Pay It Forward. I love that phrase! April 30 is Pay It Forward Day – a chance for you to spread kindness in your corner of the world.
Pay it forward is an expression for describing the beneficiary of a good deed repaying it to others instead of to the original benefactor. The concept is old, but the phrase may have been coined by Lily Hardy Hammond in her 1916 book In the Garden of Delight. – Wikipedia
Better explained here –
How do I thank Mr. Jonas, he wondered, for what he’s done? How do I thank him, how pay him back? No way, no way at all. You just can’t pay. What then? What? Pass it on somehow, he thought, pass it on to someone else. Keep the chain moving. Look around, find someone, and pass it on. That was the only way…. – Ray Bradbury, in Dandelion Wine
The phrase gained popularity in recent times when Catherine Ryan Hyde’s play by the same name was turned into a motion picture in which a young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance.
Check the Pay It Forward Organisation website for ideas on how we take this movement forward. Volunteer. Spread the word.
And here are 50 easy Pay It Foward Day Kindness Ideas for us to try on April 30 and thereafter.
Let’s spread kindness – every day!
I’m undertaking the NaBloPoMo for April – the theme is ‘grow’ and the Ultimate Blog Challenge.
Lata Subramanian (
What a concept – Pay It Forward. Must remember on April 30th
Lata Subramanian ( recently posted..When the Cuckoo Stopped Calling!
That was quick! I’m so behind on posting and reading your blog, Lata.
Would love to hear what you do on that day! There are plenty of ideas on the Pay It Forward site – some involving books, which I think you might like.
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YES! I’ll try to remember this date. LOVE IT.
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Love this idea of paying forward corinne ! thanks for this information and sharing your post..
I began yesterday –inadvertently–didn’t know there was a day! I let someone ahead of me in line.
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Thanks for sharing Corinne and sending ways for us to Pay It Forward:)
Pay it forward, always! Every day is an opportunity to shine God’s love through Christ to this hurting world. May we be enabled and ready!
Love and blessings!
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This is a brilliant concept, and worthy.
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