Blessings Jar!

Happy Tuesday, Friends!

It was very sweet of you all who had reached out to see if I’m well; and by His grace, I am! What a blessing you guys are! I have taken a few days off to regroup and refresh and it did me wonders. – Thank you! 🙂 

When I first found out about a blessing jar years ago, I thought it was a neat idea, and a creative way to learn to appreciate life and count our blessings. However, I have no idea why I actually never had a blessing jar until just recently! Procrastinating? Sounds certainly like it, right?!  Nevertheless, thanks to a fellow blogger’s post, I finally have my own blessing jar and I wanted to share the idea with you. If you’ve never heard of this concept, no worries, stick around! The steps are really simple. What you need is a jar or a vase, that you will label as you wish. It could be something like : “Count Your Blessings”, “My Blessings Jar” etc… just about anything 🙂 . Once you have your jar, start writing down your blessings. Even the smallest ones and put them in the jar. You can opt to do this everyday or weekly or whatever works for you, you just want to make sure you remember your blessings and put them in the jar as the days go forth. Now, it is usually recommended to start this routine the day after Thanksgiving or at the beginning of the year; and by the end of the year or the next thanksgiving – depending on when you started… while you’re going through your notes, you’ll be amazed how many blessings have been bestowed upon you over that period of time. HOWEVER, you don’t have to wait until thanksgiving or New Year to start this! In fact, why don’t you start today and put in your jar any blessings that you can remember from yesterday or last week or last month! Life itself it’s a blessing and let’s appreciate it and count all our blessings, big or small! As simple or as plain as this may sound, you reading this today IS a blessing for me! 😉 … So, Thank you, and glory be to the Almighty! 

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Bon début de semaine, les amis!

Ce fut vraiment gentil à vous qui aviez cherché à savoir si je me portais bien, et par la grâce de Dieu, oui je vais bien. J’ai pris quelque jours de “congé” pour me reposer et me revigorer, et ça m’a fait du bien! – Merci! 🙂 

La première fois que j’ai découvert le concept de “blessings jar”, en traduction littéraire la jarre des bénédictions, j’ai trouvé l’idée très créative et surtout super cool comme moyen d’apprécier les bénédictions divines dans notre vie; mais sans vous mentir, je ne sais vraiment pas pourquoi je n’en ai jamais eu jusqu’à tout récemment! Procrastination? Peut-être oui! Toutefois, grâce à une collègue blogueuse qui a écrit entre-temps sur ce sujet, j’ai enfin sérieusement décidé d’en avoir une, et c´est fait! J’ai donc voulu partager ce concept avec vous! Si vous n’en aviez jamais entendu parlé, eh bien, c’est le bon moment! Tout ce dont vous avez besoin, c’est d’une jarre ou d’un vase, ou encore d’un contenant de ce genre! Vous écrirez ensuite vos bénédictions, aussi minimes qu’elles soient, sur un bout de papier que vous mettrez dans la jarre. Vous pouvez faire ceci quotidiennement ou à chaque fin de semaine… C’est à votre gré! L’essentiel est de le faire en toute honnêteté! Il est conseillé de débuter ce concept en début d’année par exemple et d’en faire la lecture en fin d’année, mais comme qui dirait, vaut mieux tard que jamais! Je vous encouragerai de commencer dès que possible, en mettant dans votre vase toutes bonnes choses qui ont comblé votre journée, votre semaine, ou même un acte divin survenu au mois dernier! La vie en elle-même n’est-elle pas une infinie bénédiction!? Apprécions-la! Ceci pourrait paraître un peu plat, mais le simple fait que tu lises ceci aujourd’hui est une bénédiction pour moi! 😉 – Alors, merci et que gloire soit rendue au Seigneur!

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Have you heard of this before? Are you going to have your own blessing jar now?  As always, thank you for stopping by!

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8 Comments

  1. March 31, 2015 / 1:31 pm

    What a lovely idea, Edwige! Lately I have been struggling to remain focused on all my blessings. Instead I’ve gotten caught up in thinking about all the things that I don’t have. A blessings jar will be a wonderful very tangible way for my to refocus myself! This post was right on time and a blessing to me. THANK YOU!

    xoxo, Robyn
    Feel Great Fashion

    • April 1, 2015 / 3:35 am

      You are most welcome darling! I’m glad this was right on time for you! I hope you gain your focus back and start counting your blessings again 🙂 XOXO

  2. March 31, 2015 / 6:00 pm

    Glad you’re doing well, lady- and this jar is such a cool + positive idea!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • April 1, 2015 / 3:35 am

      Thank you babe! Yes it is 😉

    • April 1, 2015 / 3:36 am

      yes it is dear! I hope you start yours 🙂

  3. April 2, 2015 / 2:01 am

    This is a great idea! You need to have something within eyesight that reminds you of your blessings and helps you keep things in perspective during tough times. You are a beautiful and inspirational woman inside and out, Edwige!
    Red Reticule | Three Faces of a Woman

    • April 2, 2015 / 6:05 pm

      Awww, thank you sooo much Bogi! You are so kind! XoXo

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