Half-empty jars | Life Series

Our old fridge broke down and was beyond repair.

Read time: less than a min.

The new one was on its way, and it was time to empty the old one.

Upon cleaning out the fridge, we found two partially empty jars of Strawberry jam from Costco sitting at the very end of the bottom shelf.

A freshly opened jar from this morning was already on the side shelf.

Since they somehow got pushed to the backside of the fridge as we stuffed new items, every time my kids needed jam, they ended up opening a new jar from the storage in the basement.

Those jars are quite large, so not sure how that is possible in a family of four. Whether it is due to the lack of organization or effort to look around for an already opened jar – the jury is split 50-50. I reserve the rights to not go into any detail for some apparent reasons 😉.


This incident stayed with me and led me to think about where else this happens in our lives. Often things get lost or become so invisible that it never even occurs to us to look for them.

Like old friends and colleagues.
Like some forgotten ambition in life.
Like unused skills.
Like lost confidence.
Like forgotten purpose and dreams.
Like the lost child in ourselves.

We all have half-empty jars lying out of sight in our lives. It’s certainly worth putting in the effort to look out for them before looking for a new one.

Thank you for sharing some of your precious time with me each week. Leave a comment if you liked it. 

With gratitude, until next week. 


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