New and Exciting in the New Year: Charming Resolutions
No matter how I look at it, it’s a time to reflect upon what’s been accomplished and what’s to come. No gloating. No regrets. Only gratitude for what has been, for being here now, and for moving on toward new and exciting things.
And then there’s what we call a “New Year’s resolution.” Now this is an interesting concept because annually, we circle around the idea of self-improvement and what we can do to become better people. I don’t know about you, but I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s my time, and that life is fleeting. The kinder and gentler I am to myself, the more positive energy I have to bestow upon others. In other words, if I am good to myself, I will in turn be good to others.
The jewelry I design comes from a deep-seated belief that self-adornment every now and then is my expression of self-worth. We don’t say, “I am worth it” often enough. Girls and guys, I’m telling you – there’s nothing wrong with this! We often put ourselves at the back of the line. We must learn to take care of ourselves in every way!
To give you an example, years ago, Gail and I were exhibiting at a jewelry show at The Jacob Javits Center in NYC. Two young women walked into our booth and their eyes immediately became huge! They were so excited by the jewelry they were giddy – picking things up and trying things on. Eventually, we found ourselves writing them a pretty darn big order. We asked them where their store was located and they looked at each other and grinned. One of the girls unabashedly confessed, “Girlfriend, we don’t have a store, this is all about me!” Gail and I just laughed and replied, “Good for you!”
So, when you are making a resolution in anticipation of the upcoming year, such as donating to the less fortunate, donating to orphaned pets, being environmentally responsible or reforming a habit – whatever it may be – don’t forget to include yourself!
For the first time ever, Gail and I decided to design a charm bracelet based on classic silhouettes you’ve seen in traditional Heidi pieces: the heart, the starfish…well, I don’t want to give it all away so, you will have to see for yourself when I appear on HSN in January. Let’s just say that this bracelet is our first chain-link, and is one in which each charm represents a season, significance or something to look forward to in the future. You can buy it for a friend and surprise them each month with a unique charm to add to the chain. Or, you can buy it for yourself! Go ahead.
I wish you all a healthy, happy and prosperous 2012.
Be good to yourselves,
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