In January, you simply begin with an empty jar and at the end of every week, you reflect back and choose a nice memory that stood out. You write that memory down and put it into your jar.
At the end of the year, you take out the little memory notes and read them all. Some years are tougher than others, and this is a great way to hold focus on the positive, especially on the years that are tougher.
This past year, I have done something similar…I have this really cool 5-year journal (One Line A Day: A Five-Year Memory Book). Every day I write a short sentence or two about what happened. I started the journal this year; and each page has 5 entries. So in the year 2022, I will be able to look back at the previous 4 years and see what happened on those days. I think it’s pretty cool.