If you’ve been feeling more appreciated than usual while roaming around town, you might have Natick resident Anne Lafleur to thank for it.
Through signs with inspirational and uplifting messages, Lafleur has been spreading positivity in Natick since last Fall when she began selling them. More recently, she has begun lending them to fellow residents thanks to a grant from Natick Cultural Council that covered a set of 52 signs.
She lends signs to Natick residents with twenty unique messages, all meant to brighten people’s days and to make them feel hope in a time of uncertainty. The signs carry messages such as “You Are Not Alone,” “You Are Appreciated,” and “Thank You for Being You.”
Her favorite at the moment is “It’s Okay Not to Know,” but she says it’s hard to pick.
To borrow one or more signs you simply have to request them on Lafleur’s website. You can probably get it within a week, and then keep it for two. Though she adds: “I have about a dozen on my porch right now that could be picked up tomorrow.”
The signs have found their way all across town, including at places where extra positivity is needed, such as the Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center, which has been hit hard by COVID-19.
Forty homeowners have borrowed signs since the loaning program began, with 83 signs in total being distributed.
The signs have not been limited to Natick either, with sales taking them to 37 states. Now that she’s this far along, Lafleur’s goal is to spread good vibes across all 50 states.