One of the latest things floating around Facebook land and all things Pinterest is a take on the Blessing Jar. I decided to give it a go this year and see what I could do with it.
The concept is very simple—take a jar and over the year place in it notes of things that you are grateful for, memories that you don’t want to forget, experiences that are over the top and in general –just every thing that makes you smile. At the end of the year you can take the papers out and relive those special moments. What a simple thing to do to help focus on the positives in life rather than the negatives.
I used to have a journal where I tried to write down 3 blessings a day. As I have alluded to before Discipline is not my strong suit and that went by the wayside. I think I even gave those to my Stephen Ministers that I was training one year as an exercise to do during the year. Good thing I am not being held accountable for practicing what I teach!
But this year I am going to try it. I have to find a great location for the jar. Right now it is not in a great spot and it needs to be where I am reminded to use it. Right now there is only one note in it but it is early.
How do you acknowledge the good things in your life?