Here’s an easy way to add positivity to your New Year! It will only require a few things: an empty glass jar, paper and a pen. Get the whole family involved in this Gratitude Jar activity, and watch your family’s overall happiness improve throughout the year.
Motivation Monday #3 – The Gratitude Jar Challenge
I’m reviving this post because it fits so nicely into our Motivation Monday series! It’s one of my family’s favorite activities three years and counting!
How a Gratitude Jar Can Bring More Happiness to Your Life
Beginning January 1st, document positive things that happen throughout the year on a small piece of paper and place it in the gratitude jar. You may choose to do a daily positive note, or a weekly list of positive things. If you didn’t start your gratitude jar on January 1st, don’t sweat it….just pick up the new habit now and finish out the year strong.
Gratitude Jar Ideas can be:
- Accomplished Goals
- LOL Moments
- Memories worth treasuring
- Blessings – big or small
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On December 31st gather the family together, open the jar and read all of the amazing things that happened throughout the year. It’s such a treat to reminisce about old (positive) memories that were possibly forgotten. Who wouldn’t want to remember the best moments of the year?
So many times we focus on the negative things in life, but this activity will give you inspiration to remember the good things. Our family of four collectively completes the gratitude challenge each Friday evening during dinner. It’s a really nice way to end the week.
Are you ready for the gratitude challenge?
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