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.


Next year will be whatever we choose to make it within our mind.

We create our own reality…if you believe it will be a great year, it will be. If you believe it will be worse…it will be.

A different alternative to projecting into the future, which is always associated with uncertainty and therefore, psychological fear, is to just enjoy now, December 31st 2020 and be grateful for all we have.

Then continue to just be and enjoy each lovely new moment as it unfolds. The simplicity, beauty and opportunity to start again comes every single moment and is our only real life outside our mind and its repeating thoughts.

I wish everyone to be at peace and to enjoy the moment, sending love and peace to you all.