Posts Tagged ‘New YEar’s Goals’

Quote from Anne Frank

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

A couple of years ago I received a large postcard from SUNY Empire State College, where I received a second bachelor’s degree in the 1990s. This card was to wish the alumni a peaceful and joyous new year. I keep it because it is a great reminder for me. I had planned to use it on this January 1st, but I posted something else. However, before January ends I wanted to post it to remind you there are 11 more months to achieve your goals for 2020, and hopefully one will include this quote:



How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting

to improve the world.     ~ Anne Frank-March 26, 1944



Whatever plans, goals or resolutions you have made, I hope  one of them is to pick a group, or an organization, a a cause, etc. that you believe in and work in some way to support your choice, whether by mailing letters to your congressperson, signing petitions, going to a rally, or saying a prayer. I plan to posting more petitions that relate to food and the environment. It is one of the ways I can improve the world by sharing information that I receive from  my research, from my friends, and from my reading.

Here’s to a happy, healthy, productive, safe and green 2020 for everyone reading my postings!

Thank you, ellensue


P.S. Just realized that Chinese New Year is Jan. 25th – Feb. 8th, so hope to (re)post something to celebrate the year of the rat!

Message from Daily Om

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

I receive a daily message from Daily Om and thought yesterday’s comment too good not to share. Even though it is for my horoscope sign (Sagittarius), I think it is appropriate for everyone. I think it is a good substitute for New Year’s Resolutions, because goals can be modified as your life evolves and you can do this without feeling guilty. Sign up for your own Daily Om horoscope on their website:

January 2, 2016
Road Map to Success
Sagittarius Daily Horoscope

Today you may be filled with resolve and idealism as you become certain of the kind of future you would like to create. Perhaps you know where you’d like to be in your personal, work, or spiritual life in the next month or year. You may be in the process of deciding which steps to take next in order to manifest what you want in life. Today is the perfect time to sit down and write out a list of actions you can start taking so that you realize your goals. Give yourself permission to write any idea that comes to your mind. Remember that possibilities are only as unlimited as we allow them to be.

When we are ready to achieve our goals, it becomes easy to create a plan of action. This plan is our road map of steps we need to take in order to accomplish what we want. We never have to worry about deviating off course when we have our plan to consult. By taking any one of the actions we’ve included in our outline, we can always propel ourselves in the right direction. As we make progress toward our goals and life intersects with our idea of how we thought things should go, our plans may change. Create a plan for achieving your goals today, and you’ll have a fluid guide that you can follow to make your dreams come true.

Note: I put in BOLD the statements that have special meaning for me.