The Gratitude Jar

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The gratitude jar was a Christmas gift for me from my daughter Amber and son in law Gabe. It sat on my desk for a couple of years and, once I started working from home I began to add to it daily. I added little things that came to mind each day. Or if Tom did something sweet for me, I would write it down and add it to the jar.

Tom lost his battle with a cancerous brain tumor last month. As I am trying to reorganize my life I ran…

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I started writing about 2 years ago to cope with my struggles in life. I write about grief, caregiving, substance use disorder, and the death care industry.

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Jennifer Estes

Jennifer Estes

I started writing about 2 years ago to cope with my struggles in life. I write about grief, caregiving, substance use disorder, and the death care industry.

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