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What a Necklace Can Teach You About Patience

What if I told you that a knotted necklace is all you need to learn about someone’s level of patience?


There are two types of people:


Type 1:

They are happy to help get the knot out of the necklace! Of course, let’s get that knot out!

They gingerly lay the thin chain of the necklace on the table,

examine the knot,

see which direction the tiny links are entwined,

move it delicately, slowly...


Maybe even employ some tweezers or safety pins to tease out those stubborn links shifted so precariously upon themselves….


It may take 5 minutes or 5 hours, but they will gradually pick apart that infinitesimally small knot so you can wear that necklace again!


Hooray, the necklace is knot-free!


Type 2:

They are happy to help get the knot out of the necklace! Of course, let’s get that knot out!


They lay the thin chain on the table,

Pick at the knot,

Pick at the knot from another angle,


What? Tweezers? No, we don’t need that, no time, we can get it.


They pick at it, pull at it, pull it at it, pick at--NO IT’S OVER THE NECKLACE CANNOT BE SAVED THROW IT IN THE TRASH BURN IT THE NECKLACE IS DEAD TO ME.


I am Type 2.


Patience is a virtue, they say.

Well, it was one virtue I was not blessed with.


My dad says it’s a Sherman family trait, so at least I get it honestly…?



What does this mean for us?


As we start to move forward in our “regular” lives again, after the Great Pause of 2020 thanks to #MissRona, we have to decide what/who to let back in.


So Karli, what should I do? What things should I go back to doing, or not doing?

Tell me what to do!

Give me answers!!


Well buckle up, buttercup, because here it is -

No one has all the answers for you.

You have to be patient and figure out your own answers.