is now in full swing and I've begun the year on a positive note once again -
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 happened to our
little family last year we 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. I'm re-sharing this post today as it seemed to be getting a lot of hits this week - it seems everyone is looking for sourcing of positivity at the moment and that's such a wonderful thing.
simply use an old jar, I've used an empty a clean Yankee Candle large
jar (can you tell that I was being optimistic with the size?!) 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 that I was
grateful for throughout the year - even the simplest of things such as
my Mam's roast dinners, I wanted to remember everything good so that I could
reflect on them all 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 as simple as that!
I decorated the jar with some purple ribbon I had lying around the house and
some stickers my lovely friend Nadia had sent me, but you can decorate the jar however you want and if you have little ones at home then it might be fun to get them involved too. 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!
Our jar was full to the brim come New Years Eve and it was so lovely
empty the jar and read through everything amazing that happened to us throughout the year. It was such a lovely thing to help us reflect.