A Jar of Happiness & Good Things
The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up. ~ Charles L. Morgan
So something had been floating around the ether that I think is a really go idea. For lack of a better name let’s call it a jar of happiness and good things. Life can be hard, we all know that, and although we all start out each new year with high hopes as the year wears on things will inevitably go wrong. Human nature is that unfortunately we tend to remember the negative more easily than the good things. As such, each year those negative things seem to add up a little too quickly and the year seems to be worse than it actually has been.
So in order to turn this trend around here’s a great little idea. Take a jar, any jar, I’m using a pickle jar just for the irony, and each time something good happens this year write it down on a little note and drop it in the jar. That way, when things have you down, and then again at the end of the year, dump them out and read them so that you can be reminded of all the good things that have happened in your life this year. A little reminder that life hasn’t been all lemons this year, and as always, have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane
Update: So as I was cleaning up my house getting ready to move out I found my 2014 jar on top of the refrigerator. I have to admit here I had forgotten about writing these little notes, but I had 8 or 10 floating around in the jar from when I had started.
It was really wonderful reading these little notes to myself. They included making a friend’s baby belly laugh uncontrollably, a really poignant thing my little niece said to me, a couple of compliments I received. All of these little notes made me feel great and brought back some great memories. So I’m resolving to do better this year, to keep up on the task as the one thing I thought while reading them was that I wish there had been more. So start your own collection and you’ll have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane