I Can't Quit Smiling!!!!!!

Decorating By JGMB Updated 2 Feb 2009 , 9:06pm by Twopeasinapod

JGMB Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 7:11pm
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Long story short, I volunteer at a center for low-income families. Well, 2 weeks ago, a girl at my church asked if, in lieu of gifts, she could request her 25 Sweet 16 party guests to donate supplies for the kids' art classes at the center. How kind and selfless is she?!!!!!

So, I, in return, asked her if I could make her birthday cake. They wanted to pay, at least for ingredients, but I said no. Well, I dropped it off at her house yesterday, and this morning, her mom told me that they had made a $100 donation to our church in my honor!!!!!

That, on top of all of the wonderful art supplies that the partygoers gave, will have me smiling all week!

23 replies
rachel-b Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 7:17pm
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Great story...now I'm smiling icon_smile.gif

ps3884 Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 7:18pm
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I'm smiling with you. icon_biggrin.gif Always nice to hear such a giving story. Thanks for sharing.

chutzpah Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 7:19pm
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That is so selfless! Well done!

Getus Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 7:19pm
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Another "paying it forward" story.... I love these! thumbs_up.gif

sugarwishes Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 7:22pm
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That's so awesome, must feel so good icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif She must be a really wonderful person. It's so nice to hear something positive like this. icon_smile.gif

suzylynn58 Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 7:33pm
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What a sweet and caring girl! Her parents must be very proud of her.

Susan

thems_my_kids Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 7:34pm
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That's awesome!

indydebi Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 7:36pm
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karma .... it works every time! thumbs_up.gif

jammjenks Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 7:37pm
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It's so nice to hear about good customers.

Cakepro Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 7:42pm
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Wow, what an awesome circle of giving. Mad props to you! icon_smile.gif

Now where's the picture of that cake? icon_biggrin.gif

Bonniecakes08 Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 8:00pm
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What goes around comes around I always say. What a good girl she was, especially in this day and age of me, me, me!

neecerator Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 9:29pm
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That's wonderful! icon_razz.gif

-K8memphis Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 9:33pm
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What a great idea!!! You rock!!!

Melvira Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 9:44pm
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This is a beautiful example of paying it forward, and reaping what you sow. I am so happy to hear of all this wonderful sharing, giving, and humanitarianism. Kudos to you, and you SHOULD smile... enjoy it!

Frankyola Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 9:45pm
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Woooow how cute!!! I am smiling too thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif What a wonderful story, You rock girl thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

Brontecakes Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 9:48pm
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Lovely!!! What a sweet girl. Thanks for sharing. icon_smile.gif

susgene Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 9:55pm
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I never get tired of hearing stories like this. I can feel my heart smiling. Thanks so much for sharing this inspirational story!

sweetjan Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 9:55pm
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Melvira said it perfectly. You should be smiling. Great story!

countrygirl4578 Posted 1 Feb 2009 , 10:33pm
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you think that you can't quit smiling...just think about all of the lives that have been touched through this act and how our heavenly father is smiling down on everybody involved in this story! God bless you all!!!

lifonahil Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 6:30am
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That is wonderful.

asul Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 6:49am
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That's so sweet icon_biggrin.gif Keep on smiling icon_smile.gif

Honeychild Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 6:59am
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What a great act of kindness. I love stories like this.

Twopeasinapod Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 9:06pm
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This is exactly how we would all like our children to act. Wow! Keep smiling, girl! You have been blessed and have blessed others!

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