1/19/2006

presents


I used to believe that only other people could buy you presents. After years of setting my expectations too high for what other people should give me, I finally realized that sometimes the best presents are the ones you give yourself. This necklace was my birthday present to myself. I didn't go searching for it, which kind of made it more special. It's a blue sapphire on a silver box chain which was made in Nigeria. Strange eh? I bought it because it came from a far away place - kind of like me. Some days I feel a million miles away from myself.

Happy HNT HNT_1

18 Comments:

  1. k o w said...
    Sweet, looks great.
    e.e. said...
    A million miles away?
    Naaaaaa.
    Sometimes, when I read you, I feel like your standing right next to me, or sitting right across from me, having a cup of coffee, and telling me you know exactly how I feel.
    Because more often than naught, I know you do.
    And that gift to yourself? Absolutely it can be the best type of gift of all...
    Chuck said...
    I love C.S. Lewis's quote, "If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world."
    Maybe the part your 'far away place' is a current longing for something eternal.
    Caterpillar said...
    Your necklace is beautiful - simple, elegant and lovely. I love, too, that it comes from Nigeria - it adds a very cool meaning to it.

    I've been looking for a necklace for myself as well, but I want it to be just right, and also have some interesting backstory. Hmmm, this sounds like I'm not just talking about a necklace.
    AndyT13 said...
    Nice necklace. I love the pic of the doggies. So classic! HHNT!
    Lori said...
    It's very pretty, and nice to treat yourself sometimes.

    I once read something that I'll never forget:

    "If you want flowers, don't wait for someone else to bring them to you, go out into the garden and pick them yourself."

    We usually carry joy inside ourselves and are the ones responsible for bringing it out. We are 90% our own happiness. But sometimes that other 10% is nice!
    Shannon said...
    cool... its good to do things like that for yourself.. happy birthday...

    you are a coder too... ahahah too funny! right on lady
    Bella said...
    It's certainly gorgeous. I agree, sometimes the gifts to yourself are the best. I still like to be surprised though. ;)

    Happy HNT!
    NMAMFQLMSH said...
    BEAUTIFUL...and my birthstone...simply elegant and lovely.
    I see you and your necklace too,
    JJ
    Just Some Gal said...
    That is a beautiful way to describe a kinship with a piece of jewelry. Truly beautiful necklace and lady wearing it. :-) Btw, I hear you on the distance of the mind... *sigh*

    Happy HNT lovely lady!
    Lee Ann said...
    lovely! Happy HNT!
    WDKY said...
    It's funny, becuase you never seem that far away from me...

    Happy HNT x
    ~TVS said...
    Cool! Happy HNT!
    Lance said...
    You are building a bridge as the song goes. A bridge to a relationship with yourself again.
    Do not forget what you got, who we are the song continues. You chose this song as a reflection to your mood, I like this. Thanks.
    Joe said...
    The beautiful necklace is only matched by the beautiful words you wrote to explain the picture.
    Moosekahl said...
    Personally purchased gifts are always special. I buy myself a new wool sweater ever year for my birthday.
    ... jacek ... said...
    hell yeah, thats the way to go. :) nice neckalce :) I gave myself a digital SLR camera for my bday last year... this time I'm giving myself a trip to Barcelona, and a ticket for my Girlfreind to meet me there. :) Giving yourself presents rules :)
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