Gratitude Rocks--Do You Have One?

@pyewacket (44032)
United States
June 28, 2007 5:54pm CST
Now as some of you know I'm embarking on a more positive outlook in life and am on a Mental Diet...that is I'm getting serious about the whole Law of Attraction concept as inspired by The Secret, Think and Grow Rich, The Success Principles, and The Attractor Factor. Now for a long time I wanted to get The Secret DVD as well, but to be honest, I figured, well...it's just not a vital necessity, as I could get just as much out of the books I'm reading...yet, it still tugged at my mind....Then a little voice said inside my mind...try good old e-Bay...so I did...there were scores of the DVD there, and wanted the extended version....I placed a bid on one of them and won it....for less than HALF the original cost of close to $40.00 I've been watching the DVD now a bit every single night...and there's one section that talks about the "Gratitude Rock" Lee Brower carries with him a common ordinary rock with him that he calls his Gratitude Rock--and everytime he touches it, he reminds himself of at least one thing he's grateful for....This concept can be done of course with a "gratitude" journal and one can write down all the things one is grateful for...but a rock is smaller, and can be kept in your pocket and taken wherever you go. Then I started hunting around websites and came up with this one...it has a video to watch...and I did --twice so far...and some parts honestly brought me to tears...We gripe and complain about this and that..especially when things aren't going right...this is probably the time we need to be thankful the most Please watch the video http://www.mygratituderock.com/ I now have my own "gratitude rock" and carry it with me...do you have yours??
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15 responses
• United States
28 Jun 07
I love keeping a gratitude journal. Even during the darkest times in my life I was able to come up with at least a few things to be grateful for. Granted, during tough times it is a bit more difficult to come up with things to be grateful for, but it does indeed put things into perspective. I will have to take a few moments after supper to watch the video. Thanks for sharing!
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Think you'll like the video
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• United States
28 Jun 07
This is such a cool idea....I didn't have one, but I think I may go make myself one. The concept is great....just that little reminder of everything we have to be thankful for. Everyone needs a reminder now and then and a pretty rock will do jsut fine! What a priceless idea that truly is free. We can appreciate our lives more simply by being reminded to think about the little things that make us happy..my cat, my husband (well, sometimes), my family (again, sometimes), my friends, and now, my rock.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Mmmm...your cat makes you happier than your husband and kids...LOL...My two kitties make me happy all the time too...
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• United States
28 Jun 07
The cat never complains (well, unless her dish is empty) and can always be forced to snuggle, though she might complain a bit. And, she is never in prickly mood like people can be. Mostly, she needs me to fill her dishes and brush her...not to demanding, always affectionate. Yuppers, better than hubbies, kids, parents, siblings, friends....pretty much everyone :)
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
29 Jun 07
That's your kitty in your avatar--right? She's a beauty....give her a hug for me ;-)
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• United States
29 Jun 07
Nice video, I had trouble reading some of the words and they went to fast for me but I got the jest of what the author was trying to say. I loved the music on the video. I do not have a graduitude rock. I do know what I am grateful for. I thank you for the link to the video
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
29 Jun 07
I had trouble reading it too...so not just you...hehe....and you're welcome for the link
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• United States
29 Jun 07
i don't have gratitude rocks-but i do have memory ones.whenever i visit friends out of state,i take a rock from where they live so i will have something i can hold in my hand to think of them by.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
29 Jun 07
I think that's why I always used to collect rocks as a rememberence of of where I've been
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
29 Jun 07
Long time ago I found nice stone in Smoky Mountains. It is Amethyst, I made it polished and I keep it in my purse for 11 years so far. I didn't call it gratitude rock, but it always makes me remember of good days in my life. After watching The Secret, I decided to call it my gratitude rock. I touch it every day. It brings good vibrations back and makes me think about everything I am grateful for.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
29 Jun 07
That sounds beautiful..amethyst is that wonderful purple gemstone...did you know the attributes of it?--Amethyst represents calm, balance, peace, protection, meditation, spirituality, inspiration and healing...among some of its properties...so no wonder you get good vibes from it!!
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Thanks for sharing this. I don't recall hearing of a Gratitude Rock. But I certainly feel that expressing gratitude is important in life. The video was awesome.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Glad you liked the video ;-)
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
29 Jun 07
Great site and wonderful idea - funny thing is I'd never heard of this but already have a great rock. The other night was out watching my grandson while he played in the swimming pool. I happen to glance down at the ground and saw an interesting rock half buried in the dirt. It's smooth and small but a nice size to hold without being too big or too small to hold comfortably. Just right for a 'pocket'...which for some reason was what I did - stuck it in my pocket and it's now sitting on my nightstand.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
29 Jun 07
That's wonderful...so that's your official gratitude rock..right?
