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Day 17 - June 27th, 2016 - "Potential"

Today's note was inspired by the beautiful lyrics of the incomparable Caitlin Mahoney, who everyone should be listening to: caitlinmahoney.com.

Location: 45th Street & Broadway, Astoria

Day 16 - June 25th, 2016 - "You're succulent"

I actually wrote today's note last Saturday when I was home in NJ, but it remained in my bag until today, waiting patiently for it's spot.

Location: West Elm Market, DUMBO, Brooklyn

Day 13, 14 & 15

DAY 13 - JUNE 15TH, 2016 - "LOOK DOWN"

In a perfect instance of fate, I forgot to take a photo of the message in my note today and right after I posted it my friend found it, snapped a pic and carefully returned it so someone else could find it too. Feels a bit magical, right?

Location: Irving Place & 17th Street, Manhattan

DAY 14 - JUNE 16TH, 2016 - "PAY IT FORWARD"

Today's note was another one that got carted around throughout the day never seeming to find it's spot. I thought it may be cool on some street art on 34th Avenue but got cold feet when it came to posting & snapping a pic in such a high-traffic area. Walking home, I ended up on a corner where I found a note last July during a particularly tough time. Glad I finally had the chance to pay it forward.

Location: 43rd Street & 34th Avenue, Astoria

DAY 15 - JUNE 17TH, 2016 - "LOVE ON LOVE, XO"

One of the best things about this project has been the opportunities throughout the month to post outside of NYC, starting with Boston, then Chicago and now Philly!

Location: The Porch at 30th Street, 30th Street Station, Philadelphia

Day 11 & 12

DAY 11 - JUNE 11, 2016 - "GOLD FRIENDS"

Location: Somewhere in Chicago, IL, on a drunken walk home, plus one Joe!

DAY 12 - JUNE 14, 2016 - "FOR A PICK ME UP"

Location: The Queens Kickshaw, Astoria, NY

Day 8, 9 & 10

DAY 8 - JUNE 8TH, 2016 - "IT'S FATE"

Location: Bathroom stall, Brass Monkey, Manhattan

DAY 9 - JUNE 9TH, 2016 - "UNEXPECTED PLACES"

Location: Night table, Hotel Felix, River North, Chicago

DAY 10 - JUNE 10TH, 2016 - "ART IS LIFE"

Location: Chicago Art Department, Pilsen, Chicago

Day 7 - June 7th, 2016 - "Love has roots"

I woke up this morning feeling like I had reached the light at the end of the tunnel I've been in for the past few weeks. It's really easy to be positive when you feel good, the challenge is to believe your life is good when you don't feel it. Doing this challenge has really helped to remind me of the power of my thoughts.

Location: Toby's Estate Coffee, 5th Avenue, Manhattan

Day 5 - June 5th, 2016 - "Stop and smell the roses"

I traveled back from Boston this morning and headed right to Brooklyn when I got into NYC. I kept placing my note in mind as I wandered from train to subway to subway to my friend's apartment. I just didn't feel called to anything I passed. As I was about to unlock my front door I remembered it was still in my purse. I walked back up to the street thinking I may put it in front of the yoga studio on my corner. When I happened upon these roses I knew it was the spot!

Kevin Smith was asked on a podcast what advice he would give his younger self. Today's message was his answer. I love the notion we will receive what we ask for, what we deeply desire, but we have to wait and be open to it showing up in expected ways. I really needed this reminder today. 

Location: 45th Street & 34th Avenue, Astoria

Day 4 - June 4, 2016 - "Have faith and love"

A little homage to the late great Muhammad Ali.

"I would like to be remembered as a man who won the heavyweight title three times, who was humorous, and who treated everyone right. As a man who never looked down on those who looked up to him, and who helped as many people as he could. As a man who stood up for his beliefs no matter what. As a man who tried to unite all humankind through faith and love. And if all that's too much, then I guess I'd settle for being remembered only as a great boxer who became a leader and a champion of his people. And I wouldn't even mind if folks forgot how pretty I was."

Location: Looking towards First Baptist Church, Prospect St & Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

Day 3 - June 3, 2016 - "Because you're sweet"

Today felt extra special, I was feeling pretty blue on the train to Boston and when I decided to work on today's note it really cheered me up. I was also excited to discover the perfect spot to drop my first note in New England! 

Location: Gracenote Coffee, Lincoln St, Boston