Yep, I have taken some chances, all in an attempt to live this darn life that God has given me. Some chances have paid off, some have left me worse off than when I began. But no matter what my outcomes are, I never really regret taking a chance. I learned from Rev. Jesse L. Jackson that if you don’t run you are guaranteed to lose; if you do run, you might lose.
|AIDS Awareness Tea Bracelet|
|First RLT Collection|
|Mother of Pearl Tea Bracelet and More Cupcake|
The worst of all, I think, is when we let the fear of failure paralyze us. God has a plan for all of our lives but some of us interfere with those plans. We get stuck in what we know for sure, it’s a safe place. But staying in a safe place isn't living, it’s just being alive. But I declare it’s not enough to just be alive, you have to live in that thang called life. And when you don’t live in it, you squander that precious gift of life that God has given you. You don’t know who’s life will be touched by your willingness to embrace your gifts and talents, no matter how big or small you may think they are. It's like the Christmas movie, "It's a Wonderful Life," George Bailey's willingness to live in his life, even when the odds were against him, touched so many others' lives.
|Shell Pearl and Coral Tea Bracelet|
My new collection of Tea Bracelets is just one example of me living in the life that God has blessed me with. Combining my talent of beading with my love of tea and sharing it with others. I know that there are some out there who will see my Tea Bracelets as a wonderful idea. Some will even buy them. That will make me very happy!
|Onyx Tea Bracelet and More Velvet Cupcake|
|Tiger's Eye, Freshwater Pearls and Angelic Crystal Tea Bracelet|