Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I opened up Happiness Box 2020 this morning. Two parter – I was called for breakfast. 

 It was nice opening it in the basement, until dad came downstairs, started complaining about boxes since they took their holiday decorations down. He only said the S word, but I told him to take everything upstairs. You know what, the spirit of 2020 and quarantine life! Here are the videos, later I want to re-read through everything off camera, reflect, and take photos before I organize them by month. Organizing by month makes it easier to scrapbook. 

I forgot the press record on the computer for the first 20 minutes, but I was doing an Instagram live, so the first video is what I downloaded from Instagram Live. I love capturing me dumping the box. 

Second one is part II from the computer; I downloaded the part II on Instagram Live, but it didn’t show up on my phone. I think my phone has better video quality, though I sound louder on the computer. 

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Creator of the Happiness Box Project Initiative, a project where you write your happiness or gratitude each day, then open the box in the New Year. The Initiative is to teach joy and gratitude, to pass it on to others.

2 thoughts on “Happy New Year!”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I’m all verklempt, dear friend. This is such an exciting moment, and exciting tradition for you every year. I can’t imagine all the memories that raced through your mind, all the feelings and emotions that must have swept over you as you examined those articles, cards, notes, pictures and artifacts representing the high points of your year. Who can predict what it will be like for you a year from now as you repeat this ceremony? I know you join me in vowing to make the most of every day, giving of ourselves, teaching and learning, sharing and caring. It’s the only hope we have of turning our embittered society around.

    I wish you and your folks all the best in 2021, dear friend JM!


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