Let's start a new Tradition
I hope all of you have survived the holidays and the craziness that usually accompanies them. Maybe this year you were even able to slow down a bit and didn't get caught up in the frantic/hectic energy. Maybe you did as my family and I and you used the holidays to reflect, retreat and rejuvenate your precious being among the company of the people you cherish and love. The winter solstice was a great opportunity to do just that.
The year was over so quickly and before we know it we are caught up again in the hustle and bustle of the new year. It is very easy for us to loose sight of the important and positive things as we engage in our daily routines and our to do lists. The energy on earth is now so chaotic that ...
most people tend to focus on the negative mores than the positive things that happen. In an effort to stay more positive and to focus your light on all the good stuff that happens I thought I would share a wonderful tradition that you may want to start with your family this year. I am sure some of you have seen this idea float around the internet before. The Memory Jar; to remember the little joys all year long.
Keep a canning jar on the kitchen counter with a stack of colorful paper and markers. Every few days, jot down something that made your family laugh or smile. You can even put little trinkets or pictures inside that remind you of that particular event. On New Year’s Eve, empty out the jar, unfolding each paper and reading them one by one. Not only will this fun and easy exercise help you stay focused on the positive things happening in your life throughout the year but also help you bond with your family as you share these beautiful moments on New Years.
Let's start this year off right and don't focus so much on all of the resolutions you have made. Let's be honest we can be pretty hard on ourselves at the beginning of the year as all of these resolutions loom over us with such pressure that when we falter just a bit we beat ourself up and then eventually completely give up on them. Try and focus more on the positive and be gentle with yourself, there really is nothing that needs improving within you simply embracing. So try to embracing instead of changing and fill your jar with all the wonderful and positive things that happen to you each day no matter how small they may seem. At the end of the year you will have a jar and heart filled with love and light!