Okay Friends – Here We Go!
My sweet friends at Nikitaland have started this monthly issue of Pay It Forward. We asked for you to keep this in mind all month and to share things here today on what you have been able to do. Paying it forward is not for bragging purposes – it’s an attempt to show how many different things we can do to pay it forward – lots of them don’t even include money. Gestures that we take for granite may be a God send to another person. So here we go – I’ll start on what mommy has done in the past month.
- Mom did another adventure through the McDonald’s drive thru in February. She paid for the guy’s breakfast behind her. All he had ordered was a biscuit so mom added a drink to his order as well. She left one of my business cards with “Pass it Forward” on it. It *made* the guy’s day! Later on, I got an email stating, “YOU MADE MY DAY. Thanks for the breakfast. I will pass it forward.” See – little things add up to make someone’s day!
- During the month, mom and dad try to watch out for the trash can out front once a week. They brought back the neighbor’s can a couple of times. In this weather, that was awesome!
- Mom and dad went to Cracker Barrel for dinner one night. When they were checking out, there was a small boy that was at the cash register. He was wanting to buy a small toy – it wasn’t much. He was so polite! He didn’t have enough money. Mommy bought him the toy and let him keep his money for another one later on.
- Now you gotta know that my parents eat out A LOT. Snorts and rolls with laughter – that’s definitely a post for another time. One night they went to IHOP. There was an older man sitting by himself. My mom in all of her southern charm, invited him to dine with her and dad. They talked and had coffee for at least an hour. His wife had passed last year and each week he goes to a restaurant to think of her. It was a privilege to spend time with him and hear about his life.
Now I want to tell you about some things that was done TO mommy this past month. Our great friend and co-chair of Pay it Forward, Valerie, is totally awesome! Mommy has been so sick this past month and Valerie sent mom a pick me up card. She enclosed a little something inside of the card for mommy to treat herself with a meal. Now let me tell you. That made my mommy smile and bubble with happiness. Valerie – you go way beyond being a friend. YOU are awesome and you rock!
And to the man at the theater this past weekend – you rock! You don’t want me to mention your name but you were a life savior. You see, when me and the hub unit go out sometimes it is difficult for the hub to go to the restroom. We went to the theater and the bathrooms were dark. There was no way that he could maneuver by himself. A gentleman standing nearby waiting for his wife saw our dilemma. He escorted Jim to the bathroom and out. What a knight in shining armor – thank you so very much!
Another Pay it Forward we want to throw out is to the Hilton Garden Inn located at 4801 Governor’s Drive, Huntsville, Alabama 35805. If YOU are ever in the area and need a place to stay, mom and dad highly recommend this location. There are the nicest people at the front desk. The hotel is overly accommodating with any need or desire you may have. Not only did they let mom/dad check in early last week, they recommended some wonderful restaurants and was so nice! Thanks everyone – the stay was great!!
Thanks my friends for reading and supporting the Pay it Forward mission. What did YOU do this month to make a difference? Please post on your page and link back so everyone can see that it takes everyone making a small part to do a great dent!
My buddy Nikitaland made up a good deeds sheet. You can get it here. You can print it, hang it on your fridge and just jot some things down that you do during the month. That way at our next meet up, you can share what you have done to PAY IT FORWARD.
AND if you are interested in getting some Pay it Forward bracelets, check out Nikitaland’s post here for ordering information. Believe me friends – WE CAN ALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Next meet up will be Wednesday, April 1, 2015 – mark your calendars!