According to the dictionary the word advocate means:

1: one that pleads the cause of another;
2: one that defends or maintains a cause or proposal
3: one that supports or promotes the interests of another

We are in search of advocates. Individuals who understand how important it is to be grateful for what we have. People who realize our tomorrow hasn’t happened and we can begin to shape the future we want one thought, one action at a time. Life comes at us so fast sometimes we forget this. That was our reason for creating the Waves of Gratitude and Branches of Hope jewelry.

We created this jewelry to remind us that when we doubt or when we forget just how much our attitude and thoughts affect us, it can bring us back to where we can create the lives we want. They were created to give as a gift to those we appreciate, support, believe in, depend on and love to let them know that they are appreciated.

There have been numerous studies throughout time trying to determine which is a better motivator, money or recognition. Research has shown while money is important, especially in today’s economy, recognition is still the number one motivator for employees.

These pieces of solid sterling jewelry symbolize gratitude through the use of the natural beauty of an ocean wave. The purpose of the wave is to represent the constant movement of the tide in and out. Gratitude moves in the same way. When you share your appreciation for someone they are moved by that action and you have begun the ripple. Behind every wave is a ripple.

The other piece of jewelry we had designed represents the strength and hope that lies within everyone. The Branches of Hope pendant symbolizes our ability to withstand the challenges we must face. To realize how those challenges can make us more beautiful within and give us strength we may have never found.

If you know of anyone that lives their lives according to these principles please share the story of this jewelry with them. We are on a quest to find people to not only wear our jewelry and be an advocate, yet to share our message. We want others to find the moments in their lives just as we have to be grateful and focus on those so they can see the life they want and to be grateful for what will be.

We thank each person that reads this message and shares our story. Please stop by our site at and share your story of gratitude. Help us in our quest for advocates. Many thanks.

Author's Bio: 

Cheryl Nordyke is the co-founder of Jewelry to Inspire - Waves of Gratitude Jewelry & Apparel. We were guided to a wonderful designer that created pieces to symbolize waves and came up with six individual pendants that can be worn alone or together to "Create Your Wave." We also had a piece made to symbolize the strength and hope that lies within all of us. We call that our "Branches of Hope." Our site offers on-line blogging and we donate 10% of our net profits to charitble causes.