The words I carry with me
We all have items which have special meaning to us. For me, one of those items is a set of six stones with words inscribed on them. These words are Peace, Patience, Believe, Love, Courage and Strength. Most of the time these words sit on the mantle in my office where I can see them on a daily basis but sometimes I feel the need to pick up the stones and rub my fingers over the words reminding myself that that I need inner peace, to be patient, to believe in myself, to find love and passion in something every day and to be courageous and strong. Seeing these words in writing helps me to focus on their importance. It is very easy to let the busyness of a day or pressures of a task build up but my six stones and their words help me to power forward and get the job done. Sometimes, I just need to repeat the words to myself like someone would repeat a mantra, i.e. I believe I can get this done or I can be strong and overcome this challenge. It is amazing how some small items like my stones can impact a person’s life.
The stones I have were bought with a vase that has these words on it too, but this is something that anyone could do with a common outside rock and a marker or paint. This way if you had a word that you wanted to encompass that couldn’t be purchased or was in a language other than one that you can purchase at a store or online, you would have the option to do it. Words are endless and each of us has words that touch our hearts more than others. Some of my special words are those inscribed on my stones.