The Prospect of Joy Part 2: Goals

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the prospect of joy

Yes, goals.  (don’t be scared, i promise it won’t hurt.)

Last week, I shared a post titled The Prospect of Joy that laid out two very different definitions for prospect.

The second definition was about how a prospector searches for treasure and was an encouragement to see our children as the treasures that they are.

The first definition was about the relationship between prospects, hope, and goals and how they help us find joy.

Today, I’d like us to talk about that first definition some more.

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The Prospect of Joy

the prospect of joy

the prospect of joyI want to think that my Prospect of Joy is high all the time.  I’d like to think that at any given moment in my life, Joy could happen.  I’d like to think that for you too!

The question is, how can we make that happen?

Remember when we defined Joy earlier this month?  I included a secondary definition for Joy.

the prospect of having what one desires

I started wondering what that looked like.

Prospect has two very different definitions, both of which apply to Joy in Motherhood. [Read more…]

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Menu Monday – Goals n Stuff

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menu mondayGood morning friends, it’s time once again for Menu Monday.

If you recall, last week I wondered aloud if Menu Monday was a useful part of my blog and if it fit in with what I write about the rest of the week.

I even asked you (my readers) to provide me with feedback.  You did.  Thank you.

For now, the menu stays.  But I’m making some changes. [Read more…]

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Monthly Goals – August

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monthly goals from thishappymom.comMonthly goals are a good thing, right?   The theory is that having goals means we accomplish more stuff, and that without goals we end up just meandering through life.

I pretty much blundered my way through the summer and ended up accomplishing very little that I had wanted to do.  Based on my personal experience, the whole “goal theory thing” is right.  So I’m being all mature and grown up and I’m trying to set some monthly goals.

You’ll note that I’m posting this at the last possible moment.  It’s not like I had monthly goals just sitting there ready to go or anything.  I am totally flying by the seat of my pants on this one and I’m running the risk of spectacular public failure.  (entertaining for you, but not enjoyable for me). [Read more…]

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