Friday , 28 April 2017

The Happiness Jar Challenge

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”

Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Well my dear friends, a NEW year has arrived!
I believe last year was a year of transformation for many of us. We either made some changes in our lives, or changes were made for us by the universe. I universal forces (GOD) send us signals… giving signals like throwing small pebbles saying “Time to change”,

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then a small stone to reminds us “Take action”,

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then a bigger stone,

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but if you are like me, and don’t pay attention, the whole wall of bricks have to fall on our head to take that new path.

Career, relationships, health, money… you name it – 2014 was challenging for most of us.
However, a phoenix will always rise from the ashes, and the sun has to come up after every storm.
I had the privilege to see Elizabeth Gilbert (Author of “Eat, Pray, Love”) at Oprah’s Life You Want Tour in Miami. Since then, I have been following her on Facebook. Her insights and clever take on life are quite remarkable and inspiring.
Last year was the big ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, so I decided to take note of Elizabeth’s post on “Happiness Jars” and create the #HAPPINE​SS​JARCHALLENGE.
We all know that happiness is our ultimate goal​; ​we also know that whatever we focus on expands.
If you want this year to be different than last,

​ i​f you want to connect with the flow and pay attention to the good that is happening everyday of your life,
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if you want to change your focus on those lousy days and change your attracting vibration instantly, then​ I ask you to take the challenge with me!

I copied Elizabeth’s Facebook post below. Let me know what you think and if you want to join me.

HAPPINESS JARS!

“Dear Ones –

Here it is the end of the year, and I thought it might be a good time to re-introduce to you all the concept of a Happiness Jar.

Here’s me with mine!

Elizabeth-Gilbert

What is a Happiness Jar? The simplest thing in the world. You get yourself a jar (or a box, or a vessel of any kind) and every day, at the end of the day, you grab a slip of paper and write down on it the happiest moment of the day.

Even on lousy days, you do this. Because even on lousy days, there is one best moment (or at least, one least-worst moment.)

You stick that little piece of paper in the jar.

Over the years, you have a record of your happiness.

On bad days, I will thrust my fist in that jar and go fishing — pulling up a handful of great moments that I would have utterly forgotten, had I not documented them.

I’ve been doing this practice for years, and I love it.

If my house ever caught on fire, this would be the one material object I would grab before I ran out the door…because what’s inside this jar? THAT’S WHERE IT’S AT — the whole point of this life.

Over the years, my Happiness Jar has taught me much. What continually amazes me is what ends up on the slip of paper every day. Not awesome events, not huge achievements — usually just a small and tiny thing, a moment of awareness…that moment when you step outside and between the house and the car you get hit on the top of the head with a beam of sunlight, and suddenly feel awash with gratitude simply for being alive, and you think, “Yes. This is it.”

It’s usually something that small — and something that grand.

I know that many of you have started this practice, too — and I love seeing the pictures of your jars, and hearing how you have adapted this to your own lives. I love the woman who put one in the middle of her dining room table, and she and her kids each put an entry in there every day — what a cool family practice! And I love the woman who wrote to me last week saying that she had the hardest year of her life, but she kept her Happiness Jar practice going the whole time, and today — on the last day of the year, she’s going to pull out each piece of paper in the jar, to remind her that even now, even in hard times, there was always one good moment a day.

So if anyone wants to begin this practice tomorrow, a New Year is always a great place to start!

Sending love, and, of course, wishing you all an abundance of Happy Moments in 2015!”

Elizabeth Gilbert

 

So here is my Happiness Jar!Happiness-JAR

Now I know that we are a few days into 2015 but I know you can look back and pick one Happy thing that has happened to you on those days, or if you want simply start now and end on this same date in 2016.

What do you have to loose?
What do you have to GAIN?
Let me know on the comment below… I’m starting my happiness jar TODAY!

If you Want to add a cute label to your jar you can download mine – HERE

LABEL-HAPPINESJARCHALLENGEDon’t think about it too much, Let’s do this!

I want to hear from you…

Are you IN?

#HAPPINESSJARCHALLENGE

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4 comments

  1. Im totally on board!

  2. BB’s sooooooooooo in! Gracias for sharing such a wonderful idea. BB2U

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