Last year my husband and I created a wonderful gift, the Blessing Jar. This year we have made it possible for you to experience gifting the blessing jar as well. We are offering a My Daily Blessing kit that includes all the cards needed to create 365 blessings as well as a print out of the directions. All you need to do is include a large ½ gallon mason jar or other container to put the completed cards in and your gift is complete.
Each card gives you a prompt; Joyful, Thankful, Grateful and Blessed, as well as a place to write down the date. Keep your jar in a convenient place, I would suggest near the dinner table. We usually write our card at dinner time. If you have children at home take turns filling out the card each day.
The cards and directions are available for $25.00, which includes shipping. Bless yourself or bless others and join us in writing down your daily blessing each day.
If you are interested leave a comment and I will send you a direct message with the ordering details. The $25 cost includes free shipping in the United States. Message me for details for shipping elsewhere.
Studies have shown that people who practice gratitude report experiencing more joy and pleasure, express more compassion and generosity towards others, and are even less likely to get sick.1
Here’s an easy way to capture a daily blessing reminder. Starting on January 1st write one good thing that happened to you on a card. Be sure to date each card, and then drop it into your Blessing Jar.
Here are ten ideas to inspire you and get you started:
• Something for which you are joyful
• Something for which you are thankful
• Something for which you are grateful
• Something that truly blessed you
• Surprise gifts
• Kind words from others
• Accomplished goals
• The beauty of nature
• Laugh-Out-Loud moments
• Fond memories worth saving
Then on December 31st open the jar and read all the amazing things that happened to you during the year. The blessing of reading the cards will surprise you. It will bring each memory alive once again for a double-blessing!
For the last three years my husband and I have been writing down daily blessings and putting them in the Blessing Jar. We write down anything that made us joyful, something we are grateful for, something for which we are thankful for or just a blessing in general. We have done this faithfully every day for the last three years. At the end of the year we have read all the cards over again.
It’s a double fold blessing. On one hand it helps you to get your mind around thinking about the blessings in your life on a daily basis – then when you read the blessing at the end of the year you are even more blessed! It brings back all the things you were thankful for all year.
Interested in gifting the blessing jar or purchasing one for yourself? Comment below and I will PM you the information.
1. Article: “Why Gratitude is Good,” from Greater Good Magazine.