One of the lovely people I hang out with on Google plus posted a link to an article about this wonderful alternative to making New Year's resolutions, called "Rememberlutions."
I've never really been a fan of resolutions. They are too liable to make me feel like a failure, and, honestly, life is too short to spend it battling the inner demons whose voice are already strong enough. I don't need to give them even more ammunition.
So instead of resolutions, I will keep this jar and when the spirit moves me, I'll add a little note to it with an accomplishment (big or small) or memory. When I need a boost, I'll pick one out and read it.
The little blue slip in the jar is from yesterday. It reads:
Jan 1, 2015
A cold, crisp, hard sunshine day. N and I walked the dogs around Fresh Pond, then took them to the dog wash. We didn't do anything special, but simply waking together and enjoying the light became special.May 2015 be filled with many moments of joy, large moments and small, quiet ones.