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the UNIVERSE’S take on the good, the bad, and the ugly

The day I wrote my post the good, the bad, and the ugly, I also signed up for TUT\’s Adventure Club.  I learned about this website from another blogger Tara.

Tara wrote:

If you would like to receive “short and humorous reminders of life’s magic and your divinity,” you can do so at

You sign up for this club and it sends you daily personalized (positive) emails from the Universe.  At the point I read her post, I was feeling a little blue contemplating how long our wait will be.  I thought how great it would be to have a daily reminder of the positive things in life.

Ironically the very next day I received this message:

All is well, Michelle. You don’t have to like or love everything or everyone, not in the usual sense. Injustices and villains always abound during primitive times. You knew this would be true before you chose this life, just as you knew that the good and the beauty would far exceed the bad and the ugly.

Life is beautiful,
The Universe

The last part is what stood out to me “the good and the beauty would far exceed the bad and the ugly”.  I am sure everyone who signs up for the club gets the same messages and they are just personalize it with your name, but this felt like it was speaking to me almost as a reply to my blog.

It just reminded me to focus on the reward of this long journey and it will be so wonderful and beautiful the challenges will be well worth it!


gratitude and the overflowing cup

Today we went to the bookstore and I got a few books.  One is a book about gratitude.  I have been feeling warm, blessed, happy, and loved lately.  I feel ever so grateful for all the blessings I have in my life, wonderful friends and family.

Here are some quotes I like:

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. ~ Melody Beattie

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. ~ Denis Waitley

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.  – Helen Keller

My cup runneth over!

I want to thank each and every one of our family members and friends!  So many people are being kind, supportive, generous, and loving in this process for us.  May all of you be abundantly blessed!