How Did You Hear About The Kindness Rocks Project?

On Rock Out Erie Facebook Page.

 

What inspired you to contact/join TKRP?

I stumbled across the link “share your story” and I have a good story.

What was your initial reaction or impression when you stumbled upon the rock?

I was confused. I’ve never heard of the project. After the confusion, I was excited and happy.

What did the rock have written on it? (You can attach pictures below)

The rock I found had a purple footprint of a baby.

Any other thoughts, emotions comments, stories…

The day I found the rock, I had been reckless all day. My mom passed away last year after Christmas and I fell into a deep depression. But that day, I needed to get out of the house. I had this intense feeling to do something for once in 5 months. My boyfriend and I loaded up our dogs for a walk and I went to a place called Dobbins Landing. I kept having this feeling. Like I was supposed to know something. I wear braces on my legs and one of my straps came loose. I sat down to fix it and when I turned around, something caught my eye. A purple shine in some bushes. At first I had thought it was a Pokemon Go rock, until I got a closer look to find out that it was a project. NorthWestErierocks was on the back of it. We went home and I did some searching and discovered the group. I’m part of a smaller group called Rock Out Erie which is more localized and alot of people are getting in on it. I started painting rocks because I wanted to be a part of something bigger than me. I felt like that was my mom trying to help me out of my depression. I firmly believe it was my mom who led me to the rock. I just hid my first 6 rocks today and I never felt happier. I’m already working on my second set. But there is something about being a part of this. The simple act of kindness is the whole point of the project. I feel renewed. I feel lighter. I still miss my mom, but it’s not in waves of grief. I have started small steps on getting out of the house and doing activities. I even inspired someone else who said they haven’t drawn in over a year and she sent me a picture of a rock she had done because of me. To know I can inspire someone else is freeing. It’s a wicked feeling. This is great, this project is awesome. It gives us individuals in Erie county to focus on and enjoy. Families are getting involved. Children are doing their own to hide. I want to thank the person who started up this idea. It’s saved my life.

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http://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/Barnstable-Massachusetts-Woman-Creates-The-Kindness-Rocks-Project-423879443.html

 

 

This Video was created by Megan Murphy and her daughter Madelyn, Sarah Thornington (The Studio by the Sea) and her daughter Adriana, and Jason Peterson and his daughter Chloe! We hope you enjoy it and share our message with your friends as a reminder to keep it kind!

 

Name:Leigh              How Did You Hear About The Kindness Rocks Project?  Facebook

Where? (Location): a path by the ocean    What inspired you to contact/join TKRP?  Because I paint rocks too

What was your initial reaction or impression when you stumbled upon the rock? Happiness

What did the rock have written on it?  Picture of a sand dollar

Any other thoughts, emotions comments, stories… I started painting rocks several years ago because since I like by the ocean and a river, I have great access to lots of smooth rocks which are perfect for painting. On Pinterest I saw a post about painting hearts on little rocks and leaving them so people could find them. That started my heart rock project. I have painted hundreds and on Sundays when some friends and I walk, we leave them for others to find; spreading a little love and happiness.

 

Name: Tina McDaniel

 

How Did You Hear About The Kindness Rocks Project? I heard about it through Facebook! I paint one large rock a month for people t find while dropping hints for them on there journey! Everyone is currently looking for The Jungle Book rock I painted for St. Mary’s Rocks on Facebook!

 

Where? (Location): St. Mary’s Ga

What inspired you to contact/join TKRP? I just realized how many communities were participating in this! It’s exciting and I wanted to share my story!

What was your initial reaction or impression when you stumbled upon the rock? Interest! I love painting!

What did the rock have written on it? (You can attach pictures below) The first one I found said love. But I usually don’t hunt! I like to paint and hide!!!!

Any other thoughts, emotions comments, stories… I find it a blessing watching everyone bond over messages and pictures on rocks while hunting for them! Truly an inspiration that I look forward to reading about and experiencing everyday!

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Good morning,  I have a new Facebook site, called South County Rock’s.  We are spreading the love one small rock at a time.

I started this on April 28, after returning from Florida. It is very big down there in Martin County. I now have over 500 members & very excited about the wonderful feedback that I am getting.

Rock on!

Regards,

Edna Sager

Name Linda Cruz

How Did You Hear About The Kindness Rocks Project?

I stumbled upon it while looking at painted rocks on Facebook.

 

Where? (Location)

Coos Bay Oregon

What inspired you to contact/join TKRP?

The warmth and kindness I felt after reading the article on the Today.

What was your initial reaction or impression when you stumbled upon the rock?

Somebody gets it. Someone else gets that others are or there that are hurting and just maybe all they need is a kind word or a maybe even just a rock.

What did the rock have written on it? (You can attach pictures below)

It had no words. It had a simple little heart that made me smile.

Any other thoughts, emotions comments, stories…

I had gone to visit my son and his family over the holidays and I noticed that on their balcony were several little rocks that had been painted. Some of the rocks had pictures and others are just words, powerful, kind words. My son and his wife told me them how they would randomly find these awesome little gems while they were walking through the park. I thought, WOW! What an amazing way to make someones day. When I came home from my little vacation I started painting rocks of my own as I recently was deemed disabled and unable to work and suddenly found that I had a lot of time on my hands and now I think I get more joy out of knowing I made someone smile than they get from finding my rocks.

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