11 Reasons Why Kindness Rocks Are So Popular | Megan Murphy Interview

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Kindness rocks are so popular for many reasons. Here's everything to know about kindness rocks.

What Are Kindness Rocks?

Kindness rocks are small rocks that have been painted with positive and inspiring messages, designs, or images. The idea behind kindness rocks is that they are created to bring joy, inspiration, and kindness to others.

People who create kindness rocks for their rock painting ideas often leave them in public places such as parks, playgrounds, or on sidewalks, for others to find. When someone comes across a kindness rock, they can take it, keep it, or re-hide it for someone else to find.

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The purpose of kindness rocks is to spread positivity and kindness in the community, to brighten someone's day, and to promote a sense of connection and community.

The idea has gained popularity in recent years, and many people now participate in creating and sharing kindness rocks as a way to spread positivity and make a difference in the world.

11 Reasons Why Kindness Rocks Are So Popular

1. They spread positivity: Kindness painted rocks are a way to spread positivity and kindness in the community. When people find them, it can brighten their day and make them feel good.

2. They are a creative outlet: Painting rocks is a fun and creative activity that people of all ages can enjoy. It allows people to express themselves in a unique way. See our article about how to paint mandala rocks.

3. Kindness rocks encourage outdoor activity: People who create kindness rocks often leave them in public places for others to find. This encourages people to get outside and explore their community.

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4. They promote community connection: Kindness rocks can bring people together and create a sense of community.

When people find them, they may feel a connection to the person who painted it and the message on the rock.

5. Hand painted rocks are a way to give back: Creating and leaving kindness rocks is a way to give back to the community. It's a simple act of kindness that can make a big impact on someone's day.

6. Painted rocks are a reminder to be kind: Seeing kindness rocks can be a reminder to be kind to others. It can inspire people to perform their own acts of kindness.

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7. They are a form of art: Kindness rocks are a form of art that can be appreciated by anyone. They can be painted with beautiful designs and inspiring messages.

8. Artists use them as a way to spread awareness: Some kindness rocks are painted with messages about important causes or social issues. This can help spread awareness and start conversations.

9. They can be personalized: Kindness rocks can be personalized with names, messages, or designs that are meaningful to the creator. This makes each rock unique and special.

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10. These rocks are a symbol of hope: Kindness rocks can be a symbol of hope and positivity in a world that can sometimes feel negative and overwhelming. They can remind people that there is still good in the world.

11. They are easy to create: Painting kindness rocks is a simple and easy activity that anyone can do. All you need is a rock, some paint, and a little creativity.

Here's a video on our YouTube channel that shows how easy it is to make a kindness rock with a special message of choose happy. Go to the rock painting tutorial.


Megan Murphy Interview | Kindness Rocks Project

Every so often, a person comes along that has the ability to take us far away from our regular day to day reality and transport us to a comforting place that is full of hope, love, inspiration, and kindness. That person is Megan Murphy the founder of The Kindness Rocks Project.

People like Megan inspire us to want to do more, to be more helpful, and use our platform to reach people who need extra motivation and encouragement.

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When we asked Megan if she wouldn't mind answering a few questions for our readers, we were thrilled when she said yes. 

Describe what it feels like when you see #thekindnessrocksproject being hashtagged on social media.

When I see people using #thekindnessrocksproject I think of the connection. How one simple idea can create a ripple effect of connection among so many.

It is truly amazing how this project has grown from the simple hobby of one into an International kindness movement of so many creative, kind souls.

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What does your morning routine look like?

Each morning I typically do this, reply online to people who have reached out to the Project overnight while I sip my morning coffee.

I make it my priority to reply or respond to each and every person who reaches out, as I take full responsibility of this project in that it is all about letting people know that they are heard and that they matter.

Next, I post a morning rock on social media that inspires or uplifts people to start their day. Then I head out on my daily 6-mile morning beach walk to meditate, contemplate and collect rocks.

I stop at the inspirational garden I started and drop a few kindness rocks in it.

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What is your favorite inspirational saying to write on a rock and why?

My favorite saying is basically whatever I put on a rock on any given morning because I typically create a message that I need myself and put it out there on social and in the garden.

Because true compassion is giving to others what you need for yourself. That is where the healing takes place. So there is no one message, it's simply the message I may need (or someone else may need) in the moment depending on what they have going on in their lives.

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Tell us about a special moment that comes to mind.

I would say last summer when I was in Alaska on a cruise and we stopped at a glacier for the day and I found a kindness rock on the trail leading to the glacier. I saw that as a sign that I was on the right path....it was amazing.

For those who don't know, what does LNT mean?

LNT means Leave No Trace. Before painting and leaving rocks, everyone should visit LNT.org to learn more and educate themselves as this is important for our environment.

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What is on your desk at this very moment?

My laptop, a pack of "kindness cards", Some pens and a bit of crumbs from snacking while working :)

What else would you like our readers to know about The Kindness Rocks Project?

I would like people to know that TKRP is really about connections rather than rocks.

Rocks are simply a catalyst to creating connections with others because someone finds a KR and they pick it up and they relate to the message on it, that hits something inside of them.

Maybe it's something that they are going through personally, but it's what happens next when they realize that someone created the rock for them, someone that they may never meet wrote that message.

They feel a connection with that person as they feel less alone, as if someone really understands them.

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Thank you Megan! We will continue to watch your progress. You have truly inspired us.


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