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Friday, June 14, 2013

Graffiti is a serious problem in many places. But sometimes (only sometimes) it's actually a blessing.

Last night I was walking back from running club, feeling fat and useless because I only managed 10 minutes running before my legs screamed at me to stop. Then I noticed some writing scrawled on a wall:

You, reading this. You are amazing!

Well...that's a refreshing change, I thought, but I'm still cross with myself.
A little further on I went through an underpass below the motorway, and there was more scribbling on the wall:

Don't worry. Be happy.

With a chubby smiley face next to it. I couldn't help it; I smiled too.
On the other side of the underpass you come to junction. You can go left, right, or straight on up some stairs. There was a line that started just under my feet and split into three arrows, one pointing each way. The left arrow said 'Beautiful', the right arrow said 'Confident', and the straight ahead arrow said 'Smart'. My way home was Smart, and I was absolutely grinning by this point.

Coming up to my flat I walked past a row of bollards. Each had one letter written on it

U A R E A M A Z I N G

If only all anti-social behaviour made the world a slightly better place.
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PINKANGEL73 6/18/2013 3:33PM

    Uplifting graffiti - brilliant! See - even the universe wants you to get the message - you are definitely NOT fat and useless emoticon

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PKBOO3 6/17/2013 9:58AM

    I like most graffiti too. As long as it's tactful. Love the train graffiti.

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CHANGINGSAM 6/15/2013 1:18PM

    That's so awesome!!

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EMELEE82 6/14/2013 10:39PM

    Super cool. Makes me want to do some happy graffiti! :D

Way to go on getting to runners club! You got this!

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SWP0213 6/14/2013 4:34PM

    What a great walk!!

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UN_TAMED 6/14/2013 4:21PM

    JEALOUS!!

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NEVERORNOW 6/14/2013 3:28PM

    What a wonderful experience!! We, of course, already know that you're amazing, but it's nice to know that it was confirmed to you in such an awesome way! Thanks for sharing it and for making me smile. emoticon

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NEEDBU66 6/14/2013 2:03PM

    Wonderful! Glad you saw it, glad someone thought to write it up there for you.

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MERRY_XMAS 6/14/2013 12:33PM

    I love graffiti! I mean real graffiti. Not these painted words all over the buildings. This one you saw sounds amazing!

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RHYMESWITHBABY 6/14/2013 12:30PM

    This made me smile, and I wasn't even there. emoticon

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STONECOT 6/14/2013 11:39AM

    I think you're amazing too! You've become a real runner, you've turned your life around, and you still can't accept that you are NOT FAT AND USELESS!!! emoticon

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RUBYREDIVY1 6/14/2013 11:37AM

    Hardly Anti-Soical, is it? Wow!

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SHELLB7 6/14/2013 11:20AM

    Agreed! I saw something similar the other day; I still need to take a picture. I hope it's still there. Have a great day!
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