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Happiness Box/Jar

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  • STEP 1. Decorate a wooden box or glass jar with paint, stickers, pens, (tissue) paper, glitter... get as creative as you want with it.

  • STEP 2. Take out your colored paper, or just plain white paper, and cut (different colors) into strips that you can fold once but that fit into the box or jar. (make sure to cut them big enough to fit a short sentence) They can be different sizes. 

  • STEP 3. Write happy and heart-strong admonitions on each strip of paper for example: breathe deeply, give someone a hug, praise someone, do your favorite dance, remember how it feels to be happy, relax your mind, feel your heart, can you smile with your feet?... Come up with as many as you can, and you can always come back later and fill it up more, OR you can have others add to it.

  • STEP 4. Decorate each strip of paper and the words as much as you like. 

  • STEP 5. Enjoy with your friends and family. You can keep it in the house and whenever you need a pick-me-up or a reminder to be happy again, you can take one out. Or just do it for fun and see what you get in the moment that is "just right" for you!

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