It's a mantra that reminds me to focus on what is life-giving.
This doesn't mean ignoring what's wrong.
This isn't about pushing aside the uncomfortable feelings.
True joy doesn't work that way.
It means attending to personal growth. I notice my grief and my hurt and I work to transform it through self-compassion.
It means being deeply engaged in the issues of the world. I commit to learning how others experience pain and listen for how my gifts can be of service to a broken world.
It means expanding my understanding until I fully embrace unconditional acceptance.
This is choosing joy.
How are you invited to choose joy today?
All elements of this chain necklace are completely handmade by me in my studio. Each link in the chain is soldered closed. It is fully sterling silver (no nickel).
The word JOY appears on the back.
There are five stones on this chain. Two peridot cabochons (5mm) and three turquoise rose-cut cabochons (6mm). A very joyful colour combination of green and turquoise!
The necklace is 27 inches long. It is large enough to fit over your head, so there is no clasp. This way you can choose how you would like to wear it.