As a mom it goes without saying that I have unconditional love for my kids. However in terms of the love described on this card, I feel a void! I think my 45th birthday made me question if I have ever or will ever experience this type of love. When I purchased my Alex and Ani bracelets, this card was in the box. Wow, it made me think long and hard on the words. Did I agree? Is love a virtue? According to Webster’s dictionary, a virtue is the following 1. morally good behavior or character 2. a good and moral quality 3.the good result that comes from something. I do agree it is a good quality however I do not agree it is related to morality. I say this only because MORALS AND VALUES are the core of CHARACTER. For someone who lacks character I find they are emotionally detached which makes it difficult to express this powerful emotion. I have learned LOVE should not be taken lightly and the words are no measure unless the actions are present. The second line on the card said it is a force that ignites passion, generosity and affection. I have to disagree because some RELATIONSHIPS can have these elements and there is the LOVE is not mutual. Another lesson learned is if another individual has no capacity for understanding what another person needs there is no level of generosity. Affection comes in many forms not just in the physical sense. For me LOVE is a physical, emotional and spiritual connection. I do agree it illuminates the spirit and makes the days, nights, weeks and months easier to digest. Life is short and yes we should not fight what our heart feels and share love openly with the right individuals. I learned to my surprise that not all individuals are capable of giving or receiving love. Yes, I learned the hearts of some are cold with no capacity for caring and respecting the emotions and/or feelings of another individual. There is NO WELCOME MAT for this individual in my life. Although there is disappointment and heartache associated with LOVE I am HOPEFUL!
For the past year I have noticed women with these silver and gold bracelets with dangles. I wondered what are these bracelets?, was it yet another new direct selling jewelry line? blah, blah, blah!!! My Facebook page kept popping up an Alex and Ani ads. I found my new must have jewelry accessory. Alex and Ani bracelets so of course I went to AlexandAni website. I loved the fact the bracelets are made in the USA. After celebrating my 45th birthday, I received a gift card for my bracelets. Woot Woot!!!!!!! Nordstrom here I come. I had to get my two initials and LOVE bracelets!!!!!! In addition to the initial tag, there is a tree of life stamp on one side and the recycle symbol stamped on the other side, made american flag and heart stamped on one side of tag, and an alex and ani tag.
I must admit this is an addiction because now I need to add a few gold ones. These are great gift ideas, the price range from $24 to $28. Check out the website for additional styles. Christmas is just around the corner so here’s an idea for you!!!!!