JOY. Such a simple three letter word, and yet, joy is no small thing. In fact it is large and up-lifting. It can raise your spirit and raise your vibrational energy.
Each year I choose a word for the year and that becomes my theme. My word for 2019 is JOY. I chose my word for the year and not long afterward saw on Pinterest where someone was making a joy jar. I loved the idea and had to make one.
What is a JOY Jar? It’s a jar where you collect joys for each day of the year. Here is my JOY Jar.
Making a Joy Jar easy to do. Take a jar. Decorate it if you wish, any way you wish. Write down one of your joys onto a paper and place it in the jar. Do this every day. At the end of the year, open the jar and read all the joys you collected in the Joy Jar in that year.
I headed to meet one of my best friends for a Joy Jar making, 2019 planner day. I’d been looking for stickers which said “Joy” and couldn’t find one in any of the stores I searched. I was on the search for joy and was surprised it wasn’t easier to find. When I arrived at my best friend’s house and told her I couldn’t find Joy stickers anywhere, she went into the other room and came back holding a red heart she’d knitted for me. Synchronicity. A gift of a joy heart made with love. The perfect thing to glue onto the front of my Joy Jar.
You know how when you buy a new car suddenly you are seeing cars just like it everywhere? Well that is how it has been with me with the word joy. The more I look for joy, the more I find it. The word joy has been popping up at the most unusual times and I’m more aware of my joys each day. What we focus on often increases.
My challenge to you is, make a Joy Jar and start adding to it. See how it enriches your life and keep your eyes and ears on the lookout for joy.
One of my joys is writing. I’ve got seventeen books out now in various genres of romance and will be writing many more to share with my readers. If you follow me this year, you are going to be hearing the word Joy a lot. And if you make a Joy Jar I’d love to see it and hear about your experiences with joy.
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