I often include words and phrases in my work. I create a piece that speaks to me and am always happy when it finds the person it is meant for. When someone comes up to my booth and picks up a piece it is great when a look comes over their face as they "get it". I know then that this will be a touch stone in their life. When they wear it .. or gift it to a loved one... they will have that reminder of the meaning behind the words.
The piece talking to me right now is this cuff:
It says... cherish your story...think about it.. Our lives all have a story. Sometimes the story is happy, joyful, wonderful. Those are the times we all call the good times. And yes, they are great. But it is the part of our story that is made up of the challenges, difficulties, and hardships that we often forget to cherish. All the parts of your story go into making you who you are today.
Think about it like a recipe... really good chocolate always needs a pinch of salt to bring out the flavor. Lemonade tastes better with some sugar. The yin and yang.
So remember.. cherish your story. As my wonderful husband said to me when we first got together and I told him the not so perfect and pretty part of my story - "I hate that you had to go through that, but it made you who you are now. And that is the person I love"
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