Saturday, October 11, 2008

Pay It Forward

Have you ever seen the movie Pay It Forward with Haley Joel Osment?
A young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher
gives him that chance. It is an excellent movie, well worth watching.
My friend Kris over at had a contest in September
based on the idea from this movie and I thought it was such a great idea
that I am participating here. It started with Peach at Silence Is Broken.
My first reaction was I don't have time!
Then I thought--wait a second--yes I do. We all do if it's important enough to us, right?

HERE ARE THE RULES: The exchange focuses on doing an act of kindness
without expecting anything in return other than that the recipient will, in
their turn, pass the kindness along and pay it forward in their own way.
This is how it works... I am going to agree to send something fun, cute,
& nice to the first 3 blog owners who post a comment on this entry. In turn,
those three will post this information and pick 3 people they want to send
something to and so on. If you are interested in participating, be one of the
first 3 blog owners to leave a comment!
The little something you send can be something you made, bought, were
given or found. No biggie, just a gift that will make the person smile. Maybe
something unique from where you live? There are no cost restraints, but
don't go crazy! If you'd like to join in, be one of the first 3 people to leave
me a comment. You have to promise that you will then post about this on
your blog, link to me, and then send something to the first three people
who sign up to play along through your blog.
If I don't get 3 blog owners that want to participate I would like to send
something to 3 people that leave a comment even if you don't own a blog--so
leave a comment with some sort of way to contact you and who knows what
lovely things may show up for you from Mississippi to make you smile...
In return I ask that you Pay It Forward to 3 other people in some way.
It doesn't have to involve money; there are untold ways to help others
every single day, everywhere you go; just look around.
Oh, and if you haven't seen the movie--I suggest you rent it tonight.
You'll be glad you did.

Post copied and edited from Ladies of the House.


Kathy said...

oh oh, looks like I am numero uno!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

I am not playing as I have played ...but I was not first LOL Lisa was before me and someone else before her it is wonderful fun but learn from me INSURANCE on everything you send as Kris's package has gotten lost between Georgia and Alaska so I am working on making her a new one!
Hugs Laura
Ps I am glad you are playing!

MaBunny said...

Looks like fun, and I will play AFTER we get our finances straightened out, we just got the car, which was numero uno, now a few more things, then I will probably put it on my blog and give away!!!!
Have fun!

imbeingheldhostage said...

I was here last night but the house went into chaos mode as soon as I started reading. I'd love to play, but this month is impossible (and I still have 20 little packages sitting here waiting to be posted since the flu hit right after I wrapped them all).

Great idea!

Grandma Tillie's Bakery said...

Well, guess what? The unthinkable has happened--my computer is locked up against me. This has never happened to me before. I can't believe it. I can't access my email where your message is that you sent me with your address.

I want to get this package out to you (a package that doesn't contain any candy--no siree bob). Please send me your mailing address again to

I am using my daughter's laptop and checking my email at my provider's website which is a big pain in the you know what! First Laura's package to me disappears and now I am being prevented from sending my treasures out--hmmm---is there someone that doesn't want people to have a little happiness, a little kindness in their day?

Becky said...

LOL, I rented the movie about two weeks ago and still haven't found time to watch it :-p

Karen Deborah said...

ok well we need some more folks besides Kathy.

Chris H said...

I loved that movie, it made me bawl me eyes out! I try to do something nice for someone EVERY DAY, it can be something as simple as smiling and saying "Hello" ...

Debra said...

Such a lovely idea! You are such a sweetheart.


Unknown said...

This looks like such a great idea. I am going to go read about it right now. Thanks for making the world a better and brighter place!