"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be."
My mom has a compass necklace -- with a tiny, real, working compass. She wears it whenever someone in the family is traveling. It's not that she's superstitious . . . it's more about keeping the people she loves close to her heart when they're in transit.
She's done this for a long time now. Many years. When I'm on the road, it always gives me a warm feeling to know my mom has her compass on!
As I started thinking about symbols for my own JOURNEY this year, I decided I wanted a compass necklace of my own. I found one here that I particularly liked. It's not a working compass - like my mom's. Instead, it's a silver casting of compass rose wax seal, and it is lovely to wear.
I can take comfort in knowing that even though I don't know exactly where I'll end up on this journey of mine, I'll always be able to figure out where I am!