Happiness Project in Kentlands: Hand Painted Stones

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Happiness Project in Kentlands: Hand Painted Stones

 

Many Kentlands residents have found hand painted stones on their porches or steps. The stones and notes are  part of the Happiness Project by our neighbor Sheena Saydam. The stones are painted by young people in the community. 

Based on comments on Nextdoor Kentlands, this project has been a great success. A little stone can have such a positive impact on residents of our community. We have received three of the stones at our home and they will be good reminders to be happy every day and of the kindness of our neighbors.

ActiveRain Ambassador Debbie Reynolds has challenged blogger members to write up to ten gratitude posts before Thanksgiving. It is a good time to count our blessings and Dolores and I are very thankful for having kind and thoughtful neighbors. You may wish to found and lead a Happiness Project in your home neighborhood. I can assure you that the response from the community will be very positive. This could be a fun project for existing groups such as scouts or teams of any kind. It is rewarding for the kids as well when they see that their efforts are well received.

 

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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Roy Kelley - What a great post to get kids into sharing positivity. Thanks for sharing.

Nov 01, 2018 05:05 PM #3
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI
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Roy Kelley - What a great idea! I like the photos and the stones. This is a great entry for the AR November contest! What a blessing!

Nov 02, 2018 04:37 AM #5
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Nov 02, 2018 04:52 AM #6
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What a wonderful idea, Roy.  I can see how this will help make many folks happy.

Nov 02, 2018 09:01 AM #7
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Roy- I think this is a wonderful idea!!!!  It engages our young people and can bring joy not just to the giver but to the recipient!

Nov 02, 2018 10:18 AM #9
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Nov 02, 2018 10:40 AM #11
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It is amazing the smile that can be brought to faces with a few rocks and a little paint!

Nov 02, 2018 12:14 PM #12
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                                     Thank you, Roy!

Nov 03, 2018 05:20 PM #13
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Kathy Stobb 

Thank you very much for the special recognition.

Have a great weekend.

Nov 03, 2018 06:03 PM #14
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What a lovely idea and something many communities can do to brighten someone's day. It also teaches children to be givers.

Nov 03, 2018 08:04 PM #15
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Roy Kelley what a nice project for scouts and elementary school kids...

Nov 04, 2018 04:16 AM #16
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Sharon Tara
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We were on a trip to NY visiting our daughter and while taking a walk at a local marina we found a beautiful painted stone. It had a fb page noted on it to report when you find it. We let them know we found it and that we will be hiding it too so someone else has the fun of finding it.

Nov 04, 2018 04:59 AM #17
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Good morning Roy Kelley,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week. I missed your post and think this is an outstanding idea! It's a wonderful idea which many communities can do to brighten someones day and teaches everyone the art of giving and it's rewards.

Nov 04, 2018 06:45 AM #18
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I think this is a lovely idea. It would be fun to find a little happy rock treasure while out and about. Glad you were the recipient of three. Guess you must attract happiness and kindness. :) 

Nov 04, 2018 07:51 AM #21
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Nov 04, 2018 09:27 AM #22
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I love the rocks
This was a thing in our church community and the youth simply had a wonderful time.

Nov 04, 2018 05:50 PM #23
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Hi Roy

What a neat idea that no doubt brings smiles to many faces!

Jeff

Nov 05, 2018 08:31 PM #25
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Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

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