities tie us together with one common goal – to be #WorldChangers. Every one of us is making our own individual mark in our sphere of influence and we come together to support each other in those efforts.  
We love our community and we welcome anyone who wants to be positive and believes in our motto: “We are making a positive difference in the world one day at a time. One Periscope Broadcast at a time. One sweet encounter at a time.” There is always room at the table in the GR8TFUL Tribe. You can join us daily on the Periscope app, at 9 a.m. CST, by following @Gr8tfulChickRis to check us out and see if we are “your kind of peeps”. You don’t have to believe in my God to join us, you just have to be positive or at least willing to be working in that direction. There is enough noise and negativity in the world and our goal is to change the negative atmosphere into a positive one. We do this through focusing on gratitude – Thankful Thursdays are my very favorite day of the week because we share all the things and people we are GR8TFUL for. We are not a perfect group and we don’t expect you to be either.  
To connect with us check us out on Periscope. Or on our community Page on Facebook called Gr8tful Tribe: Doing Community Well. Or sign up for our monthly newsletter where I will share some of my favorite Tips of the Week and news from our other Tribe members. 
I am looking forward to meeting you soon! God bless, Larissa (Gr8tful Chick)

Gr8tful Blog

Chief Inspirational Officer

My name is Larissa Traquair and I am GR8TFUL Chick – Chief Inspirational Officer (CIO) of the GR8TFUL Tribe. I am a Jesus-loving, Bible-believing, God-fearing woman who is a recovering perfectionist and is passionate about glorifying God in all I do. I am a scrap booker, card maker, paper planner who knitted for a little while and survived running for 6 months. I am a great friend who loves to do lunch. My motto is: “Everyone has to eat so why not eat together.” I am also a foodie and a very picky eater. I love dark chocolate and hate almost ALL vegetables. I will always prefer eating out over cooking at home. I am married to a Marine and we are retired in the great state of Texas.

My passion is to help other women realize that adopting an attitude of gratitude will make a world of difference in their lives and the lives of those around them. God has given us a sphere of influence and we get to choose whether we influence others in a positive way or a negative way. I want everyone I come in contact with to realize that they are a #WorldChanger. You change the atmosphere whenever you show up!!! I love connecting people. I invested in getting our Tribe a website so we can connect with each other and have a place to send all of our newbies to connect with all of us!!!!!

Welcome to the GR8TFUL Tribe!!!!!!!

Gr8tful Chick - Jesus Tour

Jesus Tour

The Jesus Tour is the dream of three Periscope Broadcasters, encouraged by a whole Tribe of broadcasters, to take God’s message to the world. Debi Bellville, Greg Harvey, and Larissa Traquair are BELIEVING God big to accomplish this mission one broadcast at a time. One state at a time. One event at a time.