May 31, 2023

June Goals

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Why was June made?—Can you guess?
June was made for happiness!
Even the trees
Know this, and the breeze
That loves to play
Outside all day,
And never is too bold or rough,
Like March’s wind, but just a tiny blow’s enough;
And all the fields know
This is so—
June was not made for wind and stress,
June was made for happiness;
Little happy daisy faces
Show it in the meadow places,
And they call out when I pass,
“Stay and play here in the grass.”
June was made for happy things,
Boats and flowers, stars and wings,
Not for wind and stress,
June was made for happiness!

– “Why Was June Made?” by Annette Wynne

Ahh, it has been good to exhale a bit from the pace of the school season. May was capped off with a trip to the beach with friends, a BBQ with neighbors, and lots of time enjoying the growing garden. We have our first zinnia blooms!

My June goals are lighter, a reflection of the change of season. My focus this month is prayer—a wholehearted connection with the Lord so I can pass it on to our children and others. I read this in Raising Emotionally Strong Boys and it stuck with me ever since: “The hope for all of us as mothers and fathers is to do the work needed to live a more whole-hearted life and to allow our kids to experience the overflow. Ultimately, we are always pointing them to a Parent who will never fail them. The only One who can offer them life, joy, hope, and peace. A peace that passes all understanding. A peace that will never make sense to this world. Peace that goes beyond our current circumstances to the eternal. That’s the greatest calling on our lives as mothers and fathers. It always has been, and it always will be.” Amen. For me, it starts with prayer this month.

Your turn! What are you focusing on in June? I’d love to hear!

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2 Comments

  1. Em on May 31, 2023 at 8:55 pm

    That quote from David Thomas makes me even more excited to read Emotionally Strong Boys! Glad to hear you loved it!

  2. Caley on June 7, 2023 at 4:41 am

    I LOVE that quote, and have now just ordered the book (especially with new twin sons).
    My main June goal is all about my children – finishing the school term strong, cheering them on the sidelines, being present for them and preparing for a special family getaway together x

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