Hope Through Disappointment

Have you ever set a goal for yourself then worked incredibly hard doing everything right to make it happen, only to be disappointed with a slip-up?  Yup, that was me the other day.  I got upset at my failure and started to feel disappointed in my myself.  I found myself at that juncture of two… Continue reading Hope Through Disappointment


6 Ways To Ensure Unhappiness

We all want to be happy, but yet often we are our own worst enemies!  I know that quite often the only reason that I am unhappy is that I choose to be.  Here are 6 quick way to ensure that you are unhappy! 1.Have Unrealistic Expectations Unmet expectations will almost always be the cause… Continue reading 6 Ways To Ensure Unhappiness


Do You Have A Cluttered Mind? Are You A Hoarder of Information?

Have you ever watched the show on TLC called Hoarding: Buried Alive? So. Much. Stuff.  Just watching that show makes me feel anxious! I love organization, I love when everything has a place to go!  I hate clutter! Clutter actually gives me major angst!  Usually, if my house and surroundings are cluttered it is a sure sign… Continue reading Do You Have A Cluttered Mind? Are You A Hoarder of Information?


What A Beautiful Name

There are often times that I start thinking… and one thing leads to another… and my thoughts stray from what is honest, just, pure, lovely and of good report.** It is during these times that I not only pray for help and encouragement and read scriptures to remind me of God’s goodness and grace, but… Continue reading What A Beautiful Name


Embrace The Mundane

The daily stuff,  those responsibilities that seem more like a distraction, those things we want to rush and get through to get on with the better and bigger assignments of life, those things that are unnoticed places of service, they are the very experiences from which we unlock the riches of wisdom. We’ve got to… Continue reading Embrace The Mundane


Be the change you wish to see in the world

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.” Be the change you wish to see in the world. I would love for you… Continue reading Be the change you wish to see in the world

Love and Life

Be the Reason Someone Smiles Today!

When you’re smiling, when you’re smiling The whole world smiles with you When you’re laughing, when you’re laughing The sun comes shining through! I would love for you to follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. You can find me as Looking Joli Good on all four.

Love and Life

You Don’t Have To Try So Hard

Every once in a while I stop and ask myself “Laura, why are you doing what you are doing?”  I made a decision about 6 months ago to stop doing things for the wrong reasons.  I decided that if something is not bringing joy in my life I need to stop doing it. I can’t… Continue reading You Don’t Have To Try So Hard


This Is How To Change The World

The world we live in is a scary and mean place.  The best way to change it is to be the change in it.  We can start one person at a time by teaching our children to be different than all the others. This is how they’ll change the world, by us teaching them to… Continue reading This Is How To Change The World

Tips and Tricks

Things I Have Learned

I recently celebrated my birthday! I had a wonderful day filled with indulgence in lots of delicious foods that I haven’t allowed myself to eat in a while. Look at that Stuffed French Toast!!! When I was younger I used to think that being “old” must be terrible.  I was totally wrong! So far I… Continue reading Things I Have Learned