Letter: Out of work, the painted rocks along Tri-City trails have helped me through tough times

The Editor:

I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all the children and adults that leave painted rocks throughout the forest trails in the Tri-Cities.

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I lost my job in tourism with a sightseeing company that I had been with since 1992, so the many changes and fears I have had to face have been quite unnerving. 

To keep it together, one of my routines is to walk the trails to get my soothing forest bath a few times a day. It has become a nicely distracting treasure hunt as I watch for multi-coloured rocks with beautiful designs, pictures and uplifting messages. 

This may feel like a small gesture in the world right now but I look forward and get much delight at the creativity and kindness in each discovery. I post my favourite rock every day to a shared social media group so my unemployed co-workers who do not live near forests can get the boost that I do. 

The positive notes written on the rocks give us the encouragement we need in these tough times. Keep up the painting and thank you!

Pamela Edwards, Port Coquitlam

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