While I’m not into resolutions, I do like a good plan. A place to start with an end in mind. In 2020 we are not simply ushering in a new year, but a new decade. We want to get this one started off right!
The current trend to choose a word or phrase for the year has worked well for me the last few years. So whether you work best with resolutions or words, I think we have a better chance to achieve if we start intentionally.
My word this year is actually two words. Every. Day.
- I want to be open to God’s plan for my life — Every. Day.
- I want to find the beauty around me — Every. Day.
- I want to count my blessings and be a blessing to others — Every. Day.
The older you get, the more you realize that life is fragile and temporary… I want to make every day count.
Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Psalm 25:4
Things I want MORE of in 2020
- Holding Mr. G’s hand.
- Time with family & friends.
- People around my table.
- Mentoring new gardeners.
- Bokays to share.
- Home cooked food.
- Home grown tomatoes.
- Dining in the garden.
- Walking in the garden.
- Working in the garden.
Things I want LESS of in 2020
- Rushing about.
- Under-performing plants. (They gotta go.)
- Japanese Beetles.
Without those last three, the garden would be almost paradise — almost. 😆
2019, you threw us a curve ball or two, but you also had some incredible moments!
–Hosting Sr. Editor of Garden Gate Magazine, James Baggett, Photographer, Jack Coyier and garden friend to us all, Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp. (read more)
–Traveling to England to spend time with my daughter and grand boys. Oh the gardens and castles we visited. More on that here.
Last year my words of the year were “taking note”. It was a desire to see more of what’s around me. This year I will adopt “taking note” to encourage me to write down more garden notes. The last few years my garden notes have been taken on the Evernote app and I will continue to use Evernote — as it is not paper that can be lost or destroyed, but also add in a hand-written garden journal too. Do you have a system of garden note taking that works for you?
I think, in part, this desire to write notes comes from some of the incredible garden journals I have been given or bought and finding hand written recipes from my mother and others who are now gone. I love having their hand written words and want to leave some of my own.