Gratitude jar

We moved house just over 3 years ago and I decided to get a big jar to be our gratitude jar.

So we’d write on a post-it what we were feeling grateful for and then stuck it in the jar.

Naturally, there was a surge of enthusiasm for it, however, it died off and then we stopped adding to it and dust settled.

Today, I was having a sort out and decided to empty the jar and have a read through. Before I got more than 4 or 5 notes in, I was already choked and I realised just how important sharing gratitude and feeling grateful is.

Everyone is out at the moment, so I’ve stuck a selection of the notes on a piece of board and put it in the family room as a surprise for when everyone returns.

If we count what we have already and are simply grateful for that, then life is amazing and peaceful.

Santa bring us some gratitude

Gratitude ends internal suffering because we change our focus from the mind-streams that convince us that we’re a victim to one of appreciation for all we have.

There’s nothing we can buy, acquire, desire or get that replaces the power of appreciation and gratitude.

Our true essence and soul is equipped with everything we’ll ever need and it grows with experience and gratefulness of that.

If we look for something we don’t have it kills the power of gratitude. What we don’t have will come without needing to do anything more than have the positive power of being content, conscious and at peace with all we have already

Santa bring us all some gratitude.