Pay it Forward is a lovely but random act if quite unexpected kindness.
I love the idea of random acts of kindness, it is a faith restorer and although the recipient benefits, there is a huge to the giver by the simple act of giving.
It can be an anonymous act – something like paying for a coffee for the next customer.
It can be a truly kind act – such as giving a homeless person a scarf when it is freezing cold and their need is greater than yours.
It can be a thoughtful act that will just make someone’s day that bit easier – like putting more money in their parking meter so they don’t get a ticket.
It can be an unexpected gift – of something someone you love needs or desires.
The truth is that it can be anything you want it to be
None of them is a costly act and will leave you feeling good knowing someone else feels better today.
Who knows it might just make enough of a difference to change someone’s life.
There is a small ‘pay it forward’ movement on Facebook where you make your statement about wanting to do something nice and offer a surprise act of kindness to the first 5 who say they are in.
The deal, of course, is that they do the same with 5 people who respond to their offer and so on.
The last of my five arrived in New Zealand recently.
Sue has been showing off some of her culinary skills on FB recently so an apron seemed a good idea.
The ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’ I sent her was my copy from school but much more random than the apron although I know that she hasn’t read it.