First, I just wanted to thank you all for sharing your RAOK’s. All of your random acts of love touched me so much and I felt so uplifted and inspired as I read each one. For me doing service brings me back down to earth and fills my heart with peace and clarity. Serving others helps define what really is important in life. I hope to always find new ways to give service to others and continue the RAOK tradition. Thank you all so much for your encouragement and support and your kind thoughts and words. We’ve randomly selected a winner and I am happy to announce that the winner of the $50 WC gift card is….
who said: “My best friend unexpectedly took on a 6 year old foster child who had been pulled from his adopted family because of abuse. Needless to say, this child was taken from his parents for abuse as well. She has been so overwhelmed this week trying to get him registered for school, doctor appointments made, counseling sessions scheduled, buying school supplies, and in the meantime trying to be a good wife to her new husband. She’s never been a mom before and graciously took on this responsibility. She is an angel on this earth. To help her out, I went and put together a care package with socks, shoes, underwear, toys, toothpaste, and shampoo for her precious little boy. I also brought dinner over so she wouldn’t have to cook. I just got back from taking her to lunch for Valentines Day to show that what she is doing is appreciated. If I won, I would give this gift certificate to her.”
What a sweet story Amber. Your friend is so blessed to have you as a friend and hopefully you will be able to get some cake for the both of you! Please email us at admin(at)whippycake(dot)com to claim your gift card.
It’s ok if you didn’t win bc we have another giveaway going on RIGHT NOW. Go check it out [HERE}
We’ve been trying to teach our kids the principle of service. Not an easy task in today’s consumer driven society. For Valentine’s Day we planned out some simple random acts of kindness that the kids could participate in to help them understand better by experiencing the act of giving themselves.
Act 1: We took the kids to Paradise bakery and had them pick out 2 dozen cookies. This came naturally to them as I am sure they were hoping to have them all to themselves. We also picked up three 12 packs of soda and then took our loot to our neighborhood fire department. We had the kids hand deliver the cookies and soda to the firemen at the station. They were shy at first but that lasted as long as it took the firemen to extend an invitation for them to see a real life fire engine. We were lucky because there were more then a dozen firemen at the station when we got there. They had all just got back to the station so our timing couldn’t have been better. The kids got to tour the station and sit in the truck and they even got their own firemen hats. The kids completely forgot all about the cookies and soda by the time we left. I’m a huge supporter of what these servicemen do to assist and protect our community. It was delightful to get to do a little something in return to pay it forward.
Act 2: A neighbor and a friend of mine recently went through a difficult time and is also single during this holiday of obnoxious displays of affection so my kids and I tiptoed over to her door in our slippers and pajamas and I let the kids smother her door in sticky hearts and balloons. We also left her some whippy cake accessories and my favorite kind of girl scout cookies. Hopefully she feels the love when she gets home from work later. I know we were pretty giddy to decorate it.
Act 3: A fellow I go to church with recently lost his wife (a friend of mine) to a traumatizing incident. This guy never ceases to amaze me with his outgoing demeanor and his courage to face the world every day. He is one of the funniest people I know and I can never seem to get enough of his witty personality. I put together a little care package for him with some goodies and gift cards so he can treat himself to some take out when he doesn’t feel like cooking for one. I wish I could do more for him but he’s not the type to expect or ask for anything. I’m hoping today will be somewhat special for him and not just a reminder that his true love is gone.
I wanted to keep going and going with the acts of love but alas London puked her guts out yesterday, it’s her birthday and I am going on a trip with the Boss shortly so I am heavily limited on time but I thought of two more things I could do right here from the chair of my computer.
Act 4: I can give all of you 25% OFF your entire Whippy Cake purchase by giving you the promo code “ACTSOFLOVE” (case sensitive) to use upon checkout. This promo code will be good til tomorrow night at midnight only (2/15/12) so you better get on that now. Also, feel free to pass along the promo code to friends and family so they can cash in on the love as well.
Act 5: I am going to give a $50 Whippy Cake Gift Card to one of my readers. All you have to do is leave a comment of a random act of love you or your kids performed during this week. It can be as big or small of a gesture as you want and you have til Friday to post it under the comments before I pick a winner. My wish is to create a catalyst of kind and loving gestures this week that will ripple over the world. Even if it’s a teeny tiny baby ripple.
I hope you are all enjoying your Valentine’s Days so far and that you remember it’s not about who loves you but who YOU love and how you show it to them! Enjoy the 25% off your order and hopefully you will win the $50 gift card too
XOXO!Back to Blog