Helpful Little Hack of the Hour: Jar of Pieces

Hello, my clumsy friends. Don’t scroll away – I’m talking to you, and I’m right there with ya! Drops happen.

So do soccer balls, earthquakes, and wrestling matches. I’m sure you know that feeling of loss when something special breaks. Today’s helpful little hack of the hour comes in as you’re picking up the pieces.

Jar of Pieces

You can start a jar of pieces in any clear container. I think mine was a spaghetti sauce jar before I repurposed it. What makes it special are the contents inside – a piece or two of many treasured items which have broken over the years.

I can look at the pieces in my jar and get lost in memories when I want to. If I’m feeling nostalgic, I can dump them out and run my fingers (carefully) over them, remembering what they once were.

Someday, I might make a mosaic with the pieces. But for now, they stay contained and visible in my jar. A pre-emptive idea would be to photograph the items before they break. See Helpful Little Hack of the Hour: Photo Books.

Broken glass and pottery made into a mosaic
Photo by Raimond Klavins on Unsplash
I’ve seen broken pieces repurposed into mosaics on tabletops, picture frames, lampstands, etc.

A jar of pieces is a way to preserve your connection to the memories and people your fragile items represent. It can ease the sting of loss. Next time a drop happens, you might remember this little hack of the hour and start a jar of pieces.

Did you know God keeps a jar too? He puts our tears in it. If you doubt how precious you are to God, let this settle over your heart.

“You number my wanderings;
Put my tears into Your bottle;
Are they not in Your book?
When I cry out to You,
Then my enemies will turn back;
This I know, because God is for me.”

Psalm 56:8, 9

Blessings, my precious friends.

Wondering why am I publishing these helpful little hacks of the hour? Read the Introduction and Intent post here.


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