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What You Will Find On JoyReturns

Sorry there was no Weekend Wisdom last weekend but I’ve been doing some reflecting about my life and this blog. Today I want to explain the type of content you will find on JoyReturns, not many changes ahead as if it isn’t broke don’t fix it.

In order to fulfill my vision for JoyReturns ( “…That henceforth I may be the salt of the earth and a blessing to all.”) my blog posts will consist of inspiring, encouraging and/or educational content for widows. The posts will be gentle reminders to move forward through their grief journey and build a new life for themselves.

One of the best pieces of writing advice is “write what you know.” I know:

  • grief
  • the Bible
  • unemployment
  • learning new things (blogging)
  • rediscovering a lost love (photography)
  • the return of joy
  • living the joyful life

Posts about those experiences will be covered here on JoyReturns since I have gone through them. While my posts are geared towards widows, the advice may resonate with others grieving a different loss or society in general. If so, then that is wonderful.

Inspirational Source

Some of the inspiration and encouragement will come from the Bible as it is the single best source I have found for my me and my fellow widows. Yes, there are other books that are good and from time to time I will mention them.

Special Series

Occasionally you will find special series here on JoyReturns. For example, I am committing to bringing back The 40 Days of Joy series this Christmas. It will start on November 23 and end on December 31 of this year. Since the 23rd is 10 months from this Saturday, I better got crackin’ on putting it together. You will find poems, quotes, recipes, scripture, gift ideas and encouraging new content from me.

Also, I am considering a special series for Lent.

Oh and Weekend Wisdom (uplifting quotes, poems or scripture) will continue unless interrupted by a special series.

This is the type of content you can expect on JoyReturns for the foreseeable future.

Thank You, Thank You Very Much

I appreciate you reading JoyReturns and thank you for your continued support. I hope you will continue to stop by and that you find joy in the content.

God Bless You and Your Family.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual logistics contact center representative. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

“I’m Here To Inform You…”

Take it from me

Everything’s gonna be all right

You wait and see

Everything’s gonna be all right

I can see the future

Starin’ right at me

I’m here to inform you

I like what I see

Barry Manilow

“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”

“15 Minutes” CD

My Future

Well I can see the future and it consists of many blank pages to write on – and I like that!

I can and will write anything on my pages future with God’s help and guidance.  (Philippians 3:14)

Me Vs. God

Now what I intend on writing and what God intends on me writing, could be 2 different things.  If so, he will let me know.  If he does, then for better or worse I will adjust.

Glory, Glory, Hallejulah!

For the first time in a long time, I am feeling as though I will do more than survive the rest of my life – I will flourish! 

Who is willing to come along with me and God for the ride?  I guarantee you will “Have the time of your life.”

All aboard! 

Your Future

I can see your future too.  It also contains numerous blank pages.   So what are God and you going to write?

I’m so excited about your future the suspense has me on the edge of my seat.

(Coming tomorrow: Just in time for Thanksgiving – a preview of a recipe post from “40 Days Of Joy”)