~ Count Your Blessings ~
Welcoming the New Year
We all know what an unusual year 2020 was, so rather than relive the past year I prefer to look forward to a
New Year full of big blessings and pleasant possibilities.
When I was trying to figure out what I would make for the new year’s column I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to create, but I knew I wanted it to be something that would help us focus on the good things that the new year has to offer. The surprises that we meet along the way, the blessings we receive and the memories we share.
Together with my family we all came up with our own little piece of this creation. A Blessing Box.
I hope you will enjoy creating one of your own, that you will use it and that it will help you to realize that no matter how things look there are always blessings to be found in the smallest of gifts,
be it a smile, a beautiful bird, a kind word, or an extra hour of sleep.
May you have a Happy, Healthy New Year filled with love.
A coffee can, a shoe box, a cookie tin, any container with a lid
Paper, fabric, paint
Stencils, stickers, markers
A cabinet knob, a large washer, a bolt
Clean your container and dry thoroughly
Cut out paper, fabric or vinyl to cover the labels, or paint the container
Cut out the number 2021, stars, rainbows? Make it festive…
Attach them to the container
Carefully push the screw of the cabinet knob through the top of the lid
Bring it through a large washer (to prevent it from pulling back up through the lid)
And bolt it on
- Anytime something good happens in 2021, jot it down on a piece of paper and put it in the box.
But don’t wait until the end of the year to look at them! Any time you’re feeling low or you just need a smile,
pick a blessing or two and read them! May your Blessing Overflow this Year ♥