Hope is very important right now.
Hope gives meaning and is positive feeling that can help us overcome difficult times in our lives. With the Coronavirus outbreak on the news 24/7, it can hard sometimes to see a way through.
Nonetheless, as I begin my social distancing period to protect myself from contracting the virus, I am reminded of some beautiful jewellery and talismans that have helped give me hope in the past.
When I was in hospital a few years ago, I was reading a book by British author Clare Balding, called Walking Home. She walks to a place in Devon called Inner Hope and I thought that was a wonderful name.
I also realised that hope comes from within. We can feel glimpses of it from other people, but in order to truly benefit, we have to believe in that hope ourselves.
I bought this necklace as a reminder of my own inner hope that I always have access to. However, having worn it so much, it is beginning to look a bit worn itself. It’s easy to see that the inner hope inscription is fading.
It could be easy to say that hope can fade, when tested in difficult times, but it can also be found.
Watching the hope fade on my necklace prompted me to keep the necklace safe and get a locket with the same inscription that won’t fade away when being worn.
When I go through moments lacking in faith, I remind myself of my lockets and necklaces, either wearing them or holding the locket in my hand and inhaling as I feel the hope inside lift me up. It’s a great reminder that hope can be found again.
These lovely talismans and necklaces are made in America by Liz Lamoreux and are individually made and printed.