Jar of Gratitude

Last year was such a busy year filled with drama and love. The events were so overwhelming that I forgot to take time to look around, to see the great things that have happened and are happening around me. As human beings, when an unfortunate event  occurs we are either inclined to feel emotions such as fear, anger and grief or gratitude, forgiveness and love. And to be honest, I, myself rarely lean towards the latter. Furthermore personally, memories and moments of sadness and lost, seems to come very easy and vividly. While the joyful memories can be hard to dig up at times, especially when life is covered with misery and engulf by problems. Therefore, this year I want to do something different, to create something that can help me to become more grateful and draw me back to the right emotions during moments of despair. After constant browsing through the internet, I stumbled upon an Instagram photo which is this one (http://instagram.com/p/xRgdwdrajE/?modal=true).  I thought to myself,  “that’s not a bad idea after all”, though its a bit girly, but hey who cares its for the good in the end. Thus during the week, the search for the lucky jar begun….

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And dun dun dun. Strolling around CBD, brought me to a basement shop called Victoria’s basement. Where I found this jar for $12, which was cheap and big too 😀

 

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This jar was slightly dull, so I decided to put on my artistic mask and give the jar a bit of a makeover. Alongside with my weapons of art, the transformation began.

 

With sticky notes and permanent markers, I decorated the jar. The main idea was to cover half of the jar with sticky notes  that will contain wise and encouraging quotes, to serve as a reminder and inspiration to myself and  for anyone who grabs ahold of the jar.

Just to let everyone know art was never my forte 🙂 , I wish it were though haha. Having that said, without further delay (drum roll)…

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Here it is!

And boom the jar of gratitude is born. It may not be the fanciest or the prettiest jar despite that, it was made with sincerity and purpose.  I wish to fill this jar with moments, experiences, memories, achievements and whatever life decides to give me. May it be in the form of notes, objects, or pictures. I am indeed looking forward to the road ahead of me and the daily adventures that I will encounter throughout the year. Because I know every single event or problems will be memorable and something to be grateful for.

I guess that concludes everything, thank you once again for dropping by. If you done something similar or anything out of the ordinary this year so far, please comment the link below. I would love to read them and be inspired :).

Thank you, fellow bloggers. I hope that you are all having an astounding start of the year so far.  And as always feedback and comments are always welcome.

Love you all,  I would like to end the post with this message and quote.

With time and life passing by at such an unexpected rate, how much time or minutes do we spend daily to stop and thank the fact that we are alive and breathing at this moment?

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” – Meody beattie

 

 

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7 Comments »

  1. The gratitude jar reminds me of a jar of mine which is filled with paper cranes which I created in the final year of high school. Each crane contained a story and memory from some of my fellow students.

    I personally don’t have a jar but I use a diary, easier to carry with me around the world. I hope you are able to filled your jar with awesome memories and stories too.

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  2. Haha yep, thats the way! I hope to fill a part of my room with quotes someday, maybe! 😀
    Btw nice blog, I just followed you. Looking forward to your recipes. I have a sweet tooth, and hoping to learn to bake soon :).

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