These are my jars of happiness and want/need (prayers). There are some celebrities that have talked about doing this as a new years resolution but I have decided to do it because it offers a unique experience at the beginning of each year. I took these jars out this morning, and even though I was not very consistent with them last year, they contained little things I had forgotten about over time. Not only did the gratitude jar show all the little things that I was grateful for, the prayer jar showed how much my husband and I had accomplished through the year as well (with God’s help of course).
This year I replaced the gratitude jar with this bigger jar and I will fill it with one event that made me happy each day in an attempt to refocus my mind on happy things. It could be as simple as a feeling of contentment when seeing the sunrise or as big as going on vacation, it does not matter what it is only that it makes me happy. I do not like new years resolutions since many people do not keep up with it long, if you choose to try this, do it as a remembrance each day of the joy that surrounds us all.
My first happy event was playing pool yesterday with my family. We had a lot of fun and even though it did not last that long, I enjoyed every minute of it.