Our local small town is going all in for the Rock Hunt fad. If somehow you've missed it, people paint rocks with a simple message or cheerful picture and leave them in public areas for others to find. Those who find the rocks which are tagged on the back with local group of origin are then encouraged to post a picture on the corresponding Facebook page. Then they may re-hide the rock or keep it if it brings them joy to do so. Personally, I think there is more joy to be found in hiding them again.
I took Hannah to get a copy of her Social Security card today at the Beaumont Administration Office and found this one in front of where I parked. It is a precious Keebler Elf one with the message Living Small on it. My photo does not do it justice! I was tickled to learn it was part of the Silsbee group and posted it's picture on their Facebook page.
While there, I found that a rock garden has been set up at the Silsbee Public Library by some civic minded individuals. When preparing to write up this post, I found that the movement is being praised as a way to get young people into art, exploring outdoors and sharing a little love and joy. I also found a website for The Kindness Rocks Project which appears to be the origin of this craze that is fast going worldwide.
All around, a lot of positivity surrounding this simplistic trend, with all ages getting swept up in it.
Have you found a rock? Did you post a picture? Did you re-hide it? Have you painted any?