Multiplying like hotcakes at a logging camp, Pay it Forward, is touching blog-land at every corner where wonderful people gather. I first read about this event at Jennifer's blog, sit-n-chat.
I am a person who believes in the concept that goodness, care and kind treatment of others can be multiplied by how we treat others, often when they least expect it. So, after reading Jennifer's post a few times and after thinking long and hard, I responded.
Yesterday, much earlier than a year later, my postman handed me a box. To tell you the truth Pay it Forward wasn't on my mind at the time (I had been chopping ice) so when I opened the box to find a darling, adorable, feminine and perfect for me goodie, I sat down in my kitchen and felt warmed, happy and so totally sure that goodness in this world does exist...you just have to find the right people. Truly, just as my goodie suggests, I will celebrate life each and every day and remember Jennifer fondly in my daily celebration.
So, I'm Paying it Forward with hope that three lovely people who drop by my blog in the next few days will let me know that they, too, would like to feel the warmth of friendship I experienced yesterday afternoon. I will gather your names and addresses and send you a handmade item so that you, too, can Pay it Forward on your blog.
Here is what you need to do if you participate:
- The first three people who leave a comment letting me know they want to participate will receive a hand-made gift from me.
- Those three people promise to post this challenge on their blog and pledge that they, too, will Pay it Forward, creating a handmade gift for the first three people that leave a comment on their blog.
- The gift can be any price range, though it is thought that keeping it small will be sufficient. You have 365 days to make and ship your gift. I will send you your gift long before a year from now and most arrive well before a year has passed. I will choose my gift by watching your blog for a little while to get to know you better so I make just the right goodie.
- If you would like to participate, just leave a comment telling me your intention and then copy this post on your blog changing names, etc. so that you can Pay it Forward to three others. In time we will blanket blog-land with good thoughts for others and a sense that the world is populated by thoughtful people who Pay it Forward as a matter of fact.