Stones & Stories
The Abundant Love Project stones have a way of finding their way to the right people at the right time. Here are some of the personal accounts from people around the world who have experienced the synchronicity and joy of finding a stone. The first story is my own, a few months after founding The Abundant Love Project online community.
“I visited my daughter, Sara, in Oklahoma City to be with her for the first anniversary of my daughter/her sister Kate’s passing. It was a very sad and difficult time for both of us. I brought some Abundant Love stones with me and we hid them at a local park. The next day I read a post from the person who found the stone.
“Found my stone in Oklahoma City at a park while taking family pictures. It was perfect timing in my life to have found this stone and the message that came along with it. I was blessed with this beautiful gift. Whoever left it there, just want you to know that your kind gesture truly has touched me! THANK YOU!”
I privately wrote to the man who posted this. He told me he lost his brother to depression and suicide, and he said he would treasure his stone forever. To him, it was a sign and a message from his brother who was not there for their family gathering. To me, it was a sign to keep going, to keep giving, to show compassion to all, even when my heart was completely broken…this was the way forward. - Deborah DeLisi
“I'm not quite certain what this project is all about yet but I just found an Abundant Love Stone on my sidewalk by my front door when I arrived home last night. I had a very stressful evening. The holidays are very hard and lonely for me. This year seems exceptionally so. Your brightly colored stone brought tears to my eyes and hope that this season might not be all bad. For what ever reason your stone was set on my sidewalk, I'll never know. Nor will I know who placed it there except that God had something to do with the heart of the people involved. Thank you for putting a smile on my face and a tear of hope in my eyes last night! Bless all of you who are involved in this project.”
“I found this beautifully painted rock on Fathers Day in Queensland, Australia. We were there to find the Armed Service Memorial plaques that have been installed for both my grandfather and husband's. What a beautiful story and a special message for us on Fathers Day from grandfathers no longer here. We will pass it forward! Thank you.”
“Allow me to say this painting rocks and putting them in random places movement has done it's job. Did the universe start this movement to get a timely message to me? For some reason I felt rushed to get to the beach about 3 miles from where I’m staying with a friend. I hurredly rode a bike there even though I knew I was going to miss the sunset. Something was telling me that there was a surprise waiting for me. Two omens met me. 1) I have been waiting to hear from a friend and I saw a man that looked just like him at the beach. When I got home there was a message from him, and, 2) A “love stone” greeted me.
I had the hugest smile on my face…the universe has been reaching out to me in so many ways recently and this was a huge omen. The last sentence on the note says, “tell us your story”. The funny thing is that I was home writing my biography…thank you for the conformation that I am on the right track!!”
“A Love Stone story.....I have sprinkled about 60 or more love stones along the river park near my home in Queensland in the last 3 months. It is a lovely area of more than a kilometre in distance along the river. Thousands of locals and tourist enjoy this area daily. One of my friends was walking there recently and she talked to a lady who she didn't know and the lady told her that one of the ladie’s friends was at the river and seriously considering suicide and then he found a love stone and it changed his way of thinking.....”
And people that find the stones express the joy of purposeful creation and they often start making stones for others too!
“Hi, thank you for creating this divine project.
You are a big inspiration and you really touched my heart.
I collect stones from everywhere I go, I just love color, and live in a very happy colorful house. So, you took my favorite things, put them together. But the most important thing of all.. You create a simple fun way that people can show love to others. And we're missing that so much here in Israel. In every stone I make I'm shifting my mind. In every color I add I'm shifting my heart. And when i give them away, I give hope to others. So thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul. God bless you with all the good that you create for others. I love you.”
“Thank you! Received this Abundant Love Stone while at the park on this beautiful autumn morning. What an amazing message of peace, grace and love. I have 3 girls, and together we will continue your project of abundant love.”