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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Pay it Forward

Several weeks ago I won a "Pay it Forward" opportunity 
from Heather at The Patchwork Heart".....

...and last week I received my Pay It Forward present in my mailbox~~~
ANOTHER gift from the other side of the world!!!
Thank you Heather! The present was amazing and it really made my day. 
(Note...I was heading off to work after a very, very long day...when I stopped at my mailbox and found your package. I think I got my work done a lot more quickly that night;)

I have always wanted to do this.....even have tried to pay for someone else's coffee in the drive-thru line with hopes they would pass it on.
(Not sure if they did...but I had a vision;)

I promise to post a little item

 to the first 3 people
 who comment on THIS POST
~who will then do the same~
and keep the kindness moving on.
There is no time scale to this...
just in the next 365 days!
(Make sure you email me your address so I know where to send your Pay-It-Forward gift!)

So.....don't hesitate. 
Have fun and Pay it Forward:)



Penny said...

Hi Dawn, I'd love to join in and keep the kindness moving on. Email me at pennytasi@hotmail.com

The Patchwork Heart said...

I am so happy to have brought a little bit of sunshine into your life Dawn, I had so much fun making for you and wrapping the parcel, and the anticipation of waiting for you to receive your little parcel of love was great! I got a lot out of giving in Pay it Forward, good luck to all your commenters and I hope you have a s much fun in keeping the chain going!
Love Heather x

Tiffany Kadani said...

How neat! I hope to do this sometime real soon. Keeping track of it? That's a whole other story. I am so absent minded!

Shayne said...

Oh Dawn - I would LOVE to be part of this? Am I too Late?

You have my email addie? shaynesch@absamail.co.za

What a gorgeous little gift!

Anonymous said...

Well I'm too late.. dang, i have never one anything..but I do pay it forward constantly..have paid for others gas, part of a young mother's grocery bill..it is an amazing feeling..love your gift..
juluca27@gmail.com-just in case one of the others forgets..ha!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I'm too late but I'll pay it forward anyhow ;-) Actually, when we were in NYC we gave away 2 tickets to the Blues Traveler concert to a European couple. They couldn't believe that they were....free! They were like "Our first night in America and this happens?!?! We love this place!" And then when they heard the music - they'd heard the songs before but couldn't believe they were hearing them from the real singers - live! It was fun to share such happiness :-)

TexWisGirl said...

This week I had the opportunity to make someone's day (a contractor I surprised by paying more than the agreed-upon bid - I saw how much time the job took and felt I should pay more to be fair). Anyway, here's this 55 yr old redneck man who looked at me and said "You're gonna make me cry!" and shook my hand. It made MY day to make his. I like the pay-it-forward mentality. God bless everyone with a little unexpected kindness today!!!

Mary said...

Isn't something unexpected like that just awesome? Small gestures really can make a difference. :)

Out on the prairie said...

I like this idea, but wait I am not in the running.LOL I will have to bestow a gift to someone else. This time of year it is easy, I make Thanksgiving boxes with some friends. Last year we passed out 5 boxes of the makings for entire turkey dinners for at least 6 people and then when the day came, I laughed at not having fixed anything for myself. I live alone so don't do the holidays much, so this is my way of celebrating.

Jordanna said...

What a special idea!! I love this!! So neat to keep it going Dawn. And I bet paying for the other car's coffee in the drive through DID totally make their day. And who knows, maybe they payed it forward. Way to go!

Carole Barkett said...

This is such a great idea I think they should make it a national holiday. My daughter who struggles with finances has had her coffee paid twice and it really did make her day then she did the same when she could afford to.

Lynette Jacobs said...

I also love the idea...and would love to play along! Such a sweet package to get in the mail.

Alli said...

Very cute! It's wonderful to pass on kindness. I've seen things around my campus that support RAK (Random Acts of Kindness). People put notes on stop signs or slip them into napkin holders or library books that are supposed to brighten people's day. My sister found one once, it means a lot to know there are people out there who just want to be nice for the sake of being nice!