Gratitude Jars


 Being grateful is something I think in today's world we don't think about as much as we should. We post gratituesday to remind ourselves of all the good things in our lives, other than to focus on the bad. I firmly believe that gratitude is the elixir of life – the facilitator for all abundance and the key to unlocking bountiful happiness. Cultivating thankfulness not only makes your days shine brighter, but with time it also promotes feelings of compassion and generosity which create further joy in our lives.

A Gratitude Jar is kind of like a piggy bank, except coins are substituted with good vibes and blessings, and the reward is of far greater value than any sum of money could ever provide. 


What you’ll need A mason jar (or any jar!)  Your favourite pen and a note pad Scissors, Embellishments of your choice: I like using elements of the earth like sand, dried flowers, curious rocks, and twigs.  Directions Add some of your embellishments into the jar. I poured some sand into the bottom as I adore the ocean. You can adorn the jar with anything that makes you feel positive and at peace:
 
Each morning write down something you are grateful for, ceremoniously folding up the paper and lovingly adding it to the jar. (I often add receipts/ticket stubs etc to it also) Once your jar is full of gratitude, take it to a place where you can sit quietly, as one by one you take out and read over your blessings. It's strange how the little things you were grateful for that one day you may well have forgotten about. It really is one of my favourite things to do, and I hope you do the same!

 

2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog! Love the idea of a gratitude jar! xx

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