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How You Can Inspire People Simply Along A Sidewalk

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The other night during dinner my daughter kept asking to go out for ice cream afterwards. She is a huge fan of mint chocolate chip ice cream and I forgot to buy some the last time I went food shopping.

At first I said no, because I knew I had so much work to catch up on and things to do at home, but after my son jumped on board with begging to go too, my husband and I gave in. 

Dinner ended and we quickly found ourselves piling into the luxurious and plush Kia Cadenza that I am currently driving so we could check out a new local ice cream shop called Pop’s Ice Cream Parlor.

We parked the car about half a block away and decided to walk along the pretty tree-lined street which were adorned with mini lights.  

As we started to walk the kids asked me what kind of ice cream I was going to get, and I said in a not so nice tone that I wasn’t getting any because I wanted to hurry up and get back home.

The kids became quiet, looked down at the ground and started to walk ahead of me.

Right before they got to the ice cream parlor they stopped and appeared to be reading the sidewalk.

I thought to myself, what are they doing now, since I had already explained to them that I wanted this to be a quick ice cream trip.  

I caught up to my kids fully prepared to chastise them for taking their good old-time, and then they pointed at the sidewalk.

What I saw almost brought me to tears because it made me realize how silly I was for not appreciating a simple moment like enjoying ice cream with my family and instead I was wishing I didn’t have to participate. 

How You Can Inspire People Simply Along A Sidewalk

How You Can Inspire People Simply Along A Sidewalk

My kids were pointing at the sidewalk because before we got to the ice cream parlor door there were positive, inspirational and motivational quotes written in various colors of chalk.

It was such a simple yet beautifully inspiring thing. 

We took our time reading each one, taking some photos and picking out our favorite inspirational quotes. 

After this sweet moment, which provided me with some unexpected and much-needed motivation and inspiration, my family and I enjoyed our ice cream outside of the ice cream parlor slowly, along with a big side of laughs. 

My kids even said that they now want to carry around chalk so that they can leave random inspirational sidewalk messages for others. 

How You Can Inspire People Simply Along A Sidewalk

How You Can Inspire People Simply Along A Sidewalk

How You Can Inspire People Simply Along A Sidewalk

Please leave a comment with your favorite inspirational quote so that we can keep throwing the positive vibes all around the world like confetti. 

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Gina Butler

Monday 7th of August 2017

I absolutely love this idea! So inspirational and so unexpected. I have to ask though, what flavor ice cream did you end up getting?

Clarissa

Thursday 10th of August 2017

Espresso chip!