I have been on the receiving end of lots of kindness lately: let's face it, when you see a massively pregnant woman waddling toward you, you feel pity for her swollen feet and weary disposition and are more likely to let her in front of you at the checkout lane. I assumed that all this kindness I've been witnessing was the result of my ginormous belly, until the other night when my husband received some kindness on his own.
We just moved. And the bunkbed that my sons slept in was destroyed in the moving process. And my sweet little boys had to sleep on mattresses on the floor LIKE ANIMALS. Unbelievable. So, as quick as we could, we ran out to buy new beds for them. My husband was in the parking lot, trying desperately to load these new beds into our vehicle, when a complete stranger stopped on his bike and started to help him load them up. There was nothing in it for that man, but he helped my husband load those heavy beds into our vehicle.
At the end, he even thanked us. Can you imagine how kind that man must be in his everyday life?
Stories like this are why I'm loving "The Best Part" from Folgers. This new social platform will let people submit their stories of kindness and positivity from their everyday life. Let's face it, if there's anything we need more of, it's kindness and positivity.
The Best Part is an online community that’s dedicated to brightening your day—every day. How? By spreading optimism, one share at a time. The Best Part posts inspirational stories, encouraging quotes, good news and other upbeat items on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram—and encourages fans and followers to share that optimism with their friends. Because when optimism is shared, it grows, making an even more positive impact on our world. Check out what others are sharing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.