I like to leave friendly messages in places where people will find them.  Then hopefully people will find me.  I am not as lonely as this makes me sound.

Last year I stencilled the words “Smile. It will be here soon.” in gold paint onto the bus shelter near my house.  I like to imagine that it cheered up a few commuters as well as cheering me up a little every time I waited there.  Ever since then I’ve fallen in love with the idea of someone finding a friendly or encouraging message as they go about their day, especially if they find such encouragement in an unexpected place.

(The bus shelter was damaged and subsequently replaced after a car accident earlier this year so I think it’s okay to admit my involvement in the graffiti.)