I must admit that there is nothing more wonderful than receiving a card or gift via snail mail. Especially when that gift is from a complete stranger, with a note full of gratitude and encouragement. Whoa, where did that come from! 😀 ❤
In the package I recently received was a beautiful rose quartz cuff bracelet from an incredibly talented and inspiring young woman named Kaliada, and a special note too. I must say however that this particular note in itself was a gift.
Not only did Kaliada gift me one of her beautiful designs, she also took the time to make me feel incredibly special by acknowledging all I’ve done with Gift With A Pink Ribbon, and what I’ve gone through in my journey. The acknowledgement alone is a gift in my book.
What makes this extra special is that she herself has experienced cancer first hand, and through her very own journey discovered her gift for creating beautiful pieces of jewelry.
I admire her dedication to empowering women to feel beautiful and confident after cancer, regardless of their emotional or physical scars, and I love that gives back by sharing her own journey.
I am humbled to have received one of her pieces, and will forever be reminded of her kindness, and her incredible journey each time I wear it.
Thank you Kaliada for your heartfelt gift! I can’t wait to see all of your future designs! 😀
Elizabeth ❤ 😀
P.S. If you are interested in viewing Kaliada’s designs, you may do so by visiting www.kaliada.com. There is currently free shipping on all orders over $100 and, you can also save %20 percent by using code: LOVE at check out! 😀 (This offer is valid until February 13th, 2017)
It had been a long work day so we decided to head over to Flanigan’s for a drink and quick bite to eat. The first thing that caught my attention were the two breast cancer awareness bracelets she wore. I couldn’t take my eyes off them.
Her name was Terri, and she was our waitress for the night. Eventually I gave Terri a card to my blog and with that she began to share the story about her twin sister, who had also struggled with breast cancer. She also shared that they both made and sold the bracelets she was wearing as a way to give back and help other woman also struggling with breast cancer.
At the end of the night, she gave us each a bracelet and her sisters contact information. I couldn’t wait to learn more. In fact, a few days ago I contacted her sister and must say she was a complete joy to chat with. Her love for life and passion for raising awareness matched that of my own and surprisingly our stories were very similar. We’ve both had a lumpectomy followed by a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction.
While I have yet to meet her in person, I certainly look forward to it. I also look forward to one day being a part of their “Save Our Sister (SOS) team”. Each woman has their own story and within each story is the desire to live life to the fullest. http://teamsosmiami.net/team/members/
I’ve said it before and I will say it again, we all have a story, share it. I never thought mine was significant enough to share considering how blessed I’ve been to not have gone through some of the treatments others have gone through but in reality, every story is important, no if, and’s or but’s about it…
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