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Happy New Year!

Posted on: January 1, 2014

Dear Readers, if you are a regular on my blog , you know I put a lot of value in being grateful and the wonderful results that happen to your happiness levels when done faithfully .

I saw this Pin many months ago and thought of a great idea for a year long project that is easy and takes just moments , but could be a big boost for the entire family!

30 Days of Gratitude | Keeping a Gratitude Journal

Instead of just 30 days I am going to do it starting today, Jan 1st and continue all year. New Years next year it will be time to open it as a family and read them !  Of course I probably won’t make my family read all 365 of them, lest they all revolt, but maybe a few each day for the twelve days of Christmas… I may come up with other ideas by then, things in my life are always fluid… then agan I am a woman and reserve the right to change my mind…

So many variations can be done here, as the mother and matriach of the family you could take this all on your own and do it for the family… If you are a wife with no children or all grown up ones, how sweet would it be to just share with dear hubby on New Years!  If you have children you could get them involed and have everyone have their own jars or do a family jar and instead of daily do it weekly.   There is no wrong way to do this , whatever works for your family!

It's not happy people who are thankful. It's thankful people who are happy. via endlesslyinspired #Quotation

When my kids were younger we did family meetings weekly where everyone wrote one thing in each other’s journal and we read them sitting around in a circle. It was fun and great self esteem builder.

Gratitude #quotes

I think losing my father when I was just 13 has led me to live a life of gratitude and not take anything for granted. Since beginning my blog and writing them daily, I have really reaped the benefits. I’ve always been a postive person, but this has changed it to an entirely new level and a funny side effect has been increasing my faith that everything is going to work out just fine.  Not something I beleived before, the flip side effect of my father’s sudden death.

via shobhas secrets |

So my dear readers, why not make 2014 a year of gratitude and see where it takes you and your family?

What are you grateful for today?


I am so grateful to have this blog and place where I can share easy things that have the potential to  bring more  joy.

I am grateful to the wonderful readers who like my post or take great effort to leave me kind comments that let me know there is someone out there reading this stuff…

I am grateful that we chose a low key stay at home New Year’s Eve celebration with our two youngest ( we althernate going out and staying home) 

I am grateful for this Promotion and the happiness levels it has given our entire family during the holiday season. 

I am grateful that this holiday season was easier and mourning my mother is now less painful…

I am grateful that I have been truly blessed with four amazing children.

I am grateful that I have had the priviledge of being a stay at home mother. 

I am grateful for my single mother friend and the gratitude which she lives each day despite all the chaos swirling around her and the lessons that it’s taught me.  If she can have gratitude and a positive outlook on life after these last four years, anyone can!!!!!


4 Responses to "Happy New Year!"

Love this idea! Even if you miss some days, there will be plenty at the end of the year. I thank God every night for the blessings I have but this is a good way to really recognize the little ones you may night think about. Happy New Year to you and your family. Thank you for your positive inspirations.

I thank God all throughout my day! I just like the idea of sharing gratitude as it creates amazing results with others…Thanks for commenting and Happy New Year!

What a great idea! I’m not sure where I would leave a jar, but I am going to keep a list in my journal.

A journal is a great idea and might be better for most… If families get involved a jar might be more useful… Anyway you do, it you will see happiness increase!

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