The people who I exercise with in the morning are just wonderful and very good friends. Today was one of the mens’ 80th birthday, so the instructor arranged a surprise party for him. After our water aerobics class, we all met in one of the community rooms. The birthday boy was overcome with emotion. He was teary eyed as he thanked everyone and said how much it meant to him. He said he never had a birthday party like this one. At the prompting of the instructor, we each gave him 80 big ones – pennies that is. Everyone was to come up with a creative container and/or way of wrapping the pennies. There were some imaginative receptacles including a pool noodle, an inflatable earth, a pinata, a money tree, and even an old message holder from the late 1800’s which was perfect as he is a history buff. The gentleman is so sweet and caring, and tells such great stories. It was nice to celebrate him, especially seeing how much it meant to him.
I Found God today celebrating a caring man.