Have any of you “paid it forward”? Has anyone been a recipient of “pay it forward”? I don’t think a person should brag and tell everyone what they have done for another. The quote by Aldo Leapold states: Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one else is watching. I have this up at work because it reminds me to be kind, which those that know me know I can be caring but sometimes my kindness is a bit too rough. Giving can be seen through a gesture, volunteering for those in need or animals and people in danger. Having a kind word or conversation with a stranger, friend or coworker because you never know what they are going through.
It seems to be much easier to put blinders on and act like we don’t know or see someone else in pain, fear, or need. I challenge others and myself to take time to notice those around us; people and animals alike,
I have found some words of wisdom, hope, and inspiration that gets me through the day. I hope it spreads a bit of cheer to those reading my post tonight.
“People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.” –Simon Sinek
“Gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do, especially in the inner city. Plus, you get strawberries.” –Ron Finley
“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” — Winston Churchill
“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” — Nicolas Chamfort
“Because it proves that you don’t need much to change the entire world for the better. You can start with the most ordinary ingredients. You can start with the world you’ve got.” — Catherine Ryan Hyde
“A purposeful act or extension of kindness to another is never wasted, for it always resides in the hearts of all involved in a chain of love.” — Molly Friedenfeld
I hope I have helped find a way to escape the sadness, to find a way to be kind, or even understand why you or another pays it forward.