Painted kindness rocks…

Over the past 6 months or so I’ve come across a variety painted rocks while on my walks. I was always  curious who put them there and why.  I just took pictures of these rocks, feeling guilty if I took one.  I wanted everyone else to enjoy them too. But of course the next time I would walk they were gone.  So this past week I came across a red rock with a face painted on it and the name Dorothy, now you would have to be real observant to find this rock because it was hidden.  The others were not so much.  So, every time I saw one I took a picture withe my phone and posted it on Instagram or my Insta story. I didn’t want to take that rock away from it’s place.  But, today I decided to google this trend and found out that it’s ok to take them. There’s even a Facebook page about the Painted kindness rocks. These are meant to brightened someone’s day. Also with the hope that we can spread more kindness with these whimsical painted rocks.  Even if it’s just a one word saying, like Hope, Joy, Breathe, Whatever it takes to make someone feel good.

Spreading kindness is always welcomed, especially in this crazy world we live in now.  I know that now when I see one that it’s ok to take it.  I am however going to also pay it forward and paint a few myself, or just write a saying and start leaving them at random times and places. The few that I have seen recently have put a smile on my face.

As always: Keep smiling!!!


A few rocks I saw on my recent walks~






Morning Light…

Morning light comes through the shades

Listening to the birds sing

I lay here wondering what the new day brings

I get myself up out of bed

look outside and see the sun

A smile widens across my face

Looking forward to a brand new day

Who knows what lies ahead for me

Everyday is something new

Starting the day happy and free

I take a breath and move ahead






Happy place…

Standing on the sand

gazing out at the water

waves come crashing in

the water almost touching my toes

I bury my feet 

wiggle my toes

close my eyes and smell the ocean air

the mist from the waves 

the smell of salty air

takes me away to another place

a smile comes across my face

lifting my spirits

high above the water

all my worries

all that troubles me

disappear with the waves

the salt air

 the sand

this has become my happy place