It’s winter in Hawaii. Cooler weather is here. The large waves have arrived. The mornings have been delightfully crisp. Our move to the Hawaii homestead is complete! One mango tree is fruiting out of season and today we tasted our first fruit. Butterflies are fluttering about in the sunlight as it peaks through the mango tree canopy. Tis the season to see all edible greens munched to the stems as the caterpillars grow to make this beautiful transition. The recently planted kale and bok choy reveal that they have been a delicious meal for these delicate beauties. The butterflies know nothing of the coronavirus. They are in the moment of winter in Hawaii enjoying the morning sun, exercising their wings.
This has been one crazy year of ups and downs. Reality is that many of us are fighting unhealthy behaviors this year more than ever. For some of us the consequences to our bodies show up quicker than others. On the positive side, this allows for realization, reflection and motivation for change.
As I reflect, some of our family goals for 2020 have been met others have been defeated. Perhaps not defeated but delayed. Delayed until tomorrow. It is up to us to decide if tomorrow ever comes.
During December, the discussion of our 2021 family plan has begun. As a family, we talk about our hopes and dreams for the next year. All five of us will set physical and spiritual goals to strive toward during 2021. Remember, goals are simply dreams with a deadline. They give us something positive to work for and help us with motivation, especially during difficult times.
Personal Goals – 2021
- Focus on energy planning over time planning
- Take a daily walk
- Use Calm app daily for breath work
- Eat 200+ plant species during the year
- Experiment with more wild foods
- Increase my time in community service
Orchid planted under the mango tree