With 2013 peeking its head around the corner I find myself reflecting on the year that has past. I’m often very sentimental around this time. Too often I get caught up in daily life to really appreciate what I have accomplished in a year. I forget the positive and stew on the negative – it happens I suppose.
I’m not one for resolutions, in fact if you’ve been following this blog for some time you will remember that last year I set down some unresolutions for 2012. Call them by any name but they remain the same – hopes for a better year ahead. I’d like to say that I accomplished all these goals, but let’s not tell lies. Very few people stick to the resolutions that are uttered on January 1st. How many times have I vowed to lose weight or exercise more? More times than I care to admit.
This doesn’t mean I don’t have things I’d like to improve on. Of course I do. I still want to lose those stubborn pounds, devote time to yoga and meditation. I want to write more, read more and blog more. I want to be mindful, patient and embrace meaningfulness in my life. I want to make my relationships stronger, spend more time having fun and follow my dreams. It’s a lengthy list as you can see. But this year I’m going to try something different; something that Pinterest inspired me to try. This year, I’m going to practice being thankful .
Let me explain.
I came across an idea to collect all those awesome moments that happen over the year and bottle them up for New Years Eve. Each time something wonderful happens in my life during 2013, I’m going to write it down on a piece of scrap paper, fold it up and drop it into a mason jar. Then on New Years Eve I’m going to open that jar and read all the things that made me happy, all the things that made me smile and all the things I am thankful for. I’m calling it my Abundance Jar.
There are no qualifiers for the contents of the jar. It doesn’t have to be only big things – not only the small ones either. Just anything that made me happy. A new pen, a new job, a kiss from my hubby – it’s all jar worthy.
Have a Happy, Healthy, Safe and Fun New Years Eve! Here’s wishing your Abundance Jar is overflowing in 2013!