“Someday is made up of a thousand tiny nows.” -Leigh Standley
Happy New Year, everybody! I love how hopeful a new year feels. It feels like like a fresh beginning where the possibilities are endless. As 2017 came to a close and 2018 came to life, it made me reflect on the past year and think of all the things I want to accomplish this year. Time seems to speed up faster and faster with each passing year. What if there was a way to slow down favorite moments? Okay…maybe we can’t slow time down, but we can savor more. Celebrate more.
Have y’all seen the jars that people keep memories in as the year passes and then open to read on New Year’s Eve? I think it is such a great idea and this year I am going to keep up my own little time capsule. I am calling this project “confetti moments” because I am going to jot the moments of my week that make me want to throw confetti. If you are like me, you can get caught up in striving for “someday” rather than living in the present. Although I do look forward to what my “someday” will hold, I want to be a person who celebrates the now. My intention is that each week I will choose to celebrate the victories-both small and large. I also hope that seeing my jar in my room everyday will remind me to take in each tiny moment that makes up the whole year. Then, on New Year’s Eve, I can look back on all the moments that made 2018 a great year and celebrate all over again.
You can decorate your memory container however you want; you don’t even have to use a jar. I choose to glitterfy my lid and put confetti on the sides…surprise, surprise 😉. To create the same glittery lid all you have to do is mix glitter and mod podge together to create a paste to paint on. I used two different glitter sizes to add dimension and texture. (It takes a few coats with drying time in between.) I used a Cameo vinyl cutter for the letters and confetti.
Next, I cut out colorful paper to document my “confetti moments”. Add a slip with your favorite moment of each week throughout 2018.
A few ideas to get started:
- Answered prayers
- Movie or concert tickets
- Your new favorite restaurant or coffee shop
- A surprise
- A front row parking spot at the grocery store
Honestly, you can celebrate anything and everything that comes your way. I am excited to see end product but for now I’ll take it one week at a time.
New year, new reasons to celebrate!