I know this isn't my day to blog, but since we've all been so busy this season and we haven't been blogging much, I thought I'd pass along an idea from a friend. Carol Cox is decorating a large jar into which she plans to place notes about blessings she's received throughout the year. At the end of the year, she'll pull out those notes and read them. I think that's a fun idea.
I have vases I use to collect coins, though, so I'm thinking I'll pick up an unused notebook and title it "Blessings." When I'm depressed or grumpy (as Mel can attest, that's been often lately) I will pick up that notebook and instead of focusing on why I'm grumpy, I'll jot down blessings in my life, such as God's continuous love despite my mood, a fun, kind husband, cuddly kitties, good friends. What a way to douse the blues. Then if I wish to, I can reread those blessings at the end of the year for a fresh lift. I might even share them with others.
How about you? Any new ideas for lifting the spirits, or keeping them lifted, in the year to come?