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A gratitude jar is a jar, container or basket that you fill with thoughts, scribbles or notes about something you are thankful for. It’s a healthy practice that is said to make one feel happier and develop a more positive outlook on life.

With gratitude jars, you can go as simple as you want or go big and create your own. I decided to do a little of both.

My gratitude jar-container thing was a little plain when I got it so I added two Maasai beaded bracelets on each side to give it some colour and décor. I also chose white to symbolize purity- pure gratitude and happiness is what is going into this jar and I wanted the container to signify that.

How To Start A Gratitude Jar

Your entries don’t have to be complicated items. You can have the simple stuff;

Starting A Gratitude Jar

To the stuff that we take for granted everyday;

How To Start A Gratitude Jar

And the important stuff, like me being grateful for you 🙂 Thank you for being in this journey with me.

It’s exciting to have this gratitude jar because I know it will help me keep track of my growth over the year. I just started, and plan to make this a daily habit and then look back at the end of 2017. Will you join me? Do you already have a gratitude jar of your own? I’d love to hear any tips you have for me in the comments below!

 PS: Don’t forget to date your entries!

Other PS: Photos taken using LG Nexus 5 HDR on