Gratitude Bracelet Giveaway!


I think Thanksgiving week is the perfect time to give away one of my beautiful Gratitude Bracelets. These are made with my colorful, simple Zen Beads, and one sterling silver bead, all strung on elastic, so they fit just about any wrist, and are also easy to restring of you need to.

These bracelets are a pretty way to help you focus your thoughts on the positive things in your life. Similar to prayer beads, you work your way around the strand, pausing at each bead to give thanks for something you're grateful for. When you come back around to the silver bead, offer a prayer or wish for something that's needed, or an extra big thank-you for your practically perfect life.

I'll be holding the drawing on Saturday, randomly choosing the lucky winner. The bracelet will be a surprise of my own choosing, and it will be a good one!

Please read the following carefully:

To enter the drawing, leave a comment on any or ALL of my blog posts for this week, from Monday through Friday.


ONE comment per POST please. But you CAN comment every day to enter.


Do not send comments by email. Have someone help you post on the blog of you need to. Email entries will not be counted.


If you choose to post anonymously, please include at least your initials so I can find you if you win.


The winner will be posted here on the blog on Saturday, and must contact me by the following Wednesday to claim your prize.


If you wish to comment, but do not want to be in the drawing, please note that in your comment.
I want to give this to someone who really wants it!

That's it, I think! Leave your comment here on this post, and on yesterday's too. Then come back Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday to leave your comments on those day's posts for more chances to win.

And whether you win the bracelet or not, I hope you'll start being extra conscious of the good things in your life. Happy Thanksgiving Week to you!

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Comment on this post to be entered in this week's Gratitude Bracelet Giveaway. One comment per post, please!

Comments

TesoriTrovati said…
I am grateful for you, Miss Kim! Your work is lovely and your journey has been intriguing. We are all at different spots on our map, and I am happy that you share your adventure with us.
Enjoy the day!
Erin
spikycat said…
That's such a wonderful idea! I love the beads you make - your posts and e-mails always cheer me up, thank you :)
Anonymous said…
This would be a great gift for a pretty darn good year overall. Love that you are making beads still.
Suzie Hall
suzie01@fuse.net
Jakk said…
Hi Kim! Only recently found your blog and I'm so happy to participate in this generous giveaway. Your beads are stunning. My fingers are crossed!

Julie
Rachel said…
I've enjoyed your travel stories this year. May the coming year take you where you need to be....

Rachel
Anonymous said…
HI Kim
It is so fantastic that you have chosen to take up the torch again and share your gift with us all.. you create gifts of beauty and grace.. thank you and thank you for sharing your thoughts and the music that moves you.
Leslie L.
Elizabeth said…
I am thankful you are still making beads! : )

Elizabeth Fensin
Raleigh, NC
GAFFER GIRLS said…
sweetness kim ...

we love you .. happy holidays ..

if we win we'll share we promise .. 0)

mo & the girls ..
PA said…
Kim, I add my gratitude for your generosity and that you are making beads again. I was truly bummed when you said you weren't going to do them any more. Cheers! Polly Anna
Hi Kim! You are a woman of amazing talent, generosity, and love! Thanks for sharing your gifts with the world.

Teresa
esbeads said…
What a beautiful way to remind us of what we have been given! Thanks for sharing your stories :)
debra phillips said…
happy start of the holiday's!! love that u are making beads again!! love ya
Julie K. said…
Kim,
I've been a follower of you since the early days. Your posts are eloquent and I look forward to reading them every day. Even when you said you were no longer going to make beads, I stayed on your "list". Thanks for giving us such insight into your life as well as our own.
Julie K.
Zoe Nelson said…
This is so generous! Thanks for doing this and reminding everyone how important gratitude is. I'm feeling lucky!
Levonne said…
Kim, You're also a terrific business person! You're an entrepeneur. I won't enter the drawing but great idea. Good going!
Carla Beyerlein said…
Fantastic, Kim! Your work is beautiful! You have inspired me!
SummersStudio said…
This is a lovely give away! I would happily wear your beads and count my blessings. Thank you!
Carlene said…
Hi Kim,
I've been reading your blog for several years now and always look forward to your blog posts and hearing about your adventures. I'm glad you're making beads again and would love to enter your drawing. I like the bracelet idea. We all need to remember to be grateful :)
Penny said…
Funny how people suddenly come out of the woodwork when you give something away eh lol? Enjoy your Thanksgiving and I like the way you described the sparkle in the snow today :). Diamonds in the snow...very poetic.

