The end of the year is almost here. A couple more weeks and we’ll all be starting over a new! If you started a Gratitude Jar last in the beginning of the year, now is a good time to open it up and read through your notes. Don’t worry if you didn’t add a new note every day, be grateful for what you have. If you didn’t create a Gratitude Jar, now is a great time to do so.

What is a Gratitude Jar? Simply put, it’s a vessel of any kind, though relatively large, that can hold upwards of 365 notes of gratitude. The idea is to jot down a note each day and place it in the jar. At the end of the year you go through each note and are reminded of all you had to be grateful for throughout the year.

It’s a wonderful way to realize just how much we all have, even when it seems as though we have very little.

This time of year, when there is less light, the days are shorter, and we’re all in a hurry to get somewhere, we can forget that we have so much to be thankful for. A gratitude jar is way to stop, take stock of all that is good, or that was good for the day, and jot it down to remember later.

Gratitude is gratitude and what most people find is that by forcing themselves to find one thing each day to be thankful, they find a way to see the good. Even when you’re having a horrible day, there’s always some good that can be found.

My gratitude jar has been filled with big things like “grateful for the love of my life” to the more mundane “grateful for the dryer being empty”. Sometimes we just need a win, and by making a habit of finding at least one thing each to for which to be thankful, we can focus on the good rather than the bad. Focusing on the good, finding the positivity, and being grateful, are all ways to raise our vibrations.

So, if you’re looking to raise your vibration, want to be more positive and hope to practice more gratitude in 2019, consider making a Gratitude Jar and contribute daily to filling up.