18-Jan-2015 Pay It Forward

Sometimes something seems to say something so sweet, and surprisingly, swiftly and spontaneously we responded sincerely – so special thanks to JoAnne Connolly for sowing the seed on our Facebook stream.


We don’t do the “share this if you love your children” or “share this if you want good fortune” or “don’t break the chain – if you don’t share this you will have bad luck” rubbish that seems all pervasive on social media… no, no, no.

But a Facebook post from JoAnne set us off investigating Pay It Forward and we liked what we found… naïve? Maybe… but the sentiment seems right, so we’re giving it a shot.

Here’s what we said on our Facebook:


No, this is not one of those “You must share this or bad luck will befall you” chain thingies. This is a genuine effort to make a personal contribution to making things a little bit better and happier. 

After all the recent terrible tragedies that have happened and are still happening, this world needs as much kindness as it can get. We’re participating in the ‘Pay it Forward’ initiative:

The first five people who comment on this status with “I’m in” will receive a surprise from us at some point during calendar year 2015 – anything from a book, a ticket, something homemade, a postcard, absolutely any surprise! There will be no warning and it will happen when the mood comes over us and we find something that we believe would suit you and make you happy.

These five people must be willing to make the same offer on their Facebook status. Once the first five have commented “I’m in” we will forward this message to you privately, so that you can copy and paste it, and put it on your status, (don’t share it) so that we can form a chain of kindness.

Let’s do more nice and loving things in 2015, without any reason other than to make each other smile and show that we think of each other.

Here’s to a more enjoyable, friendly and love filled year!

If anyone would like to join us in this simple act, please do… click the pic above, or this Facebook link:

Or, if you don’t have Facebook you can leave your “I’m in” comment/reply on this blog.

We do have some takers already (they don’t show up on our post, but on a shared one!) – so get in soon!

Life is good, so let’s make it happier for others too!

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