This is it! I’ve been ready to start this year off with something I’ve been meaning to do FOR AGES.
Soooooo all you really need is a mega jar, in my case a mega big red box, scraps of paper, a pen, and your beautiful open heart…
I’ve seen many versions of this over the years – but lm liking this way the best:
~ Every day, at the end of the day, you grab a slip of paper and write down on it the happiest moment of the day.
~ Even on the really shitty days, you do this. Because even on these kinda days, there is one best moment (or at least, one least-worst moment.)
~ You stick that little piece of paper in the jar & over the years, you have a record of your happiness.
One of my dear friends says that on crappy days, she will shove her hand in her jar and go fishing — pulling up a handful of great moments that she would have forgotten, had she not documented them.
Some people like to pull them ALL out at the end of the year and read through them all, just to remember their sweet stories and how grateful they are for this ‘one shot’ life…
I have a handful of friends that have been doing this practice for years, and they LOVE it.
Renowned author ‘Elizabeth Gilbert” says, “If my house ever caught on fire, this would be the one material object I would grab before I ran out the door…because what’s inside this jar? THAT’S WHERE IT’S AT — the whole point of this life. Over the years, my Happiness Jar has taught me much. What continually amazes me is what ends up on the slip of paper every day. Not awesome events, not huge achievements — usually just a small and tiny thing, a moment of awareness…that moment when you step outside and between the house and the car you get hit on the top of the head with a beam of sunlight, and suddenly feel awash with gratitude simply for being alive, and you think, Yes. This is it.”
So get hunting my friends, pretty please send me a photo of ‘your’ kinda happiness jar – can be any kind of note-holding vessel whatsoever!!!!
Will start off by posting mine, looking very sad and empty ~ but soooo can’t wait to fill it up
Big love to you all ~ plant those seeds for this new year, carefully nuture them with your time, patience, integrity and watch them grow grow grow!!!
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