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Pay It Forward Examples You Can Do Today

February 10, 2013 , , , , , , ,


"Pay It Forward" - Flower Power

“Pay It Forward” – Flower Power (Photo credit: Brian Metcalfe)

From Good Juju

Most people have heard the term “pay it forward.”  It’s all about performing a random act of kindness and expecting nothing in return.  The other night, my husband reminded me how important it was to pay it forward to others.  He called me from work and told me he had just finished dinner at a local restaurant.  He was seated next to a single mother with two children.  When he was paying for his check, he felt the urge to pay for their dinner as well.  He did so, and left quietly not wishing for any credit or a thank you.  I was so proud of him and started thinking how different our country would be if more of us paid if forward.  Doing good deeds for others without any expectations.  Simply hoping to bring a smile to another person’s face.  Today, I am going to pay it forward to a stranger and I urge you to do the same.  If you need an idea, here are some suggestions:

  1. Put a quarter in a meter, any meter, that’s about to expire
  2. Be nice to the customer service people who are trying to help you with
  3. Forgive a driver directing road rage at you
  4. Buy or pack a meal for a homeless person (or give him/her your to-go box from a restaurant)
  5. Offer to do pro bono work on a project where your skills are needed
  6. Mentor someone
  7. Make a donation
  8. Say a prayer or whisper a kind wish for someone
  9. Compliment a stranger
  10. Next time you leave a foreign country, give all or some of what’s left of your currency to someone who resides in that country
  11. Next time you’re at the airport, offer to pull the bags belonging to a woman or a mother with child out of the conveyor belt
  12. Show respect equally to all human beings
  13. Put a tip in a street musician’s jar
  14. Let someone cut in front of you at the grocery store
  15. Give someone a chance to prove him or herself
  16. Encourage someone to pursue their dream
  17. Hold the door open for someone
  18. Teach a child something you wish you knew at that age
  19. Smile at strangers
  20. Offer sincere, kind words to someone who’s hurting
  21. Visit a hospice and spend some time with a terminally ill patient
  22. Spend some time with a senior citizen living alone
  23. Give up your seat on a crowded bus or train or ferry
  24. Inspire someone to be the best that they can be
  25. Give someone the benefit of the doubt
  26. Offer to babysit for a single mother
  27. Help a pregnant lady
  28. Sit and talk with a homeless person and learn their story
  29. Give blood
  30. Replace an angry or bitter thought toward someone with a loving thought (or at least try)
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Awesome! Love it!!!

Lisa Pearlman

February 18, 2013

Reblogged this on brainsections.

tjmcfee

February 13, 2013

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