why you should write down your blessings.

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“We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.”  – ray bradbury

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So, glass Ball Jars are super trendy right now. Totally ‘hipster chic.’  I have a million of them in my home.  Not because I’m trendy… but because I’ve recently been nerding out about the possible dangers of plastic and also I inherited 5 boxes of glass jars from my Grandma, who was an avid ‘canner’ of green beans, apple butter, peaches, etc.

I’ve recently found a new use for the beautiful, homey, endearing glassware: Blessing Jars.

I recently read this article which taught me that the act of writing leads to physical and mental health benefits including:

  • improved mood and sense of well-being
  • decreased stress and anxiety levels
  • lower blood pressure
  • better memory and sleep

All of these sound like winners.  Writing is good for you and is one small habit that can lead to a life filled with happiness and health (similar to eating more veggies–try my celery and pear slaw; and getting more exercise– try my yoga classes!)

The act of writing words on paper is decisively powerful; remembering to write down our blessings can lead to a powerful shift in perspective.

So here’s how you create a Blessing Jar:

  1. Find a small piece of paper.
  2. Write done ONE thing that is a blessing to you and put it in a glass jar.
  3. Do this every day.  Or just whenever you remember.
  4. As the days go by, your glass jar will quietly fill.
  5. One day, you’ll look at it, and realize that your life, like your jar, is FULL of BLESSINGS.

Cheers to being full.