What did we learn from a day with Irma and a pile of rocks?
Hurricane Irma blew through the entire southeast this week. We all learned some life lessons from hurricane Irma during her brief stay in our town. This post isn’t about safety rules, preparation, or property recovery. It’s about human spirit, family and a new rock community.
On a normal night in Henry County, families and friends can be found being ‘busy’. They are on their devices (plugged into the wall for fear of low battery life), in separate parts of the house, watching different things, surfing social media, and various other solo activities.
But last night was different.
You could say it was THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN HENRY COUNTY!
Panic ensued! The power is out! What are we gonna do!!!?
Actually, we did just fine thank you.
On March 24, 2017, I heard about a rock painting group in Augusta, GA that was painting rocks, hiding them (in plain sight), and letting folks find them to either keep and rehide or keep and paint another to hide. It’s about spreading joy. Since then, I’ve heard about rock painting groups all over the world. So, naturally, I searched for a group in my area so we could participate too!
I went to facebook and started
Henry County Rocks (Official Page) on facebook!
Right after I recorded this video, we hit 1,000!!! Yay!
Something as simple as a painted rock is bring families together. It’s inexpensive, fun, easy, all skill levels can participate, and appropriate for all ages.
Here are some supplies you will need:
Rocks (look for a local landscaping company that will let you come pick rocks. American Stone Company in Stockbridge GA is great around here. You can get a 5 gallon bucket of rocks for just $5! – Bring your own bucket!)
Craft paper to protect surface – i ordered this 2 years ago and use it for wrapping gifts, etc. and still have 1/2 of it left! Great deal!
Magic Erasers for clean up – yes there are 100 in this pack but you will use them eventually and share with your painting friends!!
Handy Dandy work light (ok, that’s not the real name but that’s what I call it!)
Keep it Simple,