My Happy Jar

My Happy Jar

In August I wrote a post about my Happy Jar.

It’s a way to look back on things and remember all the little things that make us happy.

The idea came from a nice story I once heard about a woman who had a jar. Every time she thought of something that made her happy, she would jot it down on a piece of paper and put it in the jar. Whenever she felt down, or fed up, she would go to her jar and find all the things that made her happy. Some things were big things, events that happened that she could look back on and smile, but most were little things that she could cherish and maybe even recreate to make her feel better.

So here are a few things from my Happy Jar this month

Drinking a cup of coffee that’s at the perfect temperature

Watching the rain run down the windows

The feel and smell of laundry straight from the dryer

Chatting with a friend

An unexpected flower popping up in the garden

Puppies (and their ridiculous cuteness)

Seeing my friends pride over their children’s first day of school

Reading a touching poem (Robert Frost – Stopping by the woods on a snowy evening)

Finding a new band that you like

Winning a competition

I know none of these things are amazing, there is nothing earth shattering about them, but all of them have made me smile and brought a least a little joy to my soul.

What will you put in your happy jar this month?

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8 responses to “My Happy Jar

  1. This is a great idea 🙂 I could use something like this!

  2. I love this idea…I journal everyday and include three ‘amazing things’ that can be big or small however I rarely go back to read through them. Having a jar in sight would help ‘remind’ me to review the things that bring me joy.

  3. This is fantastic idea! There are so many little things that bring so much happiness into our lives. I can relate a little with one of yours, when I’m going to wash my clothes, and I smell the detergent and touch the warm water in the washer, I feel like I want to get in it, I just love it as weird as it may sound, haha!

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