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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

January 3, 2024

The focus for today is:

I make decisions that support my well-being and innate joy.

Today's inspiration was written by Marie T. Russell:

The 'Choose Life's Colours' card in The Life Navigator Deck reads: "You can either paint a dark picture of life -- or choose a brighter, happier palette. The brilliant hues of joy, gratitude and love will turn your life into a glowing work of art."

While we may sometimes get caught up in "poor me" attitudes and think we have no control over anything that happens to us, the truth is quite a different matter. We always have a choice. And we always do choose -- even when our choice is "no choice", which of course is a choice in itself.

If your day is dreary, sing a happy song, or watch some funny videos, or play with a child or a pet, to help you change the lens you are seeing through. Once we realize that our energy is dependent on the choices we make, it makes it easier to make those decisions that support our well-being and our innate joy. 

Today's inspiration was adapted from the article:
     Finding Your Way and Flowing with The Mystery of Life
     Written by Marie T. Russell,
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, co-publisher of, wishing you a day of choosing well-being and joy (today and every day)

Our focus for today: I make decisions that support my well-being and innate joy.

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RELATED CARD DECK & BOOK: The Life Navigator Deck

The Life Navigator Deck (and book)
by Jane Delaford Taylor and Manoj Vijayan.

cover art: The Life Navigator Deck by Jane Delaford Taylor and Manoj Vijayan.
Whether we are navigating tumultuous eddies or paddling in still water, this set of inspirational cards offers guidance and new perspectives for our day. The cards focus on empowering us, encouraging us to trust in our own innate abilities to handle life in a truly positive, creative and dynamic way. 

The pack can be dipped into for instant inspiration as each card contains one idea with the text beautifully supported by well-chosen artwork. 

Info/Order this card deck.

About The Author

Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and creativity.

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