Good News Jar

Bring harmony into your home and end that working day on a high!

How to make a good news jar

The idea is to write little notes about positive and encouraging things that have happened during the day, and pop them into a jar.

Things to be grateful for

Your children might write down that they’ve completed a piece of work or finally understood something, or they might write that you made them a lovely lunch.

You’ll write little notes about them too – it might be that they did a piece of work unprompted, or perhaps they showed good manners.

Everybody in the family contributes little positive note and pops them into the good news jar.

How to end your day

There’s no better way to end the day than on a positive note.

At the end of the week you can go through your jar and look at what a great week you’ve had, and then at the end of the year you can pick out the highlights, put them in a scrapbook and look at what a good year you’ve had.

The benefits of a good news jar

We all like to feel valued and appreciated, so a good news jar is a great way to ensure everyone feels encouraged, appreciated and motivated.

But Luckily Hack!

This happiness hack is so easy, and you can get the whole family involved at all ages, as it will resonate even for the little ones. This hack literally transforms any negative into a positive, by just finishing any negative sentence with just two words.

And those two words are ‘but luckily’.

So for example:

  1. I wish I could see my friends… but luckily I can give them a call, or FaceTime them.
  2. I don’t want to do this work today… but luckily once I’ve finished my work I can go and play out, or watch TV.

So to change any negative into a positive, all you need to do is add the two little words ‘but luckily’ to the end of every sentence!

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