After dropping off my car for service, I braved the morning commuters by walking. Crossing over two freeway overpasses I scurried on my way to wander in nature.
Most drivers did not pay much attention to the green man walking signs. I stood tall, waved, and took a deep breath to cross to safety.
As cars piled up at the intersections, I noticed how cranky and distracted the faces appeared. Not a smile reigned. Then I realized all the signage promoted negativity by advising what NOT to do.
What would happen to our psyches if additional signs read: Smile. Play. Be Aware. Have Fun.
What if this sign read - Surprise at the end of the street.
When I drive by
it makes perfect sense.
We need more signs to stimulate our interaction with nature.
Rewrite all the signs you pass on the street.
Turn Stop into: Go for it. Encourage motorists to DO positive actions.
Hurrah for YES! Just do it!