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More About This Title A Pebble for Your Thoughts
Kindness Rocks as seen on the Today show
Fans of The Kindness Challenge and the Chicken Soup For The Soul books will love A Pebble for Your Thoughts.
A rock for each kindness: It all started with a single stone on a beach in Cape Cod and now spans the globe. The Kindness Rocks Project, founded by Megan Murphy, is based on the profound truth that one kind message at the right moment can change someone’s day, their outlook, and their whole life. The project has become an international grassroots movement! The messages on these thoughtful pebbles take many forms: gratitude, affirmations, encouragement, offers of hope, all signposts along the way for someone to find at exactly the right time.
Kindness matters: Now more than ever, people are longing for kindness and connection. During these uncertain times, daily news reports focus on disturbing events of terrorism, gun violence, senseless murders and political bickering. We are bombarded with images that evoke fear and hostility. A Pebble for Your Thoughts provides a positive counteraction to all this negativity.
Learn to be kinder to yourself and others: Sometimes, all it takes is just one simple positive message to change your perspective and that is what this book aims to do. Through visual photos of inspirational Kindness rocks, readers can connect the meaning of the rock to their life situations or circumstances. Instructions on how to create your own rock are also included.
What people will learn from this book:
- How to cultivate compassion and connection
- How to grow through hard times
- Affirmations to boost self-esteem and offer hope in hard times
- How one act of kindness can change a life
- A completely unique kind of art therapy for healing and helping
The power of kindness in one small pebble
Megan is a Certified Professional Coach (C.P.C.) and a certified business mentor earning her coaching certifications through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC and is a member of the International Coaching Federation ICF.
The Kindness Rocks Project has been featured on Fox News Boston, NBC Boston, WCVB Channel 5; 5 for Good segment, The Boston Globe, The Detroit Free Press, The Washington Post, Cape Cod Life Magazine, Conscious Life Magazine, Parents Magazine, The Cape Cod Times, Today.com, The Huffington Post, Southern Living Magazine, Country Living Magazine and many other regional news media outlets across the country where members of the project participate. Megan has been published in The 2017 Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Kind America book; Mind, Body, Green; Tut.com and Grown & Flown and quoted in many more publications, podcasts and blogs. For more information about The Kindness Rocks Project visit www.TheKindnessRocksProject.com and Megan Murphy visit www.MeganMurphyCoaching.com.
“Kindness is the great healer that lives inside of you. No matter what hardships you face - grief, anger, frustration, despair - there is a part of you that is your own best friend, even if you have felt estranged from yourself for years. Welcome yourself back home, knowing that self-compassion is your birthright, your greatest resource. Offering yourself kindness is how you bear the unbearable, how you begin to heal yourself, and how you become a beacon of hope to other people in need. All you have to do is show you care.”
- Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT, author of Mindfulness & Grief
Kindness is “love made visible” and that is exactly what these beautiful kindness rocks do. Even more so they make kindness tangible. You can hold a kindness rock n your hand and keep it somewhere to be a daily reminder that there is a lot of good in the world. You can also leave it somewhere where somebody can find it; somebody who might be hurting or grieving, struggling will illness, loss or great difficulty Finding this message in the form of a kindness rock can uplift, offer cheer, healing, it can make all the difference in someone’s life. We have never needed kindness more that now. Megan Murphy and The Kindness Rocks Project are doing very vital work of inspiring us and reminding of us of the “better angels of our nature.” Now, take up take up your paint pens and join the kindness rocks revolution!
―Random Acts of Kindness Foundation
“This idea is so right on so many levels. The tactile reminder of thoughts to enrich our lives. The unlimitedness of rocks similar to the abundant ways we can be more compassionate. And, I love its double message: physical rocks with meaningful messages, and, the fact that kindness truly does rock.” ―Allen Klein, Author of The Art of Living Joyfully
Maybe the thing I love most of all is how these sweet rocks give people hope, sometimes when they need it the most: cancer patients, people who lost a loved one, someone suffering from depression and anxiety and those who feel lost and alone. This book will inspire you to make a difference in the world.”―Becca Anderson, author of Real Life Mindfulness and Badass Affirmations
“When you begin to focus on extending kindness toward others, you’ll feel more kindness coming toward you. Every Kindness Rock creates a ripple of love and kindheartedness into the world, spreading a positive message out into the world. Megan Murphy’s marvelous book will not only teach you how to make these remarkable rocks but, more importantly, why you should create kindness rocks. What a wonderful way to share your heart!”―Susyn Reeve, author of Heart Healing and The Inspired Life
"We are here to love 24/7 and kindness rocks spreads that in such a special way. The heart connections created by A Pebble For Your Thoughts and this important movement can help heal the world and bring more caring compassion between people, which is much needed now." - Judy Ford, author of Every Day Love
"Megan Murphy actively makes the world a more loving, and less painful place. Her story and kindness rocks teach us that through helping others, we can find healing within ourselves." - Kate Allan, author of You Can Do All Things
"As a prayer artist, I see each of these Kindness Rocks as a prayer. This book is a wonder and The Kindness Rocks Project is making the world a better place. Brava, Megan Murphy for this inspired idea!" - Janet Conner, author of Writing Down Your Soul