It has not been the perfect year for most of us, has it? That is why when I found this little clipping in my mom’s stuff when I was looking through some of her notebooks I had to snap a picture of it and and share it.
I am not sure where she found it or who wrote it but it meant something to her. She took time to clip it out and paste it in her little notebook for posterity.
No, 2020 has not been the perfect year. But, as always, there is hope. With hope we can see a better day ahead. A better week will lead to a better month and eventually a better year. We can’t lose hope. Better days are ahead. Take heart, my friends, and take note of this lovely offering from my mom. Keep the faith.
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That’s a lovely and very true poem. I’d say 2020 takes the cake for non-perfect years but like the poem says – is any year ever perfect? But like you said, there is hope and with hope things will always look up.
Hope always wins!
Wow! Do you know when it was written or printed? I wonder what was going on at that time. Thanks Beth and really a new year starts every day- so this may be your perfect Mom. I love how your Mom saved things.
I think it was a notebook she kept in the 90’s. She loved Marjorie Holmes (remember her?) and she had many of her things saved but I don’t think this was one of hers.
What a great way to start a new week! (I have to admit that I thought the title of this post was “The Perfect Hair,” and I got all excited that you had tips on achieving that. Har. Have a great day, Beth Ann!
If only!!!! I would be all over that post! Hang in there and thanks so much for stopping by! It’s gonna be a great week!
How timely that you found this at this time. It is just perfect. Our moms always have the right things to say, even if they are nowhere near us!
You are so correct! They are always with us even when we don’t realize it.
I so appreciate your sharing this hopeful clipping that your mom saved. My mom, too, clipped inspirational quotes, which I only recently discovered. Such a blessing, our mamas.
Indeed!!! They truly are!
Well, it may not be a perfect year, but that was perfect inspirational words. Thanks for sharing that clipping with us!
Thanks – I thought they were worth sharing today.
It’s as if your mom sent you a gift of that clipping. Thank you for sharing it.
That is the perfect way to think about it. It truly was a gift.
For me either 1982 or 1986 was a much worse year than this one’s been, but there’s no denying…after 16 years of “impossible, unlivable” income, this has been the lowest.
1988 was not a perfect year but it was a very good one.
So, for those who think this has been the perfectly horrible year, hang in there. When we all move beyond trying to pump up emotional feelings with words alone, and start thinking of practical ways to *make* days/weeks/months/years better, THAT will be a FANTASTIC year.
E.g.: After a funeral there’s no *harm* in saying “I’m sorry to hear of your loss” but, while the person is ill, a little driving or cleaning or similar help would be much more comforting.
I think we all have had years that have been less than but I always hold out hope for tomorrow and now that this is just temporary. We really all can just keep positive and we will manage to get through it, won’t we? The Australians have a phrase that we say often in our house “push on through, mate”and that seems like the perfect phrase now. Thanks for stopping by, Priscilla!
That poem was written years ago but perfect for year 2020. I love how our Lord brings things to us just when we need them. So glad your Mother clipped it back thein so you could share with us now..
I was so happy to find it because it just seemed to fit 2020 perfectly. Thanks, Shirley!
Well I am another Mom who found this poem and cut it out and framed it too! I believe it was the mid ‘60s where I found it possibly in the magazine section of the NJ Sunday Star Ledger
I sent a Snapchat of it to my grandchildren and they asked me about it so I googled it and found your post.
I cut this poem out in the mid to late 70’s from either Woman’s Day or Family Circle magazine. I misplaced the clipping years ago so I am so glad you posted it!
I am so happy you found it here! I think I got it in 1976 or so .