Societal Issues Targeted:
- Spreading a ripple of positivity across the planet
- Inspiring people to become the person they want to be
- Aspiring for the right words to resonate with those who need to hear them the most
“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about, so be kind, always!”
Once a year, secret teams in many cities across the world go out the streets, armed with chalks and positivity (alone, with a few friends, or with a highly trained team of “undercover chalkers”!) to fill the lives of people in every city with kind, happy and encouraging words!
Each positive action hero writes around 20 Quotes. In 2014, we had 21 cities around the globe to participate, and each team had on average 20 people in it. Each Positive Action Hero helps brighten the day of many people by writing around 20 quotes throughout the event. If we take a modest assumption that one quote in a busy public place could reach 1,000 people, then we fulfill our goal to make the world we live in a little better!
Now this is not the kind of Math that would get you into Mensa, but upon taking a very rough estimate, around 8,400,000 unsuspecting people were met with positive words as of 2014. And from a number like that, a few of them would have been inspired to make a positive change in their lives, and a decently large percentage would have been left with a smile and had a better day afterwards. 🙂
Psychological research reveals that effective use of words of encouragement fosters psychological and social well-being in communities. A 2018 study further shows that motivational quotes have been integrated into various programs and interventions in clinical and educational settings, effectively increasing confidence, motivation, empowerment, and satisfaction in adults struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, mental illness, and substance abuse. This just suggests that simply writing encouraging messages on the street will help improve a person’s mental health!
- Contact us and we’ll send you a pack, and support you in creating an epic event in your city!
- Find heaps of Inspiring Quotes
- Cover the streets in words of inspiration to brighten the day of other people in your city
With Inspire MY City, you can do something really wonderful to support the lives of some of the people living in your city. For the price of an hour or 2 of your time and few sticks of chalk, you can be your own community’s hero! Why would you not want to wake up tomorrow and look in the mirror knowing that yesterday you inspired, motivated, and supported hundreds of people. Who does not want to be that hero?
I wouldn’t worry too much about the police. Anything more than being asked to clean the chalk art up if you were caught would be a monumental over-reaction (so maybe carry a bottle of water)!