That being so - and I promise I'm NOT going back on my word (oh no here we go again I hear you say) BUT I have seen a lovely idea on a few blogs recently and was reminded of it yesterday when I popped over to Amy at Love made my home, and that is making a note each time something lovely happened to you and then and popping it into a jar. As I'd rather like to celebrate next Thanksgiving Day in my own home, here in the UK, thought it would be a great way of remembering at the end of the year all the little things in life such as Random Acts of Kindness, Gratitude and of course Thankfulness. I guess too that if you're feeling a little down in the dumps one day, what better than to get the jar down off the shelf and have a sift through - fantastic way of lifting the spirits maybe. I shall call mine "Reflections".
The other thing that people seem to be doing is thinking of a special word for the year. Instead of making resolutions of things that may or may not achieve, think about a word that you can live by. I thought about this a lot and decided yes this could work. I do not like resolutions - never keep them and very often if I've not written them down - forget them! So, I came up with the word ** SPONTANEITY **
noun: inspiration - improvisation, inclination, whim, ad-libbing, impulse, tendency
Apparently this might mean "bursting into song on the street, or throwing down your rake and jumping in a pile of leaves". Well of course that wouldn't be me, but it also means trusting your instincts, making better decisions and saying what you think as well as having fun along the way.
So - my Reflections Jar is twofold now - whenever I do something spontaneous I shall add that to the jar too - if I remember of course!!