I received my gift 5 years ago by a producer on my first acting job when I decided to leave home and follow my dreams to pursue an acting career. My dream was to INSPIRE those to follow their dreams just like how people INSPIRED me to and to be INSPIRED by the beautiful earth I was born into.
I recently went on a mission trip to Mexico. I saw this one girl who is half my age and isn’t in the best situation. Even through her current living situation she kept her head up high, made others laugh and smile, and no matter what happened to her she was still smiling being able to see the beauty in this world.
I was in awe and my heart was filled with inspiration. That’s when I looked at my neck took off my necklace that I wore every single day since I’ve gotten it, walked over to her and said, "You inspired me just by being in my presence, and I want to give you this necklace as a reminder to keep INSPIRING people and to be INSPIRED by this world."
I then continued by saying, "When you feel the time is right and you think someone needs this necklace more than you, hand it on to that person and tell them the same thing. I have had this for 5 years, take care of it." As I saw her face light up with joy, I not only started to cry but realized I made the right decision.