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Amber Bowling
Amber Bowling • 2 years ago

A calm jar. I need one of these. You fill the jar with colored water and glitter. When you are upset you shake the jar and have to watch it until the glitter completely settles. The time it takes is enough time for you to settle your emotions. Ingenious.

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