Welcome to week 7 of paying it forward. I’m still coming up with new ideas 🙂
This week my ‘paying it forward’ acts have come in all shapes and sizes 🙂
I saw this book in a local shop. It’s a book of friendship with one message for each day. Yesterday’s WIAW post included a poem which came from this book. Ok, so we’re part way through March, and I wondered if it was worth it – but yes, there are still 41 weeks or so of the year. I thought it would be the perfect gift for my friend who signed up to my Facebook Paying It Forward post which got this whole thing started.
She lives a long way away so I’d been racking my brains for what I could send her. I did consider flowers, but I’ve sent flowers as a birthday or get well gift. I hope this book and the letter I wrote to accompany it brings joy 🙂
While I was at it, I bought one for my Nanny, which I passed on this week. she gave me one of these books a few years ago, so I knew she would like it – and she was pleased to get it 🙂
At the other end of the paying it forward spectrum, I met a friend for coffee last week. We hadn’t met up for what felt like a long while and it was great for a catch up. My friend paid for the coffee 🙂 A few days later another friend was feeling down in the dumps so on the spur of the moment I messaged her, and arranged to meet for coffee – this time I paid. I think that is the textbook definition of paying it forward! 🙂
Finally, I was having a sort out of my magazines. I would usually give old fitness magazines to the gym – but I split them in half and gave some to a friend at the gym, and passed the rest to my colleague to give to his finacee. I got that lovely handmade note to say thank you – it goes to show that small gestures can mean a lot to a person!
I haven’t included it in the collage picture because I only just thought about it. I arranged to meet my Mum for a walk on Saturday. When she turned up I decided that we would go to the local Dartmoor Zoo for the afternoon. I wouldn’t have suggested it if I hadn’t seen their late opening hours on Facebook. So I treated Mum to an afternoon there. It was lovely, and totally spur of the moment.
What have you done to pay it forward this week?