Pay It Forward

Sunday, January 4, 2009
For my assignment, I am going to help my family, or even people that I don't even know. I might shovel a yard, or even volunteer somewhere. I could be doing a good deed in the piercing cold winds, or by helping people in the comfort of a warm home. I will be doing this throughout my winter break. Whatever I end up doing, I know it will help, and I hope it continues so I could truly make a difference.


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As you can see, for my good deeds, I shoveled snow, twice actually, and I masqueraded as Santa. First off, I was only suppose to shovel once. So I shoveled this stranger's backyard. It turned out to be quite tiring, but it was worth it, knowing that I (hopefully) made someone happy. Then, the next day, there was a terrible snowstorm. The snow was plenty of inches high, and I knew that I had to shovel more. When I got home, I saw that my mom's driveway was engulfed in snow. Out of kindness, I decided to clean it up. I even got my cousin to take pictures of me. Just when I thought I was done, I was reminiscing about this winter break. If there was any other good deeds that I did without me knowing. And then it came to me. I remembered about Christmas Eve, when I dressed up as Santa. I know it doesn't seem like a good deed, but when you actually try it, you know that it is. Being Santa made my family's Christmas a whole lot better. It brought us that Christmas spirit that were too old enough to bring out. It was pretty fun, and it made my family smile a lot. When I did these deeds, it made me feel incredible. Knowing that I am going to help someone just means a lot. Although, I did not ask any of these people to pay it forward, except for my mom (who was actually pretty happy that I shoveled). The reason why I didn't ask them to pay it forward was because, knowing that someone made them smile would probably mean more to them, than someone telling them to do something.

One person, could do a lot of things. Just think of all the people that helped our world. They probably didn't do what they did because they were told to, they probably did it because they wanted to. And that's what pay it forward is all about. One person, making a difference. Not because he has to, but because he wants to.

Thanks for reading, and please comment!

3 comments:

  1. kuung 841 said...

    No comments yet.. :0 Well uh I'll be first :)Wow, you use a lot of big words.. Like engulfed and reminiscing.. masqueraded..
    I like the pictures! HAH, keep up the good work?

    January 5, 2009 at 11:03 PM  

  2. Lissa 8-16 said...

    AW, I like your post, just what aimee said .. YOU USE ALOT OF BIG WORDS. GOOD JOB ! (:

    January 6, 2009 at 9:02 PM  

  3. peachy 8-41 said...

    Dean, nice post! I liked the creativiy on your post. Like, the different words you used.. and the conclusion and all that! "One person, could do a lot of things. Just think of all the people that helped our world. They probably didn't do what they did because they were told to, they probably did it because they wanted to. And that's what pay it forward is all about. One person, making a difference. Not because he has to, but because he wants to.". It's different from other people's, so it's interesting to read. PLUS.. it's true! I liked how you used the word "piercing" too. Wow, you crazy writer. And.. "masqueraded".. I had to dictionary that! Nice word, where did you find it? So I guess it's another word for dressed up? Haha. Good job Dean. No spelling mistakes, big words, an awesome concluding sentence.. :) Keep it up!

    January 7, 2009 at 8:55 PM  

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