I called them Orthodox prayer beads in my list of Project 52 goals; these are actually called Anglican prayer beads. This way of prayer is new for me; I am intrigued by it. The stone at the bottom is from Wednesday's retreat in the Flint Hills and serves as the cross. The locket above the stone is heart-shaped, which reminds me that this is an invitation to love, not a bunch of "shoulds."
Project 52 goals completed so far:
#4 - Learn more about blogging - ongoing; I am learning!
#12 - Write a handwritten letter to R. and send it by snail mail - done today! I don't think I would have done this yet had I not set this goal for myself and had a way to keep track of it - I guess goal-setting can work.
#16 - Spend quality time reading other blogs - ongoing.
#18 - Get rid of more stuff - I've gone through my CDs and pulled several out for the "garage sale" box - books and DVDs are next, I think.
#19 - Make prayer beads - now to use them...
#23 - Improve natural sleep patterns - I got a full, drug-free night's sleep last night, woo hoo! I didn't sleep at all the night before, though - is that progress?