It’s called a Blessing Jar.
Throughout the year, you write down a single blessing on a scrap of paper when it happens to you. It can be any kind of scrap, something you have lying around, or something you’ve gotten specifically for the jar. Only write one blessing per piece, though.
We got a jar just for blessings, but you can use anything you have.
The point is not the jar or the paper or the pen. The point is the blessings. Those little things that go well for you, that make you feel loved and looked after, the things that bring you joy.
Write them down and put them in the jar.
At the end of the year, perhaps at Christmas or New Year’s Eve, take out your blessings and read them. As time goes by, it’s so easy to forget the little things that made us feel so warm and special. Writing them down and then reading them all together can have a powerful impact on how we feel about life in general.
I can tell already it’s going to be a new tradition for us. I think we’ll save them to a scrapbook or something so we can start with a clean jar for the following year. I love the thought of writing down the blessings, the good things that happen. It’s so easy to forget them when difficult things happen, when something “bumps our happy,” or when sorrow comes to visit. Having them there in front of us, watching the little pile grow throughout the year, can only have a positive impact.
And that is a beautiful thing. 🙂
Do you think you might try it to? Let me know if you do!
cross posted on my spiritual blog