May Goals

If I could stay up late no doubtI’d catch the buds just bursting out;And up from every hidden rootWould jump a tiny slender shoot;I wonder how seeds learn the way,They always know the very day—The pretty, happy first of May;If I could stay up then, no doubtI’d catch the buds just bursting out. – “The…

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April Goals

Sang the sunrise on an amber morn —‘Earth, be glad! An April day is born.‘Winter’s done, and April’s in the skies,Earth, look up with laughter in your eyes!’Then, the sound of growing in the airRose to God a liturgy of prayer.– “An April Liturgy” by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts March was miraculous: a much-needed…

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March Goals

In the snowing and the blowing,In the cruel sleet,Little flowers begin their growingFar beneath our feet.– “March” by Mary Mapes Dodge A thin carpet of green catkins covers the pear tree outside my window as I write to you: spring is here. My daffodils and great-grandmother’s jonquils are blooming, the bluebirds have returned, and the…

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February Goals

The birds have been singing to-dayAnd saying: “The spring is near!The sun is as warm as in May,And the deep blue heavens are clear.– “In February” by John Addington Symonds We are inching closer and closer to spring—I can feel it. February brings glimpses of life below the surface: bulbs pushing through the frozen ground,…

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2024 Goal Setting: 2023 Year in Review

‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.’ Yes, indeed. 2023 was the year I grieved my Dad through all the first anniversaries (the anniversary of his baptism, Father’s Day, his birthday, the anniversary of his death, etc.), the year we renovated our health, my first year as a full-time homemaker, and—among many…

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