Day: May 14, 2014

Pay It Forward Day

I received an invitation on Facebook to participate today in a “Pay It Forward Day”. A woman arbitrarily picked a day and set the event. She invited her friends who in turn invited theirs until the number of individuals invited topped 28,000. It is clear that there are those out there willing to give a piece of themselves for the benefit of a complete stranger. It restores my faith in humanity. Typically I don’t need a designated day to randomly pay for someone’s coffee or give to someone in need. Nor would I ever mention it if I did pay for someone’s lunch in the drive-thru line. However, I am interested to see what difference this initiative can make when many people commit to making a difference all on the same day. Will it make a big enough splash so that the ripples continue all the way across the pond?


Today cast a stone
Not at your enemy but
Into the lake of
Humanity and kindness
And spawn ripples far-reaching


Do a Kindness Day on Facebook