Benefits of a Gratitude Jar

A gratitude jar can be a great way to remember what you are thankful for.


I know that sometimes the different roles you play in life may have you so busy until it seems like you just don’t have the time to stop and sit for a second.  I encourage you to take a second and sit and think about the good and blessings in your life.  Your life will be so much better, I know mine is.

I am also working on (finding) no making time to do just that.  I have improved in this area but I am still a work in progress.  In a previous post, I discussed how to start your day off by acknowledging and appreciating what you do have.  It does help start your day off GREAT!

I was searching the web and the gratitude jar caught my eye.  You write down things you are grateful or thankful on a piece of paper and put it in the jar.  Pick a specific time to read the notes you put in the jar.  So, I decided to make one for the family.   I got a mason jar that I already had at the house, got some ribbons,and letter stickers from Target and that was it.

In family discussions, my kids do acknowledge their blessings but adding more ways to get them to participate in this will only make them more aware of them.  Kids can sometimes forget lol.  Well, adults can sometimes forget too.  I have been guilty lol of that.   This gratitude jar will help eliminate room for negativity in my family’s life as a whole.  As I move along this journey towards a healthier me, it not only helps my life but my family as well.  I incorporate whatever improving I am participating in their lives as well.

Let’s motivate each other.

What are some ways you participate in to acknowledge gratitude and thankfulness?  I would love feedback.

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31 thoughts on “Benefits of a Gratitude Jar

  1. Hi JcCee – We all need to be grateful – thank you for the reminder! Stopping by via CBN. Hugs, Holly

  2. What I’ve been doing lately that has really made a big difference for me, is starting my prayers at night with thanksgiving for everything that was good about my day. I find myself looking forward to thinking of all the good things. Only after I do that can I ask for anything. 🙂 It has made a real difference in my attitude.

  3. I remind myself a lot of all that I have to be thankful for! All you have to do is watch the world news to realize how lucky we are that we live in a country where we are free!

    1. Hey Jamie, thanks so much for stopping by and I totally agree about watching the news. It will definitely make us think about how privilege we are.

  4. This is an attitude that will definitely help in our emotional health. Thanks for sharing…

  5. Happy Friday!

    You’ve probably already done this, but I’m dropping in to #TheocentricThursday participants this week and leaving links to who they are supposed to comment on this week to make sure everyone understands how it works. It works best for the host’s record-keeping if everyone clicks the links on the actual blog hop, but when it comes right down to it, we’re more concerned with everyone receiving at least two comments per week! Entrants are only eligible for featured post status if they follow the rules of reading commenting on the two posts they are assigned.

    Your posts this week are:
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    Please let me know if you have any questions!
    Carrie Ann Tripp

  6. I know this comment is late but I had to say that I love this idea. I have a little book of rememberance (like a mini diary) im supposed to write something in it everyday. But I forget. I like how visual the jar is.

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