Last year I started a new tradition of writing down beautiful moments and putting them in a jar. I also gave out a bunch of jars to people that visited my home during the holidays. When they decided to take a jar I extended an invitation to my farm to share their jars and beautiful moments from the previous year. I am looking forward to our first annual brunch on St. Patrick’s Day!
Until this week, I had not started a new jar for 2018. I have been writing down moments and putting them in my jammed packed 2017 jar. While I was at home improvement store the other day I saw lots of jars (I like the jars with lids) and thought I need to start a new jar for this year. I debated on the medium jar or the large jar. I went for the large jar. I thought to myself, as I often do and as I often say to my kids, “GO BIG OR GO HOME.”
Once I got the jar home I was so excited to have more room. I wondered why I was cramming beautiful moments into a too full jar. I was energized about all of the things that I will put it in this jar over the next 10 months…the endless possibilities for joy, for healing, for connection, for nature…for my life!
Isn’t this like life, before we know it we have it jammed packed and may have run out of room?
What can we clear away to make room for more beauty?
Like the Michelango said, “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”
What can you carve away in order to discover something new and inspiring?
What you make room for…shows up.
What you carve away…clears the way.
What you look for…you find.
Making room & looking for BIG GOODNESS, Erin