The Kindness Rocks Project was created to spread inspiration and motivation for unsuspecting recipients through random inspirational rocks dropped along the way.
Now more than ever kindness can become a connecting force for good during uncertain times. Many people, including myself, are feeling a sense of overwhelm, unease and discord due to the events taking place in our world today, and I believe that our united strength can be found through random acts of kindness.
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 this “sign” as a divine message or 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, Thailand, Haiti, Italy and England).
People started joining The Kindness Rocks Project or starting similar projects in their communities! 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 of my favorite quotes is, “Your legacy is every life you have touched!” which pretty much sums it all up. Giving from your heart in service of others while expecting nothing in return is what this project is all about and our united strength can be found through acts of kindness.
Please join us! Won’t you?
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 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.