I’m a very big fan of symbols. I think they remind us on a daily basis of what is important. A wedding ring doesn’t mean you’re married, but it’s a constant reminder.
On this same wrist as my Compass bracelet, I wear a Wanderer bracelet for the coordinates of one of my very favorite places in the world: Hermosa Beach, California. My family and I have vacationed there since before I was born and it truly is my “happy place.” Throughout the day, this Wanderer bracelet reminds me to take a breath, and think happy thoughts, and keep moving onward.
I am hopeful that my Compass bracelet will remind me that what I do as a teacher is helping kids, just as the proceeds from the bracelets help kids. This is not day-to-day my class is driving me crazy. This is big picture. I’m making a difference. It’s hard to remember that some days. I can always use something to remind me.