Thursday, September 01, 2016

September goals

This beautiful and most meaningful graphic is by Abby at Little Birdie Blessings
Today, the first of September, I felt a strange thought flutter around in my head.  "You should set some goals for this month."  Remember, I used to do that -- set monthly goals that would help me move forward in achieving my yearly goals.  But this year things were so busy that I decided not to add further stress to my life by posting goals.  Oh, I still have goals -- I keep an ongoing list of things that must be done, and I plan out each week and day pretty well.  I just haven't been specifically setting goals and posting them like I used to.  As a result, and also because life  has been intensely busy with eldercare, Mr. T's work, and our church's pastoral search, some good things have been slipping through the cracks.  So, without further ado, here are some goals for September.  (Astute long-term readers will note that I am being easy on myself.)  I'll let you know how the month goes!


*Write out a passage from God's Word each day.
* Memorize at least 4 Bible verses and review some older ones.
* Add 4 pages to my "What Do I Know About My God?" Scripture notebook
* Continue study for Sunday School -- Following God With All Your Heart
* Exercise or walk at least 20 times.
* Get to bed by 9:30 pm each night. 
* Limit sugar and red meat.
* Drink enough water each day.
* Keep up with Kelly's missions in homemaking zones of the week.
* Post in both of my blogs as often as possible
* Take a fun day trip with our local daughter and her family
* Plan and create gifts for November birthdays
* Plan, create and send a gift for a September birthday
* Write at least 4 encouraging notes to friends and family
* Help and encourage my local daughter as I'm able
* Clean church and set up for potluck meal
* Attend a ladies' retreat
* Attend a mother/daughter retreat
* Plan a getaway with Mr. T
*  Continue trying to help and encourage my elderly dad
* Sort out and declutter my dad's house

SEPTEMBER'S HEALTHY HABITS:  Drink enough water/exercise/eat healthfully



  1. All this is being easy on yourself? Wow! This would do me in. Ha! All the best with it. I am sure that you are this kind of person with or without the list to guide you. Oh, you're a Flybaby, too! There are some days when all I can manage is to clean the sink and swish and swipe.

  2. There are days I don't even get to that, Vee. I aim at doing the daily missions, but sometimes the best I can do is just something, anything, in the current zone.

    And my list is, actually, cut by quite a bit from the lists I used to make. The exercise and the water are the ones I really struggle with.

  3. I love your monthly goals. I do something very similar in my planner. I almost never make them, but it gives me some plans and purpose, so that I am not just completely lazy:)

    1. I know, Sandy! It's so true that if one aims at nothing, one will hit it every time. My goals give me something to aim at. I don't think (in fact, I KNOW) that I have ever had a month when I accomplished all of the goals on my list. But, as you say, it gives me purpose. I don't want to miss any of the purposes that God has for my life, and my goals are reflective of that.


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