::doing a happy dance::
Twas the day after ugly, when what should appear ~ but a Traveling Necklace to wear and hold dear! :-)
I posted about The Traveling Necklace a while ago, but will explain it again briefly for those who haven't heard:
The Traveling Necklace was made by Angie, a friend and fellow journaler many of you know. She created this stunningly beautiful piece as a way to bind together new friends in a unique and memorable experience (I WILL post pics soon)! Worn for the first week by Angie, who also included a journal for sharing the days while wearing the necklace, who then passed it on to the next woman in line. It began it's journey in August, so you can understand how far it's come and perhaps also understand how it feels for me to be wearing it now. Some may think it's silly. My husband laughed (I wasn't expecting much more from him, anyway).
I am so thrilled that this magical piece of jewelry has arrived! I have been waiting anxiously, knowing that I would be the last... Knowing that so many other wonderful ladies wore it before me and felt it's magic and left their mark on it forever. I spent a great deal of time this evening reading the words left by all these wonderful women. Many of them going through very difficult times for many different reasons. Some were afraid of leaving their "bad Karma" on the necklace. I only smiled at these words, knowing that that is exactly what this experience represents. Nothing bad... only life. The journey. The many ups and downs and often devastating events of life... all rolled into one. One necklace. One heart. And isn't it wonderful to know that there are people who care? Who feel and experience so many of the same 'ups and downs'? It is rather comforting to me. Just as it is comforting to me to read all of the journals of so many of you that I have come to know and love. I feel as much a part of your lives as those who stand beside me. And I have zero qualms about saying so.
So, good or bad luck ~ what will it hold for me? I DID drop a piece of blueberry pie on my new beige pants while wearing it this evening, but HEY, blueberry pie is my favorite, so I am feeling pretty lucky anyway.
I always knew I liked Mondays.