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Joan Marie Whelan, dubbed the Intuition Girl, utilizes her intuitive gifts to help readers manifest the extraordinary lifestyles that they desire. On her blog, Joan posts a wealth of inspirational articles, videos, and podcasts.

Bringing joy in these difficult times

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Dear Joan Marie:

I love your newsletter and the messages you share.  I was wondering if there was something that we all could do during these difficult times to bring joy to someone else

I hope you think this question worthy to be answered

Pia Jenkins, Florida


Dear Pia:

I would like to share with you a beautiful story which I hope will answer your question and give some food for thought to all those who read this newsletter.

There’s a story someone once told about a lonely and impoverished woman, who had given up all hope. She had lost her will to take care of herself, her home and even reason to awaken in the mornings. One day, a traveling flower salesman arrived at her now-decrepit home. After knocking several times, the woman finally came to the door and cracked it ajar. Peering back through the crack, the salesman could see the robed woman with uncombed hair. With a big smile, he asked her, “Would you like to buy some flowers?” The woman sternly replied, “I do not have any money for flowers; please go away.”

The salesman, being a kind and gentle soul responded, “That’s okay,” he reached down in his backpack of flowers, and retrieved one long-stemmed, red-velvet rose. Handing it to her, he said, “Here, you may have this rose.”

The woman brushed her bangs from her eyes and straightened her robe. Hesitantly, she opened her door a little more and said, “But I don’t have any money.”

“That’s okay,” said the kind salesman, “you may have this rose for free.”

Standing a little taller now, the woman took the rose from the man. Thanking him for his kindness, the salesman made his way down the road. The woman watched as the man vanished into the distance, and she closed the door behind her.

Now, peering at the rose, she could not believe the rich and vibrant red of its petals. “This is the loveliest rose I have ever seen,” she said aloud to herself. Then she glanced around her messy kitchen to locate a glass vase. Seeing one beneath the pile of dirtied dishes in the sink, she gently laid the rose atop an empty space on the counter and began washing the dishes and the vase until the entire sink was clear. The woman then took the rose and placed its long stem inside the vase and filled it with water. As she turned behind, she saw that her entire kitchen table was cluttered with papers, trash and other what-knots. “This simply will not do,” she said. She quickly began clearing the mess and putting all the trash in the waste bin. Wiping the table from all of its dust, she retrieved a checkered tablecloth from her linen closet. But when she placed the tablecloth on the table, it was wrinkled and didn’t look very appealing. The woman then ironed the cloth and draped it over her table, “Now, that’s better,” she said, standing back to get a second look. The woman walked to her countertop and retrieved the rose. She carefully placed the vase in the center of her kitchen table. It was absolutely beautiful.

As she admired the rose, she caught a glimpse of her disheveled appearance in the hall mirror. She immediately cleaned herself up, brushed her hair and put on a nice summer outfit. She felt more alive than she had ever felt in a very long time.

The moral of this story is that everywhere you go, you should attempt to be that rose. When you become the rose in your life, and in the lives of others, amazing and positive things happen all around you. Suddenly, your life is more fulfilled; your heart is lighter; and happiness is what you make it. Be a rose – and the world will become your garden.

Until we speak again, I am

Joan Marie, Intuition Girl

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