The Good Things Jar

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:


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 [@] 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,
Kathryn xoxo

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?

14 Responses to “The Good Things Jar”

  1. Loved this idea too, dear Kathryn. Count me in, dear friend. Happy, healthy, joyful 2013!

  2. Hi, Joey! Happy New Year to you! So glad you will be joining us in this lovely practice! We have a date, end of the year, to share our highlights! What a fun thing to look forward to! Hugs! Kathryn xoxo

  3. Happy New Year – I always enjoy your garden writings and thought for the New Year I would leave you a message.

    Looking forward to following your shares in 2013!

  4. Good morning, Bren, and welcome! Thank you for your lovely message and Happy New Year to you! Kathryn xoxo

  5. Lovely idea, mom! I adore your sweet version of a jar, too. Happy new year!

    Love you,

  6. Happy New Year, Antonia! Thank you! Hope you find a perfect jar! I’m looking forward to sharing with you come end of 2013! Love, Mommie xoxo

  7. You have great articles and I love this idea! Today was an amazing day already! Jar is being sought from my already-treasured-things collection.
    I love fancy paper…so I will be using fancy paper to write my good things on!

  8. Hi, Peggy, and welcome! Thank you so much! I love fancy paper, too. I will follow your lead! Kathryn xoxx

  9. There is so much joyful energy in this this lovely activity. Fancy paper deserves fancy thoughts and glitter pens…and stardust, moonbeams, rainbows, sunshine and lots of love! I can hardly wait to choose my perfect “Good Things Jar”!

  10. Good morning, Marylou, and welcome! I love your expanding ideas! Let the fun begin! Kathryn xoox

  11. Thank you for getting me straightened out on receiving your posts. I really enjoy them..always cheery and uplifting. The “jar” is no exception.

  12. Hi, Alice! Love that you enjoy the posts. 🙂 Hugs! Kathryn xoxo

  13. This is a great idea. I enjoyed reading the post.

  14. Hi, Louise! Welcome and thank you! Kathryn xoxo

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