Kindness Rocks Project
Every last Friday of the month, #WATWB (We are the world Blogfest) community posts an article they’ve found inspiring in the news and share it with the tag #WATWB on social media. The purpose is to focus on kindness and inspirational events that happen around the world to overshadow some of the negativity that is going on in the world.
As I am a huge advocate for kindness and all things pertaining to, I came across this article on the Kindness Rocks Project which grabbed my attention. It’s no surprise that through the years I’ve collected such types of rocks throughout my travels and keep them around my home for inspirational reminders. But what about this fabulous idea Megan Murphy came up with to share the inspiration around the world by creating our own rocks with our own inspirational quotes and placing them randomly anywhere we go for someone to find and feel inspired? Read about this wonderful project below.
This project was created by Megan Murphy.
Megan Murphy is a Women’s Empowerment Coach concentrating on inspiring strong women.
Megan is a business mentor for SCORE, freelance writer, 2017 O Magazine Insider, Founder of The Kindness Rocks Project, Lecturer and Vice President of Flower Angels USA, a Non-profit located on Cape Cod where she resides with her husband, three daughters and two giant dogs.
“The Kindness Rocks Project was created to spread inspiration and a moment of kindness for unsuspecting recipients through random inspirational rocks dropped along the way.
Now more than ever kindness can become a connecting force for good. Many people, including myself, are feeling a sense of overwhelm, unease and restlessness due to the current events taking place in our world today, and I believe that our united strength can be cultivated through simple random acts of kindness. Each of us can make a positive difference. Together we can make a positive IMPACT!
Living near the ocean, I walk the beach daily. The beach is where many go when they seek insight or a peaceful place to think.
Losing my parents at a young age meant losing my advisers, my sounding board, and my role models. During difficult or stressful moments in my life, I found myself looking for “signs” on my morning walk, such as a heart shaped rock or a piece of sea glass. I perceived these small beach treasures as “signs” or as a divine message and the random inspiration I needed to signify that things would be o.k.
“Maybe I wasn’t the only one looking for such signs!”
Thus The Kindness Rocks Project was born.
It started as a hobby of one… painting and dropping a few rocks at a time, when something amazing happened. I began receiving messages from strangers about how much the rock they found meant to them. So I stepped up my rock painting and added social media, a website and encouraged others to join me. This hobby has now turned into a movement due to the energy of many… and today this project has grown into inspiration gardens placed around Cape Cod and beyond. The beyond part is what I am most happy about (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Ireland, India, Thailand, Haiti, Italy and England).
Cape Cod is a place where people come to vacation from around the world…they began taking photos of the inspirational beach gardens and sharing them on social media, or picking up single kindness rocks off the dog park trails and bringing them back to their communities. These kind people started joining The Kindness Rocks Project or were moved enough to start a similar project in their community!
Now how cool is that?
It has become a grass roots kindness movement. If one person finds a rock with a message that speaks to them during a difficult time, OUR efforts have made a difference! Our goal is to encourage others to find cool creative ways to reach out and brighten someones day unexpectedly whether it be through kindness rocks, love notes, random acts of generosity…the skies the limit!
One message at just the right moment can change your entire day…outlook…life!” Continue Reading . . .
You can read HERE how to get involved and create your rocks!
This post was written to join in the #WATWB (We are the world Blogfest) which all bloggers can join in any time and share something inspirational the last Friday of each month. You can also join in our Facebook group and find many posts to read on positivity and kindness.
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