Here is something that I’m going to try this year. It is part of my plan to include more kindness and generosity and other positive elements in my life. I know that there are plenty of good things going on all of the time, but my focus is elsewhere. Keeping a jar/journal/blog will help me simply recognize the good things when they happen.
Many years ago, the members of our household kept a house journal on the kitchen table and we’d all write in it whenever the urge hit. “Deer in the yard today – at least a dozen” or “Family for Thanksgiving” or the daughter drew a picture of her boyfriend… stuff like that. It was sort of like a manual of daily statuses. Pre-blogging or Facebook. That was fun.
We know we have challenges and trials and tribulations. No need to be reminded of those. The harder bits of life have a way of dominating our world and shoving aside the smaller but nourishing good bits. You might like to do this for your family, or for your WI. Keep a record of the small victories. Then, at the end of the year, or whenever the need arises, take the time to read and remember.
Happy New Year to you!