I recently saw the following photo on Facebook that inspired me to start a Little Jar Of Happy. I have no idea where it comes from so I cannot credit the owner of the photo, but I hope if they read this they understand how awesome I think this idea is!
The idea of the jar is to record happy thoughts & moments from your days/weeks and put them in the jar to open up and read on New Years Eve.
Since I am shocking at creating new habits, and my memory is shot, I have decided to write down one happy thing from each DAY to put in the jar, that way it will become routine, I am less likely to forget, and it’s also a fabulous way to focus on the positives of your day, even if you’ve had a doozy!
I’m using an old glass kitchen canister with a diary pen loop around it. I made a Little Jar Of Happy for a friend out of an old glass coffee jar with some pretty ribbon tied around it. You could use anything really, whatever suits.
I have a small chunky desk note pad (just a fraction larger than a sticky note pad) for the paper and it’s all sitting right here on my desk for easy access.
I’m only 7 days in and I’m already looking forward to reading all my little notes in December this year.
If you’re stuck in Groundhog Day and struggle to see the positives I urge you to give this a go. One happy thought/moment from each day will turn into an entire jar full come New Year’s Eve, and you’ll have a positive and happy start to the following year! Go for it!