Into the future, everyone!
Who wants to make memory jars with me? This post landed on my Tumblr dash last night — not necessarily a challenge or request, but an interesting idea to keep track of life’s happy moments.
As I sit here finishing off my last pudding cup of chocolatey goodness, relaxed, I realized how soon this break will end — like a countdown marking the days I have left before I must rejoin the rest of population earth in creating havoc. Three days. Reflecting back over this past year, the first memories to pop up belong to negative, stressful events. It is not that I feel unhappy, but I do often forget to remind myself of the good. No matter how small they were, good things did happen in 2012 — and in abundance — but it’s far too easy for me to overlook them.
“Start on January 1st with an empty jar. Throughout the year write the good things that happened to you on little pieces of paper. On December 31st, open the jar and read all the amazing things that happened to you that year.”
There are people who have already woken up to a new year, but I live on the opposite side where the sky just signaled nighttime. Still, I don’t think it’s too late to grab your own jar or canister and participate if you like. At the end of 2013, I may share some of the notes I’ve stuffed in my jar here on WordPress — I think this is a nifty way to notice and seek out the positive side to life. By this time next year, I look forward to having a smile on my face just before the year becomes part of the past and time sieges forward.
Wishing you all a merry 2013,