A couple months ago Celina went into our back storage room and took out our dusty, little chalkboard. She grabbed the Second Saturday Art chalk and wrote a little something on it. I can't remember what she wrote or why she wrote it, but what I do know is our "MAUI THING CHALKBOARD" has become much more than I ever imagined.
Everyday we come into work we have a routine...turn on the lights, open the register, roll up the curtains. It is all pretty simple...The hardest job is deciding what to write on our chalkboard. Since that day, it has become a fixture on our Wailuku Town sidewalk. Iao schools students on their way home stop and read it. Lawyers in suits and ties have smiled as they headed to the courthouse. Tourists from Japan have taken photos standing next to it. Our chalkboard doesn't need to fit a certain size shirt or be a certain color, everyone can use it.
Each day someone new would come in and tell us how great our chalkboard was. Some even expressed how it changed their day or a situation. The regular passer-by would tell us how they look forward to turning the corner on Main Street to see what would be up that day. The pressure began to set in. It was like we were Guy Hagi, with everyone relying on us...
From serious to funny, our chalkboard is filled with quotes and messages that we can all relate to. We look up quotes and sometimes we make up our own. There are times where the quotes are mostly for something personal in our lives.
Usually our chalkboard is positioned outside our store. However, recent winds have battered our poor chalkboard...she is kind of falling apart. It is now displayed in our window until we can make a new one.
A little goes a long way and we couldn't be happier with the response of our chalkboard. We hope to constantly inspire people and spread good things.