5.6.12

Gratitude Rocks

We do a lot of rock collecting over here.  I've enjoyed collecting rocks since I was a kid and when I met Dr. J I was introduced to a whole subculture of buying rocks and crystals.  Needless to say everywhere we go our family ends up bringing rocks, fossils and crystals home. 
I love the feel of a smooth rock and remember hearing the concept of 'Gratitude Rock' from the book The Secret.  The concept is that by having a tangible object to remind you and help you focus your gratitude, you will attract good energy. 
I decided to combine my love of words with some smooth rocks and make gratitude rocks.  
I bought these adhesive stickers at Target and rubbed them onto smooth rocks.  For rocks that were not as smooth I simply brushed on a layer of Mod Podge first and let it dry before adding the adhesive and repeating the step. 


After sticking on the adhesive I gave it a few brush overs with the Mod Podge

I'm pretty happy with the final result, especially with the Red Rock which we find plenty of close to home. 
I will be mailing these to friends and family with thank you notes as needed. 
Do you believe in the concept of a Gratitude Rock? 
To see some photos of some of our hiking expeditions visit: here, here, here, here and here.

16 comments:

Mama Gone Green said...

great idea!!

Phoenix said...

What a fabulous idea! I think these would make great favors or gifts for others. Totally borrowing this idea from you :)

Nicole Marie said...

These are a awesome gift idea! Thanks for sharing.

Pat Tillett said...

I totally believe and buy into the concept. Not just the rocks though, the entire "Secret." Some folks say I'm nuts, but I know the "Power of Positive Thinking" has an impact on not only me, but those around me as well. These two books are among my favorites...

ElsaD said...

Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing! xoxo

tinajo said...

That is a lovely idea - I love rocks too! :-)

Krystal said...

i have to always pick up cool rocks. they go somewhere...i don't know where, actually. but i know i do it!
and thank you for the congratulations! it will surely be an adventure...bring it on!

Linn @ The Home Project said...

What a super fun project! I have been thinking about making painted rocks with the names of herbs and vegetables to place in the garden, but this is such a neat idea too!

cpcable said...

These turned out beautifully! The idea of having something tangible to focus your gratitude energy really resonates with me.

Tereza {Drastic Plastic} said...

These look so cool, what a smart idea.

Mia said...

Hey, I love this idea. A great concept to focus a project around for kids too. :)

April's Homemaking said...

I too have been collecting rocks and gems and crystals since I was a child, and love doing crafts with them occasionally. I love the idea of gratitude rocks, your rocks turned out beautifully, what a nice thing to have sitting out!

Getrealmommy said...

Love it! Even I can manage that! Great project idea. I swear I'm going to use it this summer!

Shade of Whim said...

Beautiful gift idea...or to make for myself! :)
Yes, I sure do believe in the concept!
Love this!! Shall be attempting it on my day off work. Thanks for sharing.
I came across your blog today via another favourite of mine and so glad i did! I'm hoping you might like to follow each other? I've started off by following you...
Looking forward to checking back again soon.
Maria x

Dani G said...

I think we'll do this, too!

Shaylynn... I blahwg It's True. said...

Well holy clever.

I am sure the rocks are effective.

I have had the same rock for 10 years plus.. it says FOREVER, two of my friends have the rock. So i'm with you on the rock front.

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