A filling station in Hyde Park that has become well-known for its inspirational messages, is now giving the same hope to everyone online!
Johannesburg, South Africa (19 November) – The BP petrol station on Jan Smuts Avenue has become a landmark in Johannesburg, and whether locals are stopping by for fuel, a bite to eat or a quick coffee… everyone passing by gets a daily dose of inspiration from the petrol pump message board!
And through social media… the message board is bringing that joy to the whole world!
A friend of Good Things Guy made us aware of the board, and how it has evolved to be on social media too!
The MOST amazing thing just happened. There’s a legendary petrol station on Jan Smuts. They have a chalkboard outside with daily wisdoms that always just blow me away. This morning, I saw the lady writing on the board, which was a bit like catching the tooth mouse at work…
— Jo Lurie (@TheJoLurie) November 18, 2020
But the message board has actually been around for almost 50 years, and Alison Purchase – co-owner of the filing station has simply just followed tradition!
“My husband bought the petrol station 25 years ago, and I joined him a few years later. I have since been writing the quotes for the past 19 years,” she explained to the Rosebank Killarney Gazette.
“Inspiration for my quotes comes from anywhere really – for instance, I got this morning’s quote from one of my daughter’s teachers; it was written on her door. I also walk around with my little black book, and I write down any message that I come across, be it at a restaurant or on a Starbucks cup.”
Check out some of the messages below: