Consider writing a regular family newsletter

Consider writing a regular family newsletter

If you are the type of person who enjoys writing an annual family newsletter at Christmastime, consider if you would like to write something similar either monthly or quarterly. I’m not suggesting that you mail out these newsletters as you would do with Christmas...
Journal and reflect

Journal and reflect

Now that all the festivities are officially over, take some time to reflect on the prior year as well as the Christmas holiday itself. What went well? What didn’t go so well? What would you like to do differently in the upcoming year? (Image credit: AllaSerebrina )...
Write down all the nice things your family does this year

Write down all the nice things your family does this year

Start writing down all the wonderful things your partner does, or your children do. Note all the small acts of kindness that might otherwise later be forgotten. Keep track of them with the objective of writing them letters at the end of next year, detailing all the...
People remember how you make them feel

People remember how you make them feel

Write a list of people you know you will see during the holidays. Then try to think of one to three things you really like about that person, or a great memory that you have of that person. Now when you see that person you will have some nice stories or compliments...
October week 5 – Nanowrimo

October week 5 – Nanowrimo

Are you ready for this week? With Halloween on Thursday and Dia de Muertos/Day of the Dead on Friday, we have a lot of fun celebrations happening now. There’s no prep work needed for this week’s prompts, so you can focus on whatever prep work you might...
Your best memories

Your best memories

Today we are going to create a “Happiness Now!” list in our private journals, whether that be in our comfort drawers or in notes on our phones. Our brains have this icky habit of making it easier to remember bad things than good things. Take some time...