A Surprise Day Off

A Surprise Day Off

Today we had a fun surprise for a a new friend who has been helping watch our kids recently.  This person is a single mom to 3 teenagers and she works around the clock, 6 days a week to provide for her kids and pay the rent. I learned really quickly that she never says no to anyone and she is always willing and wanting to help people. She sometimes helps multiple families in the same day even if it means she doesn’t get home till very late. What I appreciate and love so much about her is that she shows up with a huge smile on her face every time I see her. She is so happy you can’t help but feel happy too and I just love how much she loves and plays with my kids when she is here.

Earlier this week I decided to plan a surprise for her so I asked her if she could work all day today and help me with my kids. When she came over I told her that it was all a trick and that I didn’t need her to work at all but that I wanted to pay her to take the whole day off.  I prepared some gift cards for her and her family to use together. My kids helped me give her movie tickets for her whole family, a gift card for them to all go out to dinner together, a gift card for them to use on groceries, and two gift cards for her to go shopping and indulge in some new clothes and pretties for herself. She was so surprised and gracious and I am just so thankful that she has been such an inspiration to me and a blessing to my family. I am thankful for the opportunity to do something special for her and hope she will have new opportunities to pamper herself more often in the future, she deserves it so much!

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I just wanted to say thank you again to all of you for supporting my Kindness Wanted fundraiser and for your encouragement. I know I am probably a weirdo or something for dreaming so BIG but I am so excited for these 30 days and what special experiences they have in store. Keep donating, spreading the word, and sending in your stories. Love you guys!

XOXO,
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6 Comments

  1. Terri Galvan - August 4, 2014

    Love this Becki! You are truly inspiring! Happy Birthday Month! I am going to help soon!! Love you sweets!!!!

  2. Dianne - August 6, 2014

    What a sweet way to pay it forward…. or just plain be sweet… to a friend or co-worker who is selfless. I’m inspired (in yet another way, thank you Becki) to just … be kind. Many people, strangers, old schoolmates, co-workers, reached out to us when our house caught fire and we had nothing for several days, except what people thoughtfully just brought to us. There doesn’t need to be a “reason”, just be kind and it can be so infectious. Thank you for being you and reminding me <3 I'm getting creative now!

    xoxo,
    Dianne

    • Whippy Cake - August 6, 2014

      You just made me tear up! I love that you shared that with me. You are so right, there doesn’t need to be a reason to help others. We should naturally do so all of the time! Thanks again for sharing. :)

  3. Shari Russ - August 7, 2014

    A weirdo, for having excitement & anticipation to spread kindness? Paleeeezzzz! You are a “GIVER!” I can see that from just being a blog & online fan!!! You are precious and we all could all get inspiration from you!

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