Pay it Forward

Sunday, January 4, 2009
The last day before Winter Break, we watched a movie called: "Pay it Forward". It was all about helping others, and how one person can make a big difference in someone's life. As a project, we were asked to do a good deed for someone and ask nothing in return.

For my act of kindness, I volunteered to help the staff at Harstone Children's Centre. I stayed at the daycare from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, helping out with things such as breakfast and snacks, putting away Christmas decorations, and spending time doing activities with the kids, which included body art, play-doh sculptures, drawing, playing house, and much more. When one of the daycare workers asked me how they could pay me back, I merely told her: "Pay it Forward". At first she didn't quite understand what I meant, so I explained about the project and how this was a way to start a chain reaction of kindness. She seemed to like the idea. In the end, it was very rewarding watching the kids have such a good time, and I had a great time with them.

I think that even just one person can make a difference. Whether they do something life-changing, or just something to make someone smile. It's those kind of things that are going to help shape our world into a better place.


  1. peachy 8-41 said...

    Aw, good job Jordan! I think you're the only person I saw volunteer at a Day Care. I think it was really thoughtful and kind helping out a lot of people who probably get stressed out at work.. or there. :) I hope you had a blast!

    January 7, 2009 at 8:59 PM  

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