This is my wrist, palm face up. I wear these two
bracelets constantly In bed, in the shower, at the pool. Everywhere. Nothing particularly
special to look at. Certainly not an expensive tennis bracelet. Both were under $20. Then why am
I showing them, you ask?
The orange one is from my daughter. She wears an identical one. It means we’re
connected, close. I only have to look at it and I smile. The bright color
reminds me of her personality—bright, pretty, cheery.She recently went through a rough patch, but
came through the other side stronger, better. A little bruised, but still standing.
The brown one? It reminds me of a song lyric I love:
“Only God knows why.”~ Kid Rock
I believe that line with my whole heart and soul. It
resonates to me deep in my being. What does a brown piece of string attached to
a battered cross have to do with those words?
Simple, really. That piece of string and cross
mean I keep hold that lyric close.
In other words, when I get down, when I think my
turn for what I consider success will never come, it reminds me that only God
knows why. It also reminds me of how far I’ve come, and how much I have accomplished.
And how far I can go if I work hard enough.
I guess my plain brown string with the battered little
cross is a talisman of sorts.
I’m curious…do you have something that makes you
keep going? A touchstone? If so, what?