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It’s a good day for a deep breath and a nod.

April 21st, 2017 · 5 Comments · Daily

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A few hours ago, a friend gave me the bird, and it was delivered with a burst of inspiration, a side of empowerment, and a cup of tourlou tourlou. Prince died one year ago today. Life is short. Don’t be afraid to use your gifts.

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I was at a party and things weren’t going my way. He walked over to talk to me and saw that my eyes were wet and my lips were quivering, so he did what any good friend would do in this situation—he asked if I wanted him to pierce my ear. I burst into tears and nodded my head. Less than a minute later, I found myself sitting on a toilet, surrounded by friends, and holding an ice cube to my left ear. He removed the diamond earring from his own ear, made me promise to return it to him someday, and forced it through the cartilage halfway down my outer rim. A few days later I switched his earring out for one of my own and drove the diamond back to his house because I always keep my promises.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cindy // Apr 21, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    I love that bracelet, but I love this story even more.

  • 2 JessicaD // Apr 21, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    I love your story, but OMG, it also makes me want to throw up. You have grit, lady. Your first bracelet looks like a strand of blueberries!

  • 3 Lisa M // Apr 21, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    This made me smile! Wonderful story!

  • 4 kmkat // Apr 23, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Clearly, I need more bracelets.

  • 5 Joaaanna // Apr 26, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Can you share the brand of the bracelets you’re wearing?