2016 Happiness Jar
This post is a little late this year. However, starting at the beginning of 2014, I decided to make and keep a happiness jar throughout 2014. In 2015, I kept a larger happiness jar, which I filled up during 2015, pictured below, which I sifted through after the Holidays. It is nice to have the ability to reflect upon the past year through tiny pieces and snippets of paper.
This year, I bought an even larger mason jar for my happiness jar in 2016, shown below. At the beginning of January this year, I started to write down at least one happy/grateful sentiment/moment at the end of each day and place it in my new jar in order to create and cultivate a way to remember snippets from each day and to foster more gratitude this year. It is easy and it only takes a few minutes each day, and there is no simpler or less demanding spiritual practice. I highly recommend this practice. I am also still using my wish ball!