Believing in Miracles
I’m hoping for a miracle for my family… many of you know I’ve been hoping for this miracle for over a year now. Now, however, we’re at the point where the miracle, well maybe a series of 3 miracles to be exact, has got to happen (or at very least start to happen) within the next week or things will get disasterous. Yesterday I was pretty discouraged and upset by the lack of miracles, but today I’ve had a change of heart. I’m changing my perspective to focus on the things I can control and being truly grateful for the abundance of beauties in my life. If the worst happens (as I’ve been almost paralyzed with fear for the past few days, wondering if it will), so what. It will happen whether I spend my time worrying about it or not. In the meantime, though, I’d rather have a lot of happy days with my children and my sweetheart. I once heard that our reality is defined only by our perspective of what our reality is. So, I’m changing my perspective: my life is full of abundance.. come what may.
For today’s feature I thought I’d do an Etsy search with the word “miracle” and see what fun things popped up. There were a lot of great choices, but I was completely enraptured with a particular creative chick’s designs I found in the search. Meet Cameron, the artist behind, “Create Beauty Daily: Custom Jewelry from my Heart to Yours.” I loved her description of herself, found on her fabulous blog, “Create Beauty Daily:”
“I am an artist because I make art (and only recently embraced that definition). I create beauty daily, although I am very loosey-goosey about it; my daily beauty could be a new handmade necklace or a yummy meal from scratch or a photograph or a handmade book or a sweet moment of interaction with someone or a scrapbook page or a pair of earrings or…”
And now, with no further ado, take a peek at a few of Cameron’s fabulous creations… and I couldn’t resist including parts of the product descriptions also since they made the handmade jewelry pieces all the more magical (click on pics to be redirected to her store):
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? If, like for so many of us, what holds you back is fear, then this pendant urges you to Reject that Fear; look it in the eyes and deny it and PROCEED ANYWAY. Scary, yes; but oh-so-necessary for most of us in this life! I’ve chosen a light blue crystal to hang in the center of the disc, because blue represents commitment, calm, and aided intuition.
Rise up this mornin’
Smile with the risin’ sun
Three little birds
Perch by my doorstep
Singin’ sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true
Singin’, This is my message to you-ou-ou
Sayin’, Don’t worry about a thing
‘Cause every little thing
Is gonna be all right
–Bob Marley, Three Little Birds
The moment I was introduced to this song I grasped “three little birds” as a symbol for letting my worries go… even for just a moment! I’m still a worrier by nature, which is why I need these three little birds to remind me! This necklace would be a perfect gift for someone going through a struggle right now, or for someone like me who just needs to remember to take a deep breath and have faith that things will all work out.
We’ve all heard Ghandi’s wise words, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” But what if we want more than change? What if we’re hoping for a change so great it would be more like a miracle? Be the miracle you wish to see in the world. Be somebody’s miracle. Be an everyday miracle. Strive.
And I could just keep posting more and more of her lovely, inspiring jewelry creations… but then it would take everyone ten-billion years to load this post, lol. Aren’t they beautiful little treasures, though?! Ahhh.. it’s always so inspiring to come across female artists who truly are creating as an outward expression of an inward passion. I just adore Cameron’s handmade jewelry… thank you for your creativity, Cameron!