STUART, Fla. - While traveling from Stuart to Wisconsin starting this Saturday, Jennie Pawlowsky has big plans to spread kindness through every state on the way.
“Everybody deserves kindness," Pawlowsky said.
Pawlowsky has spent her summer being a voice for clean water on the Treasure Coast. While she will continue doing that, she's using an upcoming road trip to pursue a different passion, making people smile.
“This is a much happier sign than a protest sign," she said while standing near downtown Stuart Wednesday, waving to cars and holding a painting that reads "HAVE A NICE DAY."
Over the next two weeks, Pawlowsky, her husband and their two dogs will drive to and from Wisconsin, while doing random acts of kindness along the way.
She plans to put pieces of paper with encouraging messages on car windshields, pay for a toll of another car, visit an assisted living facility to teach chair yoga and let people pet her two dogs and donate posters for patients to color at a children's hospital.
“Do some good and bring some happiness," she said.
It's Pawlowsky’s third time doing what she calls a 'Random Acts of Kindness Trip.' She documents the good deeds on the Random Acts of Kindness Project Facebook page.
Kathleen Kemler, who lives in Jensen Beach, said Pawlowsky has inspired her over the years to pay for pet adoptions for people in the Martin County area.
“She kind of brought that out in us that you can do small acts," she said. "It’s not much and it means so much to people.”
The number of smiles Pawlowsky plans on promoting over the next couple of weeks is endless.
"You never know what's going to happen," she said. "It brings a lot of excitement to the trip."