Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Childhood, Childrearing, Children, Confidence, Connections, Daughters, Life Lessons, Love, Magic, Mothers and Daughters | Posted on 10-07-2012
You know how Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton wore vials of each other blood around their necks?
Well, my daughter and I wear vials of silver glitter around our necks–they are pendants of sorts–with the word SHINE written in calligraphy nestled inside.
Quirky art pieces we bought at a local antique store on Mother’s Day.
And while not as headline-making as the vials of blood, these vials are magical. And they have special powers.
What are their powers? They make us feel special, especially when we wear them in unison.
As we were selecting the necklaces, I told my daughter something like this: “You are special. You are full of light. You shine. Wear this proudly and with confidence. Don’t let anyone put you down and take your shine away.”
That message is important and the necklaces serve as reminders, in case we forget or in case we are having a crappy day. Because of that, they are worth infinitely more than the $15 we sprang for each one. In fact, they are priceless.