One local family took to the streets yesterday at a busy intersection in Carrollton to spread joy and encouragement to their community. Many drivers passing through the intersection of South Park Street and Clinic Avenue waved and honked at Michelle Fritz and her children, who held signs bearing positive messages.
“We’re just out here trying to spread love and positive affirmation,” said Fritz. “There’s so much negativity out there in the world, especially with social media. We just want to encourage people, and instead of spreading hate, spread joy and love. We hope this might uplift the people that might need it.”
Fritz, who homeschools her 11 children, wants them to learn the importance of maintaining a positive outlook and helping others.
“I wanted to bring my kids out here and let them see that they can make a difference in the world—even if it’s doing something as small as giving someone a bit of encouragement,” said Fritz.
She hopes her family’s words of encouragement may motivate people in need of hope in their community.
“There’s a huge mental health crisis today, and sometimes people just need that little affirmation saying ‘I can do this,’” said Fritz. “If they’re looking for a sign, maybe we can be that sign to help them keep going.”