One day last week I was feeling downright crappy. I was on the brink of a really bad cold, my emotions were pretty low, and all I wanted to do was curl up in bed and have a Friends marathon. But I still had to get stuff done, which included picking up my daughter from school.

As I was walking there a car pulled over to the side. A lady and her husband asked how to get to the Dole Plantation. I gave them what I thought would have been the easiest route to get there and wished them a good day.

I don’t know what it was about that encounter, but it made me feel just a teensy bit better. The simple act of helping someone lifted my mood. Kindness really does go a long way.

I just hope the couple actually got there.

And that they ate some Dole Whip.

Photo by Arbine Villanueva-Hoapili

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