A week ago, Alex Conde invited me to partake in his #CupcakeWednesday event. When we first met at a Christmas event last year, I was intrigued when he told me of this special day he created. A month ago, when he placed an order from cheryltanbakes.com for two dozen cupcakes, I asked if he’d like to donate to my Yogini Yogathon – Because I Am A Girlevent. And, he did! Together with Alex, we walked/cabbed/subway-ed all around the Toronto downtown core, sending out cupcakes to random people who responded to the #CupcakeWednesday hashtag.

And the Cupcake Girl goes about doing her cupcake delivery!

And the Cupcake Girl goes about doing her cupcake delivery!

So, what on earth is #CupcakeWednesday?

A few years ago, the birth of this idea came about when Alex scored a deal with Cinnabon to give out free cupcakes. His intention was simple and pure: To brighten and sweeten someone’s day up with a sugary treat โ€” and that he did for two dozen people in the GTA. But seriously, why would someone do that?! Alex summed it up pretty well in his blog:

“There are a lot of random bad things that happen in this world. I think there need to be random good things to balance them out. On days like this, I get to see everything that is amazing about Toronto. I see the absolute best of people. We travel around in a world filled with surprises, smiles and happiness. Itโ€™s like Christmas and a few other holidays combined. I feel privileged to be a part of it all because itโ€™s really a magical experience!”

The little princess who made my day with her adorable smiles, while riding on the subway.

The little princess who made my day with her adorable smiles, while riding on the subway.

It’s seldom that we come across people with pure intentions like such, and it was a golden opportunity for me to tag along, let alone bake for the entire event! Some may think that we got nothing in return, but in actual fact, we received a tonne of intangibles. The best ones were the smiles and expressions of happiness. Sometimes, we don’t need much in life to get by. The smiles we receive from others by acting on the choices we make every second is a great source of intangible income โ€” one that would go down the history books of ours, and theirs. At the end of the day, it’s the simple things in life that matter the most. I truly treasure heartfelt, sincere, and authentic human connections. Our world needs more of these.

To all those who took part in #CupcakeWednesday: Thanks for making our day brighter, and a great start to a summery and smiley Toronto!

#CupcakeWednesday