Pay It Forward -- performing random acts of kindness
A message from the Managing Director:
If you have recently received a wristband, you must have been a recipient of a random act of kindness.
That's what this campaign is all about -- doing nice things for people we don't even know.
Now the questions is; What will you do with the wristband?
- Toss it at the first opportunity because you think this
idea is a bit kooky?
- Maybe throw it in your junk drawer?
- Or, perhaps you might consider participating in this effort?
It's really very simple to participate. And you'd be amazed at the power of paying it forward - to those you help and the feeling you get from giving without receiving anything in return.
Well Pat, you might say; I already give a great deal of my time and money to others. And that's great - you're obviously a naturally giving person. But consider this, the person you could potentially give this wristband to may not be as considerate as you - and the person they may give it to, and so on, and so on. You see, the wristbands can act as a constant reminder to give. And those less likely to naturally give, may choose to give as a result of being reminded by the wristband.
I came across a sermon given by Joel Osteen, Pastor of the Lakewood Church in Houston Texas, and he addresses this very issue of paying it forward. The talk is entitled; "Treat Every Person Like Gatekeeper" and discusses the importance of treating everybody you meet with kindness and attention -- you never know who holds the key to your future happiness. I think it's worth checking out, so, here's the link:
So, the question now becomes; Is it worth the effort?
Only your conscience knows the answer. We're hoping you'll see the value.
If you do see the value, please use your wristband as a reminder to Pay It Forward to the next person. Give them the opportunity to do the same, and help make this world a better place. To give, even in the smallest way -- as simple as opening a door for someone -- could be life changing, in some way or another.
Wishing you good health and happiness,
P.S. - We encourage you to share your experience by emailing: