Thursday, April 26, 2012

Day 117: Paid Everything Forward

Today is International Pay It Forward Day.  Pay It Forward Day is now recognized and celebrated in 50 countries, so just think of the impact small acts can have on a global scale.  Since the whole mission of 366 Random Acts revolves around creating a chain of kindness, I figured it was important to have a day dedicated to highlight the actual act of "paying it forward."  Maybe I am more aware of random kindness because of what I am doing, but I feel like I have been seeing more and more people being kind to one another on a daily basis.  Typically, I just give a quick smile and let it pass.  That changes today.  For my random act of kindness, I am going to pay any random act of kindness done to others or myself forward.  Whether it is holding the door for someone, allowing a car to pass, or making your wife's lunch for the next day (this one is for you Linds), I am going to make sure to emulate what people do and do unto others.  I ask that everyone in the 366 Random Acts community do the same, even if just for today.  If someone does a kind gesture towards you, be sure to do one to someone else.  If you witness a kind act, at a minimum, commend the person performing it.  We WILL have an impact and we WILL make the world a better place for our kids, our kids' kids, and even a random strangers kids.

6 comments:

  1. Good morning! What a great reminder to start my day. May the paying it forward commence!

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  2. Nice, I've always loved paying it forward! Good job at being more aware!

    Alissa
    ripleyadoption.blogspot.com

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  3. I love it when "random" acts of kindness become habitual!!! Reading along with your random acts has made me more aware in my daily interactions as well! Thank you for that!!!!

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  4. I wish I'd known about this dyhanksay! Dang. Love your blog, and Facebook about it all the time. Thanks for the daily reminder to practice daily kindness. Hopefully I won't need a reminder one day :)

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