The Your-Worth Philosophy
In our busy world today we need to remind ourselves of our worth. You may be a successful business person. You may be striving to attain success. You may be a student, a mom, a dad, a son, or a daughter. No matter who you are – you can stand to be reminded of your worth.
Here's my theory: God cannot lose His worth. We were created in His image; therefore, we cannot lose our worth. Our worth may seem buried or tarnished, but it never diminishes. Let us daily remind ourselves and each other of our worth.
All of us need to assign worth to others around us each day: in the way we greet people; in a glance; in the time we take helping others. When I meet someone, I make eye contact with them. I say, "I'm Gail. What is your name? Where are you from? What is your major? What is your job? How many children do you have?" They are questions for me to remember this person by. For the person - I have just assigned worth. I have told them they were worth my time and my interest. I have said, "I want to remember you!"
You may know people that you want to give a visual reminder that you have assigned them worth. This is the purpose of our jewelry: expressing your-worth.
I do not think that if you don't have, or give, jewelry that you are not assigning worth. Worth comes from the heart! But jewelry is merely a tangible personal reminder of your worth.
I spent my high school years in Bowie, Texas with ALL my relatives. (That's a good thing!) I attended college and met my husband, Richard from Longview, Texas. Richard gave his life to the Lord in 1972, I in 1973. We married in 1978.
Richard started painting homes and businesses with his dad in 1969. He has been an independent painting contractor since graduating high school. I was a stay at home mom and active in our church, Longview Christian Fellowship and later New Covenant Church. I had a drapery business for 8 years until my back caused me to stop. Then I found home based businesses.
After hard years for the contracting business, a friend trained him in jewelry creation and repair. He was a full-time jeweler for 12 years and painted on the side. Our jewelry was sold at:
- Wal-Mart – Longview, Tyler, Gilmer
- independent jewelry stores around town
Richard is now a full-time painting contractor again. We finally let all our jewelry accounts go two years ago, but we still have a love for people and jewelry!
We have four daughters, three son-in-laws, and two grandchildren (so far). Many of the girls, son-in-laws, and grandchildren serve in their churches in some capacity. We are thankful.