Saturday, January 4, 2014

Paying It Forward Weekend

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past several years, we’ve all heard of the Pay It Forward idea. But for those of you that have been living in a cave, I’ll give you an idea of what Pay It Forward is. Paying It Forward simply put is a random act of kindness. But the catch is you do it simply for the act of being kind, and don’t expect anything in return. It’s an idea that encourages all of us to be kind to others. And that is always a good thing isn’t it?

 Paying It Forward Weekend


So what’s this about Pay It Forward Weekend? Pay It Forward Weekend is January 17th -19th. That weekend we are all being asked to Pay It Forward that weekend. During that weekend we are being asked to volunteer time, buy a meal for a stranger, or simply send someone a card.

Now there are those of you who are saying, ‘shouldn’t we be doing this all the time?’ Yes, we should, but we all know that we become busy in our lives, and sometimes we tell ourselves I just don’t have time to do that. We don’t want to get involved with other people because we don’t have time for that. So we don’t ask the person in the office if there is anything we can do for them when we overhear them receiving a phone call that delivers some bad news. We tell ourselves it’s not our business.

Now there are also people saying, ‘buying a meal for someone who doesn’t need it doesn’t do any good. That money should go to the poor.’ The truth is if you buy a meal for a random stranger, you might be buying a meal for an individual who just found out that a family member had a terminal illness. Your act of kindness might be the one thing that day that provides them with some hope during that day.


The Pay It Forward weekend is a great way for all of us to get involved in the world around us, and I encourage everyone to participate. Look around you, and you will see that the world is full of ways that you can Pay It Forward.

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5 comments:

  1. How awesome! We will definitely participate! :)

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  2. Fantastic idea. Thank you for inviting me!

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  3. Well I try to pay it forward most of the time, so I don't need a weekend to do so but I think the idea is great as there are many who do not think to do kind things just for the sake of doing so.

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