I got a nice surprise in the post when I got home this evening. That’s the benefit of ordering from abroad; you often forget what you’ve ordered by the time it arrives.
A little while back, I heard about Lokai bracelets from a friend, and thought the sentiment behind them was incredible… So naturally in my impulsive nature, I bought some.
Sometimes You’re On Top. Stay Humble.
Filled with water sourced by sherpas from the heights of Mt. Everest, the white bead represents life’s highest moments. When you’re on top of the world, stay humble.
Sometimes You’ve Hit A Low.Stay Hopeful.
The black ball contains mud from The Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth, and signifies life’s most difficult moments. When you’ve hit a low, stay hopeful.
Sometimes, life really can throw you. I know that, when I was at my lowest, I never thought I would make my way out of it again. If you didn’t get the chance to catch up with my message, feel free to read and share my recent post, Me, Myself and Mental Health.
The beautiful thing about these bracelets is that it acknowledges both sides of the coin and that it’s OK to feel that way. Everyone has low points; for some, that’s lower than others, but knowing that there is a way up is a fantastic comfort. I am a big advocate of things that remind you that you’re not alone, or that remind you that what you are feeling is only temporary. It’s all too easy to sweep mental illness under the carpet, leaving sufferers feeling isolated and alone. It’s a reminder too, though, that even when you’re on the top of the world, that you are not better than anyone; a sentiment I totally agree with.
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. If you, or someone you know is suffering, why not reach out for help? Why not reach out to them?
I also purchased a limited edition Lokai for Make a Wish Foundation. The work this charity do around the world is incredible. Sometimes, it’s easy to get caught up in silly things, like your weight, or the stress you’re under, or your money worries. In the grand scheme of things though, there is much more going on. We are often so caught up in our own bubble of problems that we lose sight of the bigger picture.
The limited-edition Neon Lokai symbolizes how powerful we believe a wish-come-true can be. When a wish is made, it sparks hope. And when that wish is granted, it has the potential to change the life of an individual and impact those around them.
Make-A-Wish® serves a unique and vital role in helping strengthen and empower children battling life-threatening medical conditions. Wish kids say a wish-come-true gives them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family.
Like a wish, the Neon Lokai is a bright reminder that each of us has the ability to make dreams a reality. Your purchase of the limited-edition Neon Lokai will help Make-A-Wish® come closer to achieving their ultimate vision- making every child’s wish come true.
Sometimes we have to remind ourselves of things:
We have to remind ourselves that, even when we are on top of the world, we are only human.
We have to remind ourselves that when we are at our lowest, it really is our lowest.
We have to remind ourselves that there is always a way forward, whether that is up or down.
We have to remind ourselves that we aren’t alone.
We have to remind ourselves that we are luckier than some.
We have to remind ourselves that the world is bigger than we think it is.
We have to remind ourselves that we are smaller than we feel.
We have to remind ourselves that we are human. That we feel. That we sometimes forget.
If you want to pick up your reminder, check out the Lokai website.