I happened up on this public art display at Weston Reservoir where we take our dog every day. There’s a wooded mile and half path that winds around the reservoir. Metaphorically and literally, the gratitude flags take you from the beaten path up to a little ridge where there is a winding display tied to a few trees.
Once you are there, you might notice the plastic bin of cut up sail cloth, Sharpie pens, and clothespins. You are invited to write on a flag about what you are grateful for, and add it to the display. Periodically, I noticed, someone comes to add more lines. Steadily, the flags have grown.
Here are some of my favorite:
This grassroots public art display seemed to pop out of no where. No doubt, it had approval by the Weston Reservoir and the volunteers who cut down the tree when they fall down and obstruct the hiking path.
It’s a little reminder of thankfulness and for this, I am grateful for the flags and the people behind it. What are you grateful for?
p.s. I’m collecting ideas to teach my kids about gratitude. It’s the path to happiness.