So we have this jar sitting on our kitchen counter. 

It’s called the gratitude jar. It was given to us by a dear friend Susan. Next to the jar is a notepad and a pen. The idea is that every time you want to be grateful for something, anything, you stop, write it down, fold up the note and place in the jar. 

Then on first day of the year, our family opens the jar and we read the notes together.