This little light of mine has shown me, very early on, that 2018 is a year of us and we. I feel strongly about that and can see it everywhere. And the others around me can, too. I see it in the hopeful eyes of the woman who provides my freshwater pearls; she smiles and showed me just what I was looking for without my asking. We’ve known each other for that familiar little stretch of time that occurs frequently but passes much too soon. But time does that. In it, we become like early, unfamiliar stones that are somehow gathered together to fashion a spectacular bond. As I design my necklaces, I think of the jewels I’ve met over the last year, all of them precious to me. The briskness of 2017 has been a testament to their perseverance, but they won’t have to wait long to begin something new. And in time, we’ll all shine.
Looking back at 2017
Her Majesty’s Jewels (HERMJ) was honored to join our designer friends at our Tuesday roundtable in an effort to contribute to Working Wardrobes (WW). Shelby Hicks drew our attention to WW’s mission, and as a result we created an assortment of jewelry designed for our donation to the organization’s mission of preparing their clients for the vital, and life-changing event: the job interview.
Our donation to Habitat for Humanity will add to the much-needed acts of kindness and generosity expressed from around the globe.
To my friends of both minutes and years, I say “here’s to us, and to the wonderful hope of a sparkling, happy New Year, together.”