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Kindness Rock Project

posted on Monday, October 12, 2020

“Smile every day.” A small line of encouragement that carries a much bigger punch when you learn just how it got there. 

Our community based Day Habilitation groups had to get pretty creative when businesses began to open back up but the threat to exposure still remained. Our staff never back down from a challenge, and have come up with a number of ways to continue living program’s mission while also promoting safety. One of the ways all program members enjoyed was playing a new role in of The Kindness Rocks Project. 

This project asks community members to find a flat rock and paint an inspirational quote on it, then hide it somewhere within the community. You can take a rock when you need one, share one with a friend who needs inspiration, or leave one for another to find. 

These colorful rocks of inspiration began on the coast of Cape Cod where Megan Murphy would secretly paint and drop rocks in areas along the beach. As people found them it quickly took off all over the United States becoming a widespread trend through the hashtag, “#TheKindnessRocksProject”.

The mission of this project is simple…“One message at just the right moment can change someone’s entire day, outlook, life.

“When we were told about it I got really excited. I like painting. I like making people smile and it will make people smile”, said one Day Hab attendee. 

Persons served enjoy any opportunity to give back to their community and they understand that right now everyone needs a little help cheering up.

While we don’t want to ruin any surprises, you can expect to find rocks throughout various parks in the Cedar Valley placed there by Day Hab. We hope you find one and stop to think of us if you do.