Paying It Forward with Random Acts of Kindness15/09/2020
By paying it forward, you can make quite an important difference in this world. Not only will you brighten another person’s mood, but you will also set a chain reaction in motion. Affecting change doesn’t take much. You don’t have to be rich, powerful or influential. Every ordinary person can help to make this world a better place by paying it forward.
But what is the concept of paying it forward all about? What does it mean to pay something forward? The idea behind paying it forward is that whenever you benefit from a good deed, you then participate by doing a (random) good deed to another (instead of repaying the benefactor). However, you don’t necessarily have to wait until someone does you a good deed. You can also be the one who starts paying it forward, the one who sets it all in motion.
The thrill of paying it forward is that you do something really good for someone would did not at all expect this kind act. You don’t necessarily have to pay it forward only to people you know. Quite the contrary, you can pay it forward to any individual that you can somehow get in touch with. Doing a good deed to an unsuspecting stranger is a beautifully selfless act. Not only will it remind them that this world is full of selflessness, generosity, and kindness, it will also encourage that person to be kinder and more compassionate to others.
How to Pay it Forward
- Look out for the opportunities. Life will provide you with numerous opportunities to pay it forward. You only have to be attentive.
- Be willing to help complete strangers. There may not always be an opportunity to do your family or friends a good deed. But you can always help those who are in need, even if they are complete strangers.
- Give freely without expecting anything in return. Many people will ask you how they can reimburse you for your kindness. You can introduce these people to the idea of paying it forward. Tell them that you don’t expect anything in return, but that you would greatly appreciate it if they could pay the good deed forward.
- Even small acts count. It doesn’t matter so much how much you give. All that matters is that you are willing to give and to spread the word.
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