Today is New Years Eve! Wow! Another year has passed and so quickly.
When I look back, I realize how blessed I am. I have a loving patient husband and a beautiful 17 year old daughter who never ceases to amaze me. She is bright, talented, kind and mature beyond her years. This time next year, she will be away at university and this house will never be the same. We have always treasured every moment with her but as she matures our moments are not always as frequent as they used to be.
Last year, I introduced a “Smile Jar” to our kitchen counter.
It’s not much to look at.
Just a boring old Mason Jar.
No label. No fancy lid.
Just a jar.
It’s what’s inside the jar that is precious.
You see, the purpose of a smile jar is to collect all the moments that made us smile throughout the year.
To be honest, the jar should be much fuller because 2013 was a joyous year.
I guess that just shows us how much we take our happiness for granted.
Tonight over dinner, we will open the jar and take out all the little moments and read them out.
I can’t wait!
Have a very happy and safe New Year’s Eve
happy and healthy 2014.