End of year reflection

Just the other day someone described the word reflection as: “it’s almost like bumping into yourself” and being heard by a wiser calmer self.

This year I regularly bumped into myself. My reflective moments were not necessarily enjoyable, but it was good. I looked straight into my eyes and showed me with much perspective and wisdom, what the essence was of every situation, interaction and happening I faced. I sighed with myself in defeat, and sang with myself in victory.

Me and my daughter’s LiLiBeth journey this year was much the same. With the creating of every quote and every sketch, we bumped into ourselves. Why do I say this? Why does she draw that? Our LiLiBeth growth process was challenging, but good and we’ve learned that beauty is everywhere and in everyone around us. We’ve also learned that just doing life every day builds a memory book to be read whenever we feel like it.

And now, while paging through our 2019 LiLi and LiLiBeh Instagram feed, I am thankful for me and my daughter’s hand-in-hand journey. We stand in awe of our ‘bumping-into-ourselves-moments’. Thank YOU for every bullet journal order, every like and every message on our social media platforms.

Have a special festive season and enjoy it when you unexpectedly bump into your wiser calmer self.  From this year’s LiLiBeth book of memories then: May you feel joy like sunshine, may you wear your crown, may you drink tea made from lavender and honey and love, may you dance and dream, may you have the patience to wait, may you feel the music in your heart, may you see the stars and may you dust off forgotten dreams. May you be OK. May you see life through rose tinted glasses, may you have time for reflection, may you smell Jasmin and Thyme, may you have abundant courage. May you have time to sit in your garden, may you always say thank you rather than sorry. May you gracefully walk your set path, and may you know that faith, hope, joy and love will be part of your new year.



The Li of Liesl and Li of Lische together make LiLiBeth, both names derived from Elizabeth – thus the name LiLiBeth. Elizabeth meaning oath of God.

©LiLiBeth is a creative product by Liesl and Lische Cronje

What is a bullet journal?

[Bullet journaling is meant to help you track the past, organise the present and plan for the future – Ryder Carrol]

Bullet journaling is an awesome system that assists you in keeping record of everything important to you. It can be your task manager, sketchbook, journal, idea basket, and much more! A bullet journal is none other than an organisational system in a notebook that keeps track of anything you would like to write down, in a logical way. It also helps you keeping track of your set out goals.

Bullet journaling has some interesting ‘side effects’. It signals to your brain that your goals are important, making you more likely to follow through. Mentally and emotionally speaking, it is a very powerful paper-planning method because it’s also a way of keeping a life and emotional record. It’s a reflection space of thoughts and happy moments on paper as well as important moments to remember. It is a memory space.

Bullet journaling is also a great defense system against anxiety, it does not involve thousands of sticky notes on every surface of your living space, it is your life in one book.

Who can use a bullet journal? Anyone! You don’t need to be an artist to use a bullet journal, you just need to be you.


Your LiliBeth journal is a book aimed at inspiration, reflection and organising your life. Beyond bullets and blank pages (a sufficient amount for every month) this journal also contains twelve stories and sketches based on personal life experiences and mother and daughter moments from Liesl and Lische Cronje. At the end of each short story a question is provided to prompt your reflection, writing or drawing.


Keep the first two pages open to compile an index and indicate page numbers as your entries progress.

  • Draw up a key that distinguishes between tasks, meetings, events and things to remember.
  • Provide a few double pages, for example for the following: 
  • Calendar of the month
  • Weekly calendars
  • Weekly goals
  • Daily calendars
  • Daily goals
  • Sleep calendar (tracker)
  • Mood tracker
  • Calendar for tracking water drinking
  • Films to see
  • Books to read
  • Must-do and want-to-do lists
  • Sketching and pasting
  • Reflection  
  • General notes

Ultimately, this book is yours and yours alone. Make it look the way you want it to, and use it as you wish. May this book be as special to you as it is to us.

Love and hope

Liesl & Lische Cronje

Follow us on Instagram at @Lili_cronje for Afrikaans & @LiliBeth_cronje for English. Place orders with LiLiBeth@thymeevents.co.za or 083 356 3477.