"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
Have you guys ever found a blog and followed it not only because it's cute, but because the writer has the same name as you? I may or may not be guilty of this because I don't share my name with a lot of people, so of course when I came across Miranda at Life in the Low Country I followed her. I have been reading her posts for about a week now, and today she posted something really cool!
Most of us are pretty familiar with the concept of "paying it forward," or doing something good for others because the same has been bestowed upon you. In today's world, there just isn't enough of this, and the pay it forward phenomenon has become such a movement that it is making a significant impact. It is responsible for little things that we read about daily, such as someone going through the drive through and paying for the meal of the person behind them, or someone paying for a random person's gas at the gas station. Random acts of kindness can sometimes make the biggest difference!
Today, Miranda decided to begin the pay it forward trend, blogger style. Here is a portion from her post:
It's as simple as this:
The first person to comment on this post, I will contact them and get their mailing address, and send them a little something special via USPS. The same day they comment below, they are to do a blog post stating the same thing and 'pay it foward' to someone else.
Please keep in mind it does not have to be something expensive or lavish, just a little something special to let them know that you're keeping them in their thoughts and prayers this holiday season!
I knew I wanted to participate, and luckily enough, I was the first to comment on her post! Now, it is my turn to pay it forward to someone else! Just as she has done, the first person to leave me a comment on this post will be contacted for their mailing address, and they will receive a happy little something in the mail from me. Then, if you are that first commenter, it's your turn to continue the pay it forward chain by doing the same on your blog. As soon as you hear from me, get your post up and keep things moving!
Thanks Miranda, for putting this awesome idea into action! I'm looking forward to seeing how far it goes!