By Elaine Werffeli
I can’t believe it but I am the mother of a graduating high school senior. Hard to know where the time has gone, but here I sit with only a few months to go until my son will be graduating. I thought hard about what would be a meaningfulgraduation present. I came up with creating a collection of words of advice that I have for him as he steps out into the big world on his own.
But here is the interesting part. As family, friends, colleagues and people I met would find out that my son is heading off to college soon, they all had valuable pieces of advice to pass on. So then it dawned on me, what if I could collect all those gems in one place? Not only would it be a great collection to share with Ryan and he undoubtedly would get more out of it since it would be a combination of different viewpoints, but others could benefit as well.
So the idea was born to create the first content sharing platform, Gems of Insight, where people like you and me can discover, contribute and share inspirational/motivational insights called “gems” to deal with the world boldly. Geared for people of all-ages, site visitors can designate favorite quotes by clicking the ”Gem It” button, with popular inspirational passages earning ”Gems of the Week.”
Gems of Insight is founded on the premise that each one of us has something insightful to share that can enrich others. It is not a site with quotations by famous people. Gems of Insight allows people like you and me to encapsulate and pass on our practical, meaningful advice to help friends, family members and others to stay positive, inspire each other and achieve their goals.”
Gems of Insight is a community for college graduates, parents, grandparents, teachers, mentors, working professionals or thinkers to share their daily life journeys with others at a single site. It also serves as a learning platform for those who are seeking inspiration.
Free of ads, the site is open to anyone and does not require sign-up to contribute gems. When on the site, users can read popular and recent gems organized in 16 categories (including motivational, relationship, friendships, success, health, money, college, and more) and ”Gem It” the ones they like. Those who like to begin their day with an insight can subscribe to the site and can also follow Gems of Insight’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
When I was out with my son celebrating his acceptance into college, he set the goal of collecting 500 gems before he heads off to college. That seems like a lot for just a few months so I hope as you are checking out the site you can take a spin to see what others have to say, contribute your own “gem” and even vote for your favorite quotes by clicking on the “Gem It” button. Feel free to pass on the website to others who may want to contribute as well. The more gems, the better!