Why You Need A Gratitude Jar

We can easily get so caught up in our goals, dreams and desires that we forget to appreciate the blessings that we already have around us. While it’s essential to have aspirations, it’s equally important to take the time to be grateful for what we currently have. This is why a gratitude jar may be what you need to bring happiness and more bounty into your life!

A gratitude jar is simply an empty container that you fill up with the things in your life that you are grateful for. An example would be writing down: “I am grateful for my family” and placing this in the jar. You will want to do this daily for the best results! This will keep you on a positive trajectory and by the end of the year you’ll be able to look back on all the wonderful things that have happened in your life. As Steve Harvey once said, “it is impossible to be unhappy and grateful at the same time, so let the gratitude and happiness flow.”


  1. Your jar doesn’t have to be anything extraordinary. In fact, it can be any container, even a tissue box. Further, you can even do a digital gratitude jar.
  2. Have it in a place where you see it first thing in the morning or every day. Good locations are by your toothbrush or near your front door.
  3. Set a reminder on your phone to write something for your jar so that you don’t forget. You can use notes in your phone to keep your digital gratitude jar.
  4. Keep it simple so you can keep it consistent. You may write out, “I am grateful for my job” or just write “job”.
  5. If you are big on aesthetics, have some fun and make it fancy with ribbons, stickers, or whatever brings you joy.
  6. Keep a writing utensil and paper next to the jar so there are no excuses for not filing it.
  7. Don’t overthink it. You can be grateful for the cookies you ate today, the car in the garage or the shoes on your feet.
  8. Always remember that it’s the little things that add up and reward us with a full heart.

More more tips on making a gratitude jar, visit: https://www.therisingspoon.com/2019/11/diy-gratitude-jar.html

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  1. I think that’s a great idea; a gratitude 🏺. But I don’t think it should be just a word. For example, job. It should be a sentence. That’s the problem, we’re so stuck on our phones. That we don’t get a journal and just write. I think that’s a lot better. Get people out their comfort zone and using their phone. Get a book and just write.then put it in the jar…

  2. I like this, because we do get caught up in the what we don’t have instead of All that we do have… Great Ideal…. Thank You

  3. Great idea! Thanks Steve🇹🇹

  4. Great it will the positive minds getting more good stuff.

  5. Hey l got cancer asked people for thought was my friend they gave nothing my car got 200000 thousands mile on it I have back and fore to Charlotte 2 or3 time a week I from Wv my husband and love your tv show are there anyway you can help me I know you very sweet guy love Deborah Bryant

  6. Hey Steve!
    This is a wonderful thing to do!
    I am going to do it daily but I will not beat myself up if I miss a day! Sometimes our Gratitude for one thing is so great, it may carry on into the next day!
    I start Today!
    I would like to share My first Gratitude with You,
    “I am Grateful for Randy!” (For having Him Bless Me with His Presence in My Life! My Husband Randy passed away April 15th, 2021).
    I have a replica of a Canadian Indigenous Bentwood Box I am going to use.
    Thank-You Steve for all Your Positiveness!

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