Views of the Neighborhood – Humanity Part One

Our walk in the neighborhood turned up evidence that we humans have a sense of caring for one another. An anonymous person or persons left messages of hope throughout the Hamilton Greenbelt. This is the first of two parts since there are too many photos for one post.

Views of the Neighborhood

We have all been here before. As a reminder,Β here is the entrance to the Hamilton Greenbelt.

Views of the neighborhood

We immediately see the first message.

A lovely little water feature greats you.

Another message by the water feature. Yup, I’ll do that often.

In honor of the benefactors of the greenbelt. Thanks, indeed.

Another shot of my serene thinking place.

A group of rocks nearby.

Views of the neighborhood.

With a message that may be more general than a specific day. Maybe the Earth has been reborn.

Another group of rocks.

With the answer to all our concerns.

Shine Brite is what we all need to do.

Views of the neighborhood

I think we all can use some hugs. Next week we will finish the tour. Thanks for coming along. Have a great week.

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  1. A lovely tour and pictures, John. I’m looking forward to the second part. You have a great week also. Stay well. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. You as well. 😊

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  2. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    How beautiful! I suspect these messages have warmed the hearts of many. How extraordinary. β™₯

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    1. I was thinking the same thing, Gwen. Have a peaceful Sunday.

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  3. What a thoughtful thing to do! The green belt is looking beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Liz. It does look great. 😁

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  4. That was a delightful post. How thoughtful of the person who placed these good wishes about.

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    1. It was a terrific gesture. Thank you, Darlene.

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  5. I really like your thinking place, John. It looks very peaceful.

    Thanks for bringing us along. I hope you’re all well and I hope you have a wonderful week.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. My wish is the same for you.

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  6. Boy is that Greenbelt beautiful, and these messages are so heartwarming. Thanks for sharing, John. Wishing you a peaceful Sunday…

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    1. Thank you, Lori. Peace be with you as well.

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  7. What a kind soul to leave messages like that. Your thinking place is gorgeous, John. Thanks for the peaceful walk. Enjoy your Sunday.

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    1. Thank you , Jill. Have a super Sunday as well.

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  8. For some reason, I’m imagining that a couple of teenagers left those stones. Maybe the spelling of “shine brite” suggested it. In any event, they’re a neat addition, and smile-bringers, for sure. Before Easter, Catholics in a community on the other side of the lake put up stations of the cross in their front yards, for people who weren’t able to go to the churches. It was a neat thing to see, even for those who don’t share their tradition.

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    1. That would be a neat thing to see. Thanks, Linda.

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  9. A serene walk that is perfect for the times. Stay safe.

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    1. You as well, Frank.

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    1. Yes it is. Thanks, GP

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  10. There are always the “Helpers” these are the angels in times of crisis. Thanks for the uplifting post, John.

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Mark.

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  11. That’s really cool. Wonder if the Happy Birthday one was put in there just in case. Around here, people wandered out to the park for a birthday stroll.

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    1. It could well be. Imagine the surprise it it was someone’s birthday and they were out for a stroll.

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  12. Thanks for the walk !

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  13. THAT is a very cool, very positive, very “pick me up” walk. Love the rocks, Boss. And I really love your serenity now spot.

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    1. I do too, Marc. Thanks for the comment.

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      1. Thanks for the lift.

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  14. Good morning, John. I like those gurgling little creeks, too, and I’m always happy when the usually dry creek at the end of our property has some water in it. I agree with you: it’s great to listen and just think – or dream.
    Have a wonderful Sunday, and stay healthy,
    Pit

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    1. You as well Pit. Stay healthy.

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  15. Incredibly beautiful, John! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Jan

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  16. What an interesting tour — thank you, John. Nice to see the little touches that folks have left behind to cheer others up. And I so love your thinking place — you know, having something like that right in your own back yard would be heavenly!!

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    1. It is heavenly, Debbie. Thank you.

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  17. Love your ‘Serene Thinking Place’!
    The Hamiltons were indeed generous!
    β™₯β™₯β™₯

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    1. Thank you. Billy Ray. The sound is spectacular.

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  18. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    I love the idea of rock messages! I may have to borrow that for our trail. Beautiful walk!

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    1. You go. Penmenship counts, Denise.

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  19. I love your serenity spot and the whole trail, to be honest. What a wonderful soul(s) to have left those beautiful messages! May we put them all into effect and keep them as we move forward.

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    1. What a nice sentiment, Dale.Thanks

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  20. Seems like a fun thing to do. I could go down Boise’s Greenbelt and change the whole meaning of this. β€œDon’t look behind you.” β€œDon’t slow down in this section.” β€œDid you hear that?” β€œDon’t be here after dark.”

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    1. I would love to see the expressions on the faces of the folks strolling

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      1. Might be the beginnings of a Halloween tale.

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      2. The last rock in blood. Yaaahahahaha

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  21. Thanks for sharing your shining brite spot this morning. Looks like a wonderful place to stroll or sit and wonder. How thoughtful of someone to add a little something extra special.

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    1. I thought so too, Eilene.

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  22. Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful pictures, John. It’s uplifting to see these messages of hope and kindness.

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    1. I hope so Soooz. Thanks

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  23. I just adore this idea. Beautiful, John. What a walk…

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    1. Part two next week.

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    1. Thank you so much, Saania. I’m glad you liked it. 😊

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      1. My pleasure, followed you ☺️

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      2. Thank you for that as well. A gifted poet may find my stuff a little pedestrian. I hope not. 😁

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  24. What a splendid idea

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    1. It really is. Thanks, Geoff.

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  25. What a wonderful idea! We could all use some messages of hope.

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    1. I think so too, Teri.

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  26. How wonderful! I love finding rocks with notes of inspiration on them. Last week on my walk I went outside our gate and while toughing my way uphill I spotted something red in the dirt next to the sidewalk that shouldn’t be there and investigated- it was a painted rock! Painted like a ladybug and the words Jesus Love You painted on the back. It was a lovely gift and a reminder.

    I’m looking forward to Part 2 of your walk.

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    1. A sweet story Deborah. Thanks for sharing it. 😁

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  27. Your thinking place is gorgeous, John, and love those inspirational messages. Hope your Monday shines brightly too.

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. I hope yur Monday is going well. πŸ˜€

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  28. Thanks for the walk, John. The park is beautiful and the little stones’ messages bring a smile. Have a great week.

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    1. I’m glad you got a smile, Michelle.

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  29. Thanks for the tour, John. It is truly a wonderful place!

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    1. It is. Thanks for coming along, John.

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  30. Agree. Despite occasional messages to the contrary, and of course despite many flaws, I am a believer in the goodness of humans.

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    1. Some goodness in some humans is my belief.

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  31. So beautiful! And the messages are heartwarming. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thak you Rhonda. They are for sure. πŸ˜€

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  32. A lovely walk with you, John. I wish we could go out for a walk. I haven’t been out of the front gate for over six weeks.

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    1. Oh my. Well at least if we are covered up and keep the safe distance the trails are open. You can come along next week too.

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  33. Just wonderful!!

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