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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!
Where in the World is Bashful?
The little tyke sent me this picture from his newest destination. Not much to go on but he looks like he is having a heck of a good time. You know that rock of mine NEVER stays home for very long. So I’m wondering with all of the festivities in the pic, where will Bashful be spending his Christmas and New Year? He did give me three hints. I’ll list them here for you.
1 – He is going on vacation and will be traveling with his host family throughout the holidays. I guess some people have the traveling gnome – we have a traveling pebble – snorts!
2 – His vision is still strong. Sounds kind of cryptic.
3 – He’s catching up with a past girlfriend. Wonder who this might be?
There you go my friends. You know as much as I do. Where or where in this huge world will Bashful be spending the holidays?
You just know I have to go there. Do you think my tongue is longer than Miley Cyrus’? I do believe I can make a better video. What do you think? Signed Tonsil
YES! and Y.E.S.!! I do believe your tongue is longer and cuter than the girl masquerading as an entertainer. AND, I do believe you could make a better AND cleaner video than of such. I mean look at you now. You are already wearing more clothes – snorts.
I’m confused. I’m mystified. I’m just well don’t know. What is it? Is it a turtle? Is it a dinoturtle? Is it a form of a Mutant Ninja Turtle? What the cat’s eye is it? Signed Confucius
It’s cute. That’s what it is – snorticles. Go with it and have some fun. Put a leash on it and walk it for Halloween.
What nut? I don’t see a nut. There are no nuts around here. There’s nothing to see here. Carry on. Signed Dale
No nuts huh? Well you might want to get that overly enlarged cheek looked at by your doctor. PLOL (pig laughing out loud)
Sometimes you just have to find a friend that cares about you and your well being when out in nature. Someone that you can curl up to and take a sleep and know that no one is going to bother you while you are doing so. This is my buddy Pete. He’s my pal. You need to find you a Pete too when you go outside. Signed Bun
Awww – that is so adorable my friend. I’ll start looking for one now.
This is my friend Scratch. He is blind. I’m officially his seeing eye cat. You don’t see this everyday, do you? It just goes to show you that anyone can help someone out. I’ve heard about your humans vision problems. Why don’t you become his seeing eye pig? It would be awesome! Signed Felix
You know you do have a point my friend. That is fantastic. I think I’ll try to start today. Thanks for the heads up. Continue on doing a great deed!
**Remember friends – send your pictures and questions to me at Baconthompson@gmail.com
Just chilling here in the jungle having my snack of bamboo. It’s so bright here in my life that I have to wear shades. Do you wear shades? Signed Care Bear
Dear Care Bear,
You know you do look awfully cool wearing those shades. I’m going to have to see if mom can find me a pair for me to sport around.
Hello man. This is the picture from my pet annual that my mom got me this year from dog school. Do I look like I’m a chilling here in this picture? Because, I was like the happening pooch this year. Signed Uptown
I like the look. I could so easily see it catching on here in the neighborhood. You ought to give P-Diddy a run for his money and come out with your own clothing line. I bet it would be hot!
Do these glasses make me all Sally Jessy Raphael or do they give me a classical smart look? Signed Princess Tink Tink
Dear Princess Tink Tink,
Well, honestly they do remind me of Ms. Raphael. But, on the other hand they have a little more pink in them than hers that have more red. I think you look classical with a touch of smart emphasis. Vogue baby and wear those specs!
Hey little dude. I’m from Hollywood and my owner walks me around all of the time with him everywhere we go. A lot of people will walk up to me and tell my human that I remind them of someone but they can’t quite put their finger on it. I’m not sure who in the world it would be. Signed Spike
I’m not really sure. I think you are working the outfit though. And hey, I’m sure you fit right in at the Hollywood hills. Just keep enjoying the attention my friend.
Sometimes at the zoo when people aren’t looking, we can let our hair down and be ourselves. Visitors don’t get to see the real ‘us’. If they did, can you image what they would think? Signed Ceasar
I think it would be hoot if I went to the zoo and got to see the ‘real’ ya’ll. It would be hilarious. I bet you would have more people coming back to the zoo for visits. I think you need to see if you can get the rules at the zoo changed.