I had the honour of speaking to a group of high school students about the Stone Stories project through a program called Manitoba A.L.I.V.E. (A Leadership Initiative in Voluntary Efforts). I shared a bit about this project and left them each with a couple stones. One of the counsellors was especially touched by the project. He shared this story with me and said was happy to have it shared here... thank you Carter.
I bought a package of stones at a craft sale and I was recently given one at a volunteer symposium that I was a councillor for. There are two stones in particular that stood out for me. One of them said "You are more than enough" and the other said "You deserve to be cherished". I have dealt with depression and because of it, I had no self worth. I once struggled to see myself as worth anything. I hated everything about myself and felt like I deserved nothing. I've been doing a lot better in the past year or so, but there are still times when it's tough. I will always keep these stones for a reminder on those days where it's tough to feel good about myself. Thank you for creating this and thank you for the positive messages." - Carter