My Good Place…

I’m comfortable. It’s the morning time and my home is quiet, peaceful, a bit serene. I’m sitting in my dining room looking out of my window watching as the wind makes its way through the trees. I’m in my good place, a place where I can be me, free from distractions. My computer is in front of me and I’m typing my first entry on

Yes! The excitement of freely writing and expressing myself in a way that I love, in a way that suits me, is my good place. I feel satisfied and I’m embracing this new beginning. Hopefully this feeling will transcend across my blog and my facebook groups today.

I did state that this is a “new” beginning. It all started a month ago when I became free to pursue what I am most passionate about, helping others. For years, I worked a 9-5, that was rewarding until it began to drain me, and I had nothing left to offer anyone else, myself included. You see, I live to encourage and help people find a happier way of life. During the last couple of years while I worked for someone else time did not permit me to cultivate or nurture my passion, my way of life was robbing me of what I wanted for myself and others-a happier life.

I’ll introduce myself. My name is Dona Nesbit-Smith. I am a Child of God, a Wife, a Mother, a Relative and Friend. I am also, a writer, singer, motivational speaker, merchandiser and event planner. I have a blog known as “God Wants Me Happy”, 2 Facebook groups-the first one is Grow a Minute-A-Day-With God and the second one is ShePlants. Writing is one of favorite ways to communicate.

Depression No More

God Wants Me Happy

My blog, “God Wants Me Happy“, is focused on removing the grip of depression and living the life that God wants for us. It’s time to be happy, not that every day will bring blissful happiness, but there’s a way to deal with life’s curveballs without losing ourselves in a downward spiral of depression.


Grow A Minute-A-Day-With God

Grow A Minute or GAMAD, is a Facebook group I created 3 years ago to help others grow a relationship with God. Each month presents a new focus and every 3 months we go back to basics and learn to read, pray or spend time with God starting at 1 minute a day and grow through the month, i.e., 2 minutes on the 2nd day of the month, 5 minutes on the 5th day of the month, and so on until we’re reading, praying or spending time with God for 30 minutes.


ShePlants is my baby, not yet a year old, ShePlants is a Facebook group for women who love God, themselves and their families. It’s centered on sharing stories and ideas that will help women of all ages, planting and cultivating seeds to produce greater works in other women.

What’s Next?

What lies ahead is nothing less than exciting! New ideas, topics, even stories to write about. Encouraging, helping and reaching out to others through the written word is my path and I’m shooting for the stars!

How soon do you need an article? Are you looking to inspire, encourage or motivate your audience? Do you need my opinion without tearing something or someone down? Let me write it for you. Let’s build together!


Do You Need Prayer?

Call every Monday through Friday at 6AM EST.

What Are You Thinking?

What are you thinking about? What stays on your mind? Are you worried? Are you frustrated, stressed, tired, worn out, etc.?

Cast thy burden upon the Lord , and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
Psalms 55:22 KJV

Are you tired of being tired? Today I encourage you to change your thinking. Have faith and believe that God will take care of you.

Give your burdens to the Lord , and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.
Psalms 55:22 NLT

Can you let go of what you have been thinking? Do you want to be happy? Do you wasn’t to just let it go and live? I encourage you to be free! God wants to take care of you.

Cast your burden on the Lord [release it] and He will sustain and uphold you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken (slip, fall, fail).

God loves you and He wants you to be happy! Trust Him with all that you’re thinking.

Contact me on my Contact Page! Let’s connect!

God’s Love Letter to You!

God loves you!
God cares about you!
God is concerned about you!
He wrote it in His letter to you,
Please read His love letter to you.
Talk to Him today and hear what He has to say,
He will speak through His love letter to you.


God's love letter

I Still Say, “Thank You”!

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18(KJV)
How can we say, “Thank You God”, about everything?  In my head, I hear voices saying,
But I feel so sad.
Nothing is working out for me.
I hate my life.
I don’t like how I’m treated.
I don’t know what to do.
I don’t know where to go.
I’m lost.
I have nothing.
Everything’s gone.
Everyone’s gone.
So how can I say, “Thank You God”?
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 (KJV)
Allow your faith to let this sink in.  Every.single.thing in your life is working for your good.  The roadblocks that you’ve experienced were and are lessons to help you get to where you are going.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalm 23:4 (KJV)
If I ascend up into heaven, thou art here: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. Psalm 139:8 (KJV)
For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11 (KJV)
You CAN still say “Thank You God”, Thank You Lord”!  I’ll tell you why.  Things didn’t work out, but certain other things have worked out just right.  Everything doesn’t feel good right now, but you’ve felt good in your life and you will feel good again.  That problem hurt you real bad, but today you can lift your head up and say, “Thank You Lord”, because you aren’t hurting now.  Trust God to bring you through your situations.
Thank Him for what He’s about to do in your life!
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD . “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)


Yes, You Can Bear It!

1 Corinthians 10:13
Yes, You Can Bear It!
To read the entire context of this scripture, go back and read verses 1-18.  The scripture begins talking about people who became “caught up”, so to speak, in their situations.
Our Attitudes and Opinions
No matter what happens in our lives and we form an opinion and attitude towards the circumstance.  It can be minor or major.  We either like it or dislike it.  Either way, it is our attitudes and our actions that produce the outcome of every situation that we encounter.


I know that that last sentence may have caught you off guard, it’s okay.  Keep reading, I’ll make it clearer as we go on.  You see, just like in the first 11 verses of 1 Corinthians, Chapter 10, the actions of the Israelites placed them in a worse position than they started in.  There are times when we say and do things that place us in in terrible positions and when we look back we realize that there was another way to have handled things.  Verse 6 says, “these things were our examples”.  They continue to be examples for us.
What Can I Bear?
If you are anything like me, you are doing your best to live this life.  With all that you put in (even with room for improvement), it seems as though there are times when everything on earth that can go wrong, just goes WRONG.  What do you do when this happens?  Is this your life now?  If so, what are you doing now?  What did you do the last time your life was in the holding pattern or worse, sliding down into a bottomless pit?
This is where the scripture brings us.  First, in verse 12, we are warned to be careful, because we all have the ability to fall.  We all mess up, we all get it wrong sometimes.  Stop thinking, “I got this”, that thinking will cause you to fall.  Verse 13, tell us that God gives us a way of escape so that you can bear all that you are going through.
That escape is God, Himself.  He is the Great I AM!  The beginning and the end.  He loves you more than anyone on this earth and has a plan for your life so that you succeed, Jeremiah 29:11.
The Point!
Don’t fall in the trap of your situation.  Stop and think about what you are going through.  Don’t argue, don’t get depressed, don’t fight, don’t ignore the situation.  Look to your God, Who has made a way of escape for you.  Does that mean that you won’t deal with the situation?  Of course not.  This means that there is a way for you to deal with the situation and you won’t regret it tomorrow.  You will be able to handle the situation with peace of mind and it won’t overtake you.  The problem will go away in its own time, but it won’t consume you.  When you let God give you your escape the outcome is in YOUR FAVOR, yes, it works out for YOUR GOOD!

Yes, You CAN Bear It!

1 Corinthians 10:13 New Living Translation (NLT)

13 The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.