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I Pay It Forward

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 399 People

    A Unique Opportunity to Pay It Forward With the Women In You Life

     PAY IT FORWARD with the WOMEN IN YOUR LIFE   Strickman-Ripps Casting is looking for women who would like to participate in a unique feel-good video project, sponsored by Crystal Light. The online video series called COLOR IT FORWARD is based on the concept of ...
    Strickman Strickman 36-40, F Feb 3, 2009

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    Thought I would share this

    since others are sharing their stories - This one time quite a few months ago I went to an arcade place and I spent all my money on the games and stuff and just before I left I saw a large grabbing machine in the centre with 4 sides so lots of people could play at the same time...
    Life8227 Life8227 16-17, F Apr 28

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    Random Selfless Acts: Giving Blood

    It was high noon on Wednesday when I visited my local VA clinic for a quick stop. I needed to pick up a pair of shoe inserts I ordered a while ago and it had arrived to the clinic about a week ago. I have been busy the past week and it was until today that I was able to stop by...
    mrgman mrgman 36-40, M 2 Responses May 19, 2011

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    Pay If Forward Is a Hit!!!

    I am involved in a great project and wanted to share it with you. Have you ever heard of Pay it forward? I found it on this website. It is a group of people who make special bracelets. The idea is to wear the bracelet until someone thanks you for doing something kind for them...
    Loveisallaround Loveisallaround 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 5, 2009

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    Unselfish Love

    A 5 year old boy in South Africa was given the gift of a brand new, robotic hand. Who gave him such a gift? Two complete strangers that lived over 10,000 miles away!Liam was born without fingers in his right hand. His mother looked online for solutions that would help Liam live a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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    Big Or Small

    I like to do favours for others because I know how much a friendly thought can mean to someone, especially when they don't know who or where it came from. The thought of a kind gesture having a butterfly effect... being carried away and sending out ripple effects that flow on to...
    lipbloss lipbloss 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 6, 2011

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    Not Really, But I Want to

    I decided today with a friend that we need to do good things for people who are less fortunate. Sometimes I feel my life is so bad, but it could always be worse wherever you are. We want to help somehow, I'm not talking give money or work at a soup kitchen handing stuff out, I'm...
    SoMuchToSay SoMuchToSay 31-35, M Jun 12, 2008

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    Spreading the Word About Pay It Forward

    I am a huge fan of pay it forward and plan on getting the entire world involved with this simple but powerful concept.  I sit on the pay it forward foundation board and created the pay it forward bracelet.  It is a bracelet you don't wear to support pay it forward, you...
    PayitForward PayitForward 26-30 Nov 21, 2008

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    I Pay It All Forward

    The good, the bad. It all gets passed on. Please me, please your neighbor. Cross me, cross your neighbor. .
    MartinArrowsmith MartinArrowsmith 61-65 Mar 10, 2011

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    A Pay It Forward Challenge

    I do my best to not be the selfish person that I once was. I have realized the awesome feeling and rewards of helping others. I do what I can to help, but wish I could do much more. It's not always about financial help. It can be helping a neighbor, a visit to a nursing home...
    lifetolive lifetolive 51-55, M 12 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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    I Always Have...

    paid it forward when I could help strangers when I could.It wasnt until I seen that film 'Pay it forward' that I realised that is what I was doing all along.I have been helped on occasions in my life by strangers and I just payed it forward to another stranger or a friend.Why, as...
    RobynTheBeautiful RobynTheBeautiful 41-45 Sep 11, 2011

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    It Was Already My Life

    When I saw the movie 'Pay It Forward' I was overjoyed to see my ideals represented on film. I can give you so many examples but that isn't what you pass forward. In my case doing something for a stranger or friend is the easy bit... it comes naturally. The difficult bit is...
    AngeGardien AngeGardien 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 25, 2013

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    Give, Receive And Dance....

    People often say that idealistic views are impractical. I think, that's only until one or some of us start practising some little part of that ideal. It might still not be a winning game, but thats only until someone wins!The students of Harker class of 2013 chose who should give...
    thoughtbubble thoughtbubble 36-40, M 6 Responses Jul 9, 2013

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    It's Wonderful to See So Many People Here!

    In a world full of Monsters, it's a treck up hill in 20 feet of snow, to keep the values, character and compassion I was taught from day of arrival. But groups like this revive my spirit a bit. Everyone of you is made up with a little extra so spread it around every chance you...
    Sideways Sideways 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2009

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    'pay It Forward'

    I have done this all my life without putting a name to it.If I help someone stranded on the side of the road I will not take money for it.2 stories come to mind immediately. While on my way to a business meeting about an hour from my home, I came across a couple on the side of...
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow 51-55, M 36 Responses Apr 19, 2011

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    Do You Pay It Forward?

