My lovely US friend Rachel, who runs beautiful workshops on Healing the Healer has introduced me to the Gratitude Circle which is a most wonderful group on Facebook created by Julie Santiago. Three years ago Julie had the ambition of surrounding the Earth with Gratitude.
The idea is to post something that you feel grateful for on each day of 40 days from the 22nd November to 31st of December. You can still join in. You don’t have to have started at the beginning.
On Day 16 of 40 I posted that I am grateful for the Gratitude Circle
It is a group where a huge feeling of love and connection is growing and blossoming and it gives me hope that we humans can pull ourselves back from the path of self-destruct that we seem to be hurtling down.
When I joined back in November, there were 11,000 people in the circle and already there are now over 13,000. There are beautiful stories, simple stories, heart felt stories and posts that make my heart sing.
On Day 15 Michele posted about Love Rocks.
She posted a picture of a table top covered with little pebbles covered with fabric hearts that she has left in random places for people to find – Love Rocks! it certainly does!!!
Here is what Michele wrote (she has given permission for me to share it with you)
A year and a half ago my sister came to visit from Oregon. Her last night here she said “Darn it! I meant to make and leave Love Rocks every where I went!” I asked her what they were. After she explained I said, don’t worry, I’ll make some and go back to every where you went and leave them. The first person to find one of mine and post made me so happy! I was hooked! I have been making them and leaving them ever since. The ones pictured went to Burning Man with my friends from my Flow Community. I always have some in my back pack so I am always prepared. I mostly leave them anonymously but sometimes when people are just nice to me or if I see someone sad I’ll say here I have something for you! Love Rocks came into my life when some very difficult issues happened in my family. I began to fall into a deep depression. Making and leaving Love Rocks was so soothing to my soul and seeing either in person or via fb how happy they made others in turn made me very happy as well. It has been a very long term sense of gratitude. My Sister lives in the same town as the woman who started it and they go to the same church. The story is sad but the movement is incredible!
I immediately started cutting out some fabric hearts to spread the
❤ LOVE ❤
You can read the story of how Love Rocks came about here.
And click here for a video of how to make Love Rocks.
I am delighted to honour Abigail and Anna and celebrate their lives and their wonderful Mom, Susan Dieter-Robinson, by making and sharing Love Rocks.
Maybe you will find one, maybe you will make one, maybe you will share one
In answer to the question, ‘What would love do now?’
!Make Love Rocks!
Let’s surround the world in a great big hug of Gratitude and Love.
Here is my very own much treasured Love Rock given to me many years ago, hand-painted by a dear friend and her daughter.
It sits on my hearth – the heart of the home.
Love Hugs to all of you.