January 26, 2016

A Jar Full of Memories

Do you have a pretty jar at home? Fill it with memories. Write down something you did that made you happy, proud, loved... and place it in the jar. Use scrap paper, tiny note cards, or get creative and make mini paper hearts that you can tuck right in.

You might not have time to write down everything you did in your journal that day, or you may prefer to journal only on occasion, but you can certainly find a minute to write down a simple declaration of love; anything smile-worthy. Just a moment in time captured in a few words. 

At the end of each week, take out your notes and read them. Put them back in the jar and keep going. If you prefer, you can read your notes on a special day, each month, or after so many weeks. Once your jar is full, find a new place for your notes, but don't stop filling your jar.

This is a great idea for Valentine's Day, too. Have everyone in the family decorate a jar to leave outside their bedroom door, in their room, or tied around their doorknob. Leave notes and candies in their jar all February long. I made felt heart pockets when my children were little. I think I'm bringing back the tradition this year.

P.S. Don't forget to date your memory :)

Photo: Abdul Rahman