FREE STANDARD SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS OVER $49.00

-

Blog: Uplifting Thoughts

It Really Is the Little Things

Posted by

"The little things? The little moments? They aren't little.” ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

When I first opened my brick-and-mortar store I filled it with artwork, comfort items, books, journals – lots of the same things I now sell in my e-commerce store. My intention was to offer inspiration to folks in whatever manner best suited them.

One area I totally underestimated was the impact of – what I call - the little things. As people would come in and tell their stories of a friend or relative in need of a pick-me-up or thought-provoking word or “just something to help them feel better,” I found myself going to the token table – the place where we kept the many different types of tokens and stones we sold. I found myself expressing a new belief and saying, "Sometimes the smallest thing is all that's needed to help someone feel better."

And that is why we carry guardian angel tokens, engraved stones, pop-open cards, soapstone hearts, and Shannon Martin magnets (to name a few little things). Because the little things are really big things when it comes to bringing meaning and inspiration to someone (or to yourself).

  • tokens
  • stones
  • ard
  • pop-open cards
  • little things
  • Uplifting Thoughts

Weeding Will Never Be the Same for Me Again

"Once you go inside and weed through the muck,you will find the real beauty,the real truth about yourself."  Lindsay WagnerOprah and Deepak Chopra's latest 21-day meditation experience, Desire and Destiny, is very well done. The content is deep and there was one specific episode that stood out for me.In the episode entitled "Fearless Me," Deepak leads you [...]

Read More »

Stress Busters

Some people think stress is just a part of life. After all, there are bills to pay, not enough hours in the day to do all we have to do at work and then there are the family responsibilities . . .When things are spinning, when you seem to have lost control of your lifestyle, thoughts, emotions, and the [...]

Read More »

What's So Good About Good Medicine Balls?

Good Medicine Balls are ideal for relief from muscle, joint or sinus pain and are one of our most popular items. Here’s the story on these little gems, via our interview with Deep Breath Designs owner, Lisa Koziol.Uplifting Goods (UG): How did you come up with the idea for Good Medicine Balls?Lisa: My friend, who was in her 60’s [...]

Read More »

When you're feeling like you-know-what

“Words are like eggs dropped from great heights; you can no more call them back than ignore the mess they leave when they fall." Jodi PicoultThe quote above resonated with me because I was recently in a situation where ugly words had been said. And as the creator of the One Thought Away program, and someone who never takes [...]

Read More »

Three Little Words Will Change Everything

It's so important to be aware of our language and how we say something. Here's a quick, feel-good tip borrowed from NY Times best-selling author Pam Grout. When you catch yourself saying something negative about yourself, turn those statements around by adding "up until now" to the end. For example, someone might say, "I'm having a [...]

Read More »

I Could Have Kissed That Girl!

A practitioner and I were sitting together at an event, chatting with a 9-year-old girl who was waiting while her mom had a session. I left the conversation for a bit to help a guest and when I turned back I heard the practitioner saying something about how girls were different from boys."I'm telling her [...]

Read More »

What's Your Word?

"There's a word meant for you. When you find it, live it, and share it . . .your life will become more exciting and purposeful than ever."  - Dan BrittonWe know words are powerful. They have the power to inspire, encourage, heal, appreciate, and create possibilities. That's why I love having words all over the place and why I used [...]

Read More »

Honoring the McDonald's Folks

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment,or the smallest act of caring, all of  which have the potential to turn a life around."   - Leo Buscaglia   I love McDonald's iced tea. Ever since I gave up drinking Diet Pepsi, and now only drink tea or water, I have [...]

Read More »

×
×