Blackboard Wisdom

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Blackboard Wisdom at a Gas Station
 
Gauteng is in South Africa. 

A  filling station has become quite a landmark in Gauteng with its daily

#PetrolPumpWisdom, which are uplifting quotes written on a chalkboard.

Some motorists say they deliberately travel this route just to read the quote

which brightens their day. Here’s a selection:

 

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The lady behind this wonderful initiative at Hutton Hyde Park is Alison Billett.
She told SAPeople: “We inherited the board from the previous owner,
Dick Hutton, when we bought the filling station from him almost 20 years ago.
“We continued the tradition and it has become a landmark – more so now
that it’s on social media!
 
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“Not a day goes by when I don’t get a call or a visit from someone to tell me
how much they appreciate the message – it seems that every day there’s
something that just speaks to what is going on in someone’s life and that
inspires or motivates them.
 
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“Having people come and tell me their stories and how the quote helped them
in some small way is what motivates me to keep writing!
“We use a variety of quotations – some are topical, some are funny, some are
inspirational, some even reflect what is going on in my life that day!
 
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“Different things appeal to different people…
 
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“The boards were spotted by a motivational speaker from the UK, Geoff Ramm,
when he was driving by one day and he was so taken by them he included
a piece about them in his book!
 
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“The boards have appeared many times in newspapers and magazines and
been spoken about on radio stations all over the world. 9GAG has re-tweeted
them a few times too!”
Bob 95 FM in the USA recently posted Alison’s “Rest in Peace” quote which
has now been shared over a quarter of a million times around the world!
 
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