It’s Real…

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If you know me really well…. well you know my thoughts on jewelry…. I love it…

But I don’t wear just anything… I’m super particular about what I wear and if it’s real or not….

It’s not like I have to have a real piece of jewelry, but mostly everything I have is real because I value the beauty of it…

So when I discovered the girl I nanny for feels the same way about jewelry…. well it was a nice feeling…. that we share the same thoughts….

Yesterday I helped her git rid of all of her “cheap, costume things”…. you know, the kind we buy from Forever 21 or Claire’s…. it’s not really that important…. we buy it on impulse because it’s “cute”… but it has no real significant meaning…

And if you’re like me… well you never really wear it again because you’re too concerned in wearing the basic “real pieces”…

So as we were going through her jewelry she found a bracelet and said, “here, you can have this… it’s real silver”…

And when she said this… well it struck me…. the phrase… “it’s real silver”…

All of a sudden the value of it went up in my mind… It was not longer a simple little piece of cheap jewelry… but a piece from another country…. made from silver and given to me to wear…

And that’s when I realized something…. why don’t we respond the same way about love, joy and happiness?… why do I find myself giving out false love, joy and happiness so often?… why don’t I place as much value on the intangible things that I give away and have as I do the tangible?

And in a way it kind of challenged me to examine my life and look a little deeper… to question, is the love I have for myself and for others… is it “real love?”… is the happiness and joy I have “real?”… is it authentic? and do I respect it the way I respect the jewelry I wear on a daily basis?…

I would say no…. No for so many reasons… mostly because I don’t respect myself enough… I can be fake a lot… and I can put a facade on that looks “real” but it’s not…. I look like costume jewelry so much more often than I should…

Basically, my love isn’t always real…. and that’s sad…

But what if I started to value myself a little more?… like I value jewelry…. and what if I started to value the love others display more?…. what if I started to look at the positive things I give off and confidently know “that’s real love”…

Or what if I could honestly look at someone and feel that they are giving away “real love?”… I think a would feel a lot more valuable and I also think I would value others more… I would probably value the intangible more too…

And I don’t know why I feel the need to express this… but it just struck me so much yesterday… so I’ll just go with it….

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