Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Changes to Spring Edition of Seasonal Planner

The Best Way to Keep up with The Seasonal Planner Updates is to Join
(Preordering will be available some time in January/
Spring Edition will be ready to ship beginning of February)
{Sketches for SBP drawn by Anna Cantrell. All Rights Reserved. 2015}

% The Seasonal Beehive Planner now has specifically marked days each month. Everything from No Housekeeping Day to Zoo Day, from Mother Goose Day and Mother’s Day to Remember the Titanic Day, from PB and J Day to Coffee Day, from appreciating your Librarian to remembering to call your Dentist---these "nationally" marked days make your planning more fun and more personal.  

% The original thought was not to burden you with a list of days that remained empty and useless. I wanted us to have a clean sheet with space to write our daily plans or just a notation of what made that day special. I was torn about leaving wide open spaces for you to have available for your own creativity and productivity versus too many options that cluttered your days. For you, I wanted open spaces that offered endless opportunities to record what was done during the month so you would feel successful and not defeated. But I plainly heard the plea for a day-by-day spread and realized that clear concise prompts can inspire us and don’t have to consume our day. These prompts spur us forward, not backward.
% Rather than have pages for Gratitude-Prayer-Scripture, you now have a place to list these items on each day. There are two days per page. The Seasonal Beehive Planner now has guided-prompts that remind you to pray for someone/be grateful for something/ scripture pause/ place to record meal plans/ water intake/ remember a birthday or anniversary that day.

% Seasonal Reading Log ~ new and improved, found in back of planner. 

% A seasonal motif (a decorative design or pattern) for coloring when you are stuck in traffic, waiting at the doctor office, or simply as therapy to quiet your active life is one of the peaceful cubicles found within The Seasonal Beehive Planner.

% All artwork is by artist Anna Cantrell; specially drawn for The Seasonal Beehive Planner. All rights reserved.

% There is now a DayBook for each week of every month rather than only one per month.

% You still have that heart-pulse list in which to post your daily activities but rather than just a single heart per day you have four hearts to record your most important heart “pulses” of the day and some days have heart notations or reminders of special world events or holy days of the church at large to move you forward with your planning. (See photos above.)

% Rate Your Day ~ at the start of each day you will see five spring flowers.  At the end of the day you rate your day on a scale of 1-5, coloring in as many flowers as you feel your day productive/successful/happy/holy/leisurely. A “low” day here and there is nothing to worry about. Just try to make the next day better. If you have too many “low” days in a row, this will help you see that you are in a slump and need to change the pace of your days.

    0 Each day you see 8 water droplets. This is to keep track of your daily water    
            intake.  For every eight (8) ounce glass/bottle of water you drink, simply color in
            a water droplet.  If you don’t have all eight (8) water droplets colored in by the
           end of the day, don’t be hard on yourself. You are making an intentional goal to
           drink more water. Compete with no one but yourself.

   O Next to your water intake droplets, you will see this oval shape which  
            represents your daily vitamins and probiotic intake.  
           % Some very simple little reminders for mindfully pampering yourself are
            included.  Look for the crinkly message boxes.
{Sketch by Anna Cantrell. All Rights Reserved. 2015}
          %  There is now a simple seasonal recipe sheet and for meal planning per
           season. Your daily meal planning happens on the daily planning date. Each 
           month there is a focus on what is happening seasonally so that you intentionally
           embrace the season within your home. You are able to focus on:
           *a dish you want to try
           *a dish your family loves
           *a sacrificial meal on Fridays
           * a dish for a special occasion
           * a cultural dish  
           % Each month and all the planning pages for that month are distinctly sectioned off.
            All essays, seasonal meditation, the home cabinet, and extra journaling pages relevant
            to the season are located in the back of the Seasonal Beehive Planner.

            There is a clear Liturgical Year presence in the Spring Edition of The Seasonal Planner
            Whatever religion you embrace there is a molting of days that create a season of holy
            intent which guides our spiritual life. The liturgical calendar has seamlessly become
            part of the Western Calendar. Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter,
            Halloween, Christmas, and others have
            their roots planted in Christian soil. By intentionally observing these holy days,
            we guide our days and intentions towards our Creator in a beautiful mystical
            labyrinth of living.
{Sketch by Anna Cantrell. All Rights Reserved. 2015}









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