Persistence

I’ve had a sign hanging in my office at work for about 10 years.  It is on the wall directly in front of my desk and serves as a constant reminder:

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.  Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.  Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.  Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.  Persistence and determination alone will bring success.  

~Calvin Coolidge

This word has made it’s way into the news as of late – the wonders of social media picking up on comments made by a male senator about a female senator during a senate confirmation debate.  ‘She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.’  These words have become a bit of a battle cry in today’s political climate, and can now be found on t-shirts, mugs, protest signs, and now…river rocks.

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In making decisions about themes and types of things we’ll carry, one of our goals is to not be particularly trendy or flash-in-the-pan.  Too, we like to remain apolitical.  While it’s important that we continue to add freshness and newness to our lines, we like to keep a baseline of solid, meaningful, consistent and non-controversial inspirational gifts.  We’ve been selling most of our products continually for over 10 years.

But, we do offer custom designs, so it’s inevitable that we get requests from our customers for the newest catch phrase or the latest and greatest trend.  The ‘She Persisted’ rock design caught my attention a bit more so than others, because not only is it current news, it’s a theme in my personal and business life.  Even when business is down, we persist.  When we’re not feeling particularly inspired, we persist.  When we have a difficult customer, or frustrating vendor, we persist.  To be successful in business, we must persist.

I love that we can rely on our customers to bring us inspiration.  The Custom Designed River Rocks are one of my most favorite items because it’s so fun to see what customers come up with.  And, we have fun conversations trying to guess what they are using them for.

If someone were to describe me, I wouldn’t mind them using this phrase.  I hope you find inspiration in it, too.

~Brenda

New! New! New!

Look at these sweet new tokens!

angelhealinggroupAngel Healing Sentiment Tokens – $2.25/each

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Bee Mine Sentiment Tokens – $1.95/each

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Owl Always Love You Sentiment Token – $1.95/each

Create a One-Of-A-Kind Stone!

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What can you put on a custom designed stone?  Let your creativity shine!

  1. Logo  and tag line for your company or organization event.
  2. Favorite quote or scripture to give as gifts.
  3. Bride and groom names and wedding date.
  4. In Memoriam messages.
  5. Business contact information in place of business cards.
  6. Motivational phrases for team members.
  7. Plant and herb names to be used as garden markers.
  8. Meditation reminders.
  9. Baby name and birth date for shower favors.
  10. Favorite vacation spot.

**NEW** lower quantity requirements of just 25 per design (was 100)!

Starting at $3.50/each with quantity discounts for 50, 100, 500 and 1000+!

Custom Engraved River Rocks

New! Sentiment Tokens – $1.95/each

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Sentiment Tokens measure approx. 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″.  They are our largest pocket tokens! Made of pewter and deeply engraved, these make sweet gifts!

You Are Awesome
Always With You
Believe In Yourself
Best Grandma Ever
Best Dad Ever
Best Friends Forever
Best Mom Ever
Best Nana Ever
I Love You To the Moon and Back
My Heart is With You
So glad…You Are My Sister
You + Me = Forever
You and Me Friends Forever
You Are My Anchor
You Are My Sunshine
You Are Strong!

$1.95/each

Back in stock! Scripture Stones

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A friend loves at all times. Proverbs 17:17 

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and witha ll your strength. Mark 12:30

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10

Be strong and courageous, the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord. Jeremiah 17:7

But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Gal 5:22-23

But they who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles. Isaiah 40:31

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Luke 6:31

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. James 4:8

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

For I know the plans I have for you. Jeremiah 29:11

He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone. John 8:7

He will give his angels charge of you to guard you in all your ways. Psalms 91:11

I can do all things in him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Let all that you do be in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14

Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 1 Corinthians 13:4

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen. Hebrews 11:1

Now these three remain; Faith, Hope, and Love. But the greatest of these is Love. 1 Corinthians 13:13

Remember I am with you always. Matthew 28:20

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul. Psalm 23:1

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalms 118:24

Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Proverbs 3:5

With God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26

Engraved Scripture Stones.  $2.95/each

 

Back in stock! Inspiration Stones

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Ask Believe Receive

Count your Blessings

Follow your Dreams

God Rocks

Hope Anchors the Soul

I Am

Let Go and Let God

Live with Purpose

Prayer Changes Things

This Too Shall Pass

Inspiration Stones – $2.95/each

Go Navy Beat Army

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We’re a Navy town over here in Annapolis, home of the United States Naval Academy.   And we definitely like to show our Navy pride!

Go Navy Beat Army double sided stones are one of a kind! These make unique gifts.

$2.95/each