So much meaning in such a small object, this one little charm meant everything to a poor, immigrant child. This was given to my grandfather when he was around my age, he was 14 years old and I was 13 years old when he gave it to me, now I am 16. This charm was given to him by his dad and it was very special because they were a poor, immigrant family with little to no money and in addition to this they had just come to America and it was made of silver (which to them was very expensive). To him the charm meant everything, it symbolized hope and love because he had little to nothing. He decided to pass it onto me when I was 13 because he saw I was having trouble in school and had no hope to get better because I was doing poorly, he thought if he gave it to me and explained what it meant to him and when he got it that it would provide some light and hope for me, and as a result it did. I began to realize that I need to stay positive and hopeful no matter the circumstances. Furthermore he went from absolutely nothing and having nothing to having anything he would ever need or want and more, all because he stayed hopeful. For me it symbolizes love, hope and faith, I believe this because it symbolizes love from my family, hope that things will get better and faith that my family has in me. In conclusion to this day this charm symbolizes hope and love for my family and I will wear it until it is time to be passed on to my children or grandchildren. 

Place(s): New York

– Steven Lakatos

Relationship:  Grandchild of im/migrant Grandchild of im/migrant