Although ‘pay it forward’ is by no means a new idea, tonight I saw something on Facebook, and decided to join in.
The message read “2013 Creative Pay-It-Forward The first five people to comment on this status will receive from me, sometime in the next calendar year, a gift – a surprise! it might be a print, it might be an item of art jewellery… There will likely be no warning (except me subtly badgering you for an address) and it will happen whenever the mood strikes. The catch? Those five people must make the same offer in their FB status. Let’s tear down some emotional walls…” ♥ ♥ ♥’
As instructed, I posted this on my page, and sure enough, 5 people commented, and also posted it on their own pages. How wonderful if this could go around the world, not for the gifts that people will receive, but for the positive energy that this will create. It may also encourage a few of the people that join in to extend this idea, I know it will me. Just the idea of doing something for someone else, expecting nothing at all in return.
Just think, for a moment, how much better the world would be if we could all start thinking like this, after all, we can all spare a smile or a good deed.