You may have seen the graphics on Facebook or Pinterest regarding a Blessing Jar or a Happiness Jar.blessing jar Basically you write something down every day for a year that made you happy or was a blessing. At the end of the year you read about all the amazing things that happened. Last January first my husband and I decided to do just that. Start a Blessings Jar.Blessing Jar


We had become discouraged, my husband had been out of work our house was on the market but we hadn’t had an offer yet and we wanted to focus on the blessings all around us and not the discouragements.


So for the last 365 days, every day we wrote down a blessing for that day. Some days were easier than others but we were able to focus on the blessings around us each and every day.blessing jar


Often it would be something simple like being thankful for modern technology, which enables us to connect with each of our children from miles away. Other times it would be for something major, a freelance job or time spent with all of our family. Each day we were able to focus on something good.


It’s amazing when you do something for 365 days you find it becomes a habit. You wake up in the morning and wonder what blessing will you find in the day?


Will we continue this blessing jar? YES! We have emptied the jar and over the next couple of days we plan to read each card aloud and remember all the blessings in 2017. We will also start once again to write down a blessing each day for the New Year!blessing jar


Have you ever tried keeping track of the blessings in your life or the things that make you happy? It is so easy to do. Find a large jar and set it in a prominent place where you will see it everyday. Cut up some small pieces of paper, just enough to write a sentence or two and get started. If you start today you will enjoy a wonderful year ahead thinking of all the blessings in your life!blessing jar





13 comments on “The Blessings Jar

Christine Morton on January 2, 2018 2:53 pm

Great idea Nancy!

Nancy Wolff on January 2, 2018 10:02 pm

Thanks Christine and it’s been so much fun reading them a handful each day!

Mother of 3 on January 3, 2018 12:41 am

That is so wonderful! I started a jar last year (or maybe it was the year before) and had hoped to write down a memory of each day but my boys and I were not so great at keeping up with it.

Nancy Wolff on January 3, 2018 2:55 am

We kept the jar on our kitchen table which helped us remember! 🙂

Kami Dimmick on January 3, 2018 4:07 am

Awesome idea! Thanks for posting about this Nancy. It’s like my blessing journal. I wrote about anything I thought was a blessing in my life for a given day. I didn’t do it daily though. This is a GREAT idea… to do this as a couple each night. To dwell on blessings of the day instead of the frustrations of the day. We need to be more thankful especially for God’s blessings. Lots of them can go unnoticed. We’re starting this tomorrow! 🙂

Nancy Wolff on January 3, 2018 11:19 am

Enjoy the journey! We are having such fun re-reading each blessing. It brings back to mind each day as we read them! I just love how it turns your thoughts to the blessings God has given you!

Debbie on January 3, 2018 1:42 pm

Love your blessing jar.

Nancy Wolff on January 3, 2018 1:50 pm

Thanks Debbie!

Leslie on January 6, 2018 12:22 am

I love this idea Nancy! Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

Karren Haller on January 8, 2018 3:25 pm

This is a phenomenal idea for a new year, takes a couple of seconds!!!
Pinned to share your inspiration. Thank you for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girls WW!!
Come share again this week!
Happy New Year!!


Clearissa Coward on January 8, 2018 8:31 pm

What a beautiful idea Nancy. I used to keep a spiritual journal and every night before I went to sleep, I would write just a few lines about my day and one of them would be gratitude for something that had happened that day. I even created gratitude journal pages that I intended to share on my blog but never did. Thank you for bringing this back to the forefront for me. And with that…I am grateful for this blog post.

Elyse on January 11, 2018 11:24 am

Love this! My kids and I each have journals where we add something everyday that made us happy… a movie ticket, a quote we heard, a little note about something we did, a pretty flower, a candy wrapper. We love looking back at all the happy!

Nancy Wolff on January 11, 2018 12:19 pm

That is exactly what my husband and I are experiencing as we re-read all the blessings from last year!

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