How many of you know the life path you want to travel? How joyful is that path today? I believe with your vision in place, you can live life with joyful intention, regardless of your circumstances.

Is the joyful life the one you are currently living? If not, what changes can you make?


First, you have to believe you have choices in front of you.

Do you believe that your life can be joyful? Or purposeful? You are created to make a difference in this world.

Living with expectancy moves you to action, which can produce joy and purpose. Expectancy and belief are motivators to move you forward.

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. William James

Take some solitude and quiet to listen to the whispers of your heart. What is your heart saying to you?



Take time to dream, imagine, pray, make a vision board, draw, whatever it takes to “see” your future self.

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Harriet Tubman

Lou Holtz, the famous football coach, wrote down 107 goals he hoped to achieve. He did this as an out-of-work 28-year-old, no money in the bank, with his wife pregnant with their third child. The goals were both personal and professional.

If you go to his website today, you’ll see pictures — like visiting the White House, and hitting 2 hole- in ones. So far, he’s achieved 81 of those 107 goals. Setting those goals down and recognizing his passions, moved him into action.

Can you write your goals down, visualize them and see what happens?

I believe that getting in touch with vision, passion and purpose, is the journey.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11.

Be Open

By being aware of all the connections that God may make for you on a daily basis, you can be open to direction. What some people call the “coincidences”, I call “God-incidences.

When was the last time you were surprised at something that occurred which was better than you could have orchestrated? Begin watching for His fingerprints all over your life.

This past year, after making my vision board, I gave up sugar, lost 30 pounds, got more closely connected with my husband and extended family and am on my way to expand my writing business.

Living with joyful intention and focus has opened many opportunities for me.

I keep my heart and my soul and my spirit open to miracles. Patrick Swayze

The Take-Away

Check your beliefs, dreams and openness. What is your vision, goals and intentions? Awareness of God, time with family, eating healthy, writing daily, creating an inviting environment for others….?

Whatever those intentions are, how will you be open to receiving what you need to to carry them out?

What are you thinking about, moment to moment? How is it contributing to your vision and well-being?

Remember, too, you don’t have to go on this journey alone for a joyful life vision. Find a friend, contact me, talk to God. The journey to your vision and living with joyful intention is worth the work.

Enjoy your day, relish your joyful life vision and know that you can have a hope and future. It’s a promise!


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