It’s All In The Messages

As I’ve been learning, when you’re following your joy, the universe sends back messages telling you that you’re on the right track. I love messages! Within 24 hours of making my blog official, three things happened.

First I got an email from a dear friend (who didn’t know about my blog) telling me about an exciting event she had coming up, as a respite from some tough times she had been experiencing. Her final comment to me was “I deserve this joy in my life.”

Then the next morning, the first email in my Inbox was from an inspirational quote service. The title in the subject line read: “JOY.” (If you’re curious about the quote, it was by Emily Dickinson and said: “Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough”). Good stuff!

Finally, and most powerful of all, I took a break from my work and went downstairs to find something to eat (okay, I wasn’t really hungry, but you know how it goes sometimes) and I pulled out a box of Sun-Maid raisins from the cupboard. The little boxes now have messages on the inside flap as you dig in. My message for that day: “Your name is your parents’ gift to you; live up to it.” Oh yeah, I forgot to mention…my middle name is Joy.

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7 Responses to “It’s All In The Messages”

  • Bill says:

    LOVE it!! There are no coincidences — everything has value and meaning if we only take the time to notice!

  • Lois says:

    Your life’s work is about helping people find and focus on the positives in their lives and your writing is always inspirational, Michelle – you are so gifted in that area (many others as well).

    I know that the words you put together will impact the people who read them. May God bless you as He continues to use you. You are a pen in His hand!!!

  • Jane says:

    What joy to have your blog in motion, and what a neat topic…JOY!!! The picture at the top is so tranquil and reminds me of that verse, “Be still and know that I am God.”

  • Peggy Norton says:

    This is a great story in so many ways. You have such a special gift in the way you communicate and are able to deliver those special messages. I absolutely love the way you think and share!

    Have a wonderful day…know that you touched my heart today.


  • Tunie Munson-Benson says:

    I’ve always paid attention to synchronicity, Michelle, and love that you’ve taken time to celebrate it here! Thanks for spreading the joy.

  • Pat says:

    So your middle name is actually “Joy?” Then you are really in the career you were meant to have! Cheers!

  • Sharon says:

    …….my absolute favorite verse “Be still and know that I am God!”…………… ARE joy, michelle! xoxo Sharon

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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.

Start by checking out the "Best Of" page and be sure to consider subscribing above. Thank you and cheers to joy!

Michelle Joy Stimpson
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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

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