Why I keep a Blessing Jar!

Why I keep a Blessing Jar!

Hi,

So I celebrated my birthday over the weekend & I started thinking about life, as we all tend to do this time of year. I really just had to give thanks. Even though I may not have achieved all my goals or ticked off everything from my vision board. I’m alive, healthy & moving towards it a day at a time.

A lot is happening at the moment, both in the world & personally & I just reached a place at the top of the year where I just refuse to let the external shake the internal. Sometimes it’s easier said then done, but Im really making a point to be mindful.

Counting my blessings with a blessing Jar!

This new years eve, I decided not to go the usual route of  seeing the old year out by going out & entering the new year drunk, nursing a hangover or just plane exhausted.

Instead I burnt some sage, meditated & rang in the year with starting a blessing jar. I told myself that each time I feel a blessing, I would acknowledge itwrite it down on a piece of paper, fold it up & put it into the blessing jar (I hung my crystal pendants around the mason jar for extra energy).

This way I can keep my vibes high through gratitude &  if i’m going through a challenging point (which we all do at times) I can just dip into my blessing jar & be reminded that good things happen & to stay encouraged!

I feel like when you’re grateful for the small things, the big things follow & that gratitude really is the gateway to abudance. However i’m human after all & the tendancy to overthink or dwell on the negative is all too easy,  I want  more balance & that’s why I keep a blessing jar!

I got mine off Amazon, & it was pretty cheap. I think it could be an amazing tool to use with children, to practice mindfulness & gratitude. You could turn it into an activity & get them to customise & decorate their own jars.

Let me know if you have any dope tips & tricks you’ve picked up along the way that keep the vibes high.

HAPPY CONSTRUCTION

A x 💋

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That being said, i’ll sign off with my favourite song from Biggie.

Today marks the 20th anniversary of his passing, Im grateful for his life! 🙏🏿 ….

Its all good baby bay-bay

 

16 Comments

  1. March 9, 2017 / 20:30

    I love this ❤️😘

  2. March 10, 2017 / 14:01

    What a neat idea. I just might start one :-). Thanks for sharing this, it’s a great idea because l am blessed.

    • Ayak
      March 10, 2017 / 14:05

      Yes you are!

  3. Talisa
    March 10, 2017 / 15:09

    I keep a gratitude jar as well. The best part is looking back at the end of the year (or I sometimes do every 3 months). It really brings a smile to your face to see where you’ve been and the great things (big and small) that happened.

  4. Emms
    March 11, 2017 / 12:30

    Yes sis this is fab and very inspiring!
    Xxx

  5. March 11, 2017 / 16:42

    I love this positive energy you’ve shared in this article!

  6. Tanya Barnett
    March 11, 2017 / 19:03

    I love this idea of a blessing jar. This is something I want to do with my family.

  7. March 11, 2017 / 23:36

    I love this idea! It would be fun to go through on New Year’s Eve too to acknowledge all you’ve been blessed with through the year.

  8. March 12, 2017 / 01:16

    love the blessing jar. Gratitude is such a powerful exercise. Gives you so much perspective.

  9. March 13, 2017 / 01:37

    What a fabulous idea! I love it. I will definitely be making one of these and place it on my dressing table. I’ve been celebrating Biggie all day today. I miss his music and often wonder what he would be doing now.

  10. March 13, 2017 / 02:15

    I teach mindfulness meditation at a high school, and I think this is a great idea to share with my kids! Thanks for the post, I’ll be using this one! Love your site too. Cool idea about a heart under construction. You could also spin it the opposite direction.. Destruction.. of barriers to love :). This is a Rumi quote I like a lot: “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

    Happy “destruction” 😉

  11. Elle (CleverlyChanging)
    March 13, 2017 / 12:11

    I think I will start a similar jar for my family. Its so easy to focus on the negative. The jar will keep us grounded.

  12. Annmarie
    March 13, 2017 / 19:29

    I think this is a great idea! Good way to reflect and remind myself of my blessing throughout each year. Definitely will pass this on to my daughter 😊

  13. March 14, 2017 / 21:34

    I really like this good idea. I know a few journals have a place in them for writing blessing or things you’re grateful for. But this jar puts it out and gives a real visual reminder

  14. May 25, 2017 / 14:42

    Awesome post. l love it?

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