New Years Eve – What I am doing?
It began January 1, 2012 and has continued through today. This is what I will be doing before the party and all the celebration starts. This has been a joy to do and I am sure will be an eye opener when I open my jar.
The first year I did this, I started a quart jar and then got a 1/2 gallon jar so my notes would not get too mashed. All year, I wrote quick little notes about things that I was grateful for and put them in the jar. I call it my Gratitude Jar. I have used the 1/2 gallon jar every year, but this year I am using a gallon jar.
In the hussle and bussle of every day life it is so easy to forget the little blessings. It is so easy to attend to the problems. I have found that focusing on the good stuff the things that I am grateful for brings a better outlook and a clearer head to deal with problems. Taking a minute here and there to acknowledge the “good stuff” and jotting them down boosts my positive attitude.
So this afternoon I am opening my Gratitude Jar and reading all the little slips of paper and celebrating all the wonderful things that has happened in my life this past year. Problems get smaller when your focus is on the multitude of little things to be grateful for. I am sure that I have forgotten what some of these recorded blessings were – So I AM Grateful that I took a minute to record them to reflect upon and savor today.
I am starting another Gratitude Jar for next year – this is not a resolution, but part of my lifestyle now.
Will you join me in this lifestyle change???