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New Years Goals

Do you set goals for the New Year?

I have NEVER liked setting goals. 

It seems that setting goals is so confining.

Now that I've made my confession, I want also say that setting goals is a good way to progress so I decided to make goal setting FUN!

Here are some things I've learned from experience -
  • go small
  • allow for spontaneity
  • be flexible
  • quality vs quantity
It can be refreshing to start out the New Year by first making a gratitude list of what you are grateful for from the previous year.  Even being grateful for the hard stuff and reviewing how the hard stuff helped you grow will be a good way to lift you out of a negative mode.

Setting a New years resolution can be as simple as finding ONE WORD for the year. One word that will remind you of your goal. For example posting the word 'Gratitude' where you'll see it everyday, will be a simple reminder that you are choosing to look for more ways and things to be grateful for.

 With love and gratitude,

Each of us lead a life filled with miracles, we just need to pause and see them! What's new and good with you?

Solution For Stubborn Green Tomatoes

After going to all the work of cultivating, planting, weeding, watering...and all the rest that goes into a good harvest, it can be decidedly discouraging when those lovely green tomatoes never ripen and turn red.

This has happened to me several times.  Fortunately I have a 96 year old gardener friend who clued me into the simple solution to my discouraging tomato patch. Over the years, I have tried this and it has worked everytime.

Recipe for success:
  1. 2 Tablespoons Epsom Salt (will not harm you or your plants)
  2. 1 gallon warm water
  3. Combine and stir until dissolved 
  4. Pour over the soil and around the roots of the plant
NOTE: this recipe is per plant

For more gardening tips with epsom salt, I found this post helpful:  click HERE

 With love and gratitude,

Each of us lead a life filled with miracles, we just need to pause and see them! What's new and good with you?

Recipe for How to Grow Organic Worm-Free Apples, Cherries, and Pears

I've used this recipe for years. The result is much better than pesticides.

Worm-Free Apples, Cherries, Pears
  • Using a cleaned out 1 gallon milk jug, cut a hole about the size of a small egg just below the milk jugs shoulder.  This can easily be done if you first put hot water in the jug and shake it around until the sides get warm.  Empty out water and cut hole with a sharp knife. 
1 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup dark molasses
                        1/2 teaspoon ammonia
                        Add enough water to make 1 1/2 quarts liquid

Vision of the Tree of Life - Part 8: Synoposis

View entire 'Vision of the Tree of Life' Series  HERE

The Tree of LIFE:

I Nephi 11:25 And it came to pass that I beheld that the rod of iron, which my father had seen, was the word of God, which led to the fountain of living waters, or to the tree of life; which waters are a representation of the love of God; and I also beheld that the tree of life was a representation of the love of God.

“…the term “life”—the Greek term zoe—means everlasting fullness of life. Life in this sense—everlasting fullness of life—constitutes humankind’s Highest Possibility, our Ultimate Good, the overall End of our existence. The whole purpose of God in making possible our eternal existence is to bring to pass our never-ending fullness of life (Moses 1:39). That is what God is all about. And what we are all about.

Vision of the Tree of Life - Part 7: The Large and Spacious Building

View Parts 1-6 HERE


I Nephi 8:26 And I also cast my eyes round about, and beheld, on the other side of the river of water, a great and spacious building; and it stood as it were in the air, high above the earth. 

NOTE: 'In the air' signifies the building has no foundation, there is also no foundation for what the people in there are doing.