January 2020… new year, new decade, new term and revitalised after a couple of weeks off. Many things to be grateful for and not a time for resolutions… except… I follow Liz O’Riordan on Twitter. Liz is a Breast Surgeon with recurrent breast cancer who has written the complete guide to breast cancer and has a really interesting take on this disease as she has been both sides of the desk and diagnosis. I saw her Ted Talk about her “jar of joy”… a brilliant and simple idea to help keep life in perspective and to find something positive everyday. This is it: Ted Talk
So I have adopted her idea and have two jars.. one for home and one for school. The jars once held huge olives from Lidl… something to be joyful for straight away as the olives had to be eaten first. A very simple premise… all you require is one jar, one set of post it notes and a positive frame of mind. Even on the darkest days there will be something that I can find joy in. Some days are harder than others… but a good cup of coffee, finishing a piece of work, a cracking NQT observation or just getting to the weekend.