Yesterday my old friend Rainbow posted a link to a post from Carry Out Kindness on Facebook, highlighting a wonderful New Year’s practice which inspired me immediately, so I wanted to pass it all along to you on this first day of 2013, as you will want to get started right away! I did! As someone whose life so often revolves around the concept of Planting Whatever Brings Joy into one’s life, you will see immediately why this idea appealed! Above the post the original author had written:
THIS JANUARY, WHY NOT START THE YEAR WITH AN EMPTY JAR AND FILL IT WITH NOTES ABOUT GOOD THINGS THAT HAPPEN? THEN, ON NEW YEAR’S EVE EMPTY IT AND SEE WHAT AWESOME STUFF HAPPENED THAT YEAR!
I loved the idea so much I immediately posted to Facebook and within minutes others were sharing! A seed planted and passed along and along. Seeing this lovely idea has legs, I decided then and there to do two things: first to go and find the Perfect Jar for this new practice, and then to share with all of you. And I then invite you to share far and wide as, I think you will agree, it’s a worthy way to start 2013, and I’m already anticipating a post at the end of 2013, inviting you all to share some of the treasures you logged in your Good Things Jar! Excited??
Now, here’s the vessel I chose for my own Good Things Jar!
Mind you I combed the shelves of Ross in various sections to find this little teapot. It took quite some time. But when I saw it I was delighted. I imagined my Good Things notes would not only be kept, but would be percolating all year long, giving life and depth beyond my immediate acknowledging, spreading their goodness in ripples through the days and weeks of not only my life but all those with whom I shall have contact. I love that, don’t you?
If The Good Things Jar perks your imagination and you find your perfect Good Things Jars, email them to me at plantjoyblog [@] gmail.com and I will post below! And at year’s end we will revisit this adventure and can share the highlights here.
Happy New Year, dearest readers! May you fill your Good Things Jar with countless blessings, which take root and sprout and live forever.
Love and New Year blessings,
Footnote: I wrote to find out where this had come from. Rec’d message it was from Slice of Life. Still don’t know who the original author was, but it’s getting a LOT of play!
Aaaaaaaaaaaand, here’s the first pic I’ve been sent, from friend Carol, of a sweet yellow pitcher she’s choosing to use as her Good Things Jar for 2013!
Here’s another–this gorgeous jar sent by my dear friend Kathlene! I love the variety and creativity emerging, don’t you??
Another Good Things container, sent by dear friend Cornelia, who has chosen a beautiful bowl she recently received as a gift:
I’m loving the variety of containers we have selected to hold our Good Things notations! Don’t you?
Posted on January 1st, 2013 by Kathryn
Filed under: People at Life