This mom’s stuck-at-home hack is a positivity lesson for all ages

A mom in the U.K. is going viral after sharing her kids’ touching self-quarantine activity — along with a positive thinking lesson for all ages.

Katie Eborall from Leeds, England, posted the activity on Facebook in late March, where it’s since been shared more than 140,000 times. In her post, the mom revealed that she’s been helping her kids keep a “bucket list jar.”

“Every time we wish we could do something, go somewhere, treat ourselves, see someone we love, visit a new place, invite people to visit us, we’re going to write it down on a Post-it Note and put it in a jar,” Eborall wrote.

“When all this is over this will be our bucket list and we’ll work our way through the jar,” she added. “And be more grateful than ever for the little and lovely things in our lives. Until then we’ll enjoy watching the jar fill up with magical things to look forward to.”

Eborall also shared photos of her kids filling up the jar, plus a few of their bucket list wishes to “stay at grandmas house” and “go build a sandcastle at the beach.”

The mom told Today that her inspiration for the idea came from realizing that people take “so much for granted” — a fact that the current global health crisis helped put into perspective.

“When life gets back to normal we’d love to go camping and visit a few theme parks,” she added. “We’re also looking forward to going on the swings at the playground and just being able to pop into the shops.”

And several Facebook users seemed to agree. Commenters poured in their support for Eborall’s post, with many promising to adopt the lesson in their own homes.

“Gorgeous Idea, we will start one here today,” one user wrote.

“This is so cute I love it!” another added.

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