How To Rock Taking On Healthy

Have you noticed anything different on your walks lately? Perhaps a rock painted like a sunflower, or covered in glitter and sparkling in the light of the afternoon sun?

We have too. It seems that neighborhoods across the valley have been dotted with this new rock aethestic as a way to spread a little bit of joy during difficult times.

Rock Solid Idea

The concept of using something as simple as a rock to create joy isn’t entirely new. An offical “rock” movement was actually started by a woman who wanted to help uplift others when they needed it most. She called them Kindness Rocks and would drop her painted rocks along the beaches in her hometown of Cape Cod to inspire others who walked along the same shore. It became a worldwide phenomenon, and now that same notion has sparked the creative juices within the heart of our own community.

We Want In

We love the idea, and couldn’t wait to create our own version of this amazing movement. We were so excited about the prospect of our handiwork actually being found and brightening someone’s day.

Painting rocks and leaving them for others to find isn’t just a great way to uplift your community; it’s also a great activity to do with your family. You can pick out rocks together and then gather your art supplies and let the fun begin! Then the next time you’re out getting some fresh air, you can place your rock in just the right place for someone else to find at just the right time. It may also be a  perfect opportunity to talk to your children about what it means to be kind and discuss what else we can do to make our community an even better place to live.

Now may be the perfect time to get crafty with the family while doing something positive.

We hope you take this opportunity to let your inner artist shine! Here are some of our own rocks that have now found a new home somewhere across the valley. We hope you find one of our creations, and if you do, please tag #HPNrocks on Instagram @TakingOnHealthy!

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