Slow and Steady

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Turn Around: Pay it Forward

If you have much, give of your wealth. If you have little, give of your heart.
~Arab Proverb

Wednesday Hump Day sounds funny, but like an out and back run it marks the turn around to the work week. Giving, what a way to bring home the week. If you are on Facebook you may already be privy to the "Pay it Forward" going around at this link. I am so excited about what I will do tomorrow. I already do my far share of "random acts of kindness," but I love the idea that so many people are going to make an effort to do it all on one day. Here is the idea as taken from David Del Mundo's page:

‘Tis the Season! A random act of kindness goes a long way so…


What can you do?
ON DEC. 1st...
• Pay for someone’s cup of coffee…
• Buy someone some groceries…
• Get the next person’s gas…
• Help someone out…
• Donate something…
• Be creative!!!

When you do something for someone there’s a good chance they’ll do something for someone else. If not, at least you’ve done a good deed for someone.

So on December 1st share some kindness and spread some joy! It can be as little as a few dollars or as much as you want. No one needs to know!

Join me, won’t you?

(I'm trying to make this a national event so spread the word. Maybe one day it'll be a nationally recognized day!)

I won't be offended if you don't decide to participate, but please... spread the word!

So there you have it, I am excited about giving, are you? What are you favorite random acts of kindness? My favorite is paying for young peoples expenses, whether it be when I am in line behind them at a candy store or fast food place or buying whatever fundraiser candy they're selling and letting them keep the treat. Sure there are needy people in the world and I give to them too. I just think when you show a child how to give, that there is so much joy knowing they might try to do the same some day because of how happy it made them feel to be on the receiving end.

Will you give today? 
It's not bragging, it's idea sharing so comment and tell me how you paid it forward today, I love fresh ideas.

Thankful Three
  1. For fun people who start giving events
  2. For the capacity to give, I am truly blessed
  3. For Son's of Anarchy, such a good show  


Christi said...

I love the idea and I am going to get involved!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

A national day of giving, cool idea.

Teamarcia said...

I love this! I will happily give!

Patrick Mahoney said...

sorry I read this late but this is cool. I did buy somebody an cup of coffee and if buying a loaf of wheat bread for a co-worker so she could make a PB&J counts as groceries, I did that too.