Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pay it Forward

Back in December I ordered a hot chocolate in the drive thru from Starbucks. When I pulled up the batista informed me that the lady in the car in front of me paid for my drink and wished me a Merry Christmas. I know it sounds cliche but it was one of those things that gave you a warm fuzzy feeling, that someone you don't even know can be so kind. So I did what anyone should do, I "payed it forward". I took the money I was going to buy my drink with, and applied it towards the girl behind me, I have since done this numerous times. I posted it on my facebook and lots of my friends did the same thing. When you pay something forward what you really are doing is spreading the kindness in a world that can quite honestly use alot more love. It doesn't even matter what you do: You can by someones meal or drink, compliment someones shirt, be extra friendly to the cashier who is ringing up your recent purchase, volunteer, when a stranger sneezes say "bless you"....there are infinite ways to spread kindness around, you just have to start somewhere. Get started today!
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  1. Good on ya Mal!
    I've been doing similar things ever since I was riding with my BIL in NoCal & we had the occasion to cross one of the toll bridges. Harry paid our toll, and for the person behind us.
    Pay it forward.
    Be Kind. No Exceptions.

  2. Awesome! Nice post and I too love to spread the love. Thanks for sharing your random act of kindness! :o)

  3. That is the best feeling :) I wish so much that more people in the world were like this. Peace :)