The Emotions Tree is an image that I’ve used to help students identify how they’re feeling about a situation. Once they can associate with the feeling of a person on the emotions tree, we can work together to find the words to describe the feeling.
I like this idea. Start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen. Then, on New Years Eve, empty it and see what awesome stuff happened that year. Good way to keep things in perspective.