Today, that colleague reminded me of that blessing jar, so I began to look at what I have around the house. I am a rabid recycler, so I had this plastic jug with kitten chow in it. It seemed like the perfect thing.
I decided I wanted something attached to it for the strips of paper because I didn't want to be looking for paper. So, I used a gift bag (I do save them all to reuse!) Then, I found this angel journal someone had given me. Voila! I cut those sheets into strips to put in the bag. Each day, I take one out and put the blessing on it:
So, in spite of the uncertainty of this year, I am choosing to focus on daily blessings. I think that will help with my overall outlook.
So, when someone asks me tomorrow how my break was, I will respond, "We found out Dad does have cancer, but God is so good at giving us some great times. I look forward to more this year." To focus on anything else will break my heart and make me immobile.
Is your glass half full, or is it half empty?