Gracefull-living Day 4– THOUGHTFUL

Pay it forward!

Definition: opposite of payback: when someone does a good deed for you, instead of paying them back, pay it forward by doing a good deed for someone else.

I adore the movie, “Pay it Forward” (except for the ending).  I think it is such a powerful message and I love the idea of performing an act of kindness with the only hope of pay back being pay forward.

My Aunt Kay provided one of the first PIF experiences I remember– she made an initial contribution to my braces (teeth) which I later paid forward to my God-daughter by investing in her smile.  I hope she knows what a difference she made in my life!  In the professional setting, many have invested in me and I have tried to carry the torch forward by investing in our young up-and-comers. Sometimes we just do something kind because the opportunity presents itself and it is the right thing to do.  We don’t know the outcome, but I choose to believe that the goodness will be recognized and passed on.  It’s Karma.

So today I offered a small gift to the Pay It Forward Gods.  I drove through Good Times and paid $20 for my soda that cost $2.47.  I asked that the change pay for whatever it could for the folks behind me.  I don’t know if the person behind me needed the “credit” and took it or if the Pay It Forward chain continued for multiple cars.  Either way, if my “investment” made even one person’s day, it was well worth it.

See for additional ideas on how you can PAY IT FORWARD!


We are excited that we now have over 80 countries participating in Pay it Forward Day with over 100 state and city proclamations.

Pay It Forward Day is a global initiative that exists to make a difference by creating a huge ripple of kindness felt across the world. Of course, our hope is that people pay kindness forward every day and make each day that little bit brighter. We believe that small acts, when multiplied by millions of people can literally change the world for the better — and on April 28th we’ll set out to prove it! For this year’s international Pay it Forward Day (PIFD) we are aiming to inspire over  10 million acts of kindness around the world. Imagine the difference that would make!  Join us in paying it forward, and help spread the word about this important day!


  • Pay for someone’s cup of coffeeBusinessman hand with an red umbrella isolated on white
  • Get the next person’s food, toll, petrol, etc.
  • Help someone out in need
  • Host pay it forward activities in your office, school, church or community
  • Become a Pay it Forward Day ambassador and help raise awareness in your circles of influence
  • Let others know about Pay it Forward Day through your social media channels
  • Donate to a worthwhile cause – click here for some amazing charities that help people in need
  • Be creative!!! Click here for more ideas

Pay it Forward Day was built by volunteers around the world to inspire a huge ripple effect of kindness in the community.

One thought on “Gracefull-living Day 4– THOUGHTFUL

  1. Paula says:

    You are the queen of “Pay it Forward” C. Happy 4th!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s