Last year I bought a crystal necklace that became a favorite string of “worry beads,” as I described in a previous Nurturing Thursday post. Sadly, all my fidgeting with the necklace had its inevitable result this morning when the string broke and the beads started falling all over my desk!

Necklace of crystal beads with a broken plastic string. 

The necklace can easily be fixed of course, but having it suddenly fall apart like that was kind of discombobulating. Then I thought that maybe I should look at it as giving me a message that all is well, and there’s no need to worry about anything today!

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens and seeks to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy.” Visit her site to find more Nurturing Thursday posts and a list of frequent contributors.


  1. A positive way to look at a discombobulation. Notice … I liked that word.

    • Yes, that’s another positive thing I hadn’t thought about — not only could I turn this into a blog post, it also gave me an opportunity to use the fun word “discombobulation.” 🙂

  2. Love your perspective!! And yes I like that big long discombulation word to 🙂

  3. Hi Meg, I’ve just read your other post, lovely necklace! You should fix it and wear it. If we pay attention to everything that people say or think about us we are in big trouble. I’ve 3 bracelets, crystal beads, I wear one of them when I feel that I need to be grounded, to be in the moment, and I play with the beads as well. Nice to see your positive side when the necklace broken. Have a great week!

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