Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Okay, I caved a bit

Just last night I posted over on Tumblr that I quit doing New Year's Resolutions a few years ago. But today, I saw something that seemed like a good idea, so I am reversing my previous stance.

And so, I am hoping to start a list of good things that happen to me this year and collecting them in this vase (I don't have a picturesque mason jar.)

The jar. How will it be filled?
And to help keep me thinking and tracking those good things, I am also going to be using my OneNote app on my phone to keep jotting down things as I experience them.
And after this effort, I will try to look back on these events that are good on a monthly basis and report back with the good things that I have experienced so far. In this way I can work on a positive attitude and learn to appreciate the many wonderful things that happen all around me and to prevent me from focusing on negativity and pessimism. (And it will also help me use this blog a bit more than I have been doing in recent years--a perpetual promise that I make to myself every year at this time.)


ACS Musings said...

I'm doing this too. Just need to get the jar. Going tomorrow to get said jar.

j. thunder said...

I've heard of this! Can't wait to see how it turns out. I'm a committed optimist and credit my powers of abstraction (some call it denial), so it'll be interesting to see if this method works.

Mary said...

Love this idea. Liza started a refrigerator list a while back but we forgot about it after 2 weeks. Maybe we should employ the jar (and we have mason jars, and no we don't use them for drinking).