The many blessings of kindness rocks--who knew?
In my April 19th blog, I wrote about a recent discovery of mine--"Kindness Rocks." Actually I didn't write that blog, my friend Tricia in Albuquerque wrote it. It was fun reading how she first discovered a kindness rock in her travels, and then how she started painting kindness rocks herself. If you didn't read that particular blog, you might want to go back to my 4/19/18 blog or else do a search here for "kindness rocks."
I've returned to this subject today as I keep discovering the many blessings associated with this custom.
The many blessings:
But wait! There's more!!
Other blessings and benefits that can come. . .
One final story I must share:
I really can't do a blog on kindness rocks without mentioning my friend Beth and her beautiful hand-painted rocks. She was painting rocks before there was ever a concept of "kindness rocks." She collected most of her rocks on her cross-country travels with her precious husband Ted. She preferred smooth river rocks and rocks she found at the beach. She's been giving her rocks away too. She does place them in her own gardens as a sweet memory of her travels, but she gives them to family members for their gardens as well. I've included a picture of her gorgeous rocks. And thank her for being such an inspiration to me.
Your mission? Go find a rock, paint it, and share it with the world! It's fun!
I started this blog for grandparents, and I noticed that I haven't posted since June 29th! Sorry about that! I've been busy, and I've also been traveling. And I'm guessing I really didn't have any readers as y'all have been traveling too! But for those grandparents that have returned from your travels and are dealing with this terrible heat, painting kindness rocks might be the way to go. You can find rocks at your local garden centers or hobby stores. Hope you'll try it--spread the love! It's wonderful to think you might brighten someone's day!
I enjoyed painting this little guy. I put him at a local park thinking some child might find him and want to take him home. I also did it as my friend Tricia reported in that original blog that the first rock she found was just a face--no message. She said she and her husband just busted out laughing. I think this old world could use a good laugh.
Tricia's original blog about the Kindness Rock Project:
And the website with more information about the Kindness Rock Project:
Retired school teacher and now full time grandmother sharing ideas and looking for new ones about grandparenting!