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Fighting Cancer

Friday, April 7, 2017 posted by Joan

One Day at a Time Inspirational Stones

The one word heard by patients that scares us is the word cancer.  I am not a doctor nor a researcher so this column is not to provide medical advice.  My purpose in writing this is just to discuss the topic with a sober but rational tone.  If you watch the commercials on TV, you are probably aware of Cancer Treatment Centers of America.  Treating cancer is what they do so I suppose they are at the forefront of breakout options.  However, being positive and listening to the experts is also critical.  Carrying some engraved stones with you will motivate you to stay on track every day.

Other highly regarded cancer hospitals are University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston and Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.  Also, consider UCLA Medical Center in California and the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.  Pick the one closest to you.  Remember, knowledge and experience is more valuable than the convenience of a nearby hospital.

Cancers can be treated and become dormant, yet still reappear years later.  All it takes are a few dormant cancer cells and inflammation.  One thing that will reactivate dormant cancer stem cells is continuous inflammation.  Be sure to check with your doctors about ways to lessen the likelihood of reappearance.


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What are Engraved Pocket Stones Used For?

Friday, March 31, 2017 posted by Joan

One Day at a Time Inspirational Stones

I have been asked why people would want engraved pocket stones.  After all, they are just rocks with words on them.  Why would someone want to put one in their pocket or purse?  Here are some very good reasons.

Some pocket stones are inspirational.  As an example, suppose a person is going through some tough times.  Also, suppose they have a stone that says “One Day at a Time”.  Every time they look at that stone it reminds them how to overcome their challenge.  Suppose someone has a stone that says “I Love You” or “Friends Forever”.  If one is separated from the individual who gave them that stone, it reminds them of the close relationship that exists.  Pocket stones have meaning and are warm to the touch after you hold them for a while.  It is not just a rock.  It brings warmth and feeling to the owner.  If you don’t believe me, try it.

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What is Your Definition of Inspire

Sunday, March 12, 2017 posted by Joan
Engraved Motivational Stones

Engraved Inspirational Stones

The Oxford dictionary, defines inspire as urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.  In the Merriam Webster dictionary, the definition is a:  to influence, move, or guide by divine or supernatural inspiration b:  to exert an animating, enlivening, or exalting influence on was particularly inspired by the Romanticists. 

My definition of inspire is to reach a person to do important and worthwhile things he/she might not do without inspiration.  Regardless of the definition you chose, inspiration is a wonderful thing and accomplishes amazing things.  An inspirational paperweight on a desk or a similar object continues to remind the person of reaching important goals.

What important things can you do that requires inspiration?  Is it to aid an important charity to accomplish its goals?  Is it to write a book or article to help others?  Can you help your synagogue or church to get new members?  Establish your meaningful goal and keep inspirational reminders to keep you on track.


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Why Are Stuffed Animals the Perfect Gifts

Thursday, October 6, 2016 posted by Joan
feel good engraved stones

Feel Good Inspirational Stones

One of the best ways we inspire others is through the use of greeting cards and Greeting stones.  We know that they bring a smile, especially during birthdays and anniversaries.  Then there are other times during the year when our wishes are part of a larger celebration such as Christmas and Chanukah greetings, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day wishes.  For me, there is nothing more important that get well wishes when a friend is suffering from a serious illness.  That is the time when we all need to be inspired.

While cards and stones are always traditional, gifts are a harder challenge for the ill.  If you bring a book, can the patient actually read it in the hospital?  Flowers are nice, but they begin to die quickly.  Personally, I like stuffed animals because they are something to hold onto.  They don’t need to be large, just an animal that smiles back at you.  What is your favorite get well gift?

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Inspirational Messages

Monday, June 20, 2016 posted by Joan
Leave No Stone Unturned Business Gifts

Leave No Stone Unturned Inspirational Stones

When I’m having a bad day, I surround myself with inspirational quotes and my favorite inspirational paperweight to lift my spirits and brighten my day.  Here are some of my favorites:

Be good to feel good and to attract good. ~ Debasish Mridha

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. ~ Arthur Ashe

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~ C.S. Lewis

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future . . . but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly. ~ Buddha

To find what you seek in the road of life,  the best proverb of all is that which says: Leave no stone unturned. ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ~ Walt Disney

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What is Juneteenth?

