To some, it’s just an ordinary jar, randomly placed on my kitchen counter. But to my children and my husband, it’s a collection of treasured scribbled notes of positive memories from the current year at hand, all stuffed into the “Good Note Jar”.
Inside this iconic glass Mason jar there are more than 100 tiny notes each sharing it’s own little memory of one good thing or experience by a family member during the year.
It all begins on January 1 with an empty jar. We jot down all the good things each family member experiences as we move through the year. By December 31 the jar is full of memories we may have already forgotten. It doesn’t matter how big or small the good things are, if it made someone feel good, WE ADD IT!
However, the best part of stashing away these little treasured moments is sharing the memories together.
When December 31 arrives we dump out all the notes and read them as a family. It’s crazy how we forget all of the amazing things that happened during the year, all the goodness we experienced.
It’s a reminder of all the blessings we have been given, all the things, big or small, we should be grateful for. We also find a surge of excitement as we begin to question what good notes the year ahead will bring!
Does your family have a tradition similar to the good note jar? If so, please share below! Your family tradition could be just the thing another family would love to add to their lives.
If not, why not give the “Good Note Jar” a try? January 1 is right around the corner and it’s never too late to begin a new and fun tradition!
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Thank you – Michelle