simply leilani starfish jewelryYou may have noticed that many of my pieces feature starfish.  Also known as a "sea star," they are said to represent the Virgin Mary, interceding to protect and guide those who travel over troubled water or make a living by going to sea.  On a more practical level, starfish are cool because they can grow back severed arms and even vital organs...

Resilience is critical to success.  I have two random superpowers- one is the ability to see potential in others.  The world is filled with ordinary people doing extraordinary things.  If they can do it, you can do it too!


The Starfish Story (adapted from the original by Loren Eisley)

A man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. "What are you doing?" he asked the boy.

"Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them back, they'll die."

"Don't you know there are miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can't make a difference. Why bother?"

The boy smiled, picked up another starfish, and threw it gently into the surf. "I made a difference to that one."

Don't let the grumpycat naysayers derail you.  You can shine like you're in the Katy Perry Fireworks video if that's what you decide you want to do.