The Weekly Penny Positive

(It was fun stuffing the fluff in their ears)

A friend posted an idea on Facebook that I’m absolutely doing.  Scribble a little note about something GOOD that happened once a week and stick it in a jar.  At the end of the year (or anytime needed), you can fish out positive proof of a better life than your brain paints (well, at least my brain).  I love this idea for so many reasons—to fill in the holes of my Swiss cheese memory, to counter the bipolar negativity, to help me start LOOKING for the good stuff (it happens more than once a week), and for the oodles of art journal pages that might be inspired.

I started immediately, cutting up all the old papers that I don’t use anymore, and dropping in recent miracles I don’t want to forget.

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Catherine Cheng, MD
    Dec 06, 2019 @ 12:04:25

    OOoooo!!! Will start today, and include the kids!! 😀 Thank you thank you!! xoxo


  2. Writer Lori
    Dec 07, 2019 @ 05:37:51

    Love this idea, Sandy! What a great practice to implement going into the new year!! Got my jar going…. xoxo


  3. Littlesundog
    Dec 07, 2019 @ 10:02:24

    Oh, I love this idea! It certainly could help with my Eeyore mentality! I just found a big glass jar I haven’t used in years. Now I have a plan!! Woot!


  4. jinjerstanton
    Dec 18, 2019 @ 13:17:36

    I keep meaning to do this! I first heard of it as creating a gift for someone by writing down all the things you love about them and good memories (asking others to contribute as well). I wanted to do it for my uncle but he died before I could do it.


    • Sandy Sue
      Dec 19, 2019 @ 09:40:01

      My therapist told me her daughters did that very thing when she & her ex were in a custody battle over the girls. Being reminded of the Good works on lots of boo boos.


  5. TamrahJo
    Mar 13, 2020 @ 14:56:39

    I like gifting ‘holiday/birthday’ jars for loved ones, same concept, but the scraps contain my memories of how they have blessed my life – 🙂


  6. TamrahJo
    Mar 13, 2020 @ 14:58:32

    P.S. – Forgot to put my original thought, upon viewing the card, “Love it!” If ever you start a random drawing subscription club where members are put in as ‘you could win this week’s penny positive card’ – club, let me know! I can’t BUY all the ones I like!!! LOL


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