Simple. As. That.
The mood in our house lately has been a little less than thankful, to say the least. Unfortunantly it seems like jobs, stress, bills, wanting new things, home improvement projects all take priority and turn into a class of UNcontentment.
Which is sad - because while Nate and I rarely disagree...when we do, it always ends the same way.....me crying and him trying to fix it. And I would be willing to bet that 10 out of 10 times...when we really boil down what all the "frustration" is about...its something so silly and insignifigant...which usually results from a lack of contentment.
We were talking the other day...and while we seem to never run out of "wants" and "needs" and "desires"....we rarely ever sit down to think about all the awesome things we already HAVE! How blessed are we!?!?! House. Dogs. Family. Church. SALVATION! Food. Bills Paid. Jobs. we could go on and on!! Yet, somehow we only seem to see the negative! Why is this?!
Anyway, long story short...I was trying to think of a way to focus on the positives in our lives...when low and behold...a blog that I follow...(http://networkedblogs.com/akQ9n)..and apparently alot of other people love as well posted about a "thanks" jar...where everyday they add things to the jar they are thankful for...and at the end of the month they will read over them! How awesome - and encouraging!!
Anyway - after a quick trup to Hobby Lobby for: Glass Jar, Craft Paper, and Glass Etching Creme....it was CRAFTING time! :)
I tried a couple of different ways to cut the "stencil" for the jar....The best way I found was to free hand (with sharpie) onto duck tape and use a box cuter to cut them out.
Then you just stick it on the jar the way you want...cover the "stencil" with the glass etching creme - and then wait! i waited about 7 minutes and then just washed it off...pulled off the stencil and viola!
Then....we are simply writing one thing we are thankful for on a piece of the fall colored paper everyday...it looks cute on the counter too! :)
So here are just a few pictures :)