In September, my grandpa passed away from Lymphoma less than a week after being properly diagnosed. My family went through months of tests, scans, and biopsies to only keep hearing that “they didn’t find what they were looking for.” After finally being properly diagnosed, he went through yet another biopsy and one round of chemo. He passed away a few days later, taking my whole family by surprise. This was the first time I had ever lost someone that I loved so much. My sister bought her and I these positivity bracelets when all of this was going on as a reminder to ourselves to try to stay positive, even when life isn’t going so well. Now I never take my bracelet off and when I am feeling down or like I can’t make it through, I look down at my bracelet and remember my grandpa and how strong he was.
I saw these bracelets in a local store and knew I needed to get some (I bought 2 sets!) to share with my “BO BFF’s”. “BO” stands for Bronchiolitis Obliterans, and it is a rare lung disease. My rheumatoid arthritis attacked my lungs instead of my joints, causing me to develop BO in my lungs. Through a lung group on Facebook, I met lots of special people, but 3 of them have really been there for me and continue to be there for me. We are there for each other. One of my BO BFF’s lives in Texas, one in Arizona, and one in Arkansas. I thought this would be a great gift for all of us this year…to remain positive even when it’s so hard to do so some days. Our motto for our “BO BFF” group is “BO Stinks”! Please consider becoming an organ donor…it’s the greatest gift that you can give!
My two 8-year old sons have dyslexia and they received the bracelets at school as part of Dyslexia Awareness Month during October. It is a wonderful, physical reminder of all of the things they do WELL and all of the blessings in their lives for which they can be thankful, grateful and positive. Now they have the opportunity to support and encourage others next!
When I was in the hospital I needed a hair elastic and my mom went to the gift store and found these. I now wear my bracelet everyday, and it has been a wonderful reminder during my recovery of mental illness. It helps me to remain positive even during the most difficult times.
Last week I attended a tragic funeral for one of my classmates. When I went to her wake, I couldn’t think of any words to comfort her family. I did, however, give a positivity bracelet to the student’s mother. She managed to smile through her tears as she slipped the bracelet on, and I felt good knowing that I was a part of their healing. She was so grateful for that bracelet. These bracelets truly change lives.
I am a retail associate at JCPenney in the Pittsburgh region and I had the most lovely encounter with one of my customers. We had got to talking and all of a sudden she took her positivity bracelet off of her wrist and handed it to me. I plan on passing it on to the next person that I have a positive encounter with. It absolutely made my day that she thought that I was a positive person. I would have never learned about this website if it weren’t for her.
I bought my positivity bracelets a very long time ago when I was on vacation and just like everything else I threw them in drawer when I got home. Two years ago when I was going through a difficult time finding myself and self confidence I found the bracelets. I have been wearing one everyday since then and whenever I see it on my wrist it’s a constant reminder to be positive and see the best in the situation I’m in. The bracelet has reminded me that not every moment can be perfect and neither can I. A little while after I found my bracelet, my best friend told me she was self harming. I was devasted and felt the need to do something to remind her that wasn’t the best way to feel better. I have her one of my bracelets and now she has been wearing one everyday as well. It’s a reminder for the both of us to have a positive outlook and that we’re not alone. This bracelet helped me get through difficult times and someday I hope it get a tattoo of it on my wrist. ❤️
I got my positivity bracelets yesterday afternoon. I’m in a different state for a little while & I was with my grandparents having lunch. There was a guy, probably mid-20’s, that was going to sit down whem we walked in. He had a guitar or bass bag with him. When we were leaving, he was still sitting there. As I walked by, I slid one of my bracelets to him. He looked at it and I saw him smile slightly. I walked out & left, and I know I shared my positivity.