Looking Back on the Year

by Kim Adam

One New Year's Eve, our family wanted to celebrate the great things that had happened to us in the previous year. The problem? We couldn't remember them! Our solution was the Memory Jar — an empty canning jar with slips of paper to write down events (both happy and hard) throughout the year. A report card with excellent grades, a part in the school play and momentous events like moving to a different state were all recorded and placed in the jar. The following New Year's Eve, we opened the jar and took turns pulling out a slip and reading the memory on it. It was a good reminder of the ways God has been with us through it all.


This article appeared in the December 2014/January 2015 issue of Thriving Family magazine. Copyright © 2014 by Kim Adam. Used by permission. ThrivingFamily.com.


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