Welcome to another country STUFF WE LIKE presented to you by Freddy.
This week I want to discuss something I hadn't thought about since I was a kid. The reason I haven't? I grew up, I guess, but somehow one of the things I loved was left behind. Maybe I thought it was childish or immature, but looking back on it, Friendship Bracelets were anything but.
While my family reunion was going on my sister's best friend spent time with us (when she is in the country they are attached). And one of the things he did while here was teach my nephews how to make friendship bracelets. Watching all the boys sit down, picking out colors and attentively tying knots, then see their enthusiasm when they have them to the people they care about reminded me of the beauty of the bracelets.
They are pure feelings of friendship and love. The simple act of making something for someone to show you care and that they are cared for. Friendship bracelets are emotions in their purest form. They are innocent from the world around you.
My sister's best friend even made one for me (*points up to the picture), and I haven't taken it off except for when I hit bed. It brightens up my day and reminds me what's really important when chaos is surrounding me at work.
Because who can't smile when a rainbow it tied around their wrist?
8/5/2015 01:50:28 am
I still love these kinds of bracelets, it's a shame we think we have to stop wearing them because we "grow up" - but we don't stop having friends and in some cases, we don't stop having the friends we made these with! Although in some cases, they got worn out and were removed for that reason, not some issue with age!
8/8/2015 06:27:10 am
I had a hemp necklace that a friend made me our senior year of high school. It did not get removed, ever, and fell off about two years later.
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