We started these “Positive Notes from Venice” during the first lockdown in March 2020. We are bringing it back!  Positive Notes from Venice is a series of inspirational messages from Venice residents paired with photos of them from the Venice Paparazzi archives.  The idea of this project is to promote positivity and resilience!

Interested in sharing a positive note?  Email your your positive message  to [email protected]. Your positive message can be your favorite affirmation, quote, or an original thought.  We will then add a photo of you taken by Venice Paparazzi with your positive note.

Venice Paparazzi has been documenting Venice since 2003. If you were at an event covered by Venice Paparazzi, then we probably have a photo of you.   Now send over your positive message.  Stay strong and safe!  Go team Venice!

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Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.  – Jeffrey Solomon – Dr. Seuss

Hope tells me that anything can be transformed. Today I activate my hope! – Jason Moore

Be grateful for one more day, for one m ore breath of air, and for one more second of life.  Create, share, and live for others.  – Hso Hkam

The Coronovirus is not our first. hardship as a nation, nor will it be our last.  Still, history will show how once again, our collective resilience me the challenge of this moment by those who believe in the maxim.  Not of every man for himself, but rather all for the common cause.  – Mark Antonio Grant

The weather, beach, ocean, and the Venice Beach atmosphere.  What we once thought would be constants in our lives, we now know can be taken in an instant.  Let’s work together to end this as soon as possible.  So that we may all enjoy the things we love the most.  – Adrian D. Acosta

This whole thing has been a strange gift.  I finally appreciate everything I used to take for granted.  – Mike Newhouse
Value your time.  We will come out of this stronger, wiser, and more humble than before.  All good things! – Bart Saric

Don’t let them get you down!  Be cheeky. Be wild. Be wonderful. – Anja Skodda

This too shall pass! So honor every moment! – Jill Morley
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.  – Nicole Landers
Take it day by day.  Everyday we wake up is a brand new day.  Make it a great day! – Carlos Haro
If you think of someone, take that moment to reach out for a call, send a text, write a postcard.  Do something kind! – Sunny Bak
Time is the most precious commodity of all, and most of us just got a huge gift of it.  Be grateful and use it to learn or do something that brings you closer to your dreams. – Gina Rubinstein

Know that we are connected in ways both terrifying and beautiful.  – Ray Rae

Life is all about how you handle plan B.  – Michelle Shegda

Distance is tough and affects people differently.  Let those who are in your memories know that thoughts of them make you laugh, and that you will laugh together again.  Laughter heals,  – Amy Ramskill-Castillo

This time is an opportunity to dream, and I have found the harder I work, the luckier I get!  – Scotty Freedman

Life is a calculated risk.  There is no entirely safe place.  Nobody surfs or skates because it’s risk free.  It’s because it provides a sense of liberty above anything.  American liberty must be preserved.  This requires calculated risk and courage.  These are a few of the principals America is founded on.  – Geri Lewis

The purpose of life is not to arrive calmly at your grave in a well-preserved body, but to skid in sideways, totally worn-out, yelling “holy shit, what a ride!!!  – Trek Thunder Kelly


Mother Earth just did a control-alt-delete in hopes that during this second changes she gives us, we all show more love, compassion, and make a difference.  – Marcus Gladney

We’re all on this journey together! and Art connects us! – Cathy Salser

Put your good where it will do the most!  Quote by Ken Kesey.  – Milton Rosenberg

Remember during these difficult times we do tend to see the best us come out and serve the community we call home.  No one is in this alone. We are all in this together, and in the end will be stronger than before when we come out the other side! – Green Goddess Collective

Keep fighting the good fight! – Marky Lennon

Here is my secret.  It is a very simple secret.  It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.  What is essential is invisible to the eye.  The eyes are blind.  One must look with the heart.   – Esquire Jauchem

Life is short, too short for bitterness to linger, just long enough for gratitude and forgiveness to gain ground… if we cultivate them. – Carole Stein

Interested in sharing a positive note?

Email your your positive message  to [email protected]. Your positive message can be your favorite affirmation, quote, or an original thought.  We will then add a photo of you taken by Venice Paparazzi with your positive note.

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