Kindness Rocks! Come In To Paint Happiness For Others!One message at just the right time can change your entire day… your outlook… your life!
"Our purpose is simple, to cultivate connections within communities and lift others up through simple acts of kindness.”
— Kindness Rocks
Pinot's Palette is taking part in The Kindness Rocks Project for the first time, and we can’t wait to see what amazing and inspirational artwork you all come up with!
Our studio is always impressed by people helping one another, especially through creative and artistic endeavors. That’s why we’re going to be offering paintable rocks for the studio!
Starting this Summer, when you attend one of our ‘Open Studio’ classes (just $30 to join!) you can paint a rock for FREE!!! (**Or stop in to paint JUST the rock for only $5!)
Paint your rock with something you love, like flowers or hearts…
Paint your rock to match the painting you’re creating in the ‘Open Studio’ class…
Just write a positive message on it, if you want to, and omit the artwork…
There’s no right or wrong way to do it. Just enjoy getting creative and thinkning about how someone will find your rock; It’s sure to make them smile, be a conversation starter, and hopefully will inspire them to pass it along or make some of their own to place around.
Add the #hashtage #kindnessrocks (or #thekindnessrocksproject) and they can learn more about what it’s all about!!!
If you’ve never heard of ’The Kindness Rocks Project’, it’s really something special.
The purpose is simple: To cultivate connections within communities and lift others up through simple acts of kindness.
Here’s How It All Started
(*In the words of Megan Murphy, the founder//creator of the project):
“My parents passed away when I was in my early 20s.. So, before I had my children.
And I would basically have conversations with my mom and dad.
I would look for signs and messages from them. It’s a very introspective process for me. I would say, “Mom, Dad.. Send me a message or a sign that this is the right thing... That this is what I should be doing, or this is the right direction I should be going in.”
So I had this whole system: A heart-shaped rock would be from my Dad; A piece of seaglass would be from my Mom. And whenever I would find one, I would feel like I was being supported, or that was the right decision and right direction to go in, and I would leave the beach that day, and I would think “Wow, Ok, I’ve got this and I can handle this.”
Those were the moments when I really felt something bigger than myself, but actually through this process, I realized the answers lay within me. These messages weren’t coming from someone else… It was coming from something that I already knew.
I started noticing other people that were walking and I started noticing that they had the same expressions that I did, on my face, that they were maybe introspective, or looking for something… Contemplating life….
One day when I was leaving for my walk, there was a Sharpie on the counter, and I picked it up, stuck it in my pocket, and when I got to the beach, I was looking around to see if anyone was watching me, and I started writing messages on rocks. I would drop one, then walk aways away and drop another one. And on the first day, all I dropped was 5 rocks, and the whole time, I was thinkning, “What am I doing?”
Interestingly enough, later that night, a friend of mind texted me a picture of a rock she found on the beach… And there’s millions of rocks. There’s no possible way that I dropped 5 rocks, and that a friend of mine found one of those rocks and she picked it up and texted me. I didn’t tell anyone that I was doing it. I think, maybe, that she recognized my handwriting and she knew I walked the beach everyday. And when she texted me the picture, I said “No, I didn’t do that. It wasn’t me, but that’s really cool that someone did that” … And she replied (and this is the moment that the project started; This was the absolute moment that it started): “If you did drop this rock, then it made my day… I was having a rough day and the message just meant so much.”
.. And I thought, “Ok, I have something here”
— Megan Murphy, founder
Using These Rocks & This Project To Spread The Word For Those Interested In Doing More With ‘The Kindness Rocks Project’
BENEFITS OF BEING A PART OF THIS:
You will connect with likeminded amazing, Kind people from around the world on one page (well three actually facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
You can REGISTER your location on our Map database
It takes alot of dedication to monitor comments, photos, uploads, shares, questions along with maintaining inspiration gardens (which is the fun, creative part) We will take care of all that and share your posts with over 100,000 people….PRETTY AMAZING RIGHT?
A few questions you might be wondering if you're LOVING this idea and are eager to get more involved:
-- HOW DO I BECOME A “FEATURED POST” ON TKRP SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES?
We would LOVE to share your posts and all of the great work you or your group is doing to spread kindness in our world, in fact, we want to feature each and every one of YOU, as this is a project of MANY! Simply email your photos and stories to Thekindnessrocksproject@gmail.com and in the subject line please put “feature request”... that way we will be sure to get to you faster.
-- HOW DO I JOIN BY STARTING MY OWN PAGE IN MY OWN COMMUNITY?
We are so happy you are joining us and would like to bring TKRP to your community, that is what this project is all about…spreading kindness! We also realize that some of you may like to open your own Facebook Page so that you can connect with other rock stars in your area and/or track your followers and those who find your kindness rocks. Simply create your own page and ADD in your ABOUT US section in your bio that you are a part of TKRP. It’s as simple as that! Then be sure to link yourself to our Project by using #TheKIndnessRocksproject in the body of your posts. In addition, be sure to email us photos and stories so we can feature your kindness with the rest of the project!
-- WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF TKRP?
The project is driving itself, the growth of Kindness is exponential when we all contribute to it! So, in a nutshell, we have no idea, but we're pretty sure it will be awesome and even more uplifting thanks to the thousands of people across the WORLD who have joined us.