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.