If the dime store necklace makes you happy...why would you exchange it for anything at all?
Only someone who has not ever had a chance to see and feel the difference in a real string of pearls would say that. God's plan ( his pearls) for us is always SOOOOO much better than what we think we want or what we think makes us happy.
Fr. Carey Landry got it so right in the lyric of his song Only a Shadow
The dreams I have today my Lord
are only a shadow of your dreams for me
Only a shadow of your dreams for me
if I but follow you.