Kindness Rocks Project

Kindness Rocks Project

Good morning & happy Monday!  I should have already had this post ready to go, at least according to my posting schedule.  However, for some reason I cannot seem to get myself on top of things.  Weird, right?  I’ve been at this blogging thing for 6 months and doing it while working full-time.  Now, it’s summer break and I have more time on my hands.  Oddly enough, I cannot get it together.  I have a lot of irons in the fire and am not completing any of it.   So, though I had planned on working this out a little more, I am going to go ahead and share this  with you today.  Besides, as you’ll see there is an important date coming up. Have you ever heard of the Kindness Rocks or Word Rocks project?  The name might change slightly if your town is participating.
So, as with many good things I learn about, I heard about this from my sister.  Actually, she had heard about it from a friend in Florida.  The lowdown I got on this goes something like this.  You paint some rocks.  You leave them around your town.  People find the rocks and they can 1, keep it 2, move it 3, post it.  Apparently this activity is going on all over the country and people are using this idea as a way to spread kindness.  I love this idea.  So did my sister who quickly gathered supplies to have my niece and nephew paint some rocks to hide in their town.  Win/win when you’re babysitting.  Instant fun for the kids and keeping them busy for you.  Here are their super cute rocks after being sprayed with a sealer.
rocks for our town's rock project
Though I have repeatedly asked my sister to guest post for me ~ as truthfully she is full of WAY more awesome ideas than I am ~  she has declined and instead told me I need to post about this.  Voila ~ here it is.  Anyway, as I was cruising some of my favorite blogs and link ups, I saw some pictures of these rocks in some Instagram posts.  Then, I stumbled upon the love_is_action_movement account on Instagram and found (I think) the starting point for all of this.
From Instagram:
  • love_is_action_movementThat special and surprising day that @michaelsstores includes your project in their newsletter. Six years ago when we arrived in the USA from Brazil, after three years living in Canada, my son created Word Rocks Project. I still can hear him saying: “let’s paint a lot of #wordrocks and spread all over San Diego and make a LOT of people happy.” In few weeks our idea was in the news in different countries and being spread thanks to amazing traveling friends and sweet volunteers in all continents. Today, rock painting is a worldwide scavenger hunting to promote love and community spirit! Thanks for all the love. We are much better together! The word for International Drop a Rock Day 2017 is PEACE!

 

Wow!  What a cool story and idea.  Then I found that there is an actual international day coming up to spread the word.

  • love_is_action_movementInternational Drop a Rock Day – July, 3rd. So far I was able to bring more than 240 rock groups together! Join us in this worldwide celebration of love and unity! Check out Facebook page for more: International Drop a Rock Day! Share this post! Tag your friends here and let them know that TOGETHER we are much better! #droparockday2017

 

So, I am in!  I LOVE this idea.  In fact, I think I am going to carry this idea back with me when the school year starts up.  Don’t you think this would be an AWESOME school wide project?  Anyone want to join me and drop a rock on July 3rd?

If you want to know more you can visit here.  However, if you’re in and you just want to find out if there is already a rocks project going on in your town, jump on Facebook and search for your town rock project.  I found out there are several going on around me.  On Instagram you can search for #wordrocks or look for the love in action movement account.  I hope you’re as excited about this idea as I am.  Let me know in the comments if you’ve already done some rocks or if you plan to look it up in your area.  Wouldn’t it be super cool if you were the one who started it in your town?  I can’t wait to hear what you think.

 

Until next time~

16 Comments

  1. This is a huge thing in my area – we are always on the hunt and there is a facebook page we can share our findings on. It’s so fun!

    I’d love for you to share this on a weekly link up I cohost, Encouraging Hearts & Home. I really hope to see you there!

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      Thanks Helen. I’m happy to share it. Thanks so much for stopping by and for letting me know about the link up.

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          Oh my goodness! Thanks so much. I am so happy to share. 🙂 Thanks for hosting the link up as well.

  2. I love this idea. I know that I am going to get my grandkids involved in this and I’m trying to decide how to extend it beyond that—I have several ideas, I’m just trying to decide which ones to use. Thanks for sharing on Think Tank Thursday link party. Shared and pinned.

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      Yay! I am so glad to hear this. I am going to try to get the kids at school involved as well. I love the idea of spreading a little joy. So glad you stopped by.

  3. What a lovely, lovely idea, Jenny! And I was so pleased to learn about International Drop a Rock Day too! Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of Hearth and Soul.


  4. The kindness rocks are a really powerful idea and simple to do. I can just imagine someone stumbling across one and brightening their day.

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      Yes, me too. That’s what makes me really want to do it. Couldn’t we all use a little more kindness?

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