It’s a New Year which means it’s the perfect time to form new great habits. D and I started off our New Year with a Vision Board Party. We got some friends together and created visual reminders of our goals and aspirations. Well we aren’t going to stop there. This year, I want to attract more and more positivity into my life. 2014 has to be one of the best years of my adult life. I am only 25 but I must say I am extremely happy and proud of myself. I’ve shed fewer tears, gained incredible friends, and experience some pretty amazing things! And believe it or not it all started with a little token of gratitude.
You’ve probably come across Gratitude Jars before, but just incase you haven’t let me fill you in. A gratitude jar is simply, a jar, and some gratitude. All you need is a jar, some paper (I think color paper makes it a bit more fun), a marker/pen, and an appreciation for the little things in life.
At least once a day jot down something you are grateful for and put it in the jar. Repeat everyday as many times you’d like. At the end of the year, read all of the things that you were grateful for within that year and I’m sure it will put a smile on your face.
Looking back at my notes made me realize that I am very grateful for the people in my life more than anything. Majority of my notes are about friends and family. Here are a few things I entered in my 2014 Gratitude Jar.
- I AM GRATEFUL FOR MY MOMMA BEING SO HELPFUL
- I AM GRATEFUL FOR HAVING A STRONG SISTER
- I AM GRATEFUL FOR MY FRIENDSHIP WITH MO
- I AM GRATEFUL FOR MY UPCOMING INTERVIEW (I LANDED THE JOB BTW)
- I AM GRATEFUL FOR THE BARISTA’S AT STARBUCKS (GRAND FV LATTE ALWAYS ON POINT)
- I AM GRATEFUL FOR MY TAX RETURNS 🙂
You can also try a wish jar and a precious moments jar.
Put all your wishes for the year in a jar and in December open them up and see what you’ve accomplished.
For your precious moments jar, record all your wonderful moments and keep it in your jar and at the end of the year you’ll feel wonderful about all of the things you’ve experienced!
P.S. If you have little ones or nieces and nephews, get them involved. Let’s teach them the importance and the reward of being grateful!