Prep kit for a happy new year

January 2, 2018

new yearWant to prepare for a happy new year? Put a little kit together with these items:

A paper clip to hold everything together.

A rubber band to help you stay flexible.

A penny to remind you that you’re valuable.

A toothpick to pick out the good in everyone.

A Jigsaw puzzle piece to remind you that we are all in this together.

A safety pin for life’s little emergencies.

A jingle bell to remind you to let music move you.

Star confetti to remind you to keep dancing like the star that you are.

A match to light a fire under you when you feel burned out.

An eraser to remind you that it’s ok to  make mistakes.

A piece of chocolate to give you a burst of energy.

A Band-aid to heal your physical and emotional boo-boos.

A candle to remind you to shine bright.

A candy kiss to remind you that everyone needs love.

Bubble gum to remind you to stick with it! You can accomplish anything!

A happy face to remind you that the time to be happy is now.

I’d love to credit someone with this, but I don’t know who started it. Wonderful, isn’t it? I’m keeping a copy by my desk, along with my little survival kit for a happy new year.

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40 comments on “Prep kit for a happy new year
  1. robin rue says:

    This is such a fun idea. I am looking forward to having a great year in 2018!

  2. CynOptix says:

    Sweet and simple.♡ Wishing you a gentle new year.

  3. I love it. Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year!

  4. Stacie says:

    This is such a fun idea! I love the creativity. It’s an excellent way to get in the right mindset for the year.

  5. Darlene says:

    GREAT post! I Love the idea of the eraser, to remind me that it’s OK to make mistakes. The key is to learn from them, find the lessons and move forward with even more confidence and determination.

  6. Cathy says:

    Well that’s adorable!! Off to a great start, Carol!

  7. Haralee says:

    I love this! A great kit to have readying to give!

  8. These ideas are all so good to help start off the year the right way. These are simple ideas and household items to remember all those important things to concentrate on in the new year.

  9. Karen Austin says:

    Clever. And wise to include chocolate among the items.

  10. That is so awesome! I read it to my adult daughter and we had quite a conversation about it. It’s definitely a great way of looking at things. I’m afraid I’d the eat the candy haha Someone

  11. Each one so beautifully true!

  12. Claudia Krusch says:

    This is such a cute idea. I will have to put a few little kits together for my friends.

  13. Ruthie Ridley says:

    Love this idea!! SO great!! Thank you for sharing!!

  14. Pam says:

    I think someone actually made me a kit like this once. I can’t remember exactly what they put in it though.

  15. That’s really sweet – I’ll never get around to doing it, but I can certainly appreciate the sentiment! Happy New Year and here’s to a great 2018!

  16. Sara Welch says:

    That is a really cute idea. I need to make my kit now!

  17. Love these! Such a great idea to remind you of the things that will your new year happy! 🙂

  18. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    I love this! How awesome it is to have those simple items to remind us of greater, more important things in life. I am printing out a copy to remind me of these affirmations everyday.

  19. Rosey says:

    We got something similar when I started my job in August. 🙂 It is cute and makes me smile too.

  20. Dogvills says:

    This is also a great gift idea for my grown up nieces. Such great reminders in the simple things we take for granted.

  21. Deb Savage says:

    This is such a fun post. The new year definitely brings about all sorts of new chances and opportunities.

  22. Wow, what a fun kit to remind you of every little things that matters, thanks for the inspiration. I love the gum, toothpick, and actually I love them all.

  23. I love this post! I love how simple items like a paper clip and rubber band can make a huge impact in one’s life!

  24. Victoria Heckstall says:

    Aww, these are absolutely lovely! I totally love these! It’s also a reminder and very remembering.

  25. Kathleen Sin says:

    What a fun post. “A happy face” made me smile. Happy New Year! I’ll keep a happy face. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Kathy says:

    I love this! What a great reminder too. I need to print this out for myself too. This would be a good reminder to look at each day.

  27. Simple and sweet. I love this!

  28. This is such a novel idea. It is quirky and a fun way to remember what we need to do!

  29. Jenny says:

    This is such a cute way to remember things that need to be done! I wish you a happy new year.

  30. Angie says:

    This is a really fun idea! It’d be great as a gift to someone you want to inspire for the new year also!

  31. Cyn Gagen says:

    That’s a really fun idea. It would be great to hand out on New Year’s Eve to your family/guests.

  32. Love it Carol! I’m taking a copy and also sharing on ST60 & Beyond FB page. Have a great week!

  33. Molly says:

    I thought I would end this roundup with a pair with a difference. Covered from heel to toe with glitter is this pair of KEDS. Perfect for people like me who cannot wear heels and want to be comfy but from time to time want something that looks a little more “special”.

  34. Shari says:

    Sweet, simple, and perfect! Thanks for sharing it.

  35. Laurie Stone says:

    Love them all, especially that vital bite of chocolate!

  36. What a cute idea! let’s hope 2022 is the best year yet!

  37. This great. Thanks for sharing.

  38. Diane says:

    I LOVE THIS! It’s the most positive New Year post I’ve ever read!

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