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Thank You Thursday

Posted on February 19, 2015 by Joanna Gaston

We are so proud to provide a product that nearly everyone can enjoy. When families with food allergies come to us, we learn about their stories and the hurdles they have to clear. It really puts things into perspective. Recently we made a delivery to a speech and hearing center at Vanderbilt. Maybe you'd think "seems like a standard delivery...." but it wasn't at all. Seeing the faces of kids who only know a life with the hand dealt to them will stop anyone in their tracks. Your heart grows fuller and your sense of gratitude is immediate.  We are so lucky, blessed and thankful to be a part of these families' lives and look forward to extending our reach across Tennessee and the rest of the U.S.! 
                
"When life shows you how love should go, write the world a thank you note."

- The Kind Cake  

I believe in serendipity and I believe in things ordained by something that's infinitely bigger than me. Thank God for that.

with kindness,

Joanna. 

 

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Thank You Thursday...BIRTHDAY EDITION!!!

Posted on February 12, 2015 by Joanna Gaston

Hey y'all The Kind Cake turned a year old today and we are over the moon with excitement! Today, we debut our theme song that we wrote with a couple of our friends. Take a look at our year in this montage set to The Kind Cake theme song "Just a Little Bit". Thank you all for EVERYTHING you have done for us...you are the reason why we are still going. 

"When life shows you how love should go, write the world a thank you note."

- The Kind Cake  

I believe in serendipity and I believe in things ordained by something that's infinitely bigger than me. Thank God for that.

with kindness,

Joanna. 

 

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Thank You Thursday

Posted on September 11, 2014 by Joanna Gaston

This morning I was sitting on my couch anticipating the day, feeling its imminent responsibilities and tasks. I wasn't really taking the time to relax, pray a little, and think (or not think). It has been a gloomy day in Nash and I am kinda weird in that I love a good old fashioned gloomy day. I thought to myself, (I opted to think today) "Man I am so thankful for this gloomy, cozy weather". Next thought: "What tha? it's already 'Thank You Thursday'!!!!?" Literally thirty minutes ago it was Monday.

Per usual, my stream of consciousness starts running rampant, in a good way. I'm drinking coffee, brewed with clean water; I'm sitting on a couch-a comfy, beautiful couch-I have COUCH y'all; I'm looking at this gloomy weather and the fact that I can recognize it means my eyesight is just as great today as it was the day before; it feels comfortable in my apartment, not too hot, not too cold. I have a roof over my head, walls around me, and air conditioning so I don't get 'too hot'. Too often I skip over these so-called little things. That is until I break it down by wondering 'what if?".

Ok, unless something unforeseen should occur, I will never be without those 'essential things': coffee, a couch, a house, working AC, etc. But this morning I started to imagine my life without those things. If I had no couch, where in the room would I sit? In the middle, against the wall, would I lie down....how long could I stand standing up? What if I didn't have the windows to look out and appreciate the weather, the birds, those super funny squirrels.....it'd be really dark in this little apartment. Oh, and if I didn't even have an apartment or a place to rest my head? Well, I didn't get that far this morning to even begin to imagine that, but now that I am writing about it I realize just how difficult it would be.

So, are those little things really that little? Is it all about perspective? With regard to perspective, yeah probably. Today, I had a self-imposed perspective check and realized that, when it comes to gratefulness, those little things maybe aren't so little and for that, I'm thankful........big-time.  

 "When life shows you how love should go, write the world a thank you note."

- The Kind Cake  

I believe in serendipity and I believe in things ordained by something that's infinitely bigger than me. Thank God for that.

with kindness,

Joanna.

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Thank You Thursday

Posted on September 04, 2014 by Joanna Gaston

This "Thank You Thursday" is brought to you by music. It was only a matter of time......

 "When life shows you how love should go, write the world a thank you note."

- The Kind Cake  

I believe in serendipity and I believe in things ordained by something that's infinitely bigger than me. Thank God for that.

with kindness,

Joanna.

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Thank You Thursday

Posted on August 28, 2014 by Joanna Gaston

Those who know me know I come from a football family. My dad was a star college quarterback turned high school football coach, my brother was an all-star high school football player and went on to play college ball, my Uncle Jim was a football coach, and my brother-in-law was a high school and college football standout turned college football coach. Needless to say, my family has had quite the depth chart when it comes to athletes and coaches. I can even recall asking my dad if he would let me play 'pee-wee' football.....I settled for 'pee-wee' cheerleading. 

For me, it's nostalgic. It's like I think about football and am transported years back, listening to the rolling of the boiling water while Dad made his famous boiled peanuts before the big game and I can still taste that southern coleslaw that, to this day, no one can make as good as he did. I can remember Saturdays hangin' around the house listening to my dad's side of the conversation while he and Uncle Jim stayed on the phone talking to each other for hours and dissecting every single play during Alabama football games. (My dad loved Paul 'Bear' Bryant.) 

I love football, and I'm thankful for it. I love how it brings people together, gathering them around the television, the beautifully decorated tables at tailgates, while fans who long for the live scene converge on their favorite team's stadium. I love football so much so that I was actually a water girl (or hydration specialist) for my high school football team. Man did I love two-a-days (I know a number of guys who'd disagree with me on that one) but I lived for 'em.....those and Friday nights. I was even fortunate enough to give the last pre-game speech of the season my senior year; I worked so hard on that speech. You know, there is a lot to be said for the camaraderie you feel when you're a part of a team, especially a football team.

On this "Thank You Thursday", I'm so grateful to the game of football. Football gave my dad a job for years and gave him something to look forward to every weekend of every football season. Today may be just another start to a football season for many, but for my family, it marks a new beginning as my brother-in-law makes his debut as the head football coach for the Itawamba Indians. I'm so proud of all of the athletes and coaches in my family, for their discipline and their passion for the game. I've learned a lot from all of them by observing both of those traits and for that, I am most thankful. 

 "When life shows you how love should go, write the world a thank you note."

- The Kind Cake  

I believe in serendipity and I believe in things ordained by something that's infinitely bigger than me. Thank God for that.

with kindness,

Joanna.

Dad sporting my favorite number, 11, during his college football days.

My brother-in-law, Sean, with my niece, Josie, before the big game. Go Indians!!

 

 

 

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