Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment
until it becomes a memory.
~ Dr. Seuss
I have to admit, 2012 was a trying year for my family. It seemed like every time you fixed one vehicle 1 more broke down.....Paid off one bill and 2 more popped up...every time we stood up we were knocked back down to our knees!
I know this wasn't completely the case, but boy it sure felt that way. It was too easy to let the trials outweigh the good things that did happen. When I really think about it.....there are many good things that happened in my families life!
- A son graduating from high school
- Another starting high school
- Our oldest becoming a United States Marine
- Our youngest potty trained
- New drivers in the family
These are just a few of the good things in 2012; But the worst part....when I looked back on the year these wonderful moments are not what popped into my head. I truly had to think about what was good about 2012. HOW SAD IS THAT?!
Then I saw this wonderful idea on Pinterest. Starting January 1st, have an empty jar in the house (I'm making it a main focal point in mine). Every time there is a "good moment" write it down and place in the jar. You could even put your kids art, a concert/movie ticket, nice quote or even something to remember a trip by. Then, at the end of the year empty the good moments jar so you can reflect on all the great things that happened in that year!
I think this is the awesome! What a great way to keep life in perspective!
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