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A few years ago positive stones were introduced in our community … and it quickly became a phenomenon. Many communities had done that and the concept was different, but in our community Positive Rocks was a big hit.
I have heard that this idea was created by many individuals, but I believe that it has its origin The Kindness Rocks projectIf I'm wrong, let me know, but I found that out in some research. Anyway, the premise is basic … paint a stone, give it a positive message, hide it (but not too hard) and let someone find some positivity when he needs it most.
One day when we went for a walk, the kids and I stumbled over a painted rock. The rock did not have a positive message, but it was a blue sky with a smiley sun. On the back, we read that we should visit the Positive Rock Facebook page of our community. So I took my cell phone, looked it up and found out what was going on. During this time I learned something about positive rocks and my children really loved the idea.
Basically, the Facebook page of our community was just set up to give those who found stones the opportunity to present them and let others know they rejected them. I'll be honest, while the kids loved to show the world the stones they found, I thought the Facebook page really took the meaning behind the project, but of course that's just my opinion.
Our positive summer
We spent the whole summer painting, hiding and finding positive stones. My children really loved the neighbors and I even made some stones. It was fun to get the activity together and to know that we were doing something that would be fun for others.
When autumn and winter came, the positive stones in our church became less numerous, which is understandable. It was not that popular next summer, but this third summer saw a resurgence. We did not do as many as we did the first summer, but the kids and I find each other on our veranda from time to time, painting stones with something we believe to be close to our hearts … and I love them Idea still.
My tips for Positive Rocks
It's about being positive. So make sure that you or your children send something positive out into the world. Well, that's the whole point for me. We found a lot of stones that showed only glitter or advertising, and frankly, that's not the point.
Lastly, you might wonder where we got all the stones from … Well, we bought a bunch of landscape stones from an Amish family, and during that process, we also bought several stone boxes for super low prices. However, you can get some from a variety of places, the park, hiking, your garden, a local farmer and even Amazon,
We have created a garden
The first summer I read some comments from mothers with really young kids on the Positive Rock Facebook page of our community.
They had trouble finding stones with their little children for a variety of reasons, and that made me think. At that time we designed our side garden and I decided to create a small area for a positive rock garden. I did this, put it on the Facebook page and it became a pretty popular place.
Last year we have one Small library On our property, we decided to relocate the Positive Rock Garden from its original location to the area of the Small Library. Since then, our corner is a very popular place!
Do what we can
We can not all have positive rockeries, but we can do little positive things to the people around us every day. I love this idea because there were so many people who found stones with the exact message they needed that day. Imagine a really terrible day, nothing is going right, but then you see this rainbow rock reading …
Storms do not last forever!
Therefore, we continue to make positive stones not to present or promote, but to spread some light and joy! I hope you take this into your community or help reignite the flames of this project!
Bet + family 🙂
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