I have been so excited about Custom Arts Studio's newest product! Of course, before creating it for you, I put myself to the test and did product research with my own life, at own office desk,... with pen and paper scraps. Nothing fancy. No big tah-do. My jar is a beautiful creation which, on my cluttered desk, truly stands out. That was beneficial.
I started by writing the usual things... I would take a slip of paper, find a pen or pencil and write what one would assume you'd write- "I am grateful for my family." I folded the slip up and popped it into the jar. Day One...DONE! It felt good, I must admit. No big deal, right? Over the next 3 months, I found myself grateful for the big and small, the complex and mundane and... get this... my outlook shifted. It was a day some time in February that, with pen in hand, I had my own moment of clarity around gratitude and just how powerful it is. It dawned on me that in my hustle and bustle of raising two children, keeping house- groceries, bills paid, bathroom cleaned, etc., working part time and running my business part time... that I easily get caught up in whatever cog is not working in my life-machine and often, even when really great things happen, gloss over the amazing things in my life. When things fall apart, as is often said, I give my full attention, my full energy and passion, but it seemed that I did not give that same energy and passion for what was working well in my world...
And I am not referring to the "normal" thankfulness that is taught and learned in church or self-help books. Not the automatic, turn it on thankfulness... I am talking about a real paused moment to really take in what life has offered you. I realized that I had been starving myself of this goodness, this "feel good" as I call it.
All of a sudden, the cute little jar being swallowed by my desk clutter took on much greater significance. Within the first 3 months of 2015, she has received more investments of gratefulness than all of 2014 combined...
Go for the "Feel Goods" and get your Gratitude Jar today!