Time For A Pop Quiz!

Michelle Stimpson & Sophie

Quick. Stop what you’re doing right now.

Take a slow, deep breath in. And b-r-e-a-t-h-e out.

And notice:

What’s right with this moment?

Maybe it’s the gentle breeze coming in from the window. Or the fact that there’s not much on your schedule today. Or the great song that’s playing in the background. Or the excitement you’re feeling about an upcoming event.

What is it? What’s right with this moment?

[Pause here to think about it and let it soak in]

Got it? I love asking this question. In fact, I routinely ask it on the Following Your Joy Facebook Page and on Twitter. And I love seeing the answers people come up with.

Often times, it’s simple things like: “The smell of a vanilla candle,” “It’s a good hair day,” “The laughter of my baby,” or “My dog snoring.”

Occasionally they’re big things, too, like: “I’m alive,” “I’m healthy,” “My wife loves me,” or “I have a roof over my head.”

Remember, the more you focus on the good stuff (from enjoying a day in your PJ’s to a day free of pain), the more the good stuff multiplies. The more you celebrate what’s “right,” the more there is to celebrate in life.

One of my all-time favorite quotes is by Arthur Rubinstein: “If you love life, life will love you back.” So true!

So. Back to the pop quiz.

What’s right with this moment?

Revel in it. Breathe it in. Honor it.

Share the good news and leave your answer below. You’re sure to get an “A” for playing and for focusing on the good! Can’t wait to see what you all have to say.

P.S. Wanna do some more celebrating? Check out this post.

Got a friend you’d like to take this quiz? Pass along this along and let’s keep celebrating the good stuff!

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11 Responses to “Time For A Pop Quiz!”

  • Jeff says:

    At the risk of giving an answer that’s being posted over and over, the thing that was most right for me when I read the question was the fact that I was reading a post from “Following Your Joy”.

  • Crystal says:

    The sun is shining and Im living at the beach…a lifelong dream. Just moved from NH to California. AND I am on my way to enjoy the beautiful beach day.

  • Tami says:

    music, kids’ laughter, good coffee

  • Stacy says:

    Having a cleansing lunch by the lake with a great friend.

  • Robyn froemming says:

    Allowing myself to do nothing and rest all day and being supported by my hubby take care of myself.

  • Right now, I’m sitting in my kitchen, fresh from the gym, catching up with email, sipping a glass of wine with the door to the deck open and the cool air rushing in – there’s a lot right with this moment!

  • Tracie says:

    A cool breeze blowing in the window! The first days of senior high school going well for Hannah;-) My first days of work with the kids were very fun!

  • Tracy says:

    I have the next 5 days off, I’m sitting in RED flannel jammies drinking coffee out of a RED cup and listening to the wind! AHHHHHHHHH………..

  • Char says:

    Enjoying Friday evening watching a good movie, my husband sitting in the chair next to me, my dogs at my side, cat in the middle! Just relaxing and thankful for all that I am blessed with!!

  • Orianne says:

    Waking up to a fresh breeze after a too warm night and enjoying my morning coffee sitting on my back porch and watching the sun rise over the lake and the Alps. It’s my five minutes of tranquility before the chaos of the day ahead, and it gives me an opportunity to practice gratitude and say ‘thank you, God!’

  • WOW! Thanks, everyone, for sharing all the good stuff! I’m energized, inspired, and filled with peace just reading about all these big and little wonderful bits of life. Thank you for being here and taking the time to comment!

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Michelle Stimpson: Editor/Writer

Michelle Stimpson Hi and thanks for visiting - so glad you're here! This blog is especially for cool people who want to experience joy and live a life of purpose. Welcome!

Here you'll find great stories that will inspire you and remind you that life is good, and there's an abundance of joy all around us. Simply put: When you follow the things in life that make you come alive and bring you joy...the magic begins to unfold.

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Life Coach, LifeShine

Bill Stimpson: Partner-In-Crime

Bill Stimpson Hi! Not only will you see me “show up” in many of Michelle’s stories and posts here, but I also serve as Michelle’s editor, helping her clarify intentions and make her posts shine.

One of the great joys in my life is being involved with this blog! It’s a constant reminder for me to focus on the things that bring me joy. It also feels great to be sharing so many of these joys with you - in hopes that you, too, will find ways to focus on your own joyful experiences.

Here's to an abundance of joy in your life!

Bill Stimpson
Hubby & Associate Editor

The Parent Company



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