They say that everyone dreams, but not everyone remembers them when they wake up. Do you like to dream at night and remember them when you rise in the morning? Do you find dreams interesting, entertaining or even helpful in your “waking” life?
For me, I’d rather not remember my dreams. My days and evenings are always crazy-hectic with running my business, and I look forward to a great sleep to rejuvenate. I find that when I do remember my dreams, they are even more chaotic than when I’m awake, so when I remember them, I don’t feel like I’ve slept at all… I feel totally ripped off of getting a good night's rest! :-(
Last Friday night/early Saturday morning was one of the rare times that I remembered my dream, at least the last part of it.
As usual, it had an inexplicable story plot, but what I remembered vividly was a good-sized turtle, jumping up and down beside me about waist height, like he was on a mini-trampoline… weird right?! (BTW… it’s impossible for turtles to jump… I just googled it!) Stranger still, the turtle looked exactly like the sterling silver Trollbeads bead called “African Tortoise”, almost as if it had come to life, in addition, of course, to being a lot bigger than the bead -- lol :-)
I didn’t give my dream fragment much more thought, in order to focus on readying myself to work at the Market that day.
It was a busy time at my shop, with lots of Trollbeads Friends stopping by to take advantage of the Troll BOGO Event. As the day was coming to a close, I spied a cool young dude (shown above), moving towards my shop like he was on a mission. Lo and behold, he and his Mom, Leanne, came to a halt, right in front of my Trollbeads display!
While it’s not unusual for a youngster to come in to get their Mom Trollbeads as a gift for a special occasion, Leanne informed me that her son, Tom’s wish for his upcoming birthday this week, was to start a Trollbeads bracelet for himself …. WOW! … Not only was this young gentleman sporting hair streaked with my favourite color, chartreuse, but he’s a Trollbeads Fan too…Things don’t get much “cooler” than that, in my opinion :-D
Tom settled on starting with a simple brown leather bracelet that’s easily adjustable and perfect for a growing boy. When I asked what kind of bead he’d like to start with, much to my surprise, Tom politely asked if there was a TURTLE Trollbead available, because he loves them!
Was young Tom's visit to my store the reason why I had dreamed of the turtle?... I’ll never know, but of course, I had to tell Tom and his Mom the story of the jumping African Tortoise in my dream. They were amazed at my tale and we all agreed that it was a “SIGN” -- The African Tortoise Trollbead was meant to be for Tom and his new Birthday Bracelet!
With the Trollbeads BOGO 50% Off Event, Tom wanted to get a second bead and he also loves dragons. First, I showed him and his Mom the “Lucky Dragon”, but as it’s a larger bead, the cost was a bit beyond his budget. I then showed Tom the “Dancing Dragons” which is what he settled on because he felt it symbolized him and his best friend… sweet, right?!
I rang through Tom’s purchases, gave him a silver polishing cloth, so that he could care properly for his new Troll treasures,, and off went one happy guy and his very fun Mom!
That night, happily, I had a "dream-free”, luxurious sleep.
Perhaps a different situation for young Tom, though… He may have had a “dragon-filled” dream, because, much to my surprise, Tom and his Mom returned on Sunday with additional Birthday Money, this time to make the “Lucky Dragon” Trollbead his very own!
Because the Trollbeads BOGO Event was still on until Sunday, 5PM, Tom’s Mom, Leanne decided to get a “Dancing Dragons” bead for herself, so that she and her son would have matching Trollbeads on their bracelets… Isn’t that incredibly sweet?
(BTW… Both Leanne and Tom have beads on their bracelets that aren’t Trollbeads, which is another thing to love about this heart-felt, inter-changeable brand. Most other large-holed beads will fit onto a Trollbeads bracelet, which makes them all the more unique!)
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There are many, many things that are wonderful about Trollbeads, but what I love the most, are the heart-warming reasons that I hear about why people are drawn to certain Trollbeads to tell their own “meaning-full” stories.
Every story has a bead, so tell YOUR own with Trollbeads.
~ xo Suzie ️