Thursday, 4 December 2014

Reflections....

As the end of the year is drawing to a close, I thought I'd share 
the Reflections Jar that I created back in January. 



I love the idea of Thanksgiving Day but its not something that we (my family) really celebrate here in the UK.  



I thought it would be a great way of remembering all the little things in life such as random acts of kindness by friends and family....



 ....spontaneous decision making - a picnic, a barbecue, a road trip 
or a walk along the beach



....remembering all the people and places that made me happy - 
my grandchildren, family, friends, holidays



What better way of cheering up a wet, miserable day (as it is today) than taking the jar off the shelf and sifting through all the little notes and reflecting on the memories of the year gone by and remembering how thankful I am.


Bye for now
P x


21 comments:

  1. It must have been very nice to go through your jar and think about the year. I think this was a wonderful thing to do.

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  2. What a lovely thing to do. We all have so much to be thankful for.
    It is great to see you blogging again. I missed you this summer :)
    Connie

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  3. What a fabulous thing to do, what fun.

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  4. what a great idea, I just have to copy this

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  5. What a lovely idea Patricia - a jar of memories from over the last 12 months

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  6. What a lovely idea and you must have had a lovely time going through all that jar contained - a mirror on your year to savour and reflect upon:)

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  7. That's such a nice idea... how are you going to keep these pieces of paper in the long term. It seems a shame to throw them away. Jx

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  8. This was such a brilliant idea, Patricia! And what fun to go through all the notes at the end of the year to remind yourself of those special moments. I think I'm going to start my own jar in January!

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  9. I love this idea.......and will most definitely be doing it, starting 1st January 2015. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I am so glad that you kept your jar all year and took the time to look back on it and enjoy the memories of the special moments. xx

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  11. A great idea Patricia.
    I promise myself, that i will write every day in my dairy.. but somehow miss days.
    I like to do that.. like you, i can look back at what i was doing on such a day the year before.. or months before.
    Its getting colder here.
    enjoy your weekend.
    val xx

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  12. A great idea but I am sure I would never remember to do it.

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  13. That's a lovely idea and a good one to copy for the coming year, Patricia. I'm sure it gave you much pleasure to read the notes you put in your jar. xx

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  14. That's lovely Pat, very similar to my Memory Jar. Good on you for keeping it up throughout the year . Roll on 2015 for a whole New Year of memory making....! X

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  15. What a great idea to remember the happiness of the past year. ......xx

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  16. What a fabulous idea. You are very good to gave kept it going. Suzy x

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  17. Great idea. Love how you decorated your little tag too. My daughter created something similar. It was fun to listen to her past memories.

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  18. That's a great idea Pat, something I thought of starting but didn't. Maybe time to think about it for the new year.

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  19. That's a lovely idea! I'm not sure if I had one that I'd be able to keep it up!

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  20. I remember thinking what a super idea this was. I do hope you enjoyed your trip down memory lane.

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  21. Patricia, I wish you and all your big family a very merry Christmas and joy in New Year!
    Hope to often read your interesting posts in new 2015!

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