(Health Secrets) Often the best gifts and most cherished memories are simple ones which come from the heart. This year, give your special someone, spouse, children and/or friends a simple gift which they can use to store memories and count blessings every year: a memory jars.
What is a memory jar?
A memory jar is simply a jar, decorative or not, where you place notes in throughout the year which describe things that have made you happy and grateful. That way, every year at Thanksgiving, New Years or any other time, you can take your memory jar out and count your blessings.
What kind of memories do you store?
Whatever memory you decide which makes you happy, makes you grateful, or that you otherwise want to remember. It could be a simple gift you received. It could be an act of kindness someone bestowed on you, one that you bestowed on someone else, or one that you observed. It might be a short trip, a longer vacation, or other kind of special outing. It could be a romantic dinner or a fun get together. It might be seeing a friend or relative you had not seen in a long time. It could, in fact, be just about anything – they’re your memories and you pick the ones you want to save.
How to make a memory jar
Memory jars are super easy to make. All it really takes is a jar and some paper to write on. If you want, you can decorate the jar, but a plain jar also works. Any kind of notepad or notes to write the memories on will work fine too. A suggestion is to place the memory jar in a conspicuous location that is easy to get to and have non-sticky post it notes and a pen or pencil beside the jar.
Memory jars themselves can make special memories.
Memory jars could also be used to make special memories. Besides making them, giving them and receiving them, you could use the memory jars as part of special times of togetherness where you and your family, friends, or significant others regularly gather – perhaps once every week or every month. Be sure to have everyone bring their memory jars and then, while sharing the good times of being together, also share new special memories which have been added to everyone’s jars – giving each other examples of the kinds of memories you have stored as well as to remind and encourage everyone to keep storing their memories.
So, make this a special year and make the years following this one special by giving memory jars to those you care about. It could be that the first happy memory you write about and put in the jar will read “Receiving this Memory Jar”.
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