Why do it: To brighten someone's day.
Paying it forward is all about spreading love, sending out positive energy, and doing some kind, unexpectedly, for someone else. It' s all about being the light in someone's day! You never know what someone is going through and what affect your kindness can have on them.
How often: As much as possible.
Paying it forward feels good. It's an amazing feeling to know that you may be the reason someone's day went from horrible to fabulous! Do it as often as possible. Remember, what goes around comes around, and there's nothing like positive energy and good deeds coming back around!
What to do:
1. Select a random act of kindness
A random act of kindness can be anything.
Buy someone flowers
Pay for the person's meal behind you in the drive thru
Give someone a thank you card
Buy someone groceries and leave them on the doorstep
Put money in mailboxes
2. Select a random person (including ppl you know and love).
Doing something nice for a stranger may feel awkward at first, but you'll love it once you get used to it. Start with family and friends, but don't tell them what you plan to do. Surprise them! Everyone loves a good surprise. By surprising them you'll make them feel special and good to know that someone thought enough of them to gift them with a kind gesture.
3. Perform your random act of kindness
There's nothing to it but to do it! Once you've decided who's day you want to brighten and how, go out there and do it. Hopefully someone else will notice and decide to perform a good deed too and the goodness and love will continue to have a snowball effect!
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Have you ever paid it forward? How did it make you feel?