Ah, another year comes to a close and another year prepares for its entrance. As we wrap up 2014, we look forward to 2015 as a new year. Truly, a new year is full of possibilities, dreams, and goals. As January approaches, mark off the calendar days brightly with a positive outlook. Year after year, we often make grand and ambitious proclamations of goals to accomplish that are often faded and forgotten by February. This year, make a fresh start whose end doesn’t happen by the ides of January. With your partner, keep these maintainable relationship New Year’s Resolutions by supporting each other through March, June, September, and beyond.
1. A love jar for 2015
Every day, jot down a reason why you love each other and slip it into your love jar. Depending on how amorous, romantic, or full of free time you are that day, you can fold a sticky note in half or spray a nice piece of stationary with cologne and drop it in. It can be a simple sentence or a lengthy love letter – just write down something about them that you love, makes you happy, or you appreciate. “I love that you picked up groceries today without me reminding you.” “Your hair looked really pretty today and it felt so soft when I ran my fingers through it.” “You are such a good father and I loved the way you let our son ride you and call you Thomas the Train Engine.”
You can pack them into a big vase or even use a cute, labeled Mason jar for every month. Next December, you’ll be able to pour out a year’s worth of love for each other and remember all the good times and special moments of love that you shared this year.
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