For the past four years Paul and I have taken part in a year round tradition which we refer to as ‘The Happiness Jar’. Throughout the year we write down special memories, positive points, good times and such like onto small pieces of a small piece of paper which we date, fold and place into the Happiness Jar.
Upon New Years Eve Paul and I empty the jar into a large bowl and spend an hour or so taking turns to read each piece of paper out loud sharing our special times and reflecting upon all the happy memories from the year gone by.
This is a tradition which we have kept up and look forward to each year. We are hoping that as the kids get older they too will become involved in our family tradition of contributing to and sharing reading the contents of ‘The Happiness Jar’ and perhaps one day have a jar of their own for their partners and children to share.
Times certainly flown by fast as tomorrow night Paul and I will once again open ‘The Happiness Jar’ and reflect upon the good times from 2016, yet another year gone by filled with some fabulous memories.
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