Spreading Christmas cheer to people around your town!
I've written about kindness rocks before, but in case you missed it, here's the premise from the originator of this idea, Megan Murphy. I got this description and quote from Megan Zander's blog about Kindness Rocks. There's a link to her blog at the end of my blog.
"Megan Murphy says the overall idea behind the project is simple. 'One rock, one person,' she explains. 'If a message hits a person at the right time, or they join and they do it in their community and they drop a message that hits somebody when they need it, it’s like a huge connection. It’s what our world needs right now.'"
You simply write a message on a rock with a Sharpie, and drop it along your hiking trail or a public park. It might just be a message someone needs to hear, or at the very least, simply makes them smile. And what better time to do this than at Christmas!
Rocks from my BLUE period:
Rocks with a Christian motif:
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I copied every one of these from Pinterest. I post for you so that you may copy as well. And I'm a member of a sisterhood of kindness rock painters. We share ideas all the time. I would like to share these beautiful and clever ideas with you from my friends in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as well as Albuquerque:
Sweet messages on rocks:
As I always say, this blog is for and about grandparenting through the seasons. Please share your ideas and most definitely, feel free to copy the above rocks. That's why I posted them. Painting kindness rocks is such a fun endeavor. You can do it with your free time, and you can certainly do it with your grandchildren. It's a great time of fun--painting and delivering the rocks.
I know most of my sweet readers give gifts, not just to their family, but to friends and people that cross your path in your daily life--your newspaper delivery person, your mailman, your barber or hairstylist and others. How fun with Christmas kindness rocks to reach out to strangers around town with a Christmas wish too.
You don't have to take my word for it about the joys of kindness rocks. Here are words from my fellow rock-painters:
"I think...or I would like to think...I put a smile on someone's face, and that makes me happy. I always hope I touch their heart a little..." ~Beth
"When I paint a Christmas wish rock and hide it, it makes me happy knowing that I am sharing the joy and love of the birth of Christ my Savior and hopefully bringing a smile to the finder to pass on to someone else." ~Tricia
Website about Kindness Rocks:
Retired school teacher and now full time grandmother sharing ideas and looking for new ones about grandparenting!