I Want to Thank You

“I want to thank you heavenly father, for shining your light on me…” – Alicia Myers, I Want to Thank You

When’s the last time you thanked Him for all that you have?  I know, it not be as much as you like to because life gets in the way right?  Life gets in the way and then before we know it we stumble upon those days where we feel extremely low and hopeless.  Am I right?  We find ourselves wallowing in self-pity and/or misery  for way too long and we wind up forgetting about how blessed we truly are.  Do you agree?

Well, I found this to be my situation.  I was stressed out at work and obsessing over things that were out of my control (finding a mate , figuring out what my purpose in life is, and when I’d find said purpose) to name a few.

I found myself perusing the net one afternoon at work when I came across an article that showcased the ‘New Year’s Jar”. I thought the premise was cool – to get an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happened throughout the year.  On the following New Year’s Eve, open the jar and read aloud all the notes inside to remember all of the awesome moments that have happened during the year.  Dope right? Imagine how wonderful that must feel on that night!

I decided to use the idea, but put a twist on it by creating a Thank You Jar.  I opted for a thank you jar because I wanted something to remind me of my blessings.  I wanted to have a tangible reminder of awesome things that have happened in my life when I’m feeling bummed out.  I used a gorgeous turquoise vase/urn (I really don’t know what the hell it is) that I had sitting on my shelf for the longest.  I figured it would make the perfect thank you “jar” for this DIY project.

Since creating the thank you jar (I created mine in early March of this year) I’ve dipped into it at least twice.  I found myself smiling, laughing, and even crying.  We need those reminders, we need to be reminded of just how blessed we are!  I found reading the notes to be an instant pick me up and a reason to get off my “pity pot” and do something to inspire someone else.

Here’s what you will need to create your very own Thank You Jar.

– A Mason Jar or decorative jar/vase of your choice

– Post-its

– A pen, pencil, or marker

Items needed: Jar, pen, and post-its


My “Thank You Jar” has a removeable top
A few of my “thank you” places on post-its and folded up

That’s it! Simple, yet incredibly gratifying.  I think I’ll add a few reasons to be thankful to my jar today just because.


Until next time friends!

~Pennie Penz


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