East Lansing family spreads positivity with Positive A Tree

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On the corner of Cowley Avenue and Harvard Road, you’ll see some new signs in the neighborhood. Sara Olsztyn, with the help of her husband, son, and next-door neighbor left a message for anyone that walks by. With the permission of East Lansing and the support from neighbors, they tied signs with positive messages written on them to spread hope and positivity to the community.

Jaci Sayen, Sara’s friend, heard about the messages on Instagram. She said that being in a pandemic for over eight months has made glimmers of hope hard to find every now and again, but these signs portray a timely message that could be carried on for a lifetime.

“I wanted to do my part to kind of put a smile on people’s faces,” said Oltszyn.

She hopes to spread more positive messages to more neighborhoods in the spring.

Their Instagram is @positive_a_tree.