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April 30 is Pay it Forward Day

Pay It Forward. I love that phrase! April 30 is Pay It Forward Day – a chance for you to spread kindness in your corner of the world.

Pay it forward is an expression for describing the beneficiary of a good deed repaying it to others instead of to the original benefactor. The concept is old, but the phrase may have been coined by Lily Hardy Hammond in her 1916 book In the Garden of Delight. – Wikipedia

Better explained here –

How do I thank Mr. Jonas, he wondered, for what he’s done? How do I thank him, how pay him back? No way, no way at all. You just can’t pay. What then? What? Pass it on somehow, he thought, pass it on to someone else. Keep the chain moving. Look around, find someone, and pass it on. That was the only way…. – Ray Bradbury, in Dandelion Wine

The phrase gained popularity in recent times when Catherine Ryan Hyde’s play by the same name was turned into a motion picture in which a young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance.

Check the Pay It Forward Organisation website for ideas on how we take this movement forward. Volunteer. Spread the word.

And here are 50 easy Pay It Foward Day Kindness Ideas for us to try on April 30 and thereafter.
Pay it Forward Day

Let’s spread kindness – every day!

 

I’m undertaking the NaBloPoMo for April – the theme is ‘grow’ and the Ultimate Blog Challenge

8 Comments

  1. Myke Todd Myke Todd April 28, 2015

    This is a brilliant concept, and worthy.

  2. Martha Orlando Martha Orlando April 27, 2015

    Pay it forward, always! Every day is an opportunity to shine God’s love through Christ to this hurting world. May we be enabled and ready!
    Love and blessings!

  3. Ranveer vishal Ranveer vishal April 26, 2015

    Thanks for sharing Corinne and sending ways for us to Pay It Forward:)

  4. Carol Cassara Carol Cassara April 26, 2015

    I began yesterday –inadvertently–didn’t know there was a day! I let someone ahead of me in line.

  5. G Angela G Angela April 26, 2015

    Love this idea of paying forward corinne ! thanks for this information and sharing your post..

  6. Considerer Considerer April 26, 2015

    YES! I’ll try to remember this date. LOVE IT.

  7. Lata Subramanian ( Lata Subramanian ( April 26, 2015

    What a concept – Pay It Forward. Must remember on April 30th

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | April 26, 2015

      That was quick! I’m so behind on posting and reading your blog, Lata.
      Would love to hear what you do on that day! There are plenty of ideas on the Pay It Forward site – some involving books, which I think you might like.

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