Never stop wishing ~ wishes are free!
At birthdays, we often make a wish when we blow out the candles on our cake. Some people wish on the first star they see at night. Wishbones, dandelions, wishing wells…there are times when we just need to believe in a little bit of magic.
If you are reading this, you may have found one of our Tancook Wishing Stones. Your wishing stone has been collected from the shores of Big Tancook Island. It is our hope that this wishing stone will bring you joy.
A wishing stone is a magical stone or pebble that is found on the seashore and has a white quartz ring on it somewhere. The ring must be complete with no breaks or pauses in the circle it forms. The ring can be crossed by other rings, but must have no beginning and no end in order for the magic to work.
When you find a wishing stone, stand by the seashore, hold it in your hand, close your eyes and make a silent wish. Once you’ve made a wish, throw the stone as far into the sea as you can.
We hope to spread a little magic by leaving Tancook Wishing Stones in places where people may need a bit of cheer. We will leave baskets of Wishing Stones in hospital waiting rooms and in other randomly selected places. Each stone will be packaged in a small fabric bag with a card explaining the idea behind a Wishing Stone and encouraging people to leave a comment on our website describing their Wishing Stone experience.