At first, I read it and thought, “What a nice idea.” But in the few days that have passed, her post has prompted me to think, “That would be something I’d put in my Happiness Jar.”
So, I’ve decided to start one.
I’ll put it in our room, and every night, (that’s the goal, anyway) Steve and I will add a note about something that made us happy that day.
Here’s how our conversation about our Happiness Jar went:
Steve: What do you think is the purpose of the Happiness Jar?
Jan: It prompts us to focus on things that make us happy.
Steve: Have you been feeling unhappy?
Jan: No, I just like to think about things that make me happy. Plus, it’ll be fun for us to dump the notes out on New Year’s Eve and reflect on the year.
I won’t share every single happiness on this blog, but I thought I’d share my first two, because they both have to do with Mommy Love:
January 3, 2016
For my first entry into the Happiness Jar, I printed a text conversation between my daughter-in-law, Emily and me:
This made me happy for four reasons:
- Tommy told his mommy he loved her.
- Tommy is beginning to speak in sentences.
- I was happy for Emily’s joy.
- I was happy that Emily shares “Tommy-isms” with me.
January 4, 2016
My daughter, Andrea, who is getting married on September 24 of this year, rearranged her flight home from Dallas later this month, just to be sure I could go with her to help her choose her wedding gown.
That it means a lot to Andrea to include me in her wedding planning means so much to me. 🙂
If you reflect on happiness, whether in a journal or a Happiness Jar, I’d love to hear about what makes you happy!