This is the latest 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.
A lovely Christmas with my Partner and his Dad.
Seeing the nieces opening up their presents.
Frosty mornings when everything is painted white.
The smell of fresh paint.
Clean white walls – I’m decorating!
Chocolate Yule log.
The smell of pine needles and oranges and cinnamon.
Chatting to my Mum.
Christmas cards from people you haven’t seen for an age.
The pop of a champagne bottle.(I put the cork in the jar for this one!)
Getting my organic veggie box this morning.
Teaching a 4 year old how to draw farm animals.
Coming in from a cold walk with the dog and snuggling up on the sofa.
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?