Take much care!!
knitterb said…
Happy Thanksgiving
Mary Dean said…
I love these gratitude bracelets! I'd be thrilled to win one. Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving!
Anonymous said…
Kim, I view you much as Teresa does. Whoever receives this gratitude bracelet is going to be so delighted. Your beautiful bead photos are wonderful, and the reality is even lovelier. I wear some of your beads and I hang some of them from cords or chains around the house. They truly are art objects. Norine
Bearfoot Art said…
Good luck to me! Crossing my fingers! :o)
Monica
Carol J said…
Like others, I'm so grateful that you have again taken up your torch. We need your beads!

xoxo cj
wmt1019 said…
Kim.....LOVE your beads.....love your blog. I enjoy reading your thoughts, you are a gifted artist....of words and beads. Thanks for your contribution to my life. Wendy Taylor
Rochelle said…
Glad you are back to making beads, as they are so beautiful and I'm proud of my "Kim Miles collection". Still love the Lotus Blossoms.
Kim ~ What a wonderful thing to do ~ but that is so like you! Glad you are still making beads and bringing joy into may peoples lives.

Happy Holidays! Crazy Woman
Crystal said…
I love the idea of Gratitude bracelets. I think your beads are beautiful. Thanks Kim :)
Happy Thanksgiving!

cyclona66 at aol dot com
Charlotte said…
Ohhhh I'd love to win one of your bracelets!!!
pattayo said…
Happy Thanksgiving! You add so much beauty to the world.
Pat
Sandra Quiring said…
You ROCK Kim! :) You always seem to find the good in anything/everything. You truly are an inspiration - and for that I am greatful! :) Cheers!!!
Anonymous said…
I enjoy your humanity, courage, and humor!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving - I know you have the spirit.

Gwen
Anonymous said…
Here's wishing you a great week!
Teri S
Laura Young said…
Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for being such a compassionate, generous, beautiful spirit, Kim! Love my Fresnel bead btw ;)
Anonymous said…
I am thankful that you continue provide your fans with your beautiful beads and inspirational writings. Giving Thanks for your talent !! April Nottingham
Anonymous said…
Kim
This is so generous of you to share your awesome beads, but I am sure that everyone that knows you already knew that. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Thank for sharing...
diana wessel

P>S> I, too, love your Fresnel bead. Awesome idea!
Suzie Swink said…
You are an inspiration in your efforts to experience, share and understand the values of life, love and relationships. Your beads are spectacular. My gratitude bracelet doesn't compare to the beauty of yours, but the purpose is the same- Thanks and Gratitude! Am thankful for Danny- he put a new heater core in my car yesterday in spite of the NW Blizzard conditions. Elevated to Sainthood..... Happy Holidays to You and Rick. Suzie
Anonymous said…
I am thankful for a wonderful beadist who inspires me to make necklaces that are always commented upon. Nanette Campeau
pamela said…
Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Kim. I have been buying Lottery tickets so I can buy your Taos house. Wish me luck! ;-)
Pam
Merikay said…
I would wear the beads to remind me of all the good blogger friends I have.
Anonymous said…
As difficult as it was for you to take up the torch again, I am grateful. :) I was deeply saddened when I thought I might not get another chance to own one of your masterpieces, so I am incredibly happy that you decided to continue. I keep hoping that one of these days I'll be able to snatch up one (or more, if I'm REALLY lucky) of your works of art. Thank you again for sharing your gift with us. :) Have a wonderful holiday.

Michelle Rockett
Julie said…
Dear, dear Kim!

I'm so happy you chose or were chosen to continue to make beads. There is a calm I feel when I read about you and your beads. It morphs like life and you share that with all of us. Thank you for that!

I'm thankful I searched for cupcake beads years ago...

Julie Lopez
Betsey said…
Hi Kim! I'm still addicted to the beautiful beads I've collected from you over the years - they still brighten my day to look at. I'm glad you're still torching!

