August Break 2013, Day 4
The prompt today is Love. You’d think this would be an easy one, but I had a hard time narrowing it down and deciding what to post. I decided I’d share a little bit about the clay hearts you see on my blog header and on my Facebook page. My sister-in-law, Sister Caroline, a nun with the School Sisters of Notre Dame, gave them to me. She uses them in her devotional time and gave me a set many, many years ago. I just googled “Purple clay hearts” and found them online!
Here’s what it says about them:
By combining heart, the shape we use for the hearthstones, and earth, the material used to make the hearthstones, the word hearth is created. These simple, hand-made terra cotta clay hearts come in 56 different attitude-words. Each rich, purple velvet bag contains 25 randomly selected hearts. Their popularity has spread by word of mouth all over the world and used as a daily focus for people who have found the Hearthstone experience an easy, fun and even profound way to experience guidance, affirmation and encouragement for their daily walk.
When I had a psychotherapy practice, the little hearts were nestled in a basket on a coffee table. Some people ignored them; others were fascinated by them. When I left my last job and had to end therapy with people (which was SO hard), I gave a lot of the hearts away to my clients. I wanted a little bit of me to go with them. When I told my sister-in-law I missed them, and she got me another set!
One person commented on my blog that they looked like yummy cookies!