(Yeah, I totally made-up that headline.)
I’m a naturally upbeat person
I’m the annoying friend that you purposely avoid when you wanna complain because I will find that silver-lining on your cloudy day and rub your stinking nose in it. (What do you mean, ‘tone it down’?)
I am a firm believer in the power of the compliment
I give them all the time. Unabashedly. Because the world will never be short of negative thinkers and a little positivity goes a long way. So, this morning whilst trolling for positive news stories I came across the following and thought it deserved a share.
An emotionally drained parent posted this photo of a napkin with the caption, “Went out for lunch and found out my meal had already been paid for. I really needed this, things aren’t always easy.”
The note reads:
I have enjoyed watching your precious children & how they interact with one another. I had 1 older sister & 2 younger brothers. My sister & 1 brother have passed away & I miss them terribly. It is always fun to imagine how we were as children & how mom handled all of us. You are obviously doing a great job….. big brother even shared his pickles voluntarily.
God blessed me this morning with a few extra dollars & I’d like to spread the blessing because your family was a blessing to me as I enjoyed my lunch.
Keep doing what you’re doing with them and the world will have 3 more great adults one day.
A Mom & Grandmother.
He added: “I appreciated reading this at a time where I felt challenged as a parent. That said, I have truly enjoyed being able to share it with others because a deed like this rarely gets the recognition it deserves.”