Appreciate the Small Things

jar of gratitudeIf you are on Facebook you may well have seen this idea doing the rounds. I think it’s well worth revisiting.

For those who haven’t seen it, the idea is to write down any good things that happen every day on a small piece of paper, and to save them in a jar. Then at the end of the year you can read them all and remind yourself of all the good things that have happened.

Because I think all too often we forget the good things that happen and get too busy beating ourselves up about what we didn’t do, or don’t have.

I have started doing this for 2013 and I’m having great fun with it already, and we’re only on day 2!

For example today I received a cheque in the post, received an unexpected present and had a new client sign up. So I have been back three times to add a note to the jar. There is no way by 31 December I would remember any of that without some record.

It’s also giving me a feel good factor as I make a point of noting down good things, I find I am more aware and more appreciative. Which can only be a good thing, so that is an added benefit.


Have you done anything like this? What do you think?


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  1. Hello colleagues, its a great post on the topic, keep it up 🙂

  2. Karen Craig says:

    Hello! I’ve been following your blog for some time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Porter Texas! Just wanted to tell you keep up the great work!

  3. Hey, I guess some people do these small things, each and every single day. Great idea.

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