Post # 1
So random dude paid for Annabelle and I’s dinner at Mickey D’s because I forgot my debit card and never carry cash (yes, lesson learned).
We thanked him immensely but there is really nothing else we could do to thank him. He would not let me get his address to pay him back.
I’m thinking about taking the $9 and donated it to a charity but I wonder if there is a more direct way I can pay his kind gesture forward.
Post # 3
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
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 🙂
Post # 5
@cyndistar3: Thats a great idea!!
Post # 6
@cyndistar3: Love this idea!!
Post # 7
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
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 # 9
I finally figured it out.
I’ve been couponing a lot and have a lot of toothpaste and men’s body wash I either got for free or really cheap.
So today I am donating ten boxes of toothpaste and ten bottles of men’s body wash to the homeless shelter.
Next week, I am going to round up all the kid’s items I have got and drop them off at the battered women’s shelter since there are a lot of kids living there. I already dropped Easter candy off there last week so they’d have something for Easter.
Post # 10
@SoontobeMrsA: youre so kind! im inspired
Post # 11
@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
I <3 this thread 🙂
Think I’ll go commit some random acts of kindness each day for the rest of this week!
Post # 13
@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
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 🙂
Post # 15
Awww you guys are all so amazing!! Great ideas ladies. Love this thread 🙂
Post # 16
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.