Several years ago while on vacation with my family (I believe to somewhere in Arizona or maybe Lake Arrowhead) we stopped into a little gift shop on a day of perusing around town. Something that caught my eye was a box full of smooth polished stones that were oval in shape and natural colors. I asked the shop owner what the stones were because I had never seen them before. He informed me that they were worry stones, something to comfort you and soothe your mind when you are stressed and uptight. The concept interested me and since the stones were 2/5 dollars I bought a pair.*
I plan to continue to use this stone for a long time (or until I wear through it with my rubbing) and have it be a positive coping technique for stressful times. I need more of those in my life. Have any of you heard of worry stones? If so, what do you think of them? Would you ever use one?
*It should be noted that I don't believe worry stones are magical or spiritual or anything. I just use it as an object to calm my nerves...a smooth rock :o)