Thankful Jar

Transparent moment, I am terrible at keeping up with these challenges. I have tried for so many years and I always get behind and then just stop or get behind from the get go and don’t even start. The box that is pictured in this post was purchased last year. So, if you are shaking your head in agreement then come along with me!


It’s already the start of November and I haven’t started this yet BUT I am hoping that by telling y’all that I am committing to this, that I will actually follow through. Place your bets now, ha!

The main reason why I want my kiddos to do this is because they are so used to receiving and\or expecting others to do for them that I think they need to start looking at what they already have around them. I say them as if I don’t need this reminder either. We all get so caught up in what we don’t have or what we need to have it better than or what someone else has or…..the list goes on and on. I need to make sure that I am thankful for what’s in front of me also. I can’t really teach my kids this concept if my mind\heart isn’t in that place either. It can be hard, cheesy, and redundant. But you know what? I really think we need this. Especially right now. With all this division and unknown, what better way to focus on our blessings rather than what divides us?!

I challenge you to do the same. Pick a container (really, any will do). Grab some paper (nothing fancy). Start with easy ones first (family, food, home). I bet by the end of this month you, and I, will see even the smallest pieces of our day as a blessing & will be adding it to our jar. Include your kids, co-workers, or family that don’t even live near you. Maybe share a few at the end of every week. FaceTiming family to share with them yours is a great way to connect even when the miles separate us.

I cannot wait to hear how you do this, who you are sharing your thanks with, and how it’s changed your perspective. I will be checking in at the end of the month (maybe a few other times sprinkled out here and there, cause you know, #accountability) to show you how our thanks went. See ya then!

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  1. We kept a carving pumpkin that we didn’t turn into a jack o lantern and are writing on it with a marker throughout the month. Then we’ll read them all on Thanksgiving!