2015 is now in full swing and I've begun the year on a positive note - positivity being a key element to a happy year of course. Jacek and I decided that 2015 is our year for living, a year where we'll have many adventures, visit lots of places together and make lots of happy memories. To document everything happy and good that happens to our little family this year we've decided to have a 'happy things jar'. This idea popped up on my Facebook feed one day (good to get some inspiration from it at least!) and I thought it was a really lovely thing to do.
You simply use an old jar, I've used an empty a clean Yankee Candle large jar - can you tell I'm being optimistic with the size, hopefully it'll be full at the end of the year, and you write on a piece of paper everything good or happy that happens to you and your family throughout the year. I've added to this a little bit by also including things I'm grateful for throughout the year - even the simplest of things such as my Mam's roast dinners, I want to remember everything good so that I can reflect at the end of 2015. You simply write the good things that happen down on a piece of paper, fold it up and pop it in the jar. It's only January 2nd and we already have two pieces of paper folded up in there so the year is being kind to us so far!
I decorated the jar with a purple ribbon I had lying around the house and some stickers my lovely friend Nadia sent me. I just wrote 'Happy Things 2015' on the stickers and I love the colourful them on the jar, I think it definitely radiates a happy vibe!
I hope our jar is full to the brim come New Years Eve and I can't wait to empty the jar and read through everything at the end of the year.