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Pay it Forward

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 granted may be a God send to another person.


What have you done this past month to pay it forward?  Here’s what mom/dad have done so far.

One night, mom/dad went to a local restaurant called Cracker Barrel.  They were having dinner, it was kind of crowded and this guy got seated between mom/dad and another couple.  You could tell that he was a homeless man.  He ordered two glasses of water and a coffee.  He was content with just sitting there, enjoying the heat from the fireplace and drinking his coffee.  He spoke to everyone that made contact with him – and was such a very pleasant gentleman.  He wasn’t asking for anything from anyone except for conversation.  Before mom/dad could buy him dinner, the other couple offered and did.  Mom went up to the register and also bought him a gift card to use at the restaurant so he could also come back for another dinner without having to pay.

Mom is also still continuing with her donations of plasma.  She has now made 13 donations and is getting closer to her commitment of 20. Some people ask does it hurt.  There are times when you can’t even feel the needle and there are other times that you feel it and continue to feel it until the donation is done.  Mom says that it doesn’t matter because what pain she does experience is nothing compared to the help it offers others.


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 February 3rd – mark your calendars!

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Posted by on 01/06/2016 in Pay it Forward

 

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Pay it Forward – REMINDER

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 granted may be a God send to another person.

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 January 6th – mark your calendars!

 
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Posted by on 12/29/2015 in Pay it Forward

 

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In Support of France

 Today before mom left for work, she lit a candle here at the Hotel Thompson.  A candle for support of France.  For uniting the world.  For a shoulder to lean upon.  For friendship.  For unity in being one.  For the 129 that perished.  We are heartbroken over the acts of terrorists.  They not only touched France, they touched us too by their acts.  We want France to know that they are not alone.

Today, we are going dark here on piglove in support of friendship with France in supporting them in their time of need.  We will have our candle lit all day here at the Hotel Thompson.  We would love you for to support this cause as well.

 
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Pay it Forward

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 granted may be a God send to another person.

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This month mom didn’t buy anyone’s meal at all.  She didn’t buy any toys for anyone  She didn’t even send out any anonymous gifts.  So you are probably asking yourself what did she do.  I’m proud to tell you that she listened.  She made it a point to visit several elderly people that she knows throughout the month and sat with them just listening.  Listening to their childhood stories.  Listening to their dreams.  Listening to what they did for a living. Listening to war stories.  Are you asking how this is a Pay it Forward?  There are so many people out there that either don’t live close to their family or their family has a family and they don’t visit often enough with all of the day to day errands.  Sometimes the best way to pay something forward is listening to stories of the past.  Can you imagine how mom’s friends felt after she visited listening to them?  How they laughed and got to remember happy times and adventures.  When was the last time that you just listened?

 

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 November 4, 2015 – mark your calendars!

 
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Posted by on 10/07/2015 in Pay it Forward

 

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Pay it Forward – REMINDER

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 granted may be a God send to another person.

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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 October 7, 2015 – mark your calendars!

 
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Posted by on 09/21/2015 in Pay it Forward

 

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Pay it Forward – MARK YOUR CALENDARS

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 granted may be a God send to another person.

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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 October 7, 2015 – mark your calendars!

 
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Posted by on 09/08/2015 in Pay it Forward

 

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Pay it Forward

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 granted may be a God send to another person.

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Mom *always* tries to buy a breakfast for someone during the month at a drive thru.  This month was no different.  She bought breakfast for a nice woman behind her one morning.  She also leaves one of my business cards with a note, “Have a great day and pay it forward.”  

This month also while dining out at a local restaurant, they were taking donations for St. Jude’s Hospital.  Mom/dad both gave some money for that wonderful cause.  While dining out at this restaurant, mom had an old friend that came and met them.  They also picked up the tab for their friend.  

And let’s not forget that a co-worker of mom’s is selling cookies for their son.  Mom bought some for their cause and trust me – she will enjoy the cookies when they come in 🙂  

Mom also filled up a co-worker’s Jelly belly stash on their desk without them knowing 🙂  

And mom was able to finally send out some packages for me to some friends here in blogville.  Two out of the four have received them.  We are still waiting on acknowledgement from two.  Why?  Some had birthdays and we wanted to be part of it and say I love you and some were just because we love you.  You never know here at the Hotel Thompson who is going to receive a package from this oinker 🙂


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 October 7, 2015 – mark your calendars!

 
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Posted by on 09/02/2015 in Pay it Forward

 

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