A Trip through 2020 with the Positive Jar

I love the idea of a Positive Jar. Starting one for myself this very day.

Laurie Boris

Several years ago, I stole an idea from my neighbor Ellen in an effort to bring more gratitude into my life. It’s pretty simple but profound. Start New Year’s Day with an empty jar. Every time something positive happens, write it down with the date on a sticky note and put it in the jar. Then at the end of the year, read the messages.

I usually open my “positive jar” on New Year’s Day. Maybe I’ll light a few candles, put on some music, and immerse myself in the good takeaways I can garner from the previous year.

Yesterday, I kept putting it off. Part of me didn’t want to know, didn’t want to revisit 2020, and from what I’ve heard a lot of people felt the same. Why look back in that rearview mirror to see the dumpster fire that we were fleeing? (Because objects in those mirrors…

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