Remember This: A New Year’s Tradition

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Remember This: A New Year's Tradition

This New Year’s Day, start a new tradition! Grab an empty jar and some strips of paper, and write down every single good thing that happens throughout the year, no matter how big or small.

Remember This: A New Year's Tradition

You can always find something good in each day, and sometimes we need a reminder to focus on the good in our lives.

Remember This: A New Year's Tradition

I’m encouraging my kids to write things down, too! There’s a lot to be said for focusing on positive things and being overall happier!

Written by Danielle for Hip2Save. Danielle is a proud mom to 5 amazing kids in Utah, who lives for coffee and baking. She’s dedicated to balancing her own interests and passions, while encouraging her children to follow their own paths in life.

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  1. MomOf4

    I should probably do this. I’m such a negative Nancy.

    • Reyna R

      Me too. I am such a negative person, but I insist I am not negative rather, I am a realistic person. :/

      • jane


    • christen

      LOL same

  2. Valerie H

    I love this! We are going to do it for 2017. Thanks for the idea!

    • Danielle (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re welcome! 🙂

  3. Ellen

    I love this!!! Thank you. I’m gonna do it. Sometimes the day to day stuff gets me down – need to reflect and appreciate the simple, kind and special things!

    • Danielle (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re welcome! 🙂

  4. Luna

    Lovely idea, need to do this else all we remember end of the year is how it was just uneventful

  5. Stacy P

    Love this…. in a world of negativity this is exactly what kids should grow up doing!

  6. Pharmchick

    I kind of love this. I’m going to try to do this next year!!

  7. Jessyb

    This is great!

  8. sban

    such a great tradition, I am surely going to try this! Thank you!!

    • Danielle (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re welcome! 🙂

  9. debby

    That is a great idea! When you start “looking” for things to be thankful for…they are easy to find!

  10. Bambing Dela Cruz

    We started this in January. I can’t wait for Dec 31st to read what we wrote for 2016.

  11. Mona

    Such a wonderful idea

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  14. jane

    Very very good idea, I’m in!

  15. Katherine RIchard

    In my family we write down goals/ predications for the next year on January 1st and read them on December 31st. It is fun to see things what things come true. One year I thought everyone would put down get a puppy. I was so sure that I pushed my husbands into getting one. When we read all the things, I was the only person to write anything about a dog, lol.

  16. Ni

    What a great idea! Now, I’ve got something great to do with the Folgers canister.

  17. cindy

    We did this in 2016. Did awesome until august and then started to slack. I had a cute calendar with sayings and we wrote notes on the back. Im so glad we did it – truly reminded me of many, many things to be grateful for. I needed that lesson!

  18. Ashley Woods

    We did this when I was a kid a read them at Thanksgiving.

    • Danielle (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Love that idea!

  19. Amie

    I want to do this!! ….And THEN at the end of the year, make a collage of all the slips of paper! Any tips from anyone about the color or size of the strips, to make them look way cute as a collage?? (Young adult/adult looking) I’m stumped!!

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