Painted Rocks, Joy, and Childhood Revisited

I grew up spending my summers at the beach, and one of our favorite pastimes was collecting rocks and shells, and painting them.

Well, imagine my surprise when I recently discovered adults all around the world have taken to painting rocks, and tucking them in fun spots for other folk to find. Rocks with messages, or not. Rocks with great artwork on them…or not.  The point is to spread a bit of love.

So last Tuesday, my besties and I on our “girls playday,” painted rocks, and on the weekend I took them to the beach where the Sea Festival was happening, and I left them here and there, in plain view.

I could only imagine the childlike joy of finding such a special gift—something another human being had created with love.

Guess what we’re doing this Tuesday? Yep, painting more rocks, and this time I might leave a couple at the hospital, or in odd spots around town. My goal in life is to make people smile, and I’m tickled to find this new way that will hopefully bring a moment of joy to a total stranger.



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17 Comments Add yours

  1. Jeannie Hall says:

    Love this so much, Kathryn! ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kathryn Jane says:

      Thanks! and Thank you for reblogging too!


  2. What a lovely idea! Thanks for sharing, Kat 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kathryn Jane says:

      Thanks, Joanne!


  3. Hey, Kathryn. What a lovely idea. I may have to try this with my grandkids. My only experience was once as a room mother for one of my daughters’, for the “Easter” party, which I thought inappropriate in a public school, we painted rocks instead of having eggs. It was pretty fun. I’m sure mine did not turn out as well as yours, but then that’s not the point. Sharing joy is. I’ll share your post.

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  4. PS. Thanks for filling my day, Kathryn. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kathryn Jane says:

      Glad you had fun, Marsha!


  5. vicki says:

    Kathryn, this is so nice and I can imagine the joy people have when they find them.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. I love this idea so much! You’re sharing the gift of love 🙂

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  7. What fun! I’ve been a rock hound since I was a kid. Maybe you have an ETSY idea here!


    1. Kathryn Jane says:

      I’m a rock hound too! Ha ha, there were several I put aside today, as too special to cover with paint! 🙂


  8. Pat Amsden says:

    It sounds like a lot of fun and I can only imagine the look on people’s faces when they find these.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kathryn Jane says:

      I know! Just the thought makes me smile!

      Liked by 1 person

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