Finding a way for a small act of kindness to touch a stranger.
Many people feel the heavy stress and negativity arising from the countless effects created by Covid-19, along with the inability for most people to have a broader impact. One way to make a difference is to focus more on the opportunities to positively affect even one person.
The Kindness Rocks Project existed before this virus, but may be meaningful now as much as ever. Our family has been fortunate to find a few. We’ve been meandering along a beach and randomly discovered a rock with words on it that were general enough to apply to almost anyone, yet specific enough to feel like it’s the perfect positive message at a time when you needed it. We’ve passed these along to someone who would be touched, as a way to pay it forward.
This can be a really easy project. All you need is some rocks with a suitable surface to write on, some paint and pens that will survive the outdoors, and some empathy. It’s an art project with a touch of humanity that can capture people’s attention for a little while, and leave them thinking about how to lift someone else’s spirits.
Since your households may include different combinations and ages of people, and may be houses or apartments, we’re listing safe and low-cost ideas that can be broadly applicable, even if a little Yankee ingenuity is needed to tweak something to best fit your circumstance.