Day 119: Pay it Forward

Posted by: Jacqueline Way Tags: , | Categories: Giving Ideas - People

January
26



A Little Spring in Your Day




Today is all about giving and receiving. Or as it has been refereed the Pay it Forward theory. I have a dear friend who, about every 6 weeks, calls me to asks for a “play date” with my son. My friend Liza is a retired school teacher and misses having children in her life. She has two grown children of her own but the days of playing with young minds that absorb information faster than you can dish it out are over for Liza – until she borrows my little sponge to enjoy.

As I have written many time before I’m a working Mom that raises her son full time. I don’t have a Nanny and the only time I use a sitter is for an occasional date night with my husband. I’m not complaining, I love being a Mom and being able to raise my son is a gift in itself, but having a few extra hours off to do whatever I want is such a treat for me.

This lead me to my unexpected GIVE today.

DAY 119: GIVE 119

I had 3 hours today to do whatever I wanted. The list was going through my head… shopping… a workout…some writing time.

But I decided my first stop was to a friend with some fresh flowers. My new friend Cynthia is a intuitive chakra balancer. This is not the first time I have mentioned Cynthia as she consistently keeps popping up in my life. She gave me a session just before the holidays and refused any form of payment to help balance my energy. I have a little to much of it most days and when I get on role it gets all mixed up like an over shaken martini.

So today, on a rainy cold Monday, I made my first stop to Cynthia with a fresh bouquet of tulips. What better way to say “spring is in the air” but with flowers that bring in the season. I feel very fortunate that Cynthia has come into my life and I wanted her to know how thankful I was for her. It was my “pay it forward”. I was given a gift of time and I wanted to pay that forward to a friend with a little surprise to brighten her day and a big thank you.

When was the last time you surprised a friend with a special thank you. If you have a story, send it along so we can all be inspired with your GIVE to a friend.

Time Commitment: 15 minutes

Cost: $10 of flowers

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