Day 16: Beads and Baubles

Via Marylee Fairbanks
on Oct 15, 2011
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I was in the craft store stocking up on projects. My cousin, her husband and their two kids staying with us for the weekend.

Three days, with three kids, we needed crafts.

I grabbed a roll of Stretch Magic Beading Cord because I wanted to repair a special bracelet. I made my repairs, then remembered a box of broken bracelets, mala beads and necklaces that was tucked away in my closet. I pulled it out and started making bracelets.You know the ones made of colored stones and stacked on the arm by all the yogis?

Turns out it is very meditative. I sit with my son while he enjoys Batman and I make new bracelets out of broken old things. It is crazy that these jewelry companies charge 25 dollars for one of these gemstone bracelets when it takes five minutes to string one and costs about .09$ cents worth of elastic.

When we leave things in disrepair it is evidence of a lack of respect for the self. Repair your homes and possessions and invest in your well-being. If you have something broken that you are hanging onto ask yourself why you haven’t taken the time to mend it. Then do so, or give it away to someone who will value it enough to repair it

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Other pieces by Marylee:   American MomThe Princess Of Garbage DaySing Out, Clara, and Letter From A Bully.


About Marylee Fairbanks

Marylee Fairbanks is a columnist for Gaiam, elephant journal, My Life Yoga, and, Her essays explore Motherhood and yoga, but mainly focus on her experiences with her young son and the many ways he helps her grow. She is a registered yoga teacher and founder of Chakras Yoga and The 24 Things. She teaches Chakras Balancing workshops and yoga classes. Prior to having her son, she performed in Broadway musicals across the country. Marylee lives in Massachusetts with her husband, son, and dogs. Find her on her website and follow her on twitter.


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