For 40 days, I will make it a priority to wake up early or make the time at lunch to meditate and create with positive vibes. Taking the inspiration from my mala making session, I will meditate on my purpose for the day while also focusing on positive energy and the things that I am grateful for (which isn't always easy for me). Since I love the energy of "good vibes", I obviously want to share them with others, so for the 40 days of this practice, I will create a mala bracelet a day, focusing on what I love about them/how I appreciate them and send a note of positivity on to that specific person (and also literally using the USPS). I will also share with my readers about that person and in short what it is about them that I admire. My goal is to bring Prosperity, as in the state of good fortune, comfort and well-being to both myself and my people. I ordered some special beads that had meaning and also decided to incorporate ones that I have been collecting over the years from vintage vendors, flea markets and the like. I wanted these to be special and personal, so that if the recipient did want to use them as prayer beads or worry beads (more likely my use), they'd have something special to hold.
My friend Elise is another gal that I met through a husband's co-worker. Hey, we've got a crew, OK? Over the years, Elise and I have bonded over yoga, The Hunger Games, politics, important issues (we walked with Everytown for Gun Safety together), our kids and more. It's important to appreciate your friends who you don't see all the time (even though you only live 15 minutes away from one another) but who you do value. Elise is someone that I admire because she is a woman of convictions. She has values and cares about people in our world, even if she doesn't know them. We are fortunate to live in quiet New England communities but that doesn't stop us from caring about those who aren't as lucky as we are. That means something to me. I look forward to watching our kids grow up and maybe actually getting to another yoga class together before we are old and gray! For Elise's bracelet, I used a combination of cream quartz and jade. Jade is considered a powerful lucky charm. It is a stone that can help you attain your goals and dreams, allowing you to see past self-imposed limitations and manifest your dreams. It promotes courage, compassion, generosity and longevity.
Be sure to keep up with the entire series, all 40 days worth!