How Spreading Goodness Led to Recovery

Her desire to improve the world wound up improving her life.

I love it when one of my readers comes across something amazing and thinks of me. (Hi, Bob!) In this case, it was Spread Goodness Day. That’s something I can definitely get behind.

Anna Dravland came up with this idea even before she had a personal crisis. She wanted to make the world a better place. She wanted to create an annual day that is all about “goodness in whatever way is natural to you.” She has a positive spirit.

She worked hard and she planned this day, and then one day she had a stroke on the sidewalk by her house. She couldn’t talk. She couldn’t walk. She lost the use of her right side. And Spread Goodness Day almost fell by the wayside.

But her friends and family stepped in and took up the torch for her while she struggled to recover. And seeing that goodness spread, she feels, is part of the reason why she was able to recover so fully. You can see a 12 minute video about her story here.

What I love most about this is that her desire to improve the world wound up improving her life as well. That, dear reader, is some cosmic karma. It gives me hope.

The next Spread Goodness Day is March 13, 2020. Mark your calendar. Do something good. It can be something little or something huge. Just do something. And then head on over to her website and document it. Anna is living proof that goodness is magical. It’s worth spreading. And the goodness you share will encourage others to do their own good thing.

Personally, I try to be a positive force in the world every chance I get. But if it needs an official day to catch on, if having a day to really focus on will inspire others, then yes. Let’s do this thing. Celebrate Spread Goodness Day with the whole wide world.

Spread Goodness

A book about gratitude is a gift that keeps on giving!


Author: The View from a Drawbridge

I have been a bridgetender since 2001, and gives me plenty of time to think and observe the world.

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