Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I got myself a new planner at the store the other day and as I sit here thinking of all the things I have to put in it and all the dates I need to save and make sure I remember, I smile. It is kind of like having a fresh start. I look at my old planner that has days I have squeezed so much in I had to use two days worth of notebook space to fit it all in and other days I had nothing written and even other days wasted away. Now I get to start over. Not only in my planner but here in this new place.  As much as I HATE moving I kind of like being able to be anybody you want to be - I can be that nice, quiet woman I have always admired and wanted to be or that non-judgmental, smiling all the time woman I have looked up to.  Anyone I want to be. Mainly I want to be Christlike.  I want to stand out from the crowd and say the right thing when people ask "why don't you let your kids go trick-or-treating on Halloween when it's on a Sunday?"  or when Jehovah's Witnesses come to your door and ask "do you believe it is important that people read the Bible?"  Or when someone says "why don't you watch R rate movies?"  I want to be able to speak with conviction but with love and not make people think I am better than them because of my standards. It is a whole new way of life for me. I am grateful to be here experiencing it.  I am also grateful that even if I didn't have a fresh place to start over I can always start over through repentance. This knowledge carries me through my hard days.  So with blank pages in front of me I am in a good mood because there are so many opportunities. So if you are ever in a funk - go out and buy yourself a fresh new planner. It feels good to have a fresh start with so much un-written. It will put you in a good mood.


  1. So true. Plus, new planners smell good. AND office supply stores where one usually buys a new planner are AWESOME! As far as being that someone you've always wanted to be...I want to be like you.