Oooh, bright shiny things. Me like.
They catch our eyes and our attention.
Nothing wrong with that. Beauty makes us smile.
We get enamored of it.
Our world can sometimes mistake the worth of a thing with the person behind it - or wearing it - though.
That can cause messed up thinking for those fortunate enough to have gems, and for those who don't.
Because really, how can a mere me compare with the sparkle and glitter of something with a crazy price tag? How could I possibly live up to matching its value?
Confusing the value of stuff with the value of our own awesome selves - stripped of 'stuff' - well, it can cause big issues.
Presents of baubles and gems and gold are good things. Reminding the lucky recipient of their own worth?Priceless.
I even love the glittery gold of this image itself! What does that say? Yea, I like sparkly stuff, too.
I created the design on this keepsake box with two verses: "Oh my dear, your worth is beyond baubles, gems or gold." Also subtly woven in to the design is Proverbs 31:10: "Her worth is far above precious stones."
It's one of my favorite verses, too, and I have it in my home as a reminder to myself.
About Kris Harty: Kris Harty is founder and CEO of shortCHICK, llc, She brings perspective and wisdom to the table, and helps smart people like you move from overwhelm and obstacles, to over it and moving on, in life and work, Step by Step. She's a speaker, author, podcaster, and creative, giving voice to hope, joy, encouragement, and wisdom.
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