There is great value in the sharing of life lessons from the many roads each of us have traveled. We hope this is a place where you can share inspiration, find wisdom and above all know you are never alone through any of the highs and lows of life. If you would like to start a discussion you can do one of two things. Send me an email to beth@trustyourjourney with your topic and discussion comments and I will post as a seperate blog topic for others to see and add comments OR just share your request by clicking on 'Comments' below. Also, I will start adding journey stories and TYJ comments to this page. We say this all the time--there is no greater gift than sharing the journey with others.
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We are often asked about the Share Bracelets and how the idea came about. During my chemotherapy for cancer I went into a chemo depression. It was a wet paper sack I could not get out of no matter how much positive thinking I put into it. Prior to starting my chemo the niece of a dear friend had made 25 or so bracelets for myself, friends and family to wear until I was through with my cancer treatments. In those darkest of nights, during my chemo depression, I could look down at that bracelet on my wrist and know all of those special people were there for me--not physically but their love and energy always surrounded me. I tell everyone that those simple bracelets were the greatest gift I have ever received. Just to know that 20+ people were sharing this part of my journey with me was priceless.
Today the journey is shared by many who are going through not only the challenges in life but also the milestones. The TYJ Share Products are that little reminder that someone is there for you--lifting you up and cheering you along the way.
Brenda says--"You will probably never know how many times I touch my bracelet and remind myself to "trust my journey"...funny how some things become some sort of life-line. With all hubby and I have been through in the last six months, I've been floundering my way back to solid ground and truly believe I'm winning most days! Yesterday, however, I needed to touch my bracelet to re-enforce! I have a good friend (of some 25 years?) who has become more and more negative: she labours with exhaustion from weird work hours, stress over money (in particular with her spouse, who's views are 180 degress from hers), and the loss of several key animals over the last two years. I purchased a bling-encrusted blaze-orange helmet cover (ridiculously funny to me), complete with fleece neck/ear flap and donned it prior to riding yesterday. I wore it purposely to get a rise out of her and hopefully a few giggles. What I got instead was "don't really care - you're the one who looks stupid", in a miserable, mean fashion. I was shocked, to say the least. Today I'm struggling to up-right myself....my good intentions were hammered into the dust! I keep thinking - "don't sink - there's more than meets the eye and she is struggling and you knew it. There will be another way to lift her up...trust your journey" Guess some people just don't "do" silly..."
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