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I can’t believe another year has come and gone. The older I get the faster it flies by…it’s crazy! After the year has gone I want to look back and remember all those wonderful little things that happened in those 365 days before, but I can’t always remember, that is why I am starting a new tradition…a blessings jar.
When I was scanning my Pinterest feed one day, about the middle of the year, I found a pin that had something called the blessing jar. I fell in love with the concept of it all. When a blessing (or memory) comes up in your life, you write down and put it in your blessings jar and at the end of the year, you can look back at all the things that brought joy to your life. It can be simple things, such as making an older person smile. Something funny one of the little brother’s said that made you laugh. The opportunities God gave me on one certain day. All things count.
My motto for the year: Count My Blessings
What I found very interesting about this concept of keeping track of my year is that it is like a scrapbook of a sort. It collects all those memories and happy moments of your year and keeps it in that one spot…
Blessings Jar…for you (and your family)
You can make one too, for you and your family. It is very simple! All you need is:
- Mason jar OR any other glass/plastic container
- Pack of colored index cards
- My printable tags
Simply get your jar or container you wish to use, pull out some index cards, and find some designated pens or pencils to store inside the jar. Optional: Print out my printable tags and decorate your jar to your liking.
Super easy, right? Even so, it is one of the best ideas to do as a family or individual throughout the year. Imagine all the things you could teach your children…
“Count your blessings, name them one by one…”
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above…” (James 1:17 KJV)
“Praise God from whom all blessings flow…”
Whether you do it to document your year, or to collect all your thanksgivings, it is a great idea.
Fill the jar all year-long and on New Year’s Eve, read them all and give God the glory for all He has done for you, yesterday, today, and forever!
A little goal of mine:
This year I am going to try to read the Bible all the way through. Genesis to Revelations. I have already read the whole New Testament in 30 days (which was so awesome), so I think this should be a piece of cake. I really want to do it so I can learn more and know more about MY God.I will receive commission on any sales made on my blog. To learn more, read my disclosure policy.