I love this idea. Having friends that suffer from depression I can imagine this could also be used as a very good positive reinforcement tool to help them through difficult times.
This year I started a happiness jar which is a similar idea – each time something positive happens no matter how little or big I put it in a jar so at the end of the year I’ll have year of happy memories to reflect my year.
Positivity can’t be underestimated. I believe if you can think positive it helps make you feel positive and vice versa.
My college roommate and I used to collect quotes for one another. We’d write inspirational words down on Post-its and keep files where we regularly stored our favorite messages that we’d stumbled across. We both agreed: words are powerful.
When someone expresses an observation that we identify with, a sense of validation and synchronicity arises within us. We’re reminded that we’re not alone, that someone, somewhere else in the world, has discovered the same truth that we’re living or perhaps arrived at a conclusion we needed to hear ourselves.
Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
I came across the quote above from a fellow quote-collector, journaler, and generally uplifting blogger, Gala Darling. In her “30 Days of Radical Self-Love Letters,” she talks about starting a…
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