Count Your Blessings…and Put Them in a Jar
I wish I could take full credit for this idea, but alas–it comes to you straight from Pinterest. Whatever would we do without that site?
The original idea was to record blessings on a small slip of paper, put them in the jar and then on New Year’s Eve go back through them.
However, I need shorter accounts–thus the half-pint jar. On the last day of each month I will go back through the blessings recorded, clip them together, tag them as to the month, and THEN put them in a larger jar to once again rehearse on New Year’s Eve.
This sounds easy enough, but all of us have those same-o-same-o days when we really don’t want anyone asking us..’so, what did you do today?”. And it’s on those very kind of days we are most likely to miss the blessing God has for us. The big ones are obvious…even others will know immediately that we’ve been blessed…but it’s in the everyday, commonplace happenings that we need to remind ourselves that He is still there, still blessing.
Why would I record this in my Blessing Jar? The little gray kitty is a stray that just showed up one cold night last fall…and I fed!! But she now has a friend and they ‘abide’ together. They share food without hissing at one another. They go their separate ways, on occasion. But when it is cold, and Miss Kitty is in need of warmth–the old yellow friend is there.
This reminded me of my friends (not the old yellow part), but the gals in this crazy ‘pages from stages’ group, plus many others, who–even though we may go our separate ways–are right there to weep with me, rejoice with me, encourage me, warm me. And yes–on occasion we share food–although I WILL hiss if they take my chocolate.
Blessings abound, we need only to practice looking for them. I challenge you to write them down, put them in a jar or a journal, or wherever. This is one time it is perfectly okay to ‘put your hand to the plow and look back’.
And to each of you who follow this blog, and occasionally comment, please know YOUR name is in my Blessing Jar!!