About a week ago I received a mysterious package in the mail. I don't know about you, but I pretty much know when I am supposed to get a package, so when I receive one without knowing what it is and who it's from, it is very exciting.
I opened it up to find a lovely handwritten note (we should all do more of this, I'm sure) and this little trinket:
It was from my very good friend, Sarah. You might remember her from a past Wonderful You Wednesday post. She owns a bead shop/candy store called Eat It or Bead It. The note explained what the trinket means. The bottom charm says "Cereal Doesn't Equal Speed." Just a little reminder that we can find other things to treat ourselves with after dinner! The next bead up from that is a "beautifully human bead." One side says "beautifully human" and the other side says "wonderfully made" as a simple reminder of both those things. The note goes on to say:
Also notice that although colored, the bead is transparent, which is how God see's you and HE still loves EVERYTHING! The inspirational charms of Journey and Adventure I pray put you in a place of thought that is hopeful and invigorating when you feel despair or get just plain tired of everyday trials. And last but not least, you are a wonderful friend to me and are a living example of grace to me.
My friend so touched my heart with this simple gesture. The trinket is now my key chain as a constant reminder of not only all that she told me, but also as a reminder that I need to surround myself with friends that build me up and support me, that make me laugh, and that love me for who I am. And likewise, I aspire to be a friend like that right back to them.
Surround yourself with people like this and even the darkest day can brighten.