I wear these bracelets every day. Not because they’re a fashion item (although I do like the way they look). I wear them as reminders.
The leather one is my oldest. It reminds me to stay natural, authentic, and grounded.
I bought the red one during a mission trip to Mexico. It reminds me to stay simple and serve others (and it’s the only one I never take off, FYI).
The blue beads lift my spirits and remind me to stay positive, even when things get a little dark.
The grey one was a gift from my wife, and it reminds me of more than I can possibly share in this short post.
I thought I would get used to them and they would eventually lose their symbolism, but that hasn’t happened. In fact, the longer I wear them the stronger each symbol becomes. Perhaps because every time I look at them I think about their meaning and it sinks a little deeper into my soul.
These bracelets cost maybe $30 total. But the reminders of who I am and who I want to be are priceless.
I shared this on social media recently and I was blown away by how many people responded saying they wear, carry, and tattoo meaningful symbols on themselves. Do you wear or carry any powerful symbols or reminders on a regular basis? I’d love to hear about them.