First of all: Happy New Year! Wishing you all that’s good, lots of love and awesome times! 🙂
One of the things I like most about the start of a new year is opening up my memory jar and reading back all the good memories I made that year.
I started this a couple of years ago because I discovered that it was harder to remember all the little good things that happen in a year when there are also difficult times to fight through.
It’s easy and fun to have a happy moment & memories jar! You just take a jar, pieces of paper and a pen. Throughout the year, you write down happy moments (big or small) and put them in the jar.
At the end of the year (or at the beginning of a new one) you can read back all the memories and you shall see that, even in a year that doesn’t feel all that great, there are lots and lots of great memories to hold on to!
I write them all down in a notebook because I like to read them back every once in a while.
Your “happy moments” can be big (like a new house, the publication of a book, losing or gaining weight) or smaller (like a nice evening with friends or family, a compliment or something that made you smile)
The size doesn’t matter, it matters when it makes you happy, even if it’s just for a moment. Focus on the good things!
It’s easy to see the things that make us sad, angry or depressed, but it’s harder to remember all the little things that make life worth it!
And that’s when a memory jar comes in handy, a year never has only bad moments, it’s just hard to see the light sometimes.
It’s nice to see your happy moment jar filling up through the year, so give it a try sometime! 🙂
As for me, I had a lovely New Years Eve with people I love, so that’s already one happy memory for in the jar! 🙂
Lots of love,
Just Patty ❤