The painted stones on the cover are Kindness Rocks, part of an international movement to spread joy and encouragement by leaving them—and their uplifting messages—for others to find. Reader
Kallee Krong-McCreery shares her story about them on page 51. But we see tons of other uses for pretty pebbles: Weigh down plates and paper goods at your next picnic, for example. Or do as Annette Wells of Medfield, Massachusetts, does, and use them to identify herbs in the garden.