Elizabeth Gilbert introduced the idea about happiness jars in May 2013. Later on she followed it up with with some more elaboration on what Happiness Jar is about . And even wikihow got an article about the concept on how to keep the Happiness Jar.
“A happiness jar is a project inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, Love. It’s a simple way of reminding yourself every day of the good that came out of your day, even if the day has been a challenge.”
I’ve got 2 jars nurtured and watched daily in my kitchen:
- my Kombucha tea jug
- and the happiness jar.
I’ve started the jar in the beginning of 2014, daily maintaining the notes. With time I noticed that a note for each day marked some activity is genially tagged with a name. A name of a person , somebody who made this happy event outstanding. That’s when I saw the practical measurable expression of core of human reality: it’s all about people. When you see the names of people noted down daily on a pile of paper – it becomes obvious like never before. That’s all there is: our daily moments of happiness shared with people.
– You should gather the notes at the end of the year and invite everybody from these notes for a New Year 2015 party! – said Sydney, the author of simplewithsyd blog.
– Why wait till the end of the year?
So now I am trying to gather the people in August.
So that people from different circles of life I know get to know each other, get connected, share fun moments of life, maybe something good will come out of it! It’s summer times and a busy time for triathletes, and many of my friends are. But if at least few people would be happy to meet each other: that would be the practical implementation of the Happiness Jar idea shared on.
So, who made your day today?