Just a little something for you today!
A good friend of our family passed away last week at the age of 65.
He contracted Lou Gehrig's disease and suffered greatly with it the last few years.
Many kind words have been spoken about our friend, and we could add many to it.
These words on the front of the Memorial Service program;
"What we do for ourselves dies with us.
What we do for others and the world
remains and is immortal."
Our friend was always giving to others. Always looking out for the other person,
even through the ravages of the disease that took his life.
So, today, I want to share something with you. No strings attached.
My beautiful niece creates and makes unique, hand stamped jewelry in her home.
I asked her to make a necklace for me to give away to you.
I asked her to have the words on it;
"Each new day is a gift", because it is.
I asked her to have a pearl on it, because when I see a pearl, it encourages me.
It typically takes three to five years to grow a pearl.
Pearls develop from an irritant--typically a parasite of some sort--in the oysters shell.
I think of the irritants that make up our daily lives, and I think to
myself, that somehow beauty will come out of those very irritations.
Pearls remind me of that.
I asked her to include a tiny cup and saucer, because in my life, times of drinking
a cup of coffee or tea, whether alone or with good friends, always provides times
of inspiration and is a way to lift my spirits.
I also asked her to include a small aquamarine which is my birthstone. A tiny way
for you to think of me when you see the necklace.
She did an exceptional job in creating this piece for my give-away.
If you like her work as much as I do(actually the pictures do not do it justice),
all you have to do is leave me a comment. That is it!
On Saturday afternoon, my husband will draw a name and we will announce
the winner. A little something done in memory of our friend, who gave so
much to others and now faces a bright new day in heaven.
Just in case you want to visit her site and see what she has to offer. I admire the
talents of my nieces and nephews, and am happy to share them with you,
my blogging friends.
"Remember everyday is a gift. Hold it, unwrap it, cherish it, and most of all, use it."
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Whether you stop by often or this is your first time, please feel free to comment,
for an opportunity to win this pretty piece of jewelry.