Last year, about this time, I started a jar to put all my happy and good things in on a little piece of paper. It went well to start with. I prettied up the jar and added a label. I even added a few things as you will see from the notes in the bottom of the jar.
These were to be things that I was thankful for, happy about or grateful for.
Sadly though there was only a very small pile of notes to myself in the jar at the end of the year. Not because I wasn't happy or thankful or grateful last year. I was all of those things, on many occasions. I had let life get in the way though and stopped noting those things down. I had stopped being aware of them.
The jar just sat there, unloved and unattended to for most of the year.
I am determined that it will not be happening again though. So I took out the notes and read them and remembered the occasions they referred to. Then I wrote a new little note and returned it to the jar. Since then I have added more notes and I really do hope to keep looking for the good things and making a point of noting them down all year long.
Then in January next year I will open the jar and read the notes and remember the good times that I made sure that I took notice of. It isn't about big, expensive or fancy. It is about noticing the little things and really paying attention to them and being glad about them. So that is what I will do! Not that I am not grateful for the other things that may come along from time to time of course.
This might seem an odd choice to talk about on Sunlit Sunday, but it is all about being sunny in your outlook and thoughts. So not so odd really!
I am joining Karen for Sunlit Sunday - go and see who else is shining some light today!