A blessing bracelet is a type of bracelet that is believed to bring positive energy and good luck to the wearer. Whether you believe in their power or simply appreciate their beauty, a blessing bracelet can serve as a meaningful reminder to stay positive, focus on the good in life, and spread kindness and compassion to others. It is a symbol of faith, hope, and positivity. It is often worn as a reminder to count one’s blessings and to have faith in the good things that life has to offer.
On April 9, 2023, “The Blessing Bracelet” was released. This film follows the story of a single mother who is divorced and struggling to manage all the financial burdens that come with raising her son. The movie beautifully portrays the bond between the mother and son while exploring various heartwarming themes. If you’re someone who enjoys movies that can easily lift your mood and put a smile on your face, then “The Blessing Bracelet” is definitely worth checking out. The film covers a wide range of aspects, such as heartbreak, hard work, keeping faith in God, giving people a chance to believe again, and, most importantly, counting on blessings regularly. This movie depicts how a single touch of positivity can turn things around. To give you a fair idea of what to expect, here’s a brief recap of the story.
‘The Blessing Bracelet’ Story
At the beginning of “The Blessing Bracelet,” we’re introduced to Dawn Spencer (Amanda Schull), the film’s protagonist. Dawn is a single mother who works part-time at a veterinary clinic and has been raising her son Justin (Nathan Parrott) alone since her divorce from her ex-husband Alan (Matt Clarke) three years ago. Despite the financial burdens that Alan left behind, Dawn is a hardworking mother who is determined to provide a good life for herself and her son. She’s taken on the responsibility of clearing their debts and ensuring they have a home and a reliable car.
Unfortunately, Dawn’s financial situation is becoming increasingly complex as her job at the veterinary clinic is not enough to help her pay off her debts. In a subsequent scene at the River Rapids Services and Loan office, we witness executives Ben (Carlo Marks) and Jordana (Morgana Wyllie) discussing the need to send a foreclosure letter to Dawn. Despite his kind-hearted nature, Ben acknowledges that it is part of his job and cannot do anything to help. Meanwhile, Dawn’s friend Cassie (Alison Wandzura) pays her a visit and invites her to a Galentine’s party with their other friends.
After preparing for the party, Dawn comes across her old bracelets and shares them with Cassie. The two reminisce about their college days and how they used to make bracelets together. Dawn mentions that they called them “blessing bracelets” and that each bracelet had four beads to represent four blessings to be counted each day. Upon arriving at the restaurant for the party, Dawn notices a job vacancy advertised for a waitress and decides to inquire about it with the owner. To her delight, Dawn is offered the job on the spot. With her new job, Dawn hopes to improve her financial situation.
The Power Of Positive Affirmations
Dawn’s son, Justin, has been eagerly seeking a pet for a long time, a fact that is evident throughout the movie. Coincidentally, Ben takes his pet to the same veterinary clinic where Dawn works, and the two strike up an interesting conversation. However, Ben is unaware that Dawn is the same person he had written a foreclosure letter for, as her account was registered under her husband’s surname in his office. Ben asks Dawn out on a date, but she declines, citing her busy schedule with two jobs. Later that day, while having dinner with his family at a restaurant, Ben coincidentally runs into Dawn, who has started a new job as a waitress there. After their chance encounters, Dawn asks Ben if her son Justin can walk his dog Molly regularly in the park to see if he is capable of handling dogs, as Justin has wanted a pet for a long time. As Ben starts liking Dawn, he agrees to the arrangement.
Dawn gives her friends and customers blessing bracelets as a kind gesture at the restaurant where she works. As word of these bracelets spreads, people begin to express interest in purchasing them. Since receiving a large number of bulk orders, Dawn finds the task of fulfilling them overwhelming on her own. Fortunately, due to her frequent attendance at church, her friend Cassie and Pastor (Corina Akeson) offer to help her create the bracelets, as well as other members of the community. The blessing bracelets quickly gain popularity and demand skyrocketed within a short period of time.
The situation takes a dramatic turn when Dawn’s ex-husband Alan pays her a visit and apologizes for not being able to visit her or their son Justin after their divorce. Despite the fact that Dawn has already established her blessing bracelet business with the help of Ben and Cassie and feels confident in her ability to improve her financial situation and raise Justin alone, Alan offers his help. However, Dawn makes it clear to Alan that she has no interest in rekindling their relationship and instead asks him to visit Justin, as their son misses him dearly.
‘The Blessing Bracelet’ Ending
Dawn goes on a date with Ben, and they become closer. During their conversation, Dawn shares her long-time dream of owning a small store and establishing her own business. With her financial situation improving, Dawn visits the River Rapids office to inform Jordana that she can now pay her checks on time. While at the office, she is surprised to see Ben there and assumes that he has been lying to her. However, after leaving the office and feeling upset, she talks to her mother and realizes that her past negative experiences are influencing her present. She also recognizes that Ben is a good person and has not lied to her.
Ben buys an old ice cream parlor that Dawn used to go to frequently in her youth. He then decides to transform it into a store for Dawn’s Designs as a surprise for her. With the help of Justin, Ben heads to the Easter party at the local church, where they run into Dawn. Excitedly, they bring her to the newly refurbished store. After taking in the sight of the transformation, Dawn expresses her reservations about accepting such a generous gift from Ben. However, Ben quickly clarifies that he has quit his job and purchased the property specifically to rent it to Dawn. He also shares his interest in becoming a business partner and contributing his expertise in finance. Dawn is overwhelmed with gratitude and relief, feeling understood and supported by Ben. His actions show that he values her and her business in every possible way.
The concluding scene of “The Blessing Bracelet” depicts Ben and Dawn gifting Justin, a pet dog, fulfilling his long-standing desire to have a furry companion. Justin names the dog “Hope,” symbolizing the role hope plays in turning things around for the characters. The movie highlights how the blessing bracelets aided the characters in recognizing their blessings and looking forward to happiness. Overall, “The Blessing Bracelet” is the perfect feel-good movie that can brighten up even the gloomiest of days and put a smile on your face.