I will be the first to say that defacing someone else's property is wrong. It doesn't matter if it's graffiti on a wall, eggs on a house, scratches on a car, or Sharpie mustaches on your best friend's lovely face (which may be the worst kind of vandalism! That stuff never comes off!)...
But this week as I was walking through the neighborhood, I noticed some "vandalism" that I actually didn't mind. It was - believe it or not - positive vandalism. I found it as I was walking up to an intersection, and I quickly pulled out my phone to snap a picture of it so I could share it with you. It's just another one of the "signs" that pop up in my life that continue to inspire optimism....
So, here's what I saw:
There, on all four sides of the crosswalk was spray-painted, "be kind." A simple, to-the-point message painted in a place that is easily spotted by passerby's. I hope that this unusual place and method of spreading positivity and kindness caught some off guard and inspired them to be kind.
We all know how important kindness is - it's one of the things I write about quite a bit here on OO. Never did I think of spray-painting it on the road....but I think it's a pretty effective way of spreading some optimism!
Have you ever seen any "positive" vandalism?