In 2013, I shall fill my joy jar to overflowing.
What, you may be wondering, is a joy jar? It is a piggy bank of sorts. Instead of money, in go notes, mementos, and expressions of joy about the wonderful things that have happened throughout the year. Melanie Duncan explains it this way:
A beautiful idea, and a creative twist on the gratitude journal. I am currently in search of an appropriate vessel, and I’m excited in advance, about all the things it will contain. A few reminders are in order:
- No victory is too small, and every joy is worth documenting.
- Attention brings awareness to the joy already present in daily life. Look around in wonder and with a grateful heart.
- It’s not a race to fill up the bowl. Quantity and quality are not mutually exclusive.
Melanie’s idea is that this is an end-of-year ritual, but one needn’t wait 52 weeks before reaping. Perhaps I will review the contents of my joy jar on special occasions like: my birthday, my anniversary, the last day of the month, a rainy day, a random Monday in July…
I shall celebrate every milestone. Every victory. Every inspired moment. Every single one. I shall count joys early and often, and in so doing, accumulate all the more.
Wishing you peace, love and joy in 2013.
2 Replies to “The Joy Jar”
Thank you! And please come back over sometime next year and share some of your joys. I will do a post on mine as a check in…
Great idea. I’ve seen a few notes about this. I will create a jar and join you. Lots of victories are in store for both of us…I’m sure of it. As you know, an attitude of gratitude gives us more to be grateful for. Thanks for posting , and thanks for the reminder.