Day Six of the 10 Days of Awe: Autumn Aspirations

Day 6


Describe one thing you'd like to achieve by this time next year. Why is this important to you?


Be resolutely and faithfully what you are; be humbly what you aspire to be." Henry David Thoreau


Before you heave heavy sighs and perform a Liz Lemon masterpiece eye roll, let’s really think about today’s question in a different light.

What is something (or someone) that is important to you?  What immediately comes to mind?

Is it your health? Your faith? Family? Love?  What about your job? Or your play time? Got it? Good.

Now, let’s think of something positive that you would like to see accomplished in the next year.  It’s so much easier to add something than to take something away, so try to avoid things like “I want to lose a x pounds” or “I'll break up with my smart phone.” That is a forecast for disappointment.  

Today's photo of the three fortunes was taken exactly one year ago. I remember taking this shot with a hopeful forecast of what I wanted to achieve in the coming months.  Though the year didn't end as I had envisioned, what did transpire (see yesterday's post) is cause for appreciation;  like the soft fuzzy white tufts of dandelions floating by my window this morning.  

Look at Thoreau’s words again: be resolute (determined/unwavering) and faithful (constant/steadfast) in who you are. 

Embrace the person you are right now and find a way to aspire without despair.