I like planners.
Last Christmas and New Year, I received a lot of planners. Aside from planners I received as gift, I also had my Starbucks planner, Jollibee planner, Papemelroti planners and planners bought in National Bookstore, etc.
There's a great feeling I get from looking at those aggregate of planners. It gives me this great sense of purpose, of foreseeing goals. It gives meaning to the days ahead.
The sad part is that of all those planners I had, I can only choose one. It's senseless to use a lot of planners. Eventually, I had to let them go.
The Papemelroti planners I gave them away to my friends. My Starbucks planner I gave it to my sister. My Jollibee planner, I gave it to my brother, the executive planner, I gave to my father...
Before the end of the year, I had only one planner left with me. It's a small ugly black planner that was bought in National Bookstore. It is this black ugly planner that helped me plan the days of my 2007. And although it's not everyday that I get to plan my activities in that planner, just having that black ugly planner in my bag is already a big deal for me.
This Christmas and New Year, I hope I get a lot of planners again. Although it's impossible to use them all, and will probably give away most of them anyway; and that I will probably choose another small ugly planner again like i did last year, the fact that I have a lot of planners on my command gives me a great sense of joy.
I read somewhere that there are only three (3) things we need in our lives.
1. someone to love
2. something to do
3. something to look forward to
I like planners because it satisfies number 3.