I wear a Pandora bracelet, so when people give me gifts, lately they tend to be Pandora beads.
My preference tends to lean towards the more intricate beads. I like filigree and colour, so I tend to pick out the ones that have stones. Nestled amongst some of my most ornate beads, however, is a new favorite.
It came from my nephews. My sister said she brought them to the store, told them they were going to select a gift for me, pointed out the section they should choose from and let them pick. They thought about it for a good fifteen minutes, I hear. They compared them all, debated over it for a while, ruled some out and eventually decided on the best one.
My nephews, after a great deal of thought, decided that the most appropriate bead for me would be a toad.
It makes me smile every time I see it.
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