Capturing Memories of a Great Year Helps Make It a Great Year
Keep a Happiness Jar full of happy memories that you can review and share from time to time. Use a mason jar so you can see inside. Add movie tickets, wine corks, receipts from great meals you have had, and post-it notes with short summaries of what you did fun today. Write notes on each of them about who you were with, what you did and why it made you happy. Be creative, you will find all kinds of little reminders you can add. Keep your Happiness Jar in a prominent place so you can look inside and relive many of your happy times and also so you can be reminded to keep adding more happy memories. Just seeing the jar creates inspiration to do something that makes you happy. Share the happiness by letting visitors and friends add to your jar. It is exciting to watch what makes them happy. Decorate your jar and put the year on it. You can create a jar each year so you have years and years of happy memories you can revisit.
Adapted from an idea in Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.