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Birthday RAK for Toni

Posted on: January 15, 2015

Today is the birthday of my dear friend, Toni, and I wanted to do a special random act of kindness to celebrate the day of her birth! Now many of you may know her as “that Zumba instructor”, and that’s how we first met about a year and a half ago when I started taking her group fitness classes at the local YMCA. I’ve even written about her before on my blog which you can read about here and here.

Well, since that time of doing Zumba with her, I started taking her Body Pump classes, too, because she is AWESOME and actually makes me forget that working out is… well, work! (Except for last night. Those lunges and squats holding weights were enough to make a person scream!)

But I digress; back to my RAKing. I wanted to do something special in honor of her birthday, something that would delight her spirit while staying true to her mission of keeping people fit, happy, and healthy.

I knew just what to do!

I stocked up my cart at the Dollar Tree and headed to the nearest playground. The weather has been cold and dismal the past few days, with melted snow and ice forming puddles alongside the sidewalks and roads. However, the weather is warming up tomorrow with highs in the mid 50’s, no chance of rain, only beautiful, sunny skies.

So to celebrate a break from the doldrums, I left a few surprises for any children who may happen to visit the playground tomorrow:

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Hula hoops. Paddle balls. Footballs. Bouncy balls. Bubbles. Lots of new toys for kids of all ages to enjoy as they stay active playing outside.

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Toni, I hope you enjoyed your special birthday RAK, and I hope whoever received these surprises shared in your joy. A special thanks to Jen Hicks whose donation to Celebrate Kindness helped to purchase everything you see here.

Be blessed and think of creative and fun ways to celebrate your friends’ birthdays this year! I promise it will make you happy, too! šŸ™‚

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3 Responses to "Birthday RAK for Toni"

My husband and I took are son who’s 4 to that park today as a reward for doing good at the docs office ( with his sensory processing disorder medical visit are hard) he was sooooo excited to see the toys and he’s been wanting a lil football (he pick the blue and orange football) he loves any kind of ball. I wish (I could post a pic on here). thanks so much for ur random act of kindness you have made my son’s day and his reward even more positive. hopefully it will make Monday easier (he has to get tubes in his ears) when he remembers his reward. we will defentily be paying it forward. Happy Birthday Toni! you sound like a great women and friend šŸ™‚

I am so incredibly humbled and honored at the kindness and generosity of this selfless act in honor of my birthday. Thank you Tamara and Jen Hicks. You have truly helped make this one of my most cherished birthdays in a very long time.

To Sara Young – I’m so happy that your precious little boy was blessed with the football – thank you for taking the time to let us know :). I said a prayer for him earlier today that everything went well with getting the tubes in. God Bless you all šŸ™‚

I am so incredibly humbled and honored at the kindness and generosity of this selfless act in honor of my birthday. Thank you Tamara and Jen Hicks. You have truly helped make this one of my most cherished birthdays in a very long time.

To Sara Young ā€“ Iā€™m so happy that your precious little boy was blessed with the football ā€“ thank you for taking the time to let us know :). I said a prayer for him earlier today that everything went well with getting the tubes in. God Bless you all šŸ™‚

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