The Awesome Jar 2017

The Awesome Jar 2017  | Nevermore Lane

Do you guys remember at the first of 2016 I saw a post on Facebook and had decided to bring in 2016 with an Awesome Jar of my own? It showed up just a few days after I had packed my things and parted ways with the McConnell household.  I wasn’t feeling super happy about my situation and was wondering what I was going to do with myself.

Despite how 2016 ended, I had a LOT of great times, plenty of smiles, did a bit of traveling, and was able to get back to me again. Overall, it was a pretty amazing year for me. I was ready for it to be over though.

2017 has so many wonderful things in store for me and I could not wait to get this new year started.

I found my pretty music box jar on a trip to some antique shops with my mother a few years back. It sat in the china cabinet at the house with kiddo and my ex for the longest time – doing nothing. Now, it’s doing something. Something very special.

Starting January 1 when something awesome happens or I feel like I have something to be thankful for, I am going to place that on a piece of paper and put it in my jar. On New Year’s Eve I am going to sit down with my awesome jar and remind myself of where I was when the year started and how far I have come by the time the year ended.

The directions are a bit different from what I am doing, but that is okay. Take your jar and make it what you want.

So, what did my Awesome Jar contain for 2016?

The Awesome Jar 2017  | Nevermore Lane


At the end of the year there will be an update on the Awesome Jar and then we’ll start again next year!

Have you ever made an Awesome Jar or similar? I would love to hear about it.

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  1. I love the idea of the awesome jar. There is a lot of stuff I could put in mine for 2016. Hopefully 2017 will be the same.

  2. I LOVE LOVE this idea!!!!! This is something my family should do! I can’t wait until the end of the year to see what is in the jar!

  3. I’m loving your awesome moments from 2016. You should definitely save them. I hope there are many more coming your way. This is such a nice way to keep track of the good things!

  4. I love this idea – I think it is a great way to remind ourselves of all the good out there, and not to take the good things for granted, no matter how small. I would love to do this with my family.

  5. I started an Awesome Jar of my own. I am excited to look at it next New years. I think it is a great way to remember all the awesome memories from the year.

  6. that is an awesome jar! great idea and I hope others decide to do the same… it’s so important to be thankful and content in our lives… great work!

  7. I have never heard of an Awesome Jar before. I think it is an amazing idea. I will have to get started on mine asap.

  8. I like the idea of a jar full of goodness. On days that things are not going so well, how cool to reach in and find a ray of sunshine. I have a gratitude journal,

  9. I literally love the idea of having a Awesome Jar for the being of each year. It is not to late either to make an awesome jar for this year. This is something I am going to share with my sisters. Thanks so much for sharing this amazing idea.

  10. What a clever idea! I love the idea of looking back to what happened the whole year before you jumped to the new year. It will help you remember the lessons you learned and the things you have to work on for the next year ahead. 🙂

  11. There is so much positivity in this post! I agree, it’s a great idea to be able to do this the whole year. I’m definitely going to try to this even if we’re a few days in. It’s just really nice!

  12. This sounds pretty awesome. Would love to do something like an awesome jar. I am forgetful but I think if I wrote it down in my planner this is something I COULD do!

  13. this is such a fantastic idea! I think it is so incredibly important that we encourage ourselves and our kids to point out the things that are awesome in our lives! I am definitely going to create an awesome JAR WITH MY KIDS FOR 2017!

  14. Hey girlie we must have the same mind. I did one consistently for 2015 – I didnt do one at all for 2016 but I am doing one this year ago. I love putting all my things I am grateful for in the jar. I am going to do a post on it too probably next week. Thanks for the additional confirmation!

  15. The more I focus on the positive, the more positive things I find. Love the idea of a way to collect them all.

  16. Going back with an ex husband isn’t controversial, it’s just wonderful that there are chances like that. That might give us some pointers in life that if there’s any disagreements, separation is not the answer since both will come back together in the end.

  17. I might just do that, the idea sounds so cute! Having a jar filled with happy memories is just too symbolic. Here’s to this year filling it up!

  18. I love your awesome jar idea. I used to keep a daily journal and would list all the things that I’m grateful for during the week. It’s amazing how much you a blessed with when you take the time to think about them.

  19. This is an idea that I think I am going to have to adopt. It looks like it would be amazing to look at it when it was full.

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