From my perspective, Shelbourne Road is just another long, fairly anonymous Bournemouth street.
Nothing really happens here.
Other than the occasional social gathering in the corner shop, we go about our daily routines side by side and yet our paths never seem to overlap. I only really know my next door neighbour Paul and his dog Foo. I don't know who lives opposite, or 2 houses down, which really makes for quite a sad state of affairs.
So how can I make a difference?
One smile at a time.
I don't intend to change the world. but I know that if you brighten one person's day they are highly likely to brighten someone else's. Happy Street Day took place on Monday 15th April 2013. It was my personal mission to bring some unexpected cheer to my fellow Shelbournians, encouraging them only to stop for a moment and talk to one another.
This project was about inspiring people. So take my ideas and share them with your community.
Go on, spread a little joy.