It's International Drop a Rock Day!
People all around the world have been painting inspirational messages on rocks for others to find. Here's how to get in on the action with your kids.
Today is International Drop a Rock Day, in case you've been living under a...well, you know.
For the uninitiated, Drop a Rock Day involves painting rocks with inspirational messages—this year's key word is "Peace"—and then hiding them all over the world for others to find as a way to promote positivity and love, and unexpectedly brighten someone's day.
Pretty cool, right? It's like one big, worldwide scavenger hunt! We can't think of a better way to get the kids outside and off their screens this summer, can you?
The idea is based off The Kindness Rocks Project, which was created by Women's Empowerment Coach Megan Murphy in order to spread love through the inspirational painted rocks she randomly started dropping while walking around Cape Cod.
"It started as a hobby...painting and dropping a few rocks at a time, when something amazing happened," she explained on The Kindness Rocks website. "I began receiving messages from strangers about how much the rock they found meant to them."
"So I stepped up my rock painting and added social media, a website and encouraged others to join me," she continued. "This hobby has now turned into a movement."
"If one person finds a rock with a message that speaks to them during a difficult time, our efforts have made a difference!"
So amazing. Murphy says the goal now is to encourage others to find cool creative ways to reach out and brighten someones day unexpectedly whether it be through kindness rocks, love notes, or random acts of generosity.
"One message at just the right moment can change your entire day...outlook...life!" she explained.
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She's so right! So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start dropping!
Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and mom of two who writes about parenting and pop culture. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and then follow her on Instagram and Twitter.