A DAILY REMINDER
Emily is an amazing photographer (http://www.facebook.com/photographe.is) and an incredible person. Although we live far apart, I still consider her to be a close friend.
When I came up with my True Beauty project I knew I had to tell her. We talked about where I hoped the project would go and she had nothing but positive things to say about it!
Soon after taking her True Beauty picture, she photographed a fundraiser that I was helping with. She handed me a small brown paper bag and a letter. Inside the bag was a bracelet with the word 'Beautiful' on it (as seen on the home screen of my page). The letter was just as wonderful, saying, "It takes true courage to go beyond having beliefs and convictions to acting on those". That has been such a motivation for me.
The bracelet is my daily reminder to always see the beauty in others.
*She is Beautiful!*
Before taking a shower one night, I went to take my bracelet off. It slipped right through my fingers and broke on the tile floor. I wanted to cry.
Although it may sound silly, to me, there is a certain symbolism to my broken bracelet. Although the word is broken, it still is 'beautiful'. We may feel down or broken at times in our lives, but we are always beautiful. We just need to be reminded sometimes.
Soon after this happened I received the picture below, and a text that said, "Replacements!!! (one for Bella too!)".
7/31/2012 01:14:18 am
What a wonderful analogy! I love you Jennifer!
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