Hope you are all having a fantastic summer. I have been slacking a bit with the monthly updates so here is our recap from May. This summer has been incredibly hot here in Arizona, we have been braking heat records left and right. But overall May was one of the bests ever, filled with amazing memories, fun trips, new challenges and lovely times with friends.
Let’s start at the beginning…
My friend got me hooked on journaling. It is so relaxing and fun! I got some colored pens and looked up some ideas on Pinterest. I love sitting down with a cup of coffee and drawing: brings back childhood memories when I could spend hours just coloring.
Two years ago I dedicated a mason jar to happy memories and named it Happy Jar. Every night, I sat down and thought of something good that happened that day. It didn’t have to be anything big! It could be a nice conversation with someone, having a good laugh, or just a nice, warm cup of coffee that made my morning that day. A year later I had 365 positive little memories “trapped” in my jar. It was nice to read them back and realize how many good things happened that I unfortunately forgot about. It made me realize that I sometimes don’t appreciate the small things and spend way too much time worrying and focusing on the negatives. So in May I draw a Little Jar of Happiness in my journal and every day, I wrote down something that I appreciated.
There were days when all I wrote down was:
May 9th: Woke up to rain
May 13th: Cooking dinner together
May 22nd: Reading together on the balcony
May 24th: I tried out a new workout place in town, called Barre3. And they kicked my butt. I loved/hated it and couldn’t walk for days but it was SOOO GOOOOOD! I highly recommend it!
May 29th: Swimming in a cold pool after a hot day at work
Looking back, even now, these memories make me smile. Hilarious, that on May 12th, I wrote down: cleaning and doing laundry! haha But honestly, I absolutely love cleaning! I can’t function if the house is messy (raise your hand if you thought: Okay, you can come over to my house and clean here too then 😀 I wonder how many people I called out on that one haha)
It also looks like that May was filled with day trips that we took in Arizona to check out some awesome new areas.
I love the concept of going back and seeing how many great memories we created each month. Even if they are just something small, like making dinner together.
Questions for you:
- What is one memory that you cherish from this summer?
- Do you think creating a Happy Jar could be fun?