My mom is the inspiration behind the, Planner Perfect, planner. When I was young, I remember my mom clasping her spiral notebook, clutching it to her chest as though it were her best friend, plunking down in her favorite chair and there the magic would begin. She would write and write and write. Her writings I came to know, were full of plans for our home, our family and her life, her dreams and her goals, all of which were her statement of intentions. She was never pulled by her tasks; she was writing her own story.
Let me better explain...
When I started a family of my own, I longed to plan like my mom. Everything she did in her life, despite the fact I didn't know exactly what she was up to on those lined pages, impacted me. I felt her joy in managing our home and being a mother, I felt the empowerment of setting goals together and the sheer bliss when they were accomplished, I understood that sometimes the tough times in life needed a plan, and that if I wanted something it wasn't going to fall in my lap. Life is to be lived with intention, and to live with intention, you need a plan.
Naturally I wanted to emulate her, it's contagious, empowering and inspirational! And I set out to do just that and have taken her notebook to a whole other level, unveiling, The Planner Perfect, planner. Ready for every woman to write her own story. It is your official Story Book.
Quotes taken from the outstanding book by Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, What I Learned While Editing My Life:
"Good Stories don't happen by accident, I learned. They are planned."
"Your life is a blank page, you write on it."
"And once you live a good story, you get a taste for a kind of meaning
in life, and you can't go back to being normal; you can't go back to
meaningless scenes stitched together by the forgettable thread of wasted
His book is unforgettable. Full of awe-inspiring moments and hilarity of a life we all can relate to. This book is about what Donald realized and learned while his life was being made into a movie. It was an awakening of himself and where his life was headed, as the screenwriters spent long hours trying to recreate his character to make a better life story for him; a better movie.
The Planner Perfect, planner is a complete spiral notebook, makeover. Full of everything a woman needs to script her life story and manage her home.
He goes on to learn that we are created to be in God's story, one that challenges and inspires us, that takes us places we've never been; out of our comfort zones and places that make us feel uncomfortable at times. With our life as a blank page and true faith to give God the totality of our lives, only then we will hear where God is leading us. God can make a better story...we just need to trust Him and listen.
Here's to you, Mom; for inspiring me to write my own story.
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