Graffiti That Inspires

Graffiti, though it has a lawless reputation, can be pretty cool (like when it's Hello Kitty Graffiti, for example). We're also fans of a new book, See the Beauty Here (Chronicle, $17), which features 16 uplifting stencils with phrases like "Spread the love" and "Find a reason to smile." Each stencil has its own cool font, and the potential to make rainbows in people's days feels infinite when you flip through the pages of this book.

I'm picturing using street chalk to do up the concrete on my block with a few inspirational expressions from this stencil book! Imagine turning the corner and finding a positive message in your path. It could be a daymaker!