Last weekend was my husband’s Celebration of Life. These are the type of events that people dread and have a gloomy prognosis about.
Celebration of Life
Yet, that was not what I wanted. I wanted this event to truly be a Celebration of Life, of a life well lived. For me, the only way I know how to achieve a particular result is to first have a clear picture of what I want and then back up from there. Design a plan to achieve that result.
My husband had been in declining health for a long time and with it came a changing landscape of our relationship. What I wanted was his community to remind me of the person he had been for most of his life and during our time together. To tell the stories of how they best remembered him and how he impacted their lives.
The results are in, every single person I’ve talked to, and I’ve talked with a lot, has mentioned how wonderful the memorial service was.
What we got was an occasion filled with love and laughter because George was a gentle giant with a big sense of humor.
I’ve now been able to recraft the last memories of his life with the love and laughter of a life well lived. That was my objective.
To do that, I needed that clear objective and then I went to work designing the event with the help of a group of people who cared for and knew both of us.
Planning works, no matter the project or event. You plan the plan and then work the plan. Failing to plan is planning to fail.
What About You?
How about you?
Where have you successfully planned an event that you were totally pleased with the outcome?
What about that event that was subpar, was the clear objective and plan missing?
Do you need help formulating a plan for a project or an event?
Then let’s talk. Planning is not difficult; it just takes an intention. Let’s put our heads together and get that plan you want in place. Then let’s do the action, I’ll walk you through it! Let’s set up time here!
Until the next time.
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