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Maghon Taylor (founder of allshewrotenotes.com) is on a mission to spread happiness through her handwriting. Maghon is the author of Happy Hand Lettering, Betty Confetti, and 100 Days of Praise & Positivity. Her life motto is "Work Hard, Stay Sweet, Trust God, Love Deep." She's taught thousands of people through...

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  1. This made my heart so happy! 🙂 I loved every little bit of it, Thank you so much for sharing!!! I’m still smiling! lol.

    Praying that you will remain joyful always. May God continue to use you and your family for His glory, and May you always bask in His grace, mercy and love. May you continue to seek His face at every turn, and May you always encourage others to do the same.

    Hugs to you and your family, including your precious parents too! God bless you all:)

  2. My family and I recently had Covid-19 and today is the last day of isolation and to read this devotion reminded me that God has been with us throughout this entire process and how to shine more because I’m still alive to share. Thank you for your obedience with being a beacon of light. I’m
    Inspired and motivated after reading todays message.

  3. This is beautiful so uplifting! One of my favorite songs is by Van Morrison, God shines his light, I think that’s the name! Regardless that song has helped me through some of the hardest obstacles in life from losing family members to going through a horrible divorce. But God shines his light and has a plan and gave me the most beautiful second chance. How could I not be the eternal optimist I feel like I’m living proof that God is with those in need and if you can walk with him and ask him for your oath and guidance he will provide. Just like your business! I just love this so much!

  4. When I wake up I make sure the first thing I do, after reading the verse of the day, is pray that God will help me to be a light for others wherever I go (starting at home). Most days that’s just to the gym or grocery store, but I try to make a point to look for people to just simply smile and say “Good Morning!” to. The joy I feel when someone asks why I’m always so happy or smiling is incredible because, Praise God, I get that opportunity to explain that it’s all because of Jesus!

  5. That was great and came at a time when I needed some prodding to get up and at ’em. I live alone, unless you count the 3 dogs and 5 cats, and I look forward to reading words of encouragement like these daily. Thank you for that.

    Hopefully, I can in turn be an encouragement to other and live my life as God would wish me to do.

  6. Lately I feel as if I need all the positivity I can get, and this article helped steer me in the right direction, along with praising THE ONE to whom all of my blessings flow. Thank you, Maghon and (in) courage!

  7. I found Maghon online several years ago and was blessed to be able to attend the launch party of her first book, Happy Hand Lettering, as well as one of her hand lettering classes right before the pandemic. Watching her business grow because of who she is (bold, colorful, FUN) has actually allowed me to spend more time being authentically me and less time apologizing for who I am or hiding my true self. I am so grateful for her positivity!

    James 1:2 tells us to consider it a JOY when we experience trials. I am trying to channel that into all of my circumstances and praise HIM in the storms.

  8. I try every day to look for the good. Nature, families, strangers, good is often there when you watch for it.

  9. Ive been trying to focus on him and all the positive qualities of my family. Sometimes its hard to get back on track

  10. This could be just the book to read as a new year starts! I look forward to giving it a try.

  11. Music is my go to for praise. So many times during Corona isolation I would hear a song on KLove that lifted my up! The one that came to mind when reading this is “Be a Light” recorded by Chris Tomlin and friends.

  12. I try to remember to live by faith, not by sight! Some days that’s easier said than done, but I know it’s ALL in His hands!

  13. Thank you for the positivity, and the reminder that we don’t have to do great things, just pass the joy from God on where we are. As Mother Teresa says, “We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” Thank you for reminding me to continue on. God Bless!

  14. This article speaks to me since my husband is in construction and he remodels, repairs, tinkers and is very creative. I plan to read this!

  15. Some days I do struggle with finding light in the darkness of depression and anxiety… but I have found that, often what goes into my heart, is also what will come out… listening to Christian music is one way to help this – whether or not you sing out loud with it is up to you! Another way is to try to help others in one way or another every day. It can be as simple as emailing/texting a friend that I’m thankful for them or taking a donation of non-perishables to the food bank. My prayer journal, though not a daily habit, is a simple list of who and what I’ve prayed for. This helps to encourage me on days when my inner Light feels extra small.

  16. Your post exudes positivity, Maghon! I felt uplifted just reading about the new direction God has taken you and the construction process to get there. I have found that a daily gratitude journal helps to keep my spirit encouraged. The entries are short–just highlighting one small blessing of the day. But the review of the past 24 hours, and all its small moments of joy, also holds value. Your book sounds delightful, Maghon, and I’ve put it on my TBP list!

