My New Year Plan for 2013

Jar full of memories -- what will mine be?Image courtesy Google images.

Jar full of memories — what will mine be?
Image courtesy Google images.

Saw this neat idea on Facebook about creating a jar full of happy memories that you would then review at the end of the year.  It’s very simple:  you take a large, empty mason jar and every time something good happens in your life you write it down on a piece of paper and stick it in the jar.  On December 31st you open the jar and read all the wonderful things you experienced throughout the year.

I think this sounds like a terrific idea — sort of the daily affirmation thing (that I’ve kind of let slide lately).  But, what I’m going to do is use my blog as my jar and post my good things on here, and, I’m going to try and post something each day.

That’s 365 good things, one small post a day.  I think —  I hope — I can manage it.  Surely, there has to be at least one nice thing that happens each day.  This little experiment will prove it.

I sometimes find myself feeling very depressed and sorry for myself, but when I look back at my wonderful life I can see that really I have nothing to despair about.  Anything that bothers me is usually because I choose to let it bother me.  There is so much in my life that I have to be happy and grateful for that maybe by writing down one thing each day I will stay focused on that.

And so, with that little preamble, here goes.

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5 Comments

  1. January 2, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Great idea! May you have many more then 365 good things to write about! Sara

    • klrs09 said,

      January 2, 2013 at 8:13 am

      Thanks, Sara — it will be interesting, I think, to look back over a year’s worth of them.

  2. wightrabbit said,

    January 2, 2013 at 6:03 am

    Brilliant plan, Kathy ~ I have my empty coffee jar to hand and will start it in a minute. I, too, can get bogged down in negative thoughts, if I’m not mindful and this is a tried and tested anti~dote that it’s all too easy to let slip. So I really admire you for making this commitment to writing short posts every day and look forward to your shining little gems of positivity! 🙂

    • klrs09 said,

      January 2, 2013 at 8:14 am

      Nice to hear from you! Hope you had wonderful Christmas and New Year’s. Will look forward to hearing about some of your ‘moments’, too. Cheers!

  3. January 4, 2013 at 4:36 am

    Two good ideas – yours and FB’s.

    I have started the jar with the idea that I can ALWAYS find something good to add, no matter how small.


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