The kindness of strangers online

In preparation for Mama’s upcoming birthday, I’ve been researching recipes to recreate her favorite spice cake mix—the red box one, she insists.

Though I’m at least a decent baker, my previous attempts at her beloved spice cake haven’t always been great (and I’ve been unable to acquire the actual boxed mix this time). So I reached out to an online group of home cooks for advice.

It was my first ever post in the New York Times Cooking Community group on Facebook and we’ve been overwhelmed with the kind and generous responses. I read them aloud to Mama, who was incredibly touched! One of these lovely strangers even offered to track down a box and mail it to us!

Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was the kindness of strangers online! Many thanks to the folks of the New York Times Cooking Community group on Facebook! Y’all are the best! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! And remember, kindness is everything!

Day 271 of 366. And Now Totaling 1,732 Days In A Row. Here’s the first 366, & the following 365, & the third year of 365 good things, & the 4th year of good things!

On this day…

6 replies


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.