Hello, I’m Ray and I thank you for stopping by! JoyfulTurtle.com is a creative outlet for me to express my journey of daily life activities, spiritual study and artistic projects. I am full time graphic designer, amateur photographer and spiritual student. I live a simple philosophy of love, laugh and learn.
Love. If I had one personal goal it would be to experience pure love. Love of all. Everything changes with love. With love there are no judgments, no negativity and no sense of separation. Yes, love IS the answer.
Laugh. It’s nearly impossible to feel sad while laughing. Laughing relieves stress and makes you feel happier. Laughter binds us together when shared and has been shown to have positive effects on the mind and body. Laughter makes us happy …and happy is GOOD.
Learn. To continue on a spiritual path I want and need to learn. I don’t want knowledge to feel smarter than anyone, I want to learn how to be a happier, more loving, more peaceful and complete being. Everyday is an opportunity to learn!
As long as I remember to love, laugh and learn I will enjoy a compassionate, loving, fun and exciting life experience. When I can experience the positive in life I am better able to share it with others. I try to live simple and be aware of what truly matters.
Personal: I live in the Midwest and make my living on the Internet. I release creative energy through graphic design and photography. I earn a living through designing for shirt and gift sites such as Zazzle and Cafepress, have affiliate websites and doing freelance design work.
Over seven years ago I stopped dating and focus on my spiritual growth and expanding my online business. I do believe in love and know my soul mate exists. I choose to not be in false relationships.
I was raised in the open bible Christian faith and as an adult I’ve lightly studied various spiritual paths such as Buddhism and Taoism. I feel I have stepped onto my own personal path. I would not label myself as a follower of any religion but my current beliefs do resemble Eastern philosophies more than Western.
Joyful Turtle is my canvas for sharing thoughts on topics like spirituality, love, forgiveness, reincarnation and accountability. I share recipes, FREE Positive Affirmation e Cards and new photography.
I have been creative as far back as I can remember. I enjoy the outdoors, bike riding, racing video games, graphic design and photography to name a few. I am an animal and nature lover.
I also sell photography prints though Fine Art America.
My philosophy and my life are simple. I want to be a better human being and help make the world a better place.
- Live in Love,
aka the Joyful Turtle