Last January I found this fabulous idea on Pinterest, I called it the Cherish Jar. That became my word for the year, “cherish”. Each time something would happen in our lives one of us (usually me) would take out a piece of paper and write a little note about it to be read at the beginning of the New Year. The idea behind this is to cherish the small moments as well as the big moments and take some time to relive and reflect on them.
A few weeks ago we opened our jar…
It was fun to remember the moments and to see what was important (a moment to cherish) to different family members. We laughed, I cried (because that is what I do but they were happy tears) and overall it was a wonderful experience. This is something I would highly encourage anyone to do for several reasons.
- Our lives get so busy and it is easy to forget things that happened along the way.
- It is nice to look for moments in your everyday life that are moments you want to remember.
- Reliving these moments creates a wonderful memory in itself.
We have decided to do it again this year with a few pointers.
- Make sure you write the date on the piece of paper.
- Put on it as much detail as possible.
- Don’t limit yourself to only writing about events where the whole family was present because that is hard to do.
- Some of the coolest ones were the everyday moments that we forget about. (ex: we all remember trips taken but do you remember when one of the teachers at your child’s school says something nice about your child)