The idea behind the grateful jar is to remember all the things you have and all the things that have happened to you over the last year. The year flies by, I can tell you this because I feel like I JUST decided to make one of these and that was last year. It easy everyday to think about negative things and feel ungrateful. This is something that I think will help you to see the positive in your life, no matter what.
How to make it:
Take a jar, any jar you have or one you can purchase at Michaels. Decorate it however you like. You can paint it, put a quote on it, glue feathers all over it, whatever makes you happy. I decided to take the simple route and use a jar I already had a dollies I had and just glue them on. Then display somewhere you'll see it everyday.
What to put inside:
Write down something that you are thankful for each day and put it in there. Then at the end of the year you read through everything. What you write on the pieces of paper can vary from something that made you smile that day, something you felt lucky to have, something you accomplished, something you did that was out of your comfort zone, etc. The overall theme is, something that you may have forgotten at the end of the year had you not written it down. You can write one everyday, or you can write them as they come to you. I decided to put the dates on mine so that I remember when it was that I wrote it. A couple examples of mine thus far are, "the ability to stand on my head" and "my cousins". I've done one everyday so far and they are relevant to the days activities.
I am excited to fill it with lots of positive stuff!
Tag me in your photos of your jars on Instagram! I'd love to see! Happy Monday!
"You got it girl" print by Lily and Val "Do your thing" print by Grain & Dot