Life isn't easy for any of us and sometimes it can put a damper on how we feel about ourselves.
One dad was going through a hard time and questioning his abilities as a parent. When he was eating at a restaurant with his three children, he went to pay the bill and was shocked to hear it had already been taken care of.
Then he received a napkin that had a handwritten note on it. It said:
"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."
"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," he wrote.
Whether it's from strangers or people you know, being told that you're doing something right in life can be the perfect boost to keep moving forward and persevering.