Pay It Forward

Monday, December 22, 2008
How I Paid It Forward

For my act of kindness, I made cards with simple messages like "Thank you for having a caring heart and showing it towards many people.". In some cards, I also added "I may be a stranger, but I know that everyone has a pure heart. No matter if they show it, or if they keep it hidden behind their sour faces." I also added a piece of paper which had Psalm 139. My purpose for these cards is to make people smile. You may not think it's a big thing, but really.. smiles can make someone else's day. It can ever SAVE a life. A lot of people suffer from pain everyday. They either show it, or keep it inside of them. I hope that IF they ever read my cards, they would smile and understand that there are people out there that care for them.. even complete strangers. At the end of most of my cards, I added a simple "Thanks, it is greatly appreciated by a stranger. :) And "Anonymous" ". With my act of kindness, I think I helped different kinds of people. I'm not really sure WHO I helped, since my cards were anonymous.. but I'm guessing that I helped or gave a smile to different people. I placed 9 of these 29 cards on cars at the Chapters Parking Lot, so it would REALLY be anonymous. I still plan to place the rest of these cards in the mailboxes on my street and different streets.

The reason why I added the Bible verse: Psalm 139 was because that verse explained that everyone is loved, even if they do something that is not forgivable. There are many people out there that feel they are not loved, not cared for, and just plain are lonely. I'm hoping that one of those people got my cards and actually take the time to read them.. because it could change who they are as a person and their perspective of the world. I really do hope that I helped someone out that really needed it. I wanted to spread my religion as well as my kindness. I'm not sure if it was the right thing to do, considering the fact that not everyone is Christian. But I was/am always encouraged to spread it around me, so I did.

When I did my "act of kindness", I really felt excited and hopeful. I felt like staying beside those cars and houses, and wait for their owners to open the cars. I really hope that it made a lot of people smile. I'm hoping that "people I helped" actually opened the cards and read them. I hope they didn't throw it out.. and think that it's some kind of advertising paper. On the front part of the envelope, I wrote a simple "Pay it forward, do something NICE for someone ELSE."

I do think that one person makes a big difference. It's like a voting poll.. or voting for a new Class President, or something. You may not THINK that one simple vote from one person makes such a big difference.. but if the total of those votes are a tie, then it might have been better if you voted. You see, the world we live in needs a LOT of help. Especially the places that aren't so wealthy as.. us. They need every single person out there donating food, money, clothing for them to survive.


  1. sayyouknow 8-41 said...

    Hey Peachy , GOOD JOB ! :D I liked what you did, it was really nice and thoughtful of you! I could see the effort you put into your cards. I also like the messages you wrote inside. I think that your cards reached the message out to the anonymous people you've given it to and made them smile (: GOOD JOB, once again!

    December 30, 2008 at 9:27 PM  

  2. kuung 841 said...

    Good job on your cards! It's a very creative idea and I like how you ... thought outside the box! Haha, like what Arielle said 'it was really nice and thoughtful of you!' I bet people were happy and surprised that a card was on their window. LOL, good job!

    January 5, 2009 at 11:14 PM  

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