Things aren’t always what they seem. A person’s political choices are private, you may not know the whole story behind their reasoning. I wear two bracelets on my left hand each day. One of them is my fitbit, which helps remind me that I work a desk job, and it doesn’t hurt to get outside and get moving. The other, takes some explaining.
The right to bear arms can be a polarizing topic. You might make assumptions about my beliefs and think that is what the bracelet represents. But in fact it doesn’t. I bought it in Colorado this fall. I bought it during a trip with friends from high school, people who have known me at my most awkward (which may have been in middle school, or it might be right now). And it was reminds me of one of the first things I pinned on pinterest.
While I never bought this necklace, I thought it was a great reminder. I think it is important to guard your heart, Proverbs 4:23 tells us that.
Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.
I’ve been slow in the dating department, I’m tired of meeting for drinks and not being able to make plans with friends. I need to plan what sounds like fun, and if that means I’m not going on dates but out having fun instead, I’m okay with that. In fact that may mean that while I’m out doing what my heart desires, I find the person that is right for me.
Is there something you wear, or keep on your desk, or in your car that serves as a daily reminder? Is it clear what it means? Or does it need a little backstory?
Do you assume what things mean to a person without asking?