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
29 Jun 07
Yep, I'm setting in my recliner looking out over the tree tops to blue skies with my 'Graditude Rock' setting on the endtable now right next to me and my Diet Pepsi. House is quiet and I'm getting some great writing done - could life be any better? Got my rock and am grateful for many many things today :)
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
29 Jun 07
Sounds like you're in a really good positive frame of mind...and knowing what you're going through its nice to switch gears from the negative..right?
• United States
12 Jul 07
That is a great idea. I use to have a hematite worry rock I carried with me everywhere I went. I think I have one still somewhere... My mom bought me my first one because I take after my father in being a worry wart on top of being extremely scared of storms. She said she had heard it was an old American Indian custom to rub the stone whenever you were worried and it would absorb your worries. Then later you 'released' the worries into a stream (or running cold water). I admit it helped. So I can imagine that this would be another helpful tool.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
12 Jul 07
I've heard of worry rocks too...LOL...but think it's so much more positive to have a gratitude rock...no? LOL
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• United States
12 Jul 07
Oh yes most definitely :)
• United States
29 Jun 07
I didn't watch the video, dear soul, because frankly right now my life is wretched! I am, however very pleased with your new spiritual journey. I know that the Gratitude Attitude is the One that is the Key to Everything. Eventually when I get tired of feeling sorry for myself and licking my wounds, I will get back up and begin to see blessings for what they are. For now, I will be happy for you. ~ Blessed Be, Donna -I am grateful for my cat, Charlie and dog, Chiquita -I am grateful for my computer -I am grateful for the groceries in fridge and pantry -I am grateful for my apartment -I am grateful for my children & grandchidren (but that was a given)
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
29 Jun 07
Well all the more reason to watch a positive video....when things are the most wretched that's the time to saturate one's mind with good things...not necessarily easy, but it will adjust the wave frequencies for more good in one's life
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
29 Jun 07
I don't have a gratitude rock exactly, but I have used crystals for that type of purpose. A coven that I belonged to for a while had a special part of each meeting where we talked about the things we were grateful for and that were positive for us at the time, and the crystals were part of that. I think I like the idea of having a gratitude journal, now that you mention it. I often have a hard time holding onto positive thoughts, and it would be helpful I think. Of course the rock sounds really cool and useful as a reminder as well!
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
29 Jun 07
Good thing about a little rock you can carry it with you wherever..I got a little gratitude journal...I plan to write at least one thing each day I'm grateful for--even one really simple thing..like being grateful for one's eyesight...to see the computer, to read, to see movies, to see that beautiful butterfly, flower, sunset..etc etc
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@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
29 Jun 07
I love the movie, and everything in it is true. It's just too bad that someone thought to capitalize on such a simple jesture by selling these special rocks for almost thirty bucks. I prefer taking a walk and finding one that really means something to me. I actually carry a piece of kyanite that someone gave me. I'm grateful for what I have though and I do keep a journal for that. I just wish that people wouldn't try to make money off of others in the name of gratitude.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
29 Jun 07
LOL--I had to laugh about this in a way...hey maybe if we get together and come up with our own "scheme" then we'd be rolling in the money too..hehe
• United States
29 Jun 07
WTG on winning the ebay auction! What a great concept. I often think about how I feel so off at this point in my life, and how grateful I should be that things aren't much much worse. I really miss the person I was not long ago. I could use a gratitude rock. Thanks for starting this discussion.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
29 Jun 07
Well maybe you miss the person you used to be...but think how much better you can be!!
@pillusch (1148)
• Mexico
29 Jun 07
I was thinking just this morning (I do that, sometimes) - isn't it just nice to be alive? We always gripe about this and that, everything makes us miserable, discontent, life is difficult, why does that always happen to me. Yes, life is difficult (and I believe it's supposed to be difficult), but at least we have IT, and we are aware of it. Imagine being a dog or some stone. No, we wouldn't complain anymore, because we wouldn't even know and feel that we are alive.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
29 Jun 07
I think our life's difficulties are sometimes our challenges to overcome...without them and if everything went smooth sailing not only would life be boring in some aspects but we wouldn't realize how great life really is once we overcome those challenges
• United States
28 Jun 07
I don't have a gratitude rock. I just learned of the concept a few moments ago. If I manage to get my life in order over the next month...then I will certainly get a gratitude rock.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Doesn't have to cost anything...just any little ole rock...For some reason over the years I've collected among other things, pine cones, seashells..and yup...rocks...Mine is one I found I don't know how many years ago
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@morgandrake (2136)
• United States
12 Jul 07
That is an interesting concept.