With rainbows and encouraging messages and lights up around our area to help lift the spirits of the community, it looks like one way some of us are coping is to stay positive. Every house had some version of a Thank You sign for essential employees who venture out into the world to make sure deliveries, garbage, mail, and recycling run smoothly. The bright and creative images benefit the whole neighborhood! The far end of Gordonhurst in Montclair has brightened up their block with colorful messages of thanks to those helpers.

Has your block or neighborhood done something special to brighten these days and spread appreciation? Tell us in comments or email to tips@baristanet.com to be featured.