New Year. New Goals. How About You?

It’s so much fun when things are anticipated and NEW.  With the NEW year approaching, its time for me to decide my own family history goals for 2010.

Here are some of the things I’d like to accomplish:

 1)  I’m excited to continue working on my personal history this coming year, and I will make sure some of my records are in my own handwriting.

 2)  I will continue to assemble, a bit at a time, some old photos and newspaper articles and make 8 ½ x 11” copies for each of our children.

 3)  I will continue our fairly new tradition of making a slideshow DVD of selected family pictures throughout the year for Christmas gifts for our children.  (Our DVD’s cover the period of time from October to October, otherwise I find myself under too much stress before Christmas.)

 4)  I’ve decided to do something really fun.  I’ve written a poem for each family member.  I’m determined to find those poems, gather them together, and put them with our family records.  In time, I will attempt to pen them all in Calligraphy.

 As a wife, mother, and business woman, I have learned to keep things simple.  I will do my best with these aspirations and accept my own best efforts as being enough.  I will continue to carry forth the goals of the www.familytreequest.com website, which are to glean wisdom from the past, live mindfully in the present, and prepare confidently for the future.  In addition, I hope to share some good times and make some great online memories with all of YOU.  Happy New Year!

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Gleaning Wisdom from the Past

In any quest, a person must overcome significant challenges.  Sometimes linking to the past to learn from it may seem painful. 

Have you ever had occasion to look back at your life at times when you were the most challenged, in seemingly insurmountable ways, only to find you learned the most about yourself?  Did you find you could be strong and resilient?  Did you gain the knowledge about yourself that you could, indeed, do difficult things, over and over if necessary?  Did you learn you could be kind during the process of difficulty?  If you were not kind, did you determine that you would like to work on that?  Did you learn that there were unexpected friends along your path to help strengthen you?  Were your eyes open to see the blessings and opportunities along the way, or did you feel blind in the struggle to survive?

 If you were able to conclude that your difficulties were your teachers, and using that perspective, found some personal benefit or strength growing out of the pain or trouble, THEN you were able to learn wisdom from the past.  Congratulations!   If not, let us continue to help.  Visit www.familytreequest.com

Published in: on May 9, 2009 at 11:51 pm  Leave a Comment  
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