This was my post from yesterday that didn’t post for some reason. I’m trying again now.
Have you filled your gratitude jar lately?
I wrote a piece about my then octogenarian friend and her gratitude jar almost 2 years ago and today I learned she passed away. I guess the good Lord was ready for her now.
She kept a gratitude jar on her table and would fill it up with thankful notes as she experienced joy. She said she often would go back and reread them and could always find something to be grateful for. She was a wise woman.
In her honor, I wanted to fill my virtual gratitude jar here and challenge you to fill yours too.
Today I was grateful when my kids were all home from school and we didn’t have to rush out anywhere. Juliana and I sat on the couch and watched The Bachelor together. I made a cup of coffee and cooked two double chocolate chip cookies from the frozen dough I have hidden away. We laughed together and had fun noticing similar things in the show and saying the same things at the same time.
While we were relaxing on the couch in the middle of the day (which we never do!!), the boys went outside to shoot some hoops. They then rode their bikes to the park and I was thankful that they too were enjoying each others company.
Today I was grateful for the unrushed time, enjoying my big kids.
Thank you Dot for reminding me to be filled with gratitude and thank you for being a blessing to us. Rest in peace.