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.
You can read more about my friendly messages here.