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Sweet Project Idea: A Treasure Chest Full Of Hope


These days, I think we could all use a sparkly little treasure chest full of hope.

My heart is feeling tender in this moment as I’m missing my mom who died 8 years ago. (updated on 5/21) Today would have been her birthday. I’m grateful for the sweet, magical, glittery treasure chest that she made for me back in 2006.

Would you like a peek inside?

Ahhh I thought you might.


Let’s first take a look at the little note rolled up and tied with a ribbon.


The note begins, “The next time you feel out of sorts or just can’t cope, open this box.”

Are you feeling out of sorts, perhaps?

Or maybe a little curious to see what else is inside?


Inside the lid is a mirror, look at it, in case you’ve forgotten, remember who you are.


Some extra hearts in case yours gets worn out.


A broomstick to fly away when it all gets to be too much.


An angel available 24/7 in case all the others are busy.


Some stars to remind you to reach for them when life gets too earthbound,


and a turtle to remind you to slow down.


Finding this little treasure chest from my mom was a reminder that she is close by to comfort me and to remind me that I’m loved, even if I don’t see her.


The “strength” card from The Virtues Project deck just happened to be sitting on top and offers us an encouraging message so fitting for what we are all experiencing during this pandemic.

Here are a few lines from the card:

We grow in strength as we tackle life’s challenges
with courage and determination.

We deepen in strength when we
choose gentleness and practice patience.

I’m so grateful to have this sweet little treasure chest full of hope and whimsy from my mom. I sure do miss her!

{soul hugs}
Kathryn Costa
Instigator of Soulful & Creative Living

3 thoughts on “Sweet Project Idea: A Treasure Chest Full Of Hope”

  1. My mom was also born in May(7th), loved Lily of the Valley as well and emerald was her favorite gem as well. May’s birthstone I believe is Emerald. Sending you much love and light on this difficult day. I know I’ll be a wreck in two days and next month as well since it will be four years since I lost my mom. Big hugs!!

  2. Thank you Kathryn for this lovely post and for sharing your gift from your mother. I just got to this today, but it was something I think I needed.

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