I’ve always had this longing to help people and over the past 6 years I have tried a lot of different things to make an impact on others in any helpful way possible. I started a project called Sprinkle of Kindness which is a mix of Random Acts of Kindness and acts of kindness that are specific to people or organizations. It’s been a year since my last event as I was going through my separation and trying to get myself on a new chedule with the kids and was really wanting to help people again but couldn’t figure out what I could do with the lack of money I had to do it.
Last year I started Kindness Mobiles which you can see at Sprinkles of Kindness. These mobiles were placed around the city for unsuspecting folks to fine them in hopes they would catch the eye of those who needed them. Turns out it was a big success as I was getting messages on Instagram about how people were finding them and the message I had written on the mobiles rang true to what that individual was going through and even if it only was a temporary uplift, it was such a powerful feeling.
One day I was walking by some stones and my intuition had nudged me to pick up a stone. As I did I could see myself writing on it and without much thought, I started to pick up a bunch of flat faced stones and took them home to paint. After the coats of paint had dried, I would start to write messages/quotes on these stones.
I am a big believer that you get messages and signs at the times you need them most, therefore, as I go throughout my days, I have started to place these around the city so those who need those messages, can find these stones and give them a bit of relief from whatever their situation is that they are dealing with. Though they have yet to be placed due to me still making more, I will release about 20 of them tomorrow and trust that the Universe will guide me to place them where they need to be placed.
Being so boring and all, I’ve at least found something to keep me busy when the kiddos are with their dad! Not only that but it fills that void, at least for now, of trying to help people. I’m a “go big or go home” type of girl so I’ll still waiting for that big opportunity to pop into my mind but until then, I’m happy to be able to create these #rocksofkindness for those who need them.
I make things a lot more complicated than they need to be sometimes. I think I put a lot of heart into what I do but as time goes on, I realize that even the simplest of things really can make a difference. And it doesn’t have to cost a lot….or even anything.
Lots of Love