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"It's not just other people we need to forgive. We also need
to forgive ourselves. For all the things we didn't do. All the
things we should have done."

-- Mitch Albom


"Time decides who you meet in life, your heart decides who you
want in your life, and your behavior decides who stays in your

-- Author Unknown

What you think?

"The first to apologize is the bravest, the first to forgive
is the strongest, and the first to forget is the happiest."

-- Unknown Author

Heres another one!

"Never be afraid to fall apart because it is an opportunity to
rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along."

-- Rae Smith

Congratulations to the winners...

Congratulations to the winners of my book.

They "liked" my facebook page

and answered the question - "What is your song?"

Check out the page again soon for more giveaways....

Another Quote

"Sometimes you don't realize your own strength until you come
face to face with your greatest weakness."

-- Susan Gale

Quote for the day

"Life isn't about keeping score. It's not about how many
people call you and it's not about who you've dated, are
dating, or haven't dated at all. It isn't about who you've
kissed, what sport you play, or which girl or guy likes you.
It's not about your shoes or your hair or the color of your
skin or where you live or go to school. In fact, it's not
about grades, money, clothes, or colleges that accept you.
Life isn't about if you have lots of friends, or if you are
alone, and it's not about how accepted or unaccepted you are.
Life just isn't about that. But life is about who you love and
who you hurt. It's about how you feel about yourself. It's
about trust, happiness, and compassion. It's about sticking up
for your friends and replacing inner hate with love. Life is
about avoiding jealousy, overcoming ignorance, and building
confidence. It's about what you say and what you mean. It's
about seeing people for who they are and n…

guess what?

"I've seen a baby cry then seconds later she laughed; the
beauty of life, the pain never lasts."

-- J. Cole


"If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never truly
be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will
never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have;
rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is
nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you."

-- Lao Tzu

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Today's Inspirational Quote:

"When you start to really know someone, all his physical
characteristics start to disappear. You begin to dwell in his
energy, recognize the scent of his skin. You see only the
essence of the person, not the shell. That's why you can't
fall in love with beauty. You can lust after it, be infatuated
by it, want to own it. You can love it with your eyes and body
but not your heart. And that's why, when you really connect
with a person's inner self, any physical imperfections
disappear, become irrelevant."

-- Lisa Unger

13 Days of Christmas

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Thanks for all your support!

Today's Tragedy

My hearts and prayers go out to the families impacted by the shootings in CT today.  There are no words....I have cried today more than I have in a while... I held my children and expressed how much they are loved.!!

Praying for our country!!

Very first review of my book

Last week!

This is the last week to "like" my page and answer the question below...
What is your song?

There is a quote by Maya Angelou that says “ A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer it sings because it has a song”

So I ask you again – what is your song?

What is your motivation –
whats your mojo –
what keeps you going
what makes you know
What you wanna do
What makes you wanna grow
What makes you be you?

What is your song?

share with someone.. I am giving away 5 copies of my book."tears of Joy"

Poems in the book include:
Love poems
Life poems
Poems that make you cry
Poems that make you think
Poems that make you remember
Poems that make you believe

Good luck!!!

Quote for the day!

"Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty,
admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge,
meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life
is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life
is luck, make it. Life is life, fight for it."

-- Mother Teresa

Today's Inspirational Quote:

"At least three times every day take a moment and ask yourself
what is really important. Have the wisdom and the courage to
build your life around your answer."

-- Lee Jampolsky

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Today's Quote

"I was always looking outside myself for strength and
confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the

-- Anna Freud

Another quote

"The payoff of having a little faith -- that someone in need
could truly use your help; that a person you used to keep at
arm's length could become a friend -- far outweighs the fear
of feeling like a fool."

-- Alina Tugend

Today's Inspirational Quote:

"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.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and
creates a vision for tomorrow."

-- Melody Beattie


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Thanks for all your support!

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Tears of Joy


Hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for life, strength, peace, opportunities to meet and touch the lives of others, and for being a mother to 2 wonderful children...I havent felt my best the last few days and they are taking GREAT care of me! LOVE them!

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Quote for the day!

"My wish isn't to mean everything to everyone but something to

-- Oscar Wilde

what is your song?


What is your song?

OK... I am giving out a total of 5 copies of my book... Tears of Joy: A Poetic Journey in the life of Ms. Joy...

Heres what you do for a chance to my page   Joy Lough  ... answer the question :

What is your song?

There is a quote by Maya Angelou that says “ A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer it sings because it has a song”

So I ask you again – what is your song?

