Grateful 365 #22 – Mementos


I often say that I wear any jewelry given to me until it falls off, and with rare exceptions that’s the truth.
I have a fondness for things that remind me of important people in my life, and have a weird sense of comfort when I can keep those things near me.
Yesterday I donned a T-shirt from Shelly, a necklace with charms from Nuts and a student, a pin from Becky, a bracelet from Mandy and another bracelet from my mother. Anything I couldn’t wear, I put in my box of happy thoughts…something I bring with me every visit to the infusion center I make.

The box has drawings from my students, christmas cards, printed prayers, letters, tiny figurines, jewelry I couldn’t fit on my limbs.

I don’t always open it.
I just like knowing it’s there.
It’s sort of like that ‘strength in numbers’ thing in portable form. (Yes– I can now take my friends and family everywhere whether they want to go or not! Wahaha~)

I love my momentos not because of what they are, but because of who they remind me of and all the good memories and feelings that go with it.
So thanks everyone for being there even when you didn’t mean to be. I promise not to think too fondly of you while on the loo. :)

~all the love~


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