NATIONAL WEAR YOUR PEARLS DAY
The beautiful result of nature’s design, one irritating grain of sand can cause an iridescent pearl to form. National Wear Your Pearls Day on December 15 reminds us that when life throws dirt our way, we all have value in the end.
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
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 15 wear your pearls.
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 National Wear Your Pearls Day in 2015 and its inaugural year is December 2016.
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