I'm a list girl. If it doesn't get on a list, it has little to no change of getting done. So a list seemed appropriate. Here's what made the list, at least the part I'm willing to share.
Read 40 books aloud to my kids.
Try 40 new recipes.
Send 40 encouraging notes, old-fashioned, hand-written and postmarked.
Make 40 things (paintings, drawings, projects).
Go to 40 new places.
Wish me luck!
"Don't be deceived, my dear brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created." James 1:16-18