Pay it Forward

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December 1st is designated at Pay it Forward day. The expression "pay it forward" is used to describe the concept of asking that a good turn be repaid by having it done to others instead.

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Pay it Forward

  1. 1. Pay It Forward
  2. 2. • David DelMundo is proclaiming December 1st to be Pay It Forward Day. Not sure what that is? • The day was inspired by the movie of the same name. • On this day you are to do at least one act of random kindness (a good deed towards a total stranger without asking anything in return). The receiving party is then to pass it on by doing a good deed to another stranger, and so on.
  3. 3. Acts of Random Kindness can include, but are not limited to: • Buying breakfast, lunch, dinner for the stranger behind you in line • Donating something needed • Paying for someone’s gas, groceries, etc. • Giving a stranger a bouquet of flowers • Lending a hand to someone in need • Not charging someone for your services
  4. 4. • The good deed can be small or big, what matters is that you see a need and address it. • What makes it more impactful is that the good deed is coming from a stranger. • With the holidays just beginning, this is a fun way to spread good cheer and make a difference to your fellow man. • Currently 298,275 people have committed on Facebook to honor the day by doing a random act of kindness.
  5. 5. A random act of kindness can change a person’s day or, in some cases, their whole life. There is also an International Pay It Forward Day on April 28th. It was started 10 years ago by the Pay It Forward Foundation.
  6. 6. The possibilities are unlimited; all it takes is an open mind and the willingness to help a stranger in need. Consider taking on the challenge and doing a random act of kindness either on December 1, 2010 or April 28, 2011. If you feel inspired, why not both?

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