Goodie Jar Share
Posted by terrepruitt on March 7, 2015
I am still doing my Goodie Jar, are you? I know there are a ton of versions out there. Some people have “Happiness Jars” or “Smile Jars”. Some people have a goal of putting something in the jar every day. Some people’s goals are for once a week. Of course, none of the “rules” matter really, except the one that motivates you to remember your blessings. That is really the point. To have a little reminder of the blessings or things that make you happy, things that make life worth living. There is so much going on in the world and in our lives it is sometimes easy to get distracted. The jar — however you utilize it, is just a way of reminding yourself about the good. Good things in the Goodie Jar.
My hubby and I are using ours. I have Christmas wrapping paper cut up. And some other pretty wrapping paper. We have little sheets of note paper. All kinds of papers to use. Plus we both are putting our tickets in there. We have been blessed with Sharks tickets so those go in the Goodie Jar – win or lose, because a night out with each other is a WIN for us! It turns out that the San Jose Sharks lost, but it was a really exciting game. Or . . . to me it was. I know that people who go to more games than me might have a different opinion, but I thought it was exciting. I am much better at actually tracking the puck. I still “lose” it sometimes, but not as much as my first game. Hockey is so much more exciting and action packed than baseball.
Then there is our trip a couple of weekends ago. That is DEFINITELY a Goodie Jar item. That was a well needed trip. And it was so wonderful. The weather was awesome. I bet if we had gone this weekend it would have been too hot for me. It seems the weather is warming up here.
Then there is our beef. That is always a good Goodie Jar item. I have explained before how lucky I am that my hubby will eat pretty much anything. And he loves beef. So he has been pretty good about my experimenting with cooking the grass-fed beef we bought. It cooks so differently than regular beef. It is just mind-blowing. I was in a rush tonight as the game started 30 minutes earlier than I realized. I put the steak in a really hot oven and hoped for the best. It cooked well even though it didn’t look cooked–as usual. The flavor was meat, which I don’t prefer, but . . . it was dinner. And dinner helps us not need to eat the food at the game.
I still have Nia students in my Nia classes. The San Jose City Nia classes are really going well.
So many things to be thankful for. So many things that will bring a smile to my face at the end of the year! Filling up that jar! Yipee! It is really nice to have something to document the smiles.
Well? Are you doing a jar? What type? What are your “rules”? Got any good things you want to share?