(Closed) Help me pay it forward

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Post # 3
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Worker bee

I LOVE reading stories like this…. Makes me smile!

I think that by you being so greatful that you want to post about it, and make us all smile about what a great guy he was/is, is kind of paying it forward… in a way? Too bad he doesn’t know how great we all think he is! : )

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We usually pay for the person behind us in the drive thru’s meal. It usually isn’t much but it is a great way to make a persons day ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper

If you want to add a little more $ to the amount, check out kiva.org – the minimum donation is $25 – you basically are helping fund a loan and when that’s repaid (by the borrower) you can reinvest in another person’s loan.  It’s pretty amazing and it’s a continual ‘pay it forward’ type thing!

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I like to pay for the person behind me at a Toll Booth on the turnpike… It’s only a dollar but it makes people smile so i will keep doing it…

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@SoontobeMrsA: You have given me a great idea! Start a thread for a random acts of kindness challenge! We can encourage each other and keep each other as we “pay it forward”

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I <3 this thread ๐Ÿ™‚

Think I’ll go commit some random acts of kindness each day for the rest of this week!

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@SoontobeMrsA: that’s what I started doing a couple of years ago. I don’t really need to coupon but have discovered a Canadian website http://www.smartcanucks.com  . I use their posts on hot deals to get items free or almost free and I donate them to our local women’s shelter.

Yesterday I got 2 large bags of Huggies diapers free! So in the box they go.

An easy way to do a random act of kindness is to find something complimentary to say about someone. It has to be genuine though. Last week there was a teeny tiny elderly lady in the grocery store with the prettiest Liberty print blouse. Hers is probably vintage , not the current trendy clothes, but all I did was say “what  a pretty blouse” and her face lit up with a smile.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Aww I have no ideas but this story is so sweet!! I love hearing these things. I think donating the money to a charity is a great idea. If only he knew how truly greatful you are ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Helper bee

Awww you guys are all so amazing!!  Great ideas ladies.  Love this thread ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I used to work at Tim Hortons in my teens, and I would loveee when people would pay for the person behind them at the drive thru.  The look on the persons face who had their coffee or treat paid for was priceless.  I think the chain lasted about 5-6 people.  I’ll often pay for someone behind me, especially if they let me in front or whatever. 

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