Credit for this idea goes to both Ayesha Desai and Tasneem Basha for without them, I never would have done it.
Yesterday, I sat down and made my very own Happy Jar. It wasn’t very complicated in theory – pen, paper, jar. But then I had to think…
What does make me happy? At first, it was a little tough but then it got easier. A lot easier. And I began to realize that there are a ton of things that make me happy.
And I finished my little project with the biggest grin on my face.
But why do this? Why would you need a ‘Happy Jar’? Isn’t it enough to have the memories in your head?
Well… no. There are times when you’re having a horrible moment or day and you don’t remember the things that make you happy.
On those occasions when you forget, having a little pick-me-up can really help. Even if you don’t end up needing that little pick-me-up, the act of writing down all the things that make you happy is incredibly rewarding and can be really fun 🙂
Some of the little notes in here include:
– Beautiful saying and quotes
– Being me. Not always, but sometimes
– Gifts, especially unexpected ones
– Mail. I love getting mail, it all gets saved in my journal
– You, dear reader. You make me incredibly, incredibly happy