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If you’re having one of those days when the LIE makes you vow to never leave your home again, it’s good to get a reminder of why Long Island is such a special place to explore. You never know when you’ll see something that will turn your frown upside-down.

Here are some of the things we found. If you stumble upon something that makes you smile, take a picture and send it to josh.stewart@newsday.com or use the hashtag #upLIfting for the chance to be featured on Newsday’s Instagram page. Thanks for helping us display some of Long Island’s beauty that often goes unnoticed. 

Walt Whitman is quoted on a mural located
Photo Credit: Shayna Greene

Walt Whitman is quoted on a mural located on the side of the Huntington Station LIRR station at New York Avenue and Broadway.

A mural continues along the side of the
Photo Credit: Shayna Greene

A mural spans the side of the Huntington Station LIRR station at New York Avenue and Broadway.

A sculpture of a guitar player sits in
Photo Credit: Shayna Greene

A sculpture of a guitar player sits in Huntington Station at New York Avenue and Olive Street. The sculpture was created in 2013 by Madeline Wiener.

A sculpture of a grandmother and child listening
Photo Credit: Shayna Greene

A sculpture of a grandmother and child listening to a guitar player sits in Huntington Station at New York Avenue and Olive Street. The sculpture was created in 2013 by Madeline Wiener.

Naomi Margolin, of Melville, poses in front of
Photo Credit: Shayna Greene

Naomi Margolin, a resident of Melville, poses in front of painted wings outside The Shed restaurant on New Street in Huntington Village.

"Be Kind" is painted along the walking trail
Photo Credit: Mandy Hofmockel

"Be Kind" is painted along the walking trail at Belmont Lake State Park in West Babylon.

A mural of a boy flying a kite
Photo Credit: Shayna Greene

Thai Thai Villa restaurant on New Street in Huntington Village displays a mural of a boy flying a kite.

"Push Forward" is written on a utility pole
Photo Credit: Shayna Greene

"Push Forward" is written on a utility pole on Gerard Street in Huntington Village.

A chalkboard outside Bee Organic restaurant on Wall
Photo Credit: Shayna Greene

Bee Organic restaurant on Wall Street in Huntington Village gives a nod to healthy living.

A pillow on a bench in front of
Photo Credit: Shayna Greene

"Love birds" sit on a bench in front of Maroni Cuisine restaurant on Woodbine Avenue in Northport.

A mural of the earth in front of
Photo Credit: Shayna Greene

"Make Everyday Earth Day" curls around a painting of the earth in front of Organically Yours Cafe on Main Street in Northport.

A mural in an alleyway on East Main
Photo Credit: Shayna Greene

Figures dance on a rainbow as part of a mural in an alleyway on East Main Street in Patchogue.

A chalkboard in front of Fame and Rebel
Photo Credit: Shayna Greene

Fame and Rebel boutique on East Main Street in Patchogue envokes the joys of the beach.

A Dr. Seuss quote at Heritage Park in
Photo Credit: Shayna Greene

Dr. Seuss is quoted at Heritage Park in Mount Sinai.

A Dr. Seuss quote alongside wooden letters spelling
Photo Credit: Shayna Greene

Dr. Seuss is quoted in front of wooden letters spelling out "read" at Heritage Park in Mount Sinai.

The Long Beach Council for the Arts coordinated
Photo Credit: Shayna Greene

The Long Beach Council for the Arts coordinated the creation of the The Oceanview Garden Gallery including this mural at Oceanview Street and Maryland Avenue in Long Beach.

The Long Beach Council for the Arts coordinated
Photo Credit: Shayna Greene

The Long Beach Council for the Arts coordinated the creation of the The Oceanview Garden Gallery including this mural at Oceanview Street and Maryland Avenue in Long Beach.

The Long Beach Council for the Arts coordinated
Photo Credit: Shayna Greene

The Long Beach Council for the Arts coordinated the creation of the The Oceanview Garden Gallery including this mural at Oceanview Street and Maryland Avenue in Long Beach.

A saying seen on the Hometown Flower Co.
Photo Credit: Shayna Greene

The Hometown Flower Co. truck drove to Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn to participate in the farmers market.

A chalkboard sign in front of Simply Good
Photo Credit: Shayna Greene

Simply Good Gifts in Chandler Square in Port Jefferson raises awareness about the environment.

Abraham Lincoln is quoted on the corner of
Photo Credit: Shayna Greene

Abraham Lincoln is quoted on the corner of Main Street and East Broadway in Port Jefferson. 

This Irish saying is quoted in front of
Photo Credit: Shayna Greene

This Irish saying is quoted in front of Smoke Shack Blues restaurant on Main Street in Port Jefferson.

"Live Swell" sticker sits on a telephone pole
Photo Credit: Shayna Greene

A "Live Swell" sticker on a telephone pole on the corner of East Main Street and Fire Island Avenue in Babylon.

Deer Park celebrates the arts with murals under
Photo Credit: Shayna Greene

Deer Park celebrates the arts with murals under the LIRR overpass at Deer Park Avenue and Acorn Street.

Art is celebrated under the LIRR overpass at
Photo Credit: Shayna Greene

Art is celebrated under the LIRR overpass at Deer Park Avenue and Acorn Street in Deer Park.

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