Inspiration in Unexpected Places!

While walking with my daughter through a medical office building, I spotted something bright pink, about two inches tall, near the entrance. Was it a piece of litter? Nope! It was a painted rock with a funny face with Bear Hugs written on it. It brought a smile to my face instantly.

It reminded me of graffiti I saw painted on the sidewalk at a Tim Horton’s in Chatham. The writing is very small so I’ll describe what I read.


Everyone has a chapter they don’t read out loud.

I got 99 problems and they’re all timbits.

Where you are is not who you are—circumstances

Work on being in love with the person in the mirror who has been through so much and is still standing.

I don’t know how wrote the graffiti but I know reading it uplifted me. Makes me wonder how many others it has likewise touched. The words have weathered fall rains and winter blizzards and still remain for all who take the time to bend down and peer at the tiny print on the sidewalk.

Keep looking for inspiration in unexpected places!