I found this idea once again, on Pinterest. Here is the link. I thought it was cute, and naturally I flipped my computer around for the tenth time that night and showed my husband. He usually just glances over and says cool and goes back to watching Pawn Stars. Well this time, he said, “Oh wow! That’s a good idea! We could do that!”. I was SHOCKED. So of course, I jumped right up and grabbed the candy jar and dumped all the candy into a bowl. I haven’t put a tag on it yet, and we have only put two notes in it, but what can I say, it’s not a habit yet.
The idea is to start in January and each day that something good happens, no matter how small and insignificant, you write a little note about it and stick it in the jar. Then, at the end of the year on New Years Eve, take it out and read all the wonderful memories from the year before. A friend also gave me the idea to try the same thing with nice things about each other or silly little reasons why we love each other, and then when we inevitably go through a rough patch in our marriage, or start to forget our priorities, we read all the reasons we love each other and maybe it will help us out. I thought we could do a little of each and whichever comes first will be our day to reminisce on what a beautiful year we’ve had together.
Dress it up, mine is boring for now, but I hope to get a better jar at some point.