In 2013 I started a Blessings Jar.
The idea was that throughout the year, I would write lil notes of blessings that I had experienced and at the end of the year…open the jar and review all my blessings.
2013 was an overwhelming year for me!
I traveled A LOT and I graduated with my undergraduate degree which is something I fought hard for. But I also had deep low points in my life and tremendous heart break….
…and in the midst of it all, I stopped writing notes for the jar and never reviewed it.
But today I decided to take a look and these are a few notes I found:
01/16/2013 After days of self pity and bad anxiety and
sleepless nights and putting myself more in debt…I paid my tuition.
MY FINAL TUITION!
Somehow I made it. Not just the payment but through college.
God has never left me!
01/18/2013 I went to see the resume doctor on campus & she was impressed with my resume. It got me thinking how God planned everything out in a way that even though I often complain about not getting jobs on campus or being broke; the job I did get is an amazing addition to my career goals. Everything that he allowed me to do is beneficial in the long run. Once again proving, that he has plans for me & they are better than any plan I could make for myself. I am blessed!
01/20/2013: Despite being undeserving, God shows His mercies.
I told a lie and I made mistakes and in an attempt to cover those up,
I just made more mistakes.
But God is like that ride or die friend that sees you struggling &helps you out.
He is like having a parent that sees their child doing wrong
but understands their heart & gives them a pass. I am blessed!
Even though we are half way through the first month of the year…it is not too late. A blessings jar is great way to count your blessings. At the very least, it gives us time to reflect on how favored we are. And when you do review the jar…whether it be monthly, at the end of the year or a decade from now…you will feel amazed!