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Monday, October 29, 2012

Bottle Up Your Daily Happiness!

Filed under: Guest Authors,Happiness — Larry James @ 8:30 am
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A few weeks ago, Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the book titled “Eat, Pray, Love” posted on her wall about this Happiness Jar project she had where she would write things that made her happy that day on little notes and drop them into a huge glass jar. She would do so everyday til the jar becomes overflowing with happiness…


Start your own “Happiness Jar!”

Eizabeth Gilbert: I made a vow to myself years ago that every night I would write down the happiest moment of my day and save it forever. I did this for a long time.

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This photo is my most recent “Jar of Happiness,” loyally filled with little scraps of old bills and junk mail, with the best moment of each day scrawled on the backs.

For some reason, over the last year, I have let the practice go — not because I’ve been sad (even in a sad day, after all, there is always one least-crappy moment) but because I’ve been too busy. Too busy to take 10 seconds every night to preserve the simplest and happiest moments of my life? ENOUGH!

Time to start stuffing the jar with joy again! I’m beginning again today. Who’s with me?

Larry’s Note: When you focus on happiness, you get more of it. The “Happiness Jar” is a great way to help you focus on happiness even when you’re having a bad day. Idea: At the end of the year, dump your happiness notes on the table and spend some time reviewing your happy moments during the year. Then, put them all back in the jar and begin adding more happy notes to your happiness jar. Remember, happiness is only and always a choice!

BONUS Article: 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy

Copyright © 2012 – Elizabeth Gilbert. Elizabeth Gilbertis the author of six books of fiction and non-fiction — most famously her memoir “Eat, Pray, Love”. She lives in Frenchtown, New Jersey. Visit her Website or Facebook page!

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