Kindness RocksYou know what really rocks? Kindness. Sometimes in the middle of all the hussle and bussle of work, school, social events, relationships, and everything thing else, we could use a few kind words. A call from your bff, a night out with mom, something to remind us that even on your bad days, good things happen.
That's exactly what these rocks were intended to do!
"Finding just the right message of inspiration at just the right time might just change everything. For West Barnstable resident Megan Murphy—and countless others on Cape Cod and beyond because of her—these inspiring messages have come in the form of rocks. In the spring of 2015, Murphy, 49, started the Kindness Rocks Project by displaying vibrantly painted rocks bearing inspirational messages at locations around Cape Cod—including Sandy Neck Beach in West Barnstable, the Sandwich Boardwalk, and Gray’s Beach in Yarmouth Port—for unknown recipients to discover. Her goal: to spread a little hope and comfort to those who would see the rocks, which have painted messages such as “Great things are headed your way,” “Focus on what makes you happy & what gives meaning to your life,” and “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”
What began as a hobby for this life coach and mother of three has grown in the past two years into a grassroots kindness movement, with individuals from around the Cape, across the United States, and even as far as New Zealand, taking part in creating these random acts of kindness. “It’s the art of connecting,” Murphy says of the project. “Whether that’s connecting people through an awareness, or just connecting them back with themselves."
In Naperville Pinot's Palette hosted their first (and definitely not last) Kindness Rocks event. Everyone was invited to come paint rocks with kind, inspirational words (for free!) and hide them throughout Naperville. The photo above are just some of the awesome examples of what was painted right here at Pinot's Palette!
If you come across a rock you can:
…Keep it if you think it’s “meant” for you
…Re-hide it somewhere new
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