life is a journey not a destination
Do you remember the list of "hopes" I had for you and me in 2017? If not, you can read the post here. I decided not to make "resolutions" which are easy to make and even easier to forget.
Now, I am working my way down my list of hopes as 2017 gains speed and heads toward spring. Really, I should say I am working my way "up" my list because, for unknown reasons, I decided to begin at the end of my list.
Here is what I am doing to make that list of "hopes" become a part of my life and work.
The last item on the list is "focus on doing something nice for someone else".
I thought about doing something each day (paying for someone's coffee or lunch, for example) but I wanted to think bigger.
What could my jewelry business do to 'pay it forward"?
I started thinking of charities whose work I support and admire. The list was long, let me tell you!
Finally, I settled on the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). One of my nieces, who is now 27 years old, (and who is a part-time jewelry model for my jewelry) was diagnosed with this life-altering disease on Christmas Eve when she was just 10 years old.
I contacted the state chapter of JDRF and presented my idea of making a dedicated line of simple jewelry pieces that would have special meaning to those living with T1D (Type 1 Diabetes) and their families.
My ideas were well received at the state level and I hope to partner with them so that this jewelry can be offered directly to those who would most appreciate it with proceeds going back to JDRF.
There is a chance that this will not work out; they may decide that my jewelry is not a good fit for their organization. If that happens, I will move forward and work with another charity and keep going until I find the perfect fit for my jewelry.
Have a wonderful day! Working on your list of hopes for 2017? I would love to hear in the comments below!
Laura lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and creates elegant silver jewelry inspired by flowing lines and repeated patterns in natural or architectural forms.