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…

Smiles are free!

  Or should be. A smile doesn’t have to be earned. Oh yes, some people make you work for them, but really? Why? When a random smile can change someone’s day, why would anyone be stingy? A few days ago, I happened to be sitting in a hospital’s physiotherapy gym, where several people were going…