Since starting my Bliss Habits Journey, I’ve had the incredible good fortune to run into many incredibly talented and joyous people. Some I’m lucky enough to call friends, others I follow from afar, happy to know that we share the goal to inspire and spread Joy. While by no means a complete list of the JOY hot spots on the web, these 10 spots reliably bring me personal delight. A visit to any of them immediately boosts your mood, and I dare say, regular visits can change your life!
Please enjoy my Joyful selections share your favorite spots in the Linky below. (Hint, you may even win a delightful prize for spreading the joy!)
On Facebook, Twitter and on the blog, Lori Deschene’s Tiny Buddha is on a mission to provide “simple wisdom for complex lives.” I really love how each of her carefully chosen inspirations speaks to something in my heart. She speaks honestly, never bitterly and even when things go very bad she reminds us that It Could Be Far Worse.
A long time friend of Bliss Habits, Vanessa of the Optimal Optimist serves up servings of good will and inspiration by sharing optimistic quotes, and stories, news, events, and studies that encourage and inspire us all to live a happy life and become Optimal Optimists.
Amanda Fall of Persistent Green should probably be called the “Joy Whisperer” because it seems to me that everything this prolific woman creates just oozes with whimsy and delight! I am a huge fan of her marvelous Sprout Magazine which, coincidentally features Bliss Habits Merrymaker Lisa Wilson in the latest Adventure edition!
The delightful M.Bloom is the first bloggy friend I made on line and then met in real life! If whimsy and wonder are of any interest to you then this is your place. Her gorgeous blog houses delights upon delights as she shares tiniest tidbits of living life with her Sweet Baby, Sweet Boy and Sweet Husband.
Check out Celebrating the Best Bloomin’ Spot on the Web for even more delicious details!
Neil Pasricha’s website turned bestselling book is a long time favorite of mine. Every one of the 1000 entries will put a smile on your face and joy in your heart. One of my favorite games is to randomly select an entry for the days inspiration. Oh, and if the website and/or book are too cumbersome… Neil even has an app for you!
It starts with the gorgeous photos, then Daniel Collinsworth’s beautiful prose about life captures your heart. I find every visit to Metta Drum filled with inspiration and Joy. I’m sure you will too!
A website devoted to spreading good News! Need I say more? Here is what they say, DailyGood is a portal that shares inspiring quotes and news stories that focus on the “good” we can find in our world daily along with a simple action to continue that goodness. Since 1999, it has delivered positive news to subscriber inboxes for free by volunteers every day.
I’ve primarily enjoyed Word ((HUGS)) on Facebook where Sandra Galati shares dozens upon dozens of inspirational quotes and photos each week. When I’m looking for a quick hit of inspiration to share on my own Facebook Page I find myself perusing Word ((HUGS)) collection of cheer.
I was first introduced to My Smiling Heart on Facebook where Jen Saunders mission “to inspire, empower, and make hearts smile all over the world” regularly inspired. I finally made it over to her charming blog and I’ve been hooked ever since. I mean who wouldn’t love a stargazing, rainbow riding empowerment artist?
Surfing Etsy for fun art!
One of my most joyous pastimes, poking around Etsy is like going to a museum without ever leaving your home, with the added bonus that the art is actually available for sale!! (If you have your eye on a few things and would enjoy winning a $100 to spend there… check out Blogversary-apolooza Etsy Giveaway here.)
One of my favorite finds is the fabulous art of Jessica Grundy! (win one of her marvelous prints by commenting on this post!)
Let’s keep the JOYfest going!
Please share your favorite Joy Hot Spots in the Linky below!
As a thank you for spreading the joy I’m adding a little giveaway fun to the mix! Here’s what you could win for playing along:
Tightrope Walker in Lightning Storm by Jessica Grundy
This is a darling print of Jessica’s original digital painting/photo collage illustration.
Giclee printed onto beautiful Moab Entrada Rag Bright 300 Award Winning Fine Art Paper (300gsm, 22.5mil) Entrada exhibits a smooth toothy feel similar to a traditional hot press watercolor paper. Made in the USA of 100% cotton. Naturally acid- and lignin-free.
How to win Jessica’s delightful print!
1. Share a Link (in the linky above) to a website or blog that brings you joy. Be sure to include your name in the “Caption or Title” field of the entry! (as in “added by Kathy Sprinkle” in the LifeUnity example I started the list with. If you forget just tell us in a comment!)
2. In a separate comment tell us why the spot you picked brings you joy!
4. Tweet the following:
I just entered to win @solocosmo ‘s fabulous print in the @BlissHabits Blogversary #apolooza http://bit.ly/JsDffe
Do all four and you have four chances to win!
Winner will be selected at random from all entries received by Friday, June 1, 2012
The contest has concluded! Congratulations Karen B. you are the winner!!!
Check out the complete Blogversary-apolooza giveaway list and learn how you can double your chances!!