Friday, June 10, 2016 posted by Joan
I Have a Dream Inspirational Stone

Inspirational Greeting Stones

Do I Have a Dream engraved stones inspire you to reflect upon the struggle of the African Americans in the United States? At this time of year, many think about Juneteenth Independence Day, Freedom Day, or Emancipation Day.  Juneteenth (short for June 19th) marks the end of slavery in the United States.  It was on June 19th, 1985 that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston Texas, with the news that the Civil War had ended and the slaves were now free.

Since this was 2 1/2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, why did it take so long for the Texans to find out? Was this information purposely withheld from the Texans to maintain slavery and plantation life? Where there so few Union troops in Texas that it took more than two years for the news to travel?  Did the federal troops wait on purpose before delivering the news?

Juneteenth is a day of celebrations for many Americans. In 1980, Juneteenth became a state holiday in Texas. In recent years, the recognition and observance of Juneteenth is spreading across many communities and organizations throughout the country.

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Observing Flag Day

Sunday, June 5, 2016 posted by Martin
Forever In Our Hearts Remembrance Stones

Forever In Our Hearts Remembrance Stones

We honor the American flag each year on June 14.  While some choose to burn our flag as an expression of free speech, most of us are happy that we are fortunate to live in the land of the free.  Others throughout the world only dream that they could be here.  Through two world wars, it was the United states that made the difference so the rest of us can express our views without fear of recrimination. In the cemeteries, there rows and rows of crosses and Stars of David with flags, coins and engraved rocks covering those who lost their lives so we can be free.

When I was younger, there was no choice.  At age 23, I was drafted because that was the law.  I was not happy about leaving civilian life, but I did what was required of me.  After being honorably discharged at the rank of E-4, I looked back and realized what happened over the prior two years.  I learned responsibility, accountability and teamwork.  It gave me the tools I needed for the rest of my career.  Let us salute the flag, not burn it.

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How Will You Celebrate Memorial Day?

Sunday, May 29, 2016 posted by Joan
Forever In Our Hearts Remembrance Stones

Forever In Our Hearts Stones

Each year on Memorial Day, Americans take advantage of sales and promotions, enjoy special restaurant deals, and join together in backyard barbecues. How will you celebrate this Memorial Day?  Think about doing something to honor the memory of our fallen soldiers. Some suggested activities include:

1. Visit a military cemetery. Leave a coin or engraved pocket stones on the grave of a forgotten soldier. Leaving a penny on the grave means that you are honoring the memory of someone who never returned from service.
2. Attend a Memorial Day Parade in your town or a neighboring community. Your local newspaper will list Memorial Day parades and memorial ceremonies.
3. Wear red, white and blue.
4. Fly your flag proudly from your home. Decorate your home and yard with red, white and blue.
5. At 3 PM, stop what you’re doing for a moment of silence to remember our fallen heroes who gave their lives to protect our freedoms.
6. Thank a veteran for his or her service to our country.

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Quotes for Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 posted by Joan
Forever In Our Hearts Remembrance Stones

Forever In Our Hearts Stones

For many Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer. For others, it’s a three-day holiday with sales, barbecues and picnics. Memorial Day was originally founded after the Civil War to honor the soldiers who died in the war. Now, it’s a day to honor all the Americans who have died in the military to protect our freedom. Read the quotes on your motivational paperweights to help you focus on the real meaning of this holiday. Here are some of my favorite quotations:

  • Peace is the real and right memorial for those who have died in war. ~ Richard Nixon
  • Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. ~ John F. Kennedy
  • Their sacrifice was great, but not in vain. All Americans and every free nation on earth can trace their liberty to the white markers of places like Arlington National Cemetery. And may God keep us ever grateful. ~ George W. Bush
  • How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! ~ Maya Angelou
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Do Lucky Charms Really Work?

Sunday, April 10, 2016 posted by Joan
What A Shot Engraved Stones

Inspirational Engraved Stones

Do you believe in lucky charms? Believe it or not, they may actually work. According to a German study, those with lucky charms performed better at computer memory games. What about athletes? How many ball players wear their lucky underwear, carry their pocket-size engraved rocks or perform quirky warm-up routines before the game?

According to the researcher in the study described above, “Superstition increases people’s confidence.” How can increased confidence translate into improved performance?

⦁ To achieve your goal, you must believe that you can do it. Whether you’re interviewing for a job, shooting baskets or solving a math equation, you have to think positively and believe you can attain your goal.
⦁ If your lucky charm gives you more confidence, you will worker harder and longer to be successful.
⦁ Success breeds success. Once you achieve your goal, you will aim higher and set higher goals for yourself.  Believe, Achieve, Suceed

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