Carrot Cake, Anyone?


So I’m leading this Acts of Kindness group at my church, and in an effort to find a different kind of act of kindness, I discovered that today is National Carrot Cake Day. Well, who knew such a day existed? As it happens, there are all kinds of weird National Days we are going to have fun with.

Yesterday I started my quest to purchase a carrot cake to give away. Turns out, finding a carrot cake is a tad more difficult than I thought it would be. One placeĀ used to have a huge, delicious, reasonably priced carrot cake, but they now have a much smaller, not as beautiful one for $17.98. Um, no. To the side were cupcakes with a couple of carrot cake cupcakes mixed in, but I wanted all carrot cake cupcakes.

Today, I called a local place, but carrot cake has to be special ordered. Hmmm. I’m thinking they should have had some for this National Carrot Cake Day.

I could have baked carrot cake or cupcakes at home like one of my more industrious group members did–way to go!–but that would have required baking. Didn’t happen.

Finally, I went to Publix and got the beauty you see above. To make it even better, when I was checking out, I asked the nice lady ringing it up if she liked carrot cake. She exclaimed, “I LOVE carrot cake, and this is the best!”

“It’s yours,” I said.

Of course she wanted to know why, so I told her it is National Carrot Cake Day, and I wanted her to have it. Her face beamed.

I love it when all the parts of an act of kindness come together so well.

Now go eat some carrot cake.

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Random Act of Kindness #42


Be a Designated Driver

For a friend.

For a family member.

For anyone.

I can’t stress strongly enough what a lifesaver this random act of kindness is.

People I know killed by drinking or drunk drivers:

A close friend in high school, along with her sister, mother, and father.

My good friend from church. She left behind a husband and four children.

My nephew.

I offer this act of kindness to everyone I know. There is no reason to EVER drink and drive.

Call a cab.

Call a friend.

Sleep where you are.

Please do this one.

Save your life. Or your child’s life. Or your spouse’s life. Or my life.

Thank you.