Monday, June 19, 2017

Mechanicsburg PA Rocks!

Susanna was out front watering the window boxes and little herb plants when she discovered a variety of painted rocks secretly tucked here and there. Hidden, but not really, they were a surprise to discover, and offered a bright moment in an otherwise routinely normal day.

 When we picked up the little ladybug, we discovered a message on the bottom of the rock. It didn't take us long to look up the Facebook page for Mechanicsburg PA Rocks!

According to the Facebook page, the inspiration for these little rocks occurred when Erica saw a segment on the Today Show which prompted her to create a local painted rock community. Apparently these hide-and-seek painted rock communities are spreading across the country. The FB page lists some basic instructions and simple guidelines to follow if you want to participate. The premise is fairly simple - to decorate rocks and hide them in various locations to brighten someone's day. And that is indeed what happened in our case! When Susanna noticed the rocks, she was eager to share her discovery. It is such a simple way to bring a moment of joy and happiness to an unsuspecting person, at the same time it's important to be respectful of the surroundings. The Kindness Rocks Project has some instructions and how-to information if you want more details on rock painting.

Have you discovered any painted rocks where you live?


Linda Jennings said...

What a fun idea!

Marilyn Miller said...

I love this idea! My neighborhood has secret knitters that wrapped knitted piece around signs and trees.

Linda Jennings said...

After reading this and commenting, our local arts council announced "Berea Rocks" is a new program. I was glad I knew about this type of program, thanks to this post!