Life in Mascara: Thankful Jar

Monday, October 20, 2014

Thankful Jar

with the hustle and bustle of our every day lives, it becomes easy to forget to be thankful for the things that keep us going. when i think back on this year alone, i am blown away by all the blessings that i have received. i will take a moment here to say that i reference God and my belief is in Him but i do not push my religion onto anybody. i am 100% open to anybody's beliefs that work for them. that being said, back to my rant. 

last year i began to keep a thankful jar in which i would place a note about something that i was grateful for. it didn't have to be this grand event, but just something that brought a smile to my face. when i would have a bad day, i would open my jar and read through these notes and that smile would slowly start to creep back. even though at a specific moment i could feel the world come crashing down around me, those little notes would remind me that i had so much to be thankful for.



i slowly began to incorporate other little things in my jar such as tickets to that awesome show or a little cute trinket i found along the way. on New Year's Eve, i took out my jar and read through all the blessings that i had been fortunate to have experienced that year. trust me when i say it puts things into perspective. it is also amazing to me that i have in a short period of time forgotten that certain things actually happened. so this is a fun and almost spiritual way for me to give thanks for a year ending and a year to come.


don't wait until the end of the year to give thanks for all that you have received. simply take a moment to close your eyes and reflect on the beauty that is around you.

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