If you’re anything like me, you probably had times last year where it felt like you were walking bare foot on warm sand, with a cool breeze doing laps through your clapping hands.
And then there were the times where it felt like you were walking through a pile of snow in shoes with holey soles, with the wind spitting icy water on your nose. Can you relate?
How do you keep your joy-o-meter high when circumstances seem to contrive to bring you low?
A friend of mine sent me this beautiful idea, that someone had shared with her. And now I’m sharing it with you. This simple activity will warm your heart and increase your sense of enthusiasm and expectation over the coming days.
Your mission: To fill a glass jar during the year, with lovely happenings from the year.
Every time you have a special moment….
It can be something nice happening to you…
Even a thought……
And whatever else you can think of.
Write it down on a slip of paper, fold it up, and put in the jar.
At the end of 2014, you’ll be able to read & remember all those special details that made up the year. So often, we forget or overlook all the lovely gifts that came our way.
Cool, right? I’ve started mine. I already have twelve rolled up bits of paper in a jam jar, but will probably need to upgrade to a larger Kilner jar later. However the point is to just get started.
Imagine what fun you could have if a load of you and your friends do this and then brought your jars to an end-of-year celebration eleven or so months from now.
Happy New Year!
Weeping endures for a night. But joy comes in the morning. – Psalm 30