Today I wanted to share with you a little project I suppose you could call it, that me, Simon and the girls are going to do throughout 2015, our jar of happy things. And now you're probably thinking "what's a jar of happy things Zoe?" well I shall tell you.
Our jar of happy things is a jar (obviously) and in the jar is a notepad and pen, and what we are going to do with the jar and notepad and pen is, when something nice happens or we have a good day or we get happy news, we're going to write it down on a piece of paper with the date and the name of the person the happy thing happened to for example "Zoe & Simon, 2nd January went to the cinema and out for our dinner, we had a great day" it could be anything at all, to having a nice day out with friends or going for a meal or cinema trip or achieving something like passing a course or exams, a funny moment, something that made us smile, good news, anything at all basically anything that has made us happy. We are all going to continue doing this throughout the year then on new years eve we will empty the jar and read out all the little notes and remember those happy times and look back on them. It is a lovely way of remembering all the great things that have happened over the year and I think it will be really nice to look back to those times too, we often forget things, little things that make us smile or feel good and this is a nice way to remember.
Note pad and pen
We have 3 notes already :)
Our jar of happy things
We bought our jar from Clas Ohlson it was £6.00 and the note pad is from Whsmith they were 99p and on offer for 3 for 2 and the pen is just a pen we had in the drawer, we had some white sticky labels and we used one of those to stick on the front of our jar, if you want to have your own jar of happy things you could decorate it any way you wanted to.
2014 was such a horrible year that we thought this would be such a nice way to start 2015 off, a new year and new start. On new years eve 2014 we looked back on the year with such sadness, and even though we did have some happy moments during that year, looking back over the year was a sad thing to do. This year on new years eve we will open our jar and read out the notes and look back with happiness at all the things we did or achieved or things we did/saw/heard that made us laugh and we will have fond memories of those times. I think it is all to easy to focus on the sad things and bad things that happen in our lives and we forget the good, and I know 2015 will no doubt bring testing times as each year does, but we will have our jar of happy things to remind us of the happy times too.
If you want to make your own jar of happy things all you need is -
A large jar
A small note pad
Labels or decoration if you wish
Are you going to make a jar of happy things? Please let me know in the comments if you do or if you have done in the past, I'd love to hear about it.
Thank you for reading, much love as always