This morning as I slogged out to the Keurig for that first cup of coffee, I paused and grabbed my pen.  In front of me stood the canning jar, waiting for the first note to begin the year.  I think that it is a place where I can write one thing that I am grateful for each day..then on those days when I am beyond tired, can’t imagine writing another paper I can dump the jar out, unfold the small pieces and remember and be grateful for all that is good in my life.  Perhaps, just perhaps if more people focused on all the good around us, we would all be much happier.