I thought of this idea for my DIY Gratitude Jar while having a Sunday solo dance party in my room. It’s not much different from my first gratitude jar, a recycled wedding party favor, but I put a little more effort into it.
When you appreciate all the goodness in your life, more good things will happen. Using a gratitude jar on a regular basis can help invite more positivity and peace of mind.
DIY Gratitude Jar
What You’ll Need
- Mason Jar. I’m pretty sure you have a mason jar, or some type of jar that can be used to store all this positive energy. If not, a quick trip to the Dollar Store or Target can help. I conveniently got 3 mini mason jars from a moonshine tasting, so that’s what I used.
- Pop sickle sticks. Either buy them from the store, or eat like 30 freeze pops. I bought these rainbow themed ones years ago.
- Sharpie. Again, you might have a few at home *cough* or work.
- Last but not least: gratitude.
What I’m Grateful For
Clarity and growth.
Yaaaas for personal growth and hair growth! When I started using a gratitude jar in November, I was unemployed and unimpressed with everything around me. Shortly after that, things started to slowly turn around. These days, I’m happily employed and able to make sense of life’s circumstances—even the really annoying ones.
New job/work friends.
Working part-time has helped me afford all the fun things that make life fun. It also gives me a reason to get from behind my computer and interact with humans face-to-face. I haven’t been part of a close, fun work-family since college. This is the same job I randomly applied for while on a “date” I hesitated going on. The same job where I almost let my overthinking talk me out of accepting. But here we are! Which leads me to the next thing on my list…
For lack of better words, “I be knowing”. My third eye chakra was a little fuzzy for a bit. With a (usually) positive attitude and less social media, my intuition is on fleek.
You’ve probably read about the unfortunate retirement of my MacBook. My aunt blessed me with a computer, and it’s made the freelance and blogger life easier. ALSO, my future niece (due in April) and godson (due in August) will be here soon! More kids to add to #AuntieAce’s squad. I’m honestly grateful people trust me enough to love their kids. 🙂
My dreams are starting to scare me, in a good way.
I’m referring to my goals, purpose and passions – not nightmares. It’s almost mind-blowing how the people and opportunities I’ve connected with lately are aligning with my purpose. It’s time to stop focusing on how hard I think it might be do achieve something, and just do it.
Do you have a gratitude jar? What are some things you’re grateful for this week? Comment below!