Tying a string around your finger as a reminder is an ancient tradition, thought to keep an idea from escaping — literally tying the idea to yourself.
The String-Ring is a cue to remind yourself and those who notice it, to be kind to one another. To do a kind act, say, or even think something kind. Each color of string represents a specific kindness reminder.
Colors signify different things from culture to culture. When choosing the color string to be worn on your String-Ring, keep in mind some of these common meanings to communicate your intentions.
peace, life & simplicity
Remember to be Kind to Yourself
Slow down, take a deep breath, and relax tense muscles. Take time for yourself everyday to just be in silence.
depth, introspection & harmony
Remember to Enjoy
Absorb every moment. Accept and enjoy it, and learn from it. And, most of all, share what you’ve learned.
Remember to be Tolerant
We come from different places, but from one common source.
energy & enthusiasm
Remember to Laugh
Laughter is the best medicine. Especially when you laugh at yourself!
Remember to be Kind
Always be kind to others. After all, kindness generates more kindness.
Remember to be Respectful of the Environment
All things have value and should always be respected.
Remember to be Grateful
Count your blessings and be thankful for the goodness in others.
wisdom & understanding
Remember to Forgive
This is a gift you give to all. Even yourself.
Remember to be Patient
Use tense moments as time to practice deep breathing and relaxation. This gives you time to think before you react.
Remember to Give
Gold is the color of wealth. You have something to give: attention, knowledge, time, money, or even a smile. It's only yours so that you can give it.