Faintly, I hear the month of March approaching. If you're absolutely still, you'll hear it too. It's evident in the unremitting chant of marchers, "left, right, left, right..."
As I did with January and February, I'm using pages in my Live With Intention journal as the basis to create a personalized date book.
I chose these two pages for my rantings, ravings and recordings during the month of March. The lovely flower and the short and sweet saying came with the book. I added the calendar and birthdays.
Renee Locks' pretty water color of a single flower is cheerful and instills in us the joy and promise of Spring which will officially arrive on the 20th.
Emily Dickinson's words work perfectly alongside the excitement that comes with Spring. March brings with it hope and great expectations for each and every one of us.
This month is special for two members of my family and three friends.
I've known Chuck and Keith for a whole bunch of years. Both live here in Beloit. Keith is a retired police officer and Chuck retired from Beloit's paper making industry.
Tom is my oldest brother. He lives in Troy, Michigan and holds a world record for the fastest small-block Camaro.
Lenore is a friend I've become acquainted with through my blog. Her job takes her all over the world and she shares her adventures on her fun-filled blog.
Aunt Babe is one of my mother's two sisters. She and my uncle enjoy my writing and encourage me to keep at it. Auntie Babe is full of fun and laughter.
May we all rejoice in the thirty-one days before us when we turn another calendar page in 2011. May I suggest that we progress through March with this concept: Life is a wonderful challenge.