Gratitude. The recognition of how much we already have.
Something I am working on in my own life when my thoughts drift off to what I “wish I had”. Usually, all it takes is looking around to realize I already have what I need. Perhaps that’s why I am so drawn to these In Gratitude bead necklaces by my friend, Jessica Mindich, and her company Jewelry for a Cause.
The necklaces are handmade by women in Uganda from recycled newspaper and barkcloth and are colored using natural plant dyes. Each necklace has 108 beads and is 26″ long. They can be worn long or wrapped around. No two necklaces are a like.
I love the idea of a tangible reminder of how much I have to grateful for….and that my purchase helps provide a sustainable and dignified source of income for these women, their families and their communities.
For everyone else, you can find these amazing beads on the Jewelry for a Cause website. At $50 per necklace, you can afford to layer them on!