Florida Couple Creates ‘Door Of Kindness’ To Spread Kindness In Their Community
When Jessa and Tim moved into their new apartment last August, they wanted to make a positive impact on their neighbors.
So, they created the ‘Door of Kindness.’
The couple set up a small table outside their front door with blank post-it notes and pens on top. They also placed a letter on their door that encouraged anyone who passed by to write a kind message on one of the post-its.
Within hours, notes started appearing.
As days passed, the door became filled with notes of kindness.
“Today may be hard, but you got this!”
“You are not alone!”
“It is okay to fail!”
“You are worthy of love. You are worthy of happiness”
“I am SO proud!”
The inspiration came from pens Jessa used to use while working as a waitress. On the pens read messages like “you’re valued” and “you’re beautiful,” and Jessa was always surprised by how these simple messages could change a customer’s day.
“The hugs, even tears, that I received, let me know that these simple pens were affecting lives,” Jessa explained. “Instead of walking out of the restaurant after signing their check, they would share their stories with me. And they knew they weren’t alone.”
So far, the ‘Door of Kindness’ has received more than 40 messages, and the feedback for these notes has been overwhelmingly positive.
“We’ve had many residents stop and tell us how fabulous our door is or what a great idea it is and many tell us they’ve left notes though no one will ever say which one is theirs,” Jessa said.
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