A small man with a big voice.
I try to live each day without hatred, be kind to everyone I meet whether it be at the gas station, in a grocery line, the bank, online, wherever and I like to Pay It Forward when I can.
What does paying it forward mean to you?
For me, its simple, its better to give than to receive.
It doesn't mean you need to spend a lot of money, heck, sometimes the best way to help doesn't involve monetary gifts at all! You could mow your neighbours lawn every now and then, ask a friend if they need a lift somewhere, volunteer at a local charity/not for profit organization etc. There are SO many ways to help someone else out without expecting something in return!
Have you ever been the recipient of a pay it forward gesture?
How great does it make you feel?
I hope the answer is awesome enough to want someone else to have that same feeling!
I received an email from a wonderful foodie friend today. We have never met in person although I feel like I've known Robin for decades. We bonded over food, we exist as friends because of so much more.
Today she sent me a "thanks for being supportive" gift. A gift that was so unexpected, so sweet, and so very thoughtful!
We chatted briefly about it, she was paying it forward to me because "she appreciates me" - I love and appreciate her, and I support her because of that - this is where my post becomes my pay it forward.
Her generous gift to me I feel would be best given to someone who also does things out of the goodness of their hearts.
So this is I guess a giveaway, to you, my friends to show you how much I appreciate you.
I ask that you be upstanding, honest people in your comments. If you say you are going to do something, do it!
Fine print and info:
You will need to post a comment below with something you will do to pay it forward in the coming 2 weeks (of course you could send a follow up message on how it turned out - we love feel good stories!) or leave us a story of how you have been a recipient of a pay it forward and how it made you feel. THINK, come back and post if you cant come up with anything right away!
Make sure to leave us your email address in your post.
Share this with your friends, and even people you don't know!
Although the winner receives a gift certificate for igourmet.com which only ships to the US and some other areas doesn't mean you cant enter, because remember, its about giving, not receiving!
Submissions must be in no later than 6pm EST on August 31st 2012.
We will need to use a random number generator to be fair to everyone.
We will send the gift certificate via email to the selected winner by September 3rd 2012.
Alright guys, lets make some unknowing people happy!!!
THIS GIVEAWAY NOW HAS BEEN CLOSED AND A WINNER HAS BEEN CONTACTED. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTINUE TO POST YOUR RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS!
(Sept. 2, 2012)