Photos from a post on Renee Griffiths’s Facebook page. Photos from a post on Renee Griffiths’s Facebook page. Photos used with permission

Ponoka County resident writes messages of hope

Spreading kindness, not germs

During a time when people are self-isolating to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Ponoka County resident Renee Griffiths wanted to spread a little joy to her neighbours, through uplifting messages in the snow.

Griffiths posted photos and a video of her handi-work to her Facebook page on March 24.

Using bright colours of spray paint, she wrote messages in the ditch for about half a mile along the range road leading up to her property, encouraging kindness and self-care.

“I just decided I wanted to reach out to my neighbours in a fun way … just to cheer them up,” said Griffiths in an interview March 25.

Retired, Griffiths already spends most of her time at home. Her daughter, who has special needs, has recently started living with her and they have been practicing social distancing since the COVID-19 situation began.

Griffiths says in these scary times, she just wanted her neighbours to know she’s thinking of them and that she’s there for them.

“I think there’s nothing better than trying to brighten someone’s day,” said Griffiths, adding you never know what impact an act of kindness may have on someone else.

CoronavirusPonoka County

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Just Posted

Rimbey textile artists creating hand-made masks

Group has also been helped out by a local business

Salute to health care workers set for Monday

Fire, RCMP and EMS to toot sirens, flash lights at 7 p.m. April 6

107 new cases of COVID-19 in Alberta, 5 additional deaths

More than 1,000 cases in Alberta total

Parking lot closed now at J.J. Collett

Natual area remains open, but vehicles not to be left at lot or nearby

96 new cases of COVID-19 announced in Alberta

Thirteen people have now died in Alberta as a result of COVID-19

VIDEO: How doctors in Canada will decide who lives and dies if pandemic worsens

Officials in several provinces have been developing guides so that doctors don’t feel alone

UPDATED: How the coronavirus is impacting the Ponoka area

Precautions, advisories, and cancelled community events

A message from the publisher

Consider a voluntary subscription to Ponoka News

Trudeau announces more financial help for country’s most vulnerable

$40 million will go to Women and Gender Equality Canada

Feds pulled between bailing out oil and gas and moving to cleaner energy

Number of national environment organizations demanding no cash be spent to help oil companies

The inexact science involved in predicting the likely path of COVID-19

Staying home could be the difference between 6,000 deaths by April 30 or 1,600 deaths

Pandemic has shunted aside an array of Liberal initiatives, at least for now

It seems any fresh ideas will now have to find space in an already jammed queue

Former Obama security adviser calls on Canada to show global COVID-19 leadership

Former Obama security adviser calls on Canada to show global COVID-19 leadership

Campaigning in a time of crisis: Tory leadership candidates carry on

Campaigning in a time of crisis: Tory leadership candidates carry on

Most Read