Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Gift For Myself

I recently received a nice sum of gift money. Hooray for unexpected cash! Since the money was a present, I decided to do something out of the ordinary - spend it on something completely for myself. Practically all of our regular income goes to necessities, bills and savings. But gift money is a whole different matter - it is supposed to be spent on fun, extra things that bring you joy. So I went and bought this sterling silver tree necklace on Etsy, where multitudes of cute and pretty things beckon.

Over the last several years, the tree has been a significant image for me - a symbol of hope, redemption, and life. I have often clung to this image in moments when I am in need of a good dose of something to keep me going.

Now, with this gift for myself, I have a tangible reminder that there is always something to hope in.

11 comments:

  1. Yay! Beautiful necklace, beautiful imagery, and good initiative, actually spending that money on yourself. I find I always intend to, but usually end up depositing the check, probably using it for something more "necessary," and forgetting about it ... which isn't the point at all!

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  2. Spend gift money on the unnecessary?! I have rarely done that (if ever)... I shall consider the notion.

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  3. oh that is a gorgeous necklace, very good purchase :)

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  4. Good for you, love. And I adore it!

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  5. Pretty necklace!:) It''s so you too :)

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  6. Gorgeous! I love what it stands for! Could use some of that right now...

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