In current times of revamped racism and treat of nuclear war, the Village of Bolingbrook, Fountaindale Public Library and Foundation for Bolingbrook Parks in Illinois, USA, introduces the Bolingbrook Kindness Rocks Challenge. The Kindness Rocks Project which began in Massachusetts almost three years ago, is rolling across the country and spilling over to our Canadian neighbors. Somehow, it has even traveled the ocean floor all the way to New Zealand. The notion is that rocks can fill the half empty glass and let the water flow over.
Even as kids, rock painting has its unique appeal. With the addition of uplifting quotes, everyone can join in the mission of inspire others through small acts of kindness.
Anyone participating is encouraged to take a photo of their rocks and submit it to the Village of Bolingbrook, Fountaindale Public Library, or Foundation for Bolingbrook Parks Facebook pages using the #MAKEKindessRocks. Then they are to place their masterpieces in parks or trails for others to find.
The Bolingbrook Park District Executive Director, Ron Oestreich, had this to say, “We are very excited to team up with the Village to spread happiness and are excited to see what our residents come up with. Our hope is that we can help make someone’s day through a simple act of kindness. We encourage those who leave rocks at our parks to not place them on playground equipment, keep them off the grass and paths/trails to keep those who are playing on playgrounds or walking on the grounds safe and preserve the beauty of the rocks artwork.”