    • YES!!! I find that when I am regularly keeping a gratitude list — that I’m always looking for more things to write down! 😉 so fun! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Filling the world with love. Living in kindness. Walking in faith. Her reminders are just the nudge needed to make the world bright. Absolutely love her, her message, and all of her books and products!

  18. I have determined to continue being kind, giving words of encouragement, a helping hand daily because this world has really become a place that so desperately needs positivity. Even when I don’t feel like it, after sharing a word, or smile, I feel better myself.

  19. I focus on gratitude! I thank and praise God for the many blessings I have. By doing that it helps to not dwell on the pain and disappointment that life can throw at you.

  20. God’s Word is what He uses to transform minds! In Romans 12:2 it says, “ Do not be conformed to this world,fn but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” If you are looking for transformation, then you should be looking to God’s Word!

  21. When I struggled with an eating disorder through high school and college and became VERY unhealthy spiritually, mentally and physically, my mom would encourage me to give my worries to Christ (Isaiah has such references for this) and to choose to do something kind for someone else. I still find comfort and JOY in doing little things for others–even to those I meet in the moment. So, I try to GIVE IT TO GOD, but enjoy sharing kindness or small acts of service for others to settle my heart/mind. IT’s a win=win!

  22. I think this is just awesome. A simple way for me to do this is just by simple acts or kindness, or a kind word.

  23. omg. the song! i’ve had that song in my head for the past 24 hours before i read your article! (coincidence? i don’t think so!) however, growing up in a spanish baptist church, of course the lyrics are in spanish in my head. haha! thank you so much for sharing your story and the hope we can have. i was diagnosed with a couple of serious illnesses within the past 6 months so some days, weeks have been tough and not so joyful. i try to remind myself daily God knows all about it and I’m in good hands. i will “brilla en el sitio, donde estes!”

    • I was JUST going to ask you how to say this in Spanish before I saw the end of your comment! CHILLS! Love when God let’s us know that he hears us like this!! Praying for you!

  24. How beautiful! Thank you for sharing. This story brought tears to my eyes. I love that you’ve found more time for family!!! I bought Betty Confetti for my kids for Christmas as I’m always working with them to understand there is beauty in everything and you have to work to find it. I’m so happy to support women like you who inspire me to take that leap of faith with God.

  25. Wonderful reminder to look beyond….to seek first His perspective…. To shine like stars… to set our hearts and mind on things above… verses from Matthew, Philippians, and Colossians help me at least start my day in the right mindset.

  26. My goal for this year is to take a more positive approach to what goes on around me and lead with faith in the uncertain moments.

  27. Love, Love, Love this story. A true testament to letting God guide our plans and our hearts. Best of luck to you.

  28. I move towards a praise-based mindset by stopping and thinking of all the things I have to be grateful for. Loved this devo today. I love how she says God gives her confetti one piece at a time! Would love to win a copy of the book.

  29. I love that you had that experience with your dad! Our local Christian station has a “joy pledge” around Christmas time and I try and remember it year around. It makes it easier when I remind my kids that there is something to be thankful about in every situation

  30. Thank you for sharing the joy of the scripture with all of us in beautiful lettering and inspirational color!

  31. Reminding myself daily of all many blessings help me remain positive and for me to stay true to God!

  32. I plan to take time to think of my blessings each day and journal them to help remind me that God deserves the praise and without him we are lost.

  33. Meghan,

    It can be hard at times to be upbeat & positive. Hubby & I both work at hospitals & Covid is getting worse. (I currently work as clerical in Covid unit)). I try my best to stay positive. Looking at the bright side of life. When I do get a bit down I make a thankful journal. On it I will list everything from Home in Heave & sins forgiven to hot tea & pens. Nothing is to small to include. Then I realize just how blessed I am & how God is using me in my work capacity to help others. What may seem like a small thing to most people is a big deal for the RNs, CNAs & patients. We all have bad days & need someone to uplift our spirits. I try to do just that by shining God’s light & brightening the corner where I am.

    Blessings 🙂

    • Beth! Thank you SO much for your thoughtful comment and for the work y’all do. I can only imagine how defeating it can feel at work some days but THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for how you help others. Such a beautiful perspective you have on everything! I bet you are at the top of a lot of patients gratitude list!

  34. Thank you so much for your encouragement!!Especially those of us who don’t have a following on line or an “out front” position. That we’re important right where we are