In 2011, I was walking by the ocean here in San Diego when I decided to pick up some beautiful rocks. The idea was to write positive words on them and spread over the house to inspire me.
When my ten-year-old son came from school, he saw the rocks and said: "they're so cool to be at home. Instead of keeping them let's spread over San Diego so more people could have them and be happy. Or maybe someone will find the right word at the right time and feel better."
That's how our project Word Rocks Project started.
I can't avoid saying that I'm proud to have a son who is able to think about sharing, and about bringing to other people some positiveness.
Since then there has been a delight to share these words wherever we go. Movie theater, parks, supermarket, gas station. Bookstore, library, school gate, cafeteria tables, park bench. Our desire is that the right word reaches the right person at the right time. Inspiration is our word guide.
When we get an email from someone who found one of the stones, we celebrate. Nice to see that the right word has even found its way at the right time to the right person. Our heart is happy to realize that this connects us with so many different people.
And it is so good to have my son as a partner on this. Sharing with me the satisfaction of spreading these inspiring words around. Word rocks!
Carol & Antonio
PS: And if you find one of our rocks... send us a picture!
We love to know what happened to the rocks after we left them somewhere.
And it's up to you what to do with it. You can keep it, give to someone you love or just place it somewhere else.
The most important thing is the rock bringing some positiveness, inspiration or happiness to someone!