Name Geri Petrizzo

 

How Did You Hear About The Kindness Rocks Project? Pinterest

Where? (Location) Deer Park, NY 11729

What inspired you to contact/join TKRP?

TKRP came into my life at a time when our family is facing many challenges. We just found at the my husband’s kidney cancer has spread after being cancer free for 4 years. We are about to battle cancer once again. I have started painting kindness rocks and are about to plant them around town. The rocks have been very therapeutic to me. It reminds me that everyone is faced with their own battle they are trying to conquer. The rocks also keep me positive and remind me of all the blessings we have.

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I feel so honored to be a small part of TKRP which has such a huge impact on the people and rocks whose paths cross.

 

Name: Brooke

How Did You Hear About The Kindness Rocks Project? I have seen painted rocks all over my town of Sequim, Washington and heard something that if you find a rock, take it and then place it somewhere else. Not sure if that’s really the object, though. So, I ultimately found out about Kindness Rocks by Google.

Where Did You Find a Rock? Randomly Placed

Where? (Location) Point Wilson Lighthouse, Port Townsend, Washington

What inspired you to contact/join TKRP? I thought it was such a cool thing to find a cute rock when I was just waiting for my friend to use the restroom. I looked down and there it was. I felt like it was meant for me to see it…and thought it would be cool to try and track it through Kindness Rocks.

What was your initial reaction or impression when you stumbled upon the rock? I was elated to find the rock, because I really didn’t expect to find it at that moment.

What did the rock have written on it? (You can attach pictures below) The only writing was “KR on FB”

Any other thoughts, emotions comments, stories… I had heard something about people placing painted rocks in random places, but couldn’t remember if you’re supposed to leave them or take them and place them elsewhere (like Geocaching). I ultimately took the rock with the intention of placing it somewhere else, but I tried looking up the ‘KR on FB’ to track the rock, without success. After this encounter, I had the most amazing day. I was out with my best friend, showing her the sights of the area of which I’ve lived for 7 years, because she just moved here last week. After finding the rock, we went to a popular restaurant, which I had actually never tried before. It is a restaurant on the airport. We ended up meeting Jimmy Graham, who is a famous football player for the Seattle Seahawks. He was eating lunch at the same place and then left in his private airplane. If I wasn’t so starstruck, I would have thought to place the rock at the airport, but I forgot! It was the coolest day, ever and it all started with finding that awesome rock! 🙂

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Name

Georgi Drover

 

How Did You Hear About The Kindness Rocks Project?

I found a rock so went online to search #thekindnessrocksproject

Where Did You Find a Rock?

Randomly Placed

Where? (Location)

Boston

What inspired you to contact/join TKRP?

I was inspired to join TKRP because of the impact that finding my rock had on me, it was at the right place and the right time in my life. I want to bring the same happiness and hope to others, on my island home of Bermuda.

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

I’ve always been a collector of rocks since I was a child. I would find beautiful rocks and polish them and paint them, they were my pet rocks! To this day, there is always a rock or a shell in my pocket. I cried tears of joy when I found my blue rock.

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

My rock said ‘Great things a headed your way!’

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I was half-way through completing 8 weeks of radiation therapy in Boston at Brigham & Womens for soft tissue sarcoma. I appreciated the rock and it’s message and it lifted me up! Now I am passing it on here at home in Bermuda.

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Name: The Harrisons

 

How Did You Hear About The Kindness Rocks Project? I heard about this great project through a newly opened women’s space called She Thrives. A friend of mine from many moons ago is working there to make positive change for women who need it. I immediately fell in love with the idea – I run an art business that also strives to inspire through the inclusion of kind and thoughtful words. This seemed right up my alley!!
My 5 yr old son has also fallen in love with collecting and painting the rocks. So it is fun activity we can do together to model what we want to see in the world!! I am hoping to lead a much larger movement in our area.

 

Where? (Location) Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada

What inspired you to contact/join TKRP? Kindness matters, and words matter, and connections matter. This fun activity incorporates all 3!!

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Name: Leslie Freshkorn

 

How Did You Hear About The Kindness Rocks Project?  I saw a post on Facebook about The Kindness Rocks Project. I checked out your website and now I have made an inspiration garden in memory of my son.
My son’s garden is in Zelienople PA.
Ethan Reese Poling 04/29/05 – 05/08/07

What inspired you to contact/join TKRP? We do a project every year to honor the memory of my son. This year is my son’s 10 year Angel Anniversary.

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Name

Kelly Andress

 

How Did You Hear About The Kindness Rocks Project?

I received a kindness rock!

 

Where? (Location)

On my front porch.

What inspired you to contact/join TKRP?

I think it’s an amazing project! There isn’t enough kind people in the world so I hope this helps people.

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

I was so surprised and happy, I felt overcome with happiness and thankfulness.

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

The word “smile” with a beautiful flower painted on it.

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When I first found the rock I thought it was from a friend or neighbor welcoming me back into my home. 8 months ago I lost my home to a fire and I just moved back into my home three weeks ago. So when I found the rock on my porch I thought it was a welcome home present. I asked everyone I knew if they put it there, with no luck on finding out who did it. I then posted a pic of the rock on my neighborhoods facebook page trying to thank whoever left it, if it was someone in the neighborhood. Three other neighbors posted that they also received one! We figured out then that some local schools were doing the project. It made me so happy receiving it, the timing was perfect. The last 8 months of my life were crazy, losing my home was the worst thing ever … and to move back in and then receive a kindness rock, wow, just wow.

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Good Morning,

Over the weekend Girl Scouts from Brownie Troop 40165 in Harvard installed a Kindness Rocks! Inspiration Garden at Girl Scout Camp Green Eyrie.  We installed the garden and also walked all over the property leaving rocks on the trails for the girls at summer camp to find.

Name

Jennifer Garrett

 

How Did You Hear About The Kindness Rocks Project?

Online- but my mother told me about her small town in WV that started theirs. I was inspired during “The Week of The Child” to find something I could do with my two boys. I want them to understand that Peace starts with them. Love and dignity of all- starts with them… and that small acts can impact very large positive change. So we have started Dekalbloverocks ( for Dekalb County GA. Suburb of Atlanta.

 

What inspired you to contact/join TKRP?

Love the idea of spreading Peace, Hope and Joy.

 

Where Did You Find a Rock?

England

Where? (Location)

Hinnesburg Town Forest

What inspired you to contact/join TKRP?

Thought it was amazingly thoughful, and yet simple.

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

Lol. I thought they were for display. Possibly kids made it for an art project in a local elementary school, and what a great way to teach children how to inspire others. I was like a kid when i read the sign that I could ACTUALLY have on to keep!

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

Follow your heart.

Any other thoughts, emotions comments, stories…

Thank you for being mindful of others and putting out that kind of energy can into the world. It’s needed and appreciated.

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