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 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, 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!
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 in times of uncertainty can be found through these simple acts of kindness.
Kindness is truly contagious… 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.