The Joy Jar

by Bonnie

glass-jars-354166_1280 pixabayDid anyone ever say growing older is easy?

Yes, there can be great joy, satisfaction, fun, and all manner of wonderful feelings and experiences in our 60s and beyond.

And there is also ample opportunity for losses, limitations, disappointments and other not so fun stuff.

That’s why it’s so very crucial to notice and focus on the good, the positive, and the uplifting in your life. When you do this, you enjoy your life more and also build more strength to weather any storms.

Easy and Fun

The Joy Jar is a simple, fun way to focus your attention on the good.

Start January with a jar or vase (ideally a beautiful one that you enjoy looking at) and throughout the year fill it with notes of the good things that happen. On New Year’s Eve, empty the jar and see what wonderful stuff has happened.

(I do realize some of you are having a hard time or are in difficult circumstances. Still, if you’re reading this, you do have some good in your life. A roof over your head? The ability to walk? A dear friend? A tasty meal? Sometimes we have to push ourselves to see the good and those are the times it’s even more important to do so.)

Every time you notice the good, write it down, and put it in the jar, you’ll be giving yourself a boost. Reading them all at the end of the year could be quite a spectacular boost!

May your 2015 Joy Jar be filled to overflowing!

What about You?

Have you ever done something like this? Do you want to give the Joy Jar a try in 2015? If you do, let me know how it works for you.