i wear this bracelet every single day.

it reminds me of a few things.

1. it reminds me of two of my besties, rachel & thea. we bought each other this bracelet with the heart charm in 2009. rach had just moved to vancouver and thea was about to board a plane to sydney, australia. we bought them to remind each other of our friendship and because who wouldn’t want a tiffany’s bracelet :)

we also took a billion pictures with our tiffany bags & bracelets because we were cool like that…we’re still cool like that.

that year, my two best friends moved away (not to mention ian, chris & nadia as well!) i was sad..a lot.. but all i needed to do to remember them was look down at my left wrist and jingle jangle.

the heart charm also reminds me of another love. it reminds me that i am loved by God. that no matter what i’ve done, he loves me. that his heart for me is so big that he sent his one and only son to die for my sins. and you know what? God loves you too :)

next comes the present…oh wait the present…

the present reminded me of the gifts that God had given me. i lost the present while i was dancing the night away at a wedding on the mainland.

it was a sad night for me.

moving on……

the key was the fourth charm i received. i got the key for christmas from my mum. the key reminds me of the verse proverbs 4:23 (guard your heart). it reminded me to guard my heart and not fall in love with any old guy but wait for my true moG who would get that key.

the crown was the second charm i received. my beautiful sister, catrina gave me that one. the crown is one of my fave charms except for the fact that it gets caught on everything. i honestly have a billion snags on sweaters from that crown…but i love it. the crown reminds me that i am the daughter of the KING aka i’m a princess. it reminds me that my true value comes from what God says about me. i’m his princess and that’s what’s up.

the newest addition is the hot air balloon. this is one of the charms that we gifted to the girls at illuminate. the hot air balloon was given to remind the girls of this year’s theme, she will rise. even though i’m not 15 like a lot of the girls there, i still need that reminder. i still need to know that God will rise me out of the pit of despair. i still need to know that God gives me the strength to rise above the difficulties that i will face! i still need to know that because Jesus rose from the dead, i have risen in new life!

it’s good to have reminders.

some people wear wwjd bracelets, some wear tiffanys. to each their own.

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.

                          -deuteronomy 6

stay gold,