Another year has passed, leaving me feeling old and unsuccessful.
You know? The usual wonderful feeling that sets in after every new year?
However past Zozette knew I’d be feeling down right about now and made provisions for me, in the form of a jar of happiness. Last year she/I set out to maintain a time-capsule of happy thoughts and (BEHOLD) I actually managed to keep it up. Every time something made me smile/feel happy – I jotted it down and stuck it in my jar. So when New Years day rolled around I could read about all the great stuff that had happened this year. (Because we tend to only remember the bad stuff. Boo!)
Well done past me, because it worked. I opened up slip after slip celebrating new jobs, awards, compliments, personal accomplishments and special moments. Summed up in this way – it was easy to see that I had a pretty great year.
I’m definitely going to continue with this new tradition, and I highly recommend you do too. All it takes is a pen, some scraps of paper and an empty old jar.
May 2014 bring you a shitload of paper scraps, and may your jar overflow with happy thoughts.