Betsey Barger
ari_1965 said…
This is fun. Thank you for holding a contest.
May the best Kim Miles-Bead-a-holic win!!!
Anonymous said…
I check your blog daily for your insightful thoughts! I'd be SOOOO greatful to win a Kim gratitude bracelet!
sara
Anonymous said…
Hi Kim.Well I think this is a wonderful thing to do this time of the year.I love the holidays and gift giving.I enjoy giving way more then getting but this time I think I would love to recieve this gratitude bracelet because I am so grateful that Dawn's treatments went well and I am believing she will be healed.This bracelet would be a daily reminder of how grateful I am. xoxox Kathy Nardi
Sue said…
Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for adding a bit of sparkle to the week. Gratitude is healthy.
Renee said…
Thank you Kim...What a beautiful and meaningful give-away! Love the way your Zen beads absorb and reflect light...making the colours look like they are underwater! Wearing one of your gratitude bracelets would be a wonderful and gorgeous reminder to be grateful and to "live in the present".
Sue said…
Love, love, love your beads!!! Just got the aqua and green Fresnel bead last week... Got so many compliments on it the first time I wore it to work. Would love to win the bracelet! I would like to try making my own too... What is the best kind of elastic stringing material to use? I don't want it to stretch out of shape from the weight of the beads...
MaggieRae said…
I don't see my comment here from yesterday.. thought I sent it through.

I'm thankful for your beautiful beads. I originally found your blog through RVing links, but quickly fell in love with your beadwork too.

Love your writing style, thanks for sharing your journey with us.

Raella
Stephanie said…
Gratitude is an important action I try to practice in my life. I am such a pesimist. A positive one mostly. But still a pessimist.
Suzanne Eaton said…
I'm grateful that you're still making beads!...the fact that you took a break and then came back gives me hope....hope that I will soon start making beads again! I LOVE the simplicity of your new beads. Thanks for still being here.
Peace,
Suzanne
kathy Nardi said…
today,the day before the great feast and I am so grateful that all 4 of my children will be spending thanksgiving with me and Jim tomorrow along with our 15 grandchildren.I am grately for all the blessings that the Good Lord has blessd me with.You don't have anything if you don't have health and love.Happy thanksgiving Kim and Rick.xoxo Kathy Nardi
Holly S. said…
I am grateful FOR YOU Kim, for you & the courage of your journey - it has inspired my hubby & I as we followed along while you got things ready so you could 'fly your coop.' And we've SO enjoyed keeping up with you good or bad, cuz that's life, right??

You have been moved by the "GREATOR Creator" spirit to do some incredibly beautiful things as can be seen in your past gallery work (& the 'stash' of Kim's creations i have hidden away here...but you have also been pretty 'in tune' with yourself & the greater flow of LIFE, which has not only opened some wonderful doors (friends, family, new chances taken) but to GIVE of yourself in ways that have touched me so deeply.

I just don't know how to thank you for that. I'm SO GLAD to have you 'back home,' here in our Enchanted Land, even if it's perhaps not permanent. But feeling your close by, helps settle my wanderlust & seeing the extreme 'teamwork' between you two (& the doggers) has given me such hope for future years ahead....

I Absolutely LOVED the different, captivating beads you made as your trip & you, yourself "evolved" and unfurled...as if you are your own giant prayer flag, floating on so many different breezes, far apart, but all really very much of the same breath. Sending prayers to heaven everywhere you go.

Lastly I want to add, that you yourself have been SUCH an inspiration for me in what is turning out to be a profound personal trial for myself, family & my unbelievable husband. I see and acknowledge the blessings all around me. That i can share your one-of-a-kind talent & final creations with others in my world, is such an....well it's an offering really as mostly lately i find myself giving my beaded creations away to those for whom you, nor I never knew they were being created for.

Your sometimes simple, sometimes more challenging insights & the questions that we are prompted to ask (& ask of) ourselves, have been good stepping stones in my time of floundering, grasping & finding the outstretched hands of loved ones. So i often wonder if you realize ALL the IMPACT you have on our/other lives...?

Keep on, keepin' on Kim...Like when you wrote about the familiar road near your house - you couldn't see over the rise in it, but you KNEW, you had faith that it led you just where you needed to be. Of course you said it much more eloquently, but that's what troubled days & "archived posts" are for...Seeking.

xo || May the road rise up to meet you..."
~peace
holly
m.e. said…
I think I need/want that wonderful bracelet.
My family has had a rather difficult fall.
It would be a healing thing to wear a reminder to count my blessings.
However,I believe the universe will decide who really does need those wonderful beads of yours! So happy for the rest of us your "Kim beads" are growing again...hope it will make you happy too!
We" can't always get what we want...but... we get what we need " m.e. :)
pattayo said…
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
We are so thankful for you.
Pat
Sue said…
Happy Thanksgiving Kim! Hope your weather is better than ours here in Michigan!!!