I found the perfect planner for my needs. If you are in the lookout for a 2016 planner, I highly recommend “This Journal Will Actually Change Someone’s Life 2016!” It will not only change someone’s life but yours as well.

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This Journal Will Actually Change Someone’s Life 2016 is filled with witty facts, unusual holidays and interesting blurbs, awesome pages with mood charts, quarterly check-ups and tips for self-empowerment. This extraordinary planner also helps change lives all over the world as all proceeds are aimed to fund Lifeline Foundation, an organization whose projects helped many people in need. Take a sneak peek. 

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Freespeech  publication, the publisher of this awesome planner, noticed how yearly planners affect the lives of people.  This is one reason they decided to publish an extraordinary journal that would further change people’s lives. They have been doing so for the past nine years.

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This year’s theme is: HAPPINESS REVOLUTION! Look at the inside.  The first thing that struck me is what I am thankful for. To be thankful is to be happy. It is great that a planner reminds us to be full of gratitude. That is a nice start to a new year.

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There are a lot of features that will help you plan your life  such as witty facts, unusual holidays. interesting action blurbs.mood charts.quarterly check-ups, self empowerment tips, expense chart, life changing coupons, bucket list and a lot more to tell! Here is a sample of the expense chart.

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You  can assess your highs and lows  for the week. High and lows are noteworthy- remembering HIGHS to keep spirits up and remembering LOWs to take note of life lessons from those situations. I win BOTH ways.  Think about it. Life is like a roller coaster as I experience these high moments and low moments, moments when I feel like I am on top of the world and when I am down. The choice is always mine, whether I want to be frustrated or to enjoy the thrill of the ride.change planner details

There are Action blurbs that will move you to get out there and start moving away from your computer or gadgets.

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Here is what a whole page looks like.

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You can  check your mood for the day and the amount of water drank. It is best to take eight glasses a day.

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There are fun coupons that allow you to be a home chef for the night or simply do nothing.

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Proceeds from this planner go to Lifeline Foundation Support Team, Inc whose initiatives include helping scholars get an excellent education, organizing medical missions, funding surgeries for different patients and a lot more. No wonder this planner is called “This Journal Will Actually Change Someone’s Life 2016”. You have the power to change someone’s life for the better including your own.

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You can purchase the planner at Free Speech Publications, Fully Booked branches, PowerBooks , National Bookstore for 775 pesos only. You can choose between the navy blue and rainbow version. I chose the navy blue while I gave my daughter the rainbow version.  I am really excited to start planning for 2016.

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I want to bring out all kinds of things that lie buried deep in my heart. Anne Frank

The aftermath of the Best Friends Forever Reunion left me in a contemplative mood for days. Friends remarked that I was quiet, conservative and feminine in the past so the revelation of “a true confession” caused jaw-dropping looks. At a high school reunion, I laughed when former teachers thought I was Lorna, my elder sister. What a forgettable student I was! I don’t blame them. It was true anyway. Looking at myself today, I don’t recognize the person I once was. Still, I thought of checking out that forgettable person and affirm the good that is happening in my life today.

Best Friends Forever Reunion 2009

I unearthed my “baul”, a box full of treasured memories like old photos, memorabilia and diaries written since I was 10 years old. During the reunion, I confessed to the ex that I still kept the diary during the years we were together. Horrified, he told me to dispose of it. I shrugged. It was the past, nothing incriminating and everything written was pure and innocent. For some reason, I should have thrown it when I got married. I dumped all the letters, gifts and photos in the trash bin but I kept the diaries. Now I know why I didn’t throw the diaries. No, it was not to reminisce the memories of first love and that of my ex-boyfriend now my husband.

I pulled my diaries out from the cobwebs of the musty “baul” and began to leaf through the pages, now yellowed after 34 years. For the next few days, I poured over the poignant memories. I’m not a very profound writer and I scribbled about things I did that day or week with my family, my boyfriend or my groupies. Both things of significance and not. My diary detailed the life of my family when we were still complete. My mom, already sick of breast cancer in 1975 suddenly came alive in the stories I wrote about her. My departed siblings, Oscar and Ruben ,the clowns of the family and my dad sprang to life as I read the “Dear Diary” entries. I felt a tugging in my heart,a deep longing for my departed loved ones as I got transported back to 1975. For one brief moment, images of their smiles and antics kept me in a cheerful mood.

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