Pay It Forward
Doing good for the world, or even for someone you know or don’t know, can help in a bigger way than you think. Even as simple as, holding the door open for the next person behind you, a simple smile upon eye contact, or even a kind greeting to one another. My point is, we should always try to help one another because everyone is fighting their own battles. Have you ever heard of “good karma”? it’s when you do something nice, and the universe recognizes the fact that you did, therefore shoots a boomerang of positive energy back at you. Even though sometimes we expect, “good karma” to happen instantly, that is not always the case. There are countless ways you can “pay it forward” to help someone whether it be paying for their coffee, donating some of your unworn clothing, freeing up some loose change or even donating your time.
Spread The Good
Doing a random good deed for someone builds a chain reaction of kindness for others to see. If you were to “pay it forward” to several people and they were to pay it forward to a bunch of other people it would set off a domino effect that would cause the whole world to reconstruct for the better. You don’t have to be a wealthy person to be able to pay it forward usually, it’s the people who don’t have much, that are willing to help and give everything they can. Sir Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, We make a life by what we give”. The sensational feeling, you get inside when you pay it forward to someone who isn’t really expecting an act of kindness is truly priceless.
Be An Angel
We understand that not everyone will be having the best day, therefore we choose to “pay it forward” by doing a selfless act of kindness in order to brighten someone else’s day. Selfless acts of kindness are truly inspirational to see, whether it be helping someone who has a lot or helping someone who has very little. What does it really take out of one’s day to help someone even in a minor way? Honestly, it doesn’t take a lot! We all are busy and caught up with endless tasks or responsibilities, which is fair enough but what if we could sacrifice even five minutes in our day to illuminate someone else’s.
A Random Act Of Kindness
After seeing tons of good deeds left, right, and center, I decided that I would get on board and start doing good deeds for people myself. I would like to share with you two moments of “pay it forward” or also known as an act of kindness. The first inspiring moment, consisted of me paying it forward to a stranger whom I have never met before. “One really early morning, I was heading to work; I decided that I would try to be quick and get a coffee, as I had a few minutes to spare. As I was in the drive-thru line, I started to observe a few people’s behaviors while sitting in my truck. I couldn’t help to notice the car behind me, there was a man who just got off the phone and looked really frustrated with something. As I got up to pay for my order, I asked the employee at the window to charge me for both my order and the next person’s order behind me. The employee looked star struck, she asked me again if I wanted to pay for the order after me. I simply replied with a large smile, yes.
After I got my order I pulled to the parking lot to quickly check if everything was there. Before I could leave the man behind me pulled up with an enormous smile, he rolled down his window and said: “You didn’t have to do that”. I said to him “I wanted to and asked him to “pay it forward”, hoping that he would some day carry on and do an act of kindness for someone else. In all honesty, it felt good to see the happiness and gratitude on his face. It’s a good feeling to help someone understand they are not alone in this world, even if they are a complete stranger. Helping that man for no apparent reason made me feel amazing! That same day at work, I decided to continue with more acts of kindness. It is a wonderful feeling to know you have helped someone else without expecting something in return.
A Response From The Universe
The second act of kindness was a reverse role, while I was starting to bring my act of kindness level up, I realized I wasn’t the only one. This story began on a cold winter morning, I looked out my window to see constant snowfall. I knew that the driveway would be full of snow and I would have to gear up and get ready for some shoveling. Little did I know, until I got outside that the driveway was full of snow up to my waist due to constant wind and snowfall. I began to shovel the mountains of snow on my new extended driveway, the look on my face and how I felt at that very moment I could tell you that I wasn’t in a good mood. After a good 45 minutes of shoveling, I looked up only to see the snow catching up to me. I looked down the street a few times hoping to see someone else shoveling to give me strength and motivation to keep going.
Unfortunately, I was the only one outdoors in my cul-de-sac at the time. I continued to shovel telling myself not to give in, even though this weather was unforgiving. I looked up one last time, down the street a large pickup with a snow plow mount started to drive its way up the street. I couldn’t believe my eyes, I stopped to take a short break, as it really didn’t make a difference the snowfall was eventually going to beat me; I knew that if I didn’t shovel the driveway, it would pile up and become worse. In despair, I had stood there resting both hands on my shovel in grief, I started to admit defeat.
Ready to go inside my house, out of know where that massive truck with the snow plow mount drove up on my driveway and dragged three massive paths of snow off my driveway. A response from the universe, I was thinking to myself quietly. With minimal time to spare, he waved out of his window honked his horn and drove off. My whole persona changed within a split five seconds, even though I couldn’t properly thank the man in the truck; he most certainly made me feel much better, by helping me out with the gigantic mountains of snowfall on my driveway. He didn’t have to do it, he could’ve driven by and gone on to what he was supposed to do but he didn’t. He decided that even if it was a small window of time that helping someone in need is just as easy as talking about doing it.