Happiness in a jar

Chloe Rose share a positive message from one of her happy jars.

Chloe Rose share a positive message from one of her happy jars.

Chloe Rose has found a way to inject a little happiness into the lives of strangers.

The 16-year-old from Riddells Creek has created a series of 'happy jars' filled with positive notes, quotes and jokes.

Overcoming depression herself, the youngster was eager to help others through what she says can be a difficult mind-space - and those who just want a reason to smile.

"Depression can feel like you're in a little cube. You're really low and just don't have any emotion. You feel numb and a lot of people don't have the courage to talk about it," she said.

"I've learnt that sometimes it's taking your mind off things that can help. It's hard but it's about training your brain and mind. Knowing that I am helping making people smile through this project is a good thing."

She says her best friend, cockatiel Archie, has been good at taking her mind off things and overseeing her new project.

The idea stemmed from a birthday gift Chloe created for her grandmother in April last year. She had filled similar jar with happy thoughts to help her overcome loneliness.

Since seeing the positivity it has brought to her grandmother, and all who take a note to enjoy, Chloe knew she could spread her cheer to more people.

There are four kinds of themed jars: positive, conquering boredom, happy, and fun facts.

Chloe has made her jars available online and has already received more than 40 orders, and is supporting Doreen Relay for Life.

To learn more about Chloe's project visit her Facebook page: m.facebook.com/Jarsareus

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