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Pay It Forward August 10, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Mindfulness, People.
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The concept is simple, the rewards are great.

Engage in random acts of kindness for others, and encourage them to do the same ~ sending positive ripples of good will, generosity, kindness, love and compassion speeding around the globe.

In the movie, Pay It Forward (starring Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, and Haley Joel Osment), and the novel of the same name, a young boy starts a positive chain reaction by doing 3 good deeds for others in need.

In return, the child asks them to pass on the good deed to three more people to keep the chain in motion.

One good deed might not seem like much, but it only takes a single spark to start a roaring fire.

If we all performed random acts of kindness for strangers, the ripples of kindness and peace would eventually become a tidal wave of love and compassion.

Quote: We can change the world . . . one random act of kindness at a time.

No rules.  Just write!

Need some ideas to get started?  Check out Sample Good Deeds * Pay It Forward Day * Pay It Forward Movement * Make-A-Wish Foundation ~ World Wish Day * Karma Experiment, Pay It Forward * AARP ~ Create The Good 

Whether you have 5 minutes, 5 hours, or 5 days, you can find ideas for making a positive impact in your local and global community.

Related post:  Tsunami of Good (Creating Reciprocity)