The Treat Girl gave me a year of happiness, you know. Oh, yes she did, and on day 5 I feel happier already. My Treat Girl is happy and bubbly and her favorite saying is "I love that for you!" and you know what? She really DOES!
Do you want a 2010 full of happy thoughts? Full of stopping to smell the flowers? Appreciating the little things? Remembering your happy moments? Well, this is the project for you.
A Year of Happiness
Empty and clean jar (spaghetti sauce jars are perfect for this)
Place a label onto the clean jar, stamped with the words "365 Days of Happiness" or think of your own cute saying.
Sit down and think...really think about all the little things that put a smile on your face - or your kids' faces. Remember how excited they got when you actually gave them a quarter for the gumball machine after saying no 38 times? Remember the laugh when you found that tupperware full of snowballs in the freezer last July? The warm feeling you had when surrounded by family and friends this holiday? The smile your son got on his face when you pulled out his "lost" ipod?
Well, write them all down. Save the happy thoughts (365 of them) to pull out throughout this next year. Hold them in your jar so you can hold them in your hands when the need arises in the next 12 months. Fill your jar with love and memories.
Place your jar in a prominent place (mine is on the windowsill over my kitchen sink), pull one out as a morning ritual over coffee, look at them together at the dinner table, sneak one from your nightstand to read before your night time prayers...It's your happiness, relive it as you see fit. But, make sure you smile when you do it. Smile and be happy for 1 year. This my challenge for you. Have a Happy 2010!
Oh, and are you looking for a way to use all the Christmas cards you received this year? Make notepads from them! Click here to learn how!