I wanted to share some daily encouragement with all my readers. One of my favorite symbols is an anchor and I often wear various pieces of jewelry with a small anchor attached. A friend of mine once joked that I’m not even a great swimmer, or a lover of the water, yet have a propensity to gravitate towards the nautical. Well … this is true, a swimmer or sailor I am not, however, for me an anchor is much more than a fashion statement. Over the years it has served as a symbol of hope, strength, and resilience.
We all have experienced “stormy weather” in our lives, and have needed desperately to “hold on” at one time or another. In my life, an anchor serves as a simple reminder that life will turn out as it’s supposed to be. My job is to be unwavering in the eye of the storm.
Despite the fact that I believe a genuine smile is one of the most important physical features (I am an etiquette expert you know!), you can’t be a successful business person, a loving friend, a dedicated mother, or a loyal mate based solely on your winning smile. There has to be substance behind your beautiful eyes and commitment deeply rooted in your heart.
I encourage you to find something that acts as your own reminder of who you are, and what you stand for, when life gets choppy. Something that anchors you in the rough times, the happy times, when sharing a laugh, or wiping away a tear. Steadfast, resilient, and strong are character traits I value, and define what an anchor means to me.
This is also the same hope I wish for you. Even in the darkest times, one thing is for certain, the sun always comes back out!