NATIONAL WEAR YOUR PEARLS DAY
National Wear Your Pearls Day on December 15th reminds us that when life throws dirt our way, we all have value in the end. The beautiful result of nature’s design, one irritating grain of sand can cause an iridescent pearl to form.
Just as pearls come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, so do people and the kinds of trials thrown into our lives. We create our own beauty from the tragedies of our lives but often do not see it. We devalue ourselves and as a result, lose motivation to be a part of life. Like pearls, we develop a process to protect ourselves from further damage, layer by layer becoming stronger and more resourceful. Recognizing the collective value of our strengths is like wearing our pearls.
HOW TO OBSERVE WEAR YOUR PEARLS DAY
When life throws dirt your way, put on your pearls as a reminder that you have value regardless of your current circumstances. Use #NationalWearYourPearlsDay to share on social media and on December 15th wear your pearls.
NATIONAL WEAR YOUR PEARLS DAY HISTORY
Best-selling author and motivational speaker, DeAnna Bookert, founded National Wear Your Pearls Day because pearls represented the story of her life and how she struggled with depression. “I wear pearls as a reminder that I have purpose and value.”
The Registrar at National Day Calendar approved the observance in 2015 and its inaugural year is December 2016.
Q. How are pearls made?
A. Marine oysters and freshwater mussels for pearls when an irritant such as sand, a parasite or other damage is caused. The shellfish excrete a substance called nacre that surrounds the irritant. The nacre is what forms the pearl.
Q. What color is a pearl?
A. Pearls come in many colors including white, pink, brown, and black. The type of shellfish and where they live determine the color.
Q. What’s the difference between a cultured pearl and a natural pearl?
A. A cultured pearl is one developed on a farm. These businesses raise oysters and mussels for the purpose of harvesting the pearls. Natural pearls develop without a human introducing an irritant.