I'm going to admit something that is just not acceptable in Blogland-I didn't have a word for 2014.
I wasn't torn between words, I never picked one at all.
I even led a night with my prayer group where we all created little desktop reminders of our word and I never selected one for myself.
I can't say that I have chosen one for 2015 either.
Maybe I will, but as of now I have no idea what word should define this year.
Enter the memory jars.
I saw a pin on Pinterest and decided 2015 was the year of the jar.
I am not always known for being the most positive person.
In fact, sometimes it is easier to complain or moan about how life isn't fair.
I'm not doing that this year.
This year I will seek out the goodness of life.
The simple delights.
The blessings we enjoy.
The beauty of simplicity.
People who make life exciting.
And I don't want to do this alone.
Jars are headed to friends, family, and coworkers.
The hope is that we can live with more positivity and more joy.
And that at the end of the year we can open the jars and read the blessings, gifts, and treasures that defined the year.
So what's been added to the jar thus far?
-The freezing cold night that I rushed under the covers and found that my husband slipped heating pads on my side of the bed to keep me warm.
-We have enough funds to pay for my next semester of graduate school thanks to an unexpected gift.
Want to join in?
You can download these printable tags for your own personal jar of goodness.
CLICK HERE to download the tags.
I used boring old card stock and inked the edges, but you could find some pretty scrapbook paper to jazz them up.
So print up some tags, grab a jar and start living with joy this year.
Yes, it's a bit fluffy, but gratitude sure has a wonderful ring to it, yes?