A few months ago I read a touching post on Facebook about the JAR OF HAPPINESS. The author had vowed to jot down the happiest moment of every day on whatever scrap paper she had handy and save it.
I loved the idea so much I ran out and bought a jar. Here it is. Pretty isn't it? Empty too.
Not because I'm sad or that nothing good happens, after all, every day has at least one something that brings a smile to your face. But because I let the days get away from me. There's always tomorrow to start.
Every once in a while something happens that reminds us there isn't always a tomorrow. Those events make us look around at what we have with a new appreciation.
And a week or a month later, we're back to running full tilt ahead, annoyed at the person who cut us off in the parking lot or the person who's taking too long to order a drink or frustrated about work or annoyed with the mess around the house or something. Always something. And those somethings are rarely ever worth the negative energy.
So my 2013 resolution - maybe I should call it a promise instead of resolution - is to fill my jar with the happy moments of every day.