She entered the coffee shop, walking slowly with the help of her cane carrying a plastic box full of assorted colored string and other craft materials. She may call the string some other fancy name, but it looks like string to me. She picks out a spot to sit and then gets her drink. After organizing herself at the table, her drink at her right and her plastic box in front of her she proceeds to knit together the string in a painstaking and artistic fashion to what soon becomes a “friendship bracelet”. While making the bracelet several customers walk by and ask her what she is doing. A conversation ensues and in some cases they purchase one of the bracelets. I have seen her do this on numerous occasions and I am fascinated by how many conversations are started because of this colored string.
You may say, “So what, she makes and sells bracelets.” It’s not the bracelets, it is her attitude. She has a passion for making the bracelets and has just as much fun sharing her talent for making them. This beautiful lady lost her job and is now working part-time and found a way to make a little extra money by selling 49'er, Raider, Cal football, and other themed bracelets.
It is amazing how colored string can have such an impact in people’s lives. This little lady with the box of string, a small drink, and a passion for making others happy is making a significant and positive impact in the lives of the people she comes in contact with. What a woman!
She has made a positive impact in my life!