Sometimes the Internet can seem like a pretty dark place. It’s the place where most of us get our news, and let’s face it, the news is unhappy more often than not. And even the stuff that isn’t news can be a downer: drama and tragedy get clicks, plus some people use social media and other websites as a place to complain. So we thought maybe you guys could use something cheerful instead. Rather than dark secrets, how about we read some wholesome secrets? We’ve gathered stories from around the web where people talk about times they kept a secret from their loved ones, but it was sweet rather than sinister. Read on for a little pick-me-up and a reminder that the Internet can be a really happy place too.
#1: A Card Can Do a Lot
Sometimes, all you need to succeed in life is a little bit of confidence. When you’re more confident, you’re more willing to apply for that job and to negotiate a good salary for yourself. You’re more likely to try out for that sports team or that part in the school play, and you may be more likely to get it if they can see that strength in you. But how do you get that confidence in the first place?
There are a lot of ways you can work on yourself, but it certainly helps to get a little boost from a friend. Here’s a sweet story about a guy who got his friend a Valentine’s card, and the boost in confidence that it gave her seems to have really made a difference in her life.