Being Thankful & Greatful

As the new year rolls in and everyone’s good vibes, hopes and aspirations for what is ahead take front and center, I have had a pretty rough year but I plan to make 2020 a year of thankfulness and gratitude. I’ve got a lot to look forward to but there are also numerous things that are yet unknown and often bring on a paralyzing sense of anxiety; I am choosing to focus on the positive, so here goes. 

Each week you drop a note of something you are grateful for that week and at the end of the year you should have 52 positive things to look back on. I really like the idea because far too often we spend so much time beating ourselves about the stuff we haven’t accomplished and don’t give ourselves credit for the things we have done. I decided to personalize my gratitude jar and hopefully, this can be a tradition I keep with me going forward. 

I got this effect pen set from Tchibo on sale.

Here is a step by step picture series of making my jar.

You will need: 

  • A large jar
  • Print out of gratitude artwork in a font you like
  • Pearl marker
  • Tape and a pair of scissors

Step 1:

Print out and cut out the font you want on your jar to help you trace over… unless you are confident and happy with your own handwriting. 

Step 2:

Tape it on the inside of your jar so you can trace easily. 

Step 3:

Using your pearl markers trace the lettering on to the jar and wait until its fully dry. (You can check this by pressing on it with a paperclip or another hard but blunt object)  

Step 4:

Go and be grateful! Happy New Year. 

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