Happy New Year!!
Every year, my family starts a new gratitude jar. On New Year’s Day, we put an empty mason jar on the counter and throughout the year, we fill it with notes of things we are thankful for. Then on New Year’s Eve, we go through and read each one.
Not only does it keep us focused on all of our blessings throughout the year, but it also gives us something positive to reflect on at the end of the year, no matter how hard the year has been.
Getting started is simple–all you need is an empty jar, some scrap pieces of paper and a pen. Leave them in a place that your family passes often and encourage everyone to contribute. We each try to do one a week but you can add to your jar as often as you want.
What about you? Does your family have a gratitude jar? What other traditions do you do to ring in the new year?