Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt

Motivational Speaker

My Most Cherished 2014 Christmas Gift: A Basketful of Rocks and a Writing Challenge

Filed under: Motivation — by at 7:49 pm on Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year! May your 2015 be filled with well-being, health and happiness.

I’d like to take a moment to share a Christmas gift that I received from Mom; a gift that I already know I will cherish throughout the years to come.

The gift: a basket filled with rocks. Yes, rocks! Each was individually wrapped in a paper towel, love and memories.

Small wicker basket filled with rocks

In addition to each rock being uniquely shaped and beautifully polished, each one is embossed in gold lettering. One word per rock.











When I asked Mom why she chose the words she did for me, she responded, “Oh, I could go on about each one. You reflect about each. Maybe it’ll be a set of blog posts or something.”

I have been handed a writing challenge for 2015. Thank you, Mom. Challenge accepted; I am looking forward to it.

If you could choose 10 words for a loved one, which rocks would you give? Share in the comments below.

If you enjoyed this post, consider buying me a chai tea latte. Thanks kindly.

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Comment by marylee stephenson

January 2, 2015 @ 10:01 am

let’s see — 10 rock words to reflect or inspire — or both:
hope, kindness, determination, courage, humour, listen, hear, see, love, care

Comment by Sherry

November 30, 2015 @ 2:19 pm

I came upon these same rocks at a store and bought the one that I thought each son needed the most. LOVE for my oldest because he has such a good heart and I hope he finds a girl that will embrace that part of him. HAPPINESS to my middle son who struggles with anxiety & depression. FAITH to my youngest because he’s stubborn and I hope he finds faith in God to guide him through life. Thx for sharing Glenda! The rocks have heartfelt meanings behind them. What a wonderful gift from your Mom!!

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