12/27/2011 12:04 pm ET

Illinois Woman Inspires Others With White Board Messages On Chicago's Michigan Avenue

How can a small white board and a black marker change the world? One person at a time, that's how.

And that's what Lauren Lawson of Oswego has set out to do as she makes her way to Chicago's Michigan Avenue every weekend to stand from noon to 4 p.m. with a whiteboard bearing words of encouragement for thousands of passersby like Do something meaningful, Remember your worth, and Inspiration is contagious.

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