Master Mechanic High Park loves to to spread good vibes when we can throughout the neighborhood through the use of our board. For the past 3 years we’ve been changing our sign and displaying different messages such as: “Just sending out a big hug to whoever needs it right now,” “That moment your dog falls asleep on your lap…” or in more tubulent times, “Community diversity is beautiful.” No matter what we write, know we are saying it with love and positivity.
Over this past month we received some welcomed responses to our sign messages from members of our community through word of mouth, email, and even the news (including blogTO), and we are so happy our efforts are positively impacting others!
People e-mail Josie of Master Mechanic High Park with lots of love saying ‘I just saw your sign and I really needed that today’ or will come in the shop and tell her, ‘You inspired me to get a puppy and it’s the best thing that ever happened to me!’
Parkdale resident Michelle Polak told The Villager she first discovered the messages when she was driving by.
“I believe that any little boost is helpful along the way,” she said. “If you’re driving, walking or biking, now you know there’s this touchstone there and you can count on a little pick-me-up.”
Josie says she so passionate about updating her sign knowing it makes people feel good, and she believes we need that in the world right now. She is also proud how the community came together this winter in support of the homeless with the use of the board. (Read more abouth that here)
The sign in the Master Mechanic High Park lot is also used as a community board as a means to support and post local events such as movie nights and other charitable events.
We are happy that the words have spread even farther than our immediate community and was even picked up in the Etobicoke Guardian.
Positivity has always been the name of the game when it comes to Josie and Master Mechanic High Park. We are always open and willing to put up new message and welcome any suggestions our community may have!
Thank you to everyone who has reached out to us about the board and we hope we can continue to spread happiness and hope to our community and the world!