What is your motivation –
whats your mojo –
what keeps you going
what makes you know
What you wanna do
What makes you wanna grow
What makes you be you?

What is your song?

Buy the book!!

Want a great holiday gift?  Buy the book!!

Love poetry? Buy the book!!

Have children? Buy the book!!

A single parent? Buy the book!!

Ever been in love? Buy the book!!

Ever had your heart broken? Buy the book!!

In the book Joy discusses life, life lessons, love, heartache, and how being a mother has changed her life..... all in poetic form...

Experience the journey....Buy the book!!

Tears of Joy: A Poetic Journey in the Life of Ms. Joy or at

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Did you know?

I am a member of Toastmaster's International and yesterday I won my first ribbon for "Best Speaker"

I am so excited!!!

Check out this site!

About Me!

It's called about me.... and its only one page but its kinda cute..

Let me know what you think.......
Today's Inspirational Quote: "One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again." -- Abraham Maslow


Today's Inspirational Quote: "Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't." -- Steve Maraboli

Today's Quote!

"Be fearless. Have the courage to take risks. Go where there are no guarantees. Get out of your comfort zone even if it means being uncomfortable. The road less traveled is sometimes fraught with barricades bumps and uncharted terrain. But it is on that road where your character is truly tested. And have the courage to accept that you're not perfect, nothing is and no one is -- and that's OK." -- Katie Couric

The Voice - I miss singing so much!

Today's quote

"Whenever you're tempted to dwell in the past, repeat this single word: forward. Brainstorm one positive thought and action to use to keep you moving forward. When you're tempted to indulge in a negative, regressive behavior, swap it for one that will move you forward." -- Karen Salmansohn
Today's Inspirational Quote: "Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer." -- William S. Burroughs

Quote for Today!

"There are better golfers, there are better drivers, there are better swimmers, and there are better cooks. The one thing that no one can ever be better than you at is... being you. Just be you. There's no one more qualified for the job." -- Doe Zantamata

My Business Card


Poster of Book


Thought for today!

"Manage your destiny or someone else will"

Jack Welch - Former CEO of GE

Today's Quote

"Getting over those unexpected hurdles may not be exactly
enjoyable, but ultimately I believe that such challenges and
the solutions we find give us more confidence. They teach us
with common sense and determination we can turn what looks
like a disaster into a triumph."

-- Martha Stewart

Today's Quote

"It's not what you say out of your mouth that determines your
life, it's what you whisper to yourself that has the most

-- Robert Kiyosaki

Thought for today

"The deepest secret is that life is not a process of
discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering
yourself, but creating yourself anew. Seek therefore, not to
find out Who You Are, but seek to determine Who You Want to

-- Neale Donald Walsch

Today's Quote

"Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in
the hopeless swamps of the not quite, the not yet, and the not
at all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely
frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able
to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists. It is
real. It is possible. It is yours."

-- Ayn Rand 



"I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy
people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they
reflect that happiness."

-- Drew Barrymore

Quote for today!

"Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become
bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build
you up so you can be all that you were intended to be."

-- Samuel Johnson

Hope everyone is having a WONDERFUL day!

Ms. Joy

Thought for today!

Today's Inspirational Quote: 

"Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does. A man is not finished
when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits."

-- Richard M. Nixon 


Today's Quote

"You can be the most beautiful person in the world and
everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but
if you yourself don't know it, all of that doesn't even
matter. Every second that you spend on doubting your worth,
every moment that you use to criticize yourself, is a second
of your life wasted, is a moment of your life thrown away.
It's not like you have forever, so don't waste any of your
seconds, don't throw even one of your moments away."

-- C. JoyBell C.

Today's Quote

Today's Inspirational Quote: 

"Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but
the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway."

-- Mary Kay Ash 

So what that means to me?



Quote for the day!

Today's Inspirational Quote: 

"Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense
muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth.
Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in
your life."

-- Joan Lunden

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About me

Anidra (Ms. Joy) Lough is a native of Roanoke, Virginia and currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Joy Lough received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management with a concentration on Human Resource Management from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. She received her Executive Master of Business Administration from Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs, CO and is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Philosophy in Organization and Management from Capella University.
She is the mother of two - a son and daughter. She enjoys singing, playing the flute and helping out in the community. Joy founded a non profit organization that focuses on helping underprivileged youth explore, discover and enhance their musical talents. She also founded an organization that assists entrepreneurs with start-up and development of their organizations. Joy gives seminars and lectures on topics such as leadership, communication and motivation.
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Quote for today!

"Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start
thinking of yourself as a success."

-- Dr. Joyce Brothers
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