    Many of us have seen the movie Pay it Forward.  I personally only recently saw it and was moved beyond words.  What an amazing story and how true that we can all make a difference by repaying the kindness we recieve from others.  It is after all the little things...
    lms6270 lms6270 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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    I think this is what life is all about.

    .giving back....making the world a little bit better...One Day at a Time..
    Davido57 Davido57 56-60, M 1 Response May 11

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    Paying It Forward

    I must admit I'm not as kind as I'd like... could be the truth or my standards, but that how I see myself. Still, if someone does something for me that makes me happy I do try to pay it forward, do things for the person and others. I thought the whole project idea was very...
    naranja naranja 22-25, F Jul 1, 2009

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    Sometimes

    when my head isnt stuck up my *** for that moment.
    chickenkiev chickenkiev 36-40, F Dec 13, 2011

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    Nothing Expected In Return For Me

    I do something at least once everyday. I always have and always will "pay it forward ". It's not a belief for me but it is a lifestyle I believe we all should be. I feel no emotion when I help people in need or kind gesture I do. People are left confused or guarded sometimes on...
    38Phoenix 38Phoenix 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 5, 2013

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    I Pay It Forward!! Do You?

    i saw the movie, and how powerfull was the message that it sends out? sometimes you shouldnt need to rely on other peoples kindness, to be able to show it  to others!! personally  i have always been a kind person, and very giving, even though some people can be...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 30, 2009

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    Random Selfless Acts: Giving Back

    It was late Sunday night; my wife just asked me to help taking the laundry to the Laundromat. I was underneath my office desk, flashlight in hand trying to figure out why my computer won't turn on. The machine just stopped working couple days ago and I was in between the desktop...
    mrgman mrgman 36-40, M 8 Responses May 19, 2011

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    I Want to Do More

    I think Pay it Forward is one of the best ideas ever.  To be so selfless in a moment is amazing and all you ask in return is that someone be that selfless as well at another point in time.  What we can do for the world and others if we all thought this way.  I do...
    LndsJmps LndsJmps 26-30 1 Response Jan 6, 2009

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    Just Do It, Don't Think Too Much...

    Yesterday I was at a multiplex cinema hall to watch a movie. I was tired from travel and was transiting for the next. I bought myself a ticket for a recliner seat in the top line, paying 30% extra from the regular seats. The movie was to start in a few minutes. To my right was a...
    thoughtbubble thoughtbubble 36-40, M 4 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    There is one way that I pay it forward.

    It all started a couple of weeks ago, I was driving, and going about 15km/h over the speed limit, when I noticed a white Subaru in the oncoming lane flashing his high beams at me as he passed by. Now I know that people sometimes do this to warn other drivers that there's a speed...
    DeathstalkerScorpion DeathstalkerScorpion 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 26

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    As Often As I Can

    I pay it forward as much as I can. I believe that everyone should pay it forward as often as they can. Its a great feeling you get, when you can do something nice for someone, and not expect anything n return.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 24, 2013

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    Passing Blessings

    I have this as a Future experience too. I hope I always have the honor to experience this wonderful expression of kindness.
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F Jan 6, 2013

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    I Try to Everyday

    If there is any way that I can help, I will. Every time, any day, any hour... doesn't matter. And why? Simply because I can and I want to make this world a little kinder. Just one person at a time. :-) 
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 29, 2008

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    This is not my story.

    .. It is my niece's. She is 21yrs old and is currently going through chemo treatments. Some days she feels good and others not so good. Her best friend wanted to take her out for lunch. It was planned for over a week. On the day of...my niece wasn't feeling that great. She had...
    margai margai 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    Help

    My friends really need some help http://www.giveforward.com/helpmywife
    Jan 23, 2013

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    Or a least I usually try to,

    make someone's day better.
    Abilohman Abilohman 26-30 Jan 13

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    Why Did I Find This Now?!

    I have been on here around several months and I  have not cried like I am now.  I am so incredibly upset.  I am upset for so many reasons.  But why is it that I found this now, and not a year ago when they were doing the project with "Paying It Foward" ...
    stigmafree stigmafree 31-35 1 Response Jan 24, 2010

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    We Can Do This

    1 3 9 27 81 243 729 2187 6561 19683 59049 177147 531441 1594323 4782969 14348907 43046721 129140163 387420489 1162261467 3286784401 The entire world.
    SecretAdmirer SecretAdmirer 16-17 1 Response May 31, 2008

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    Because This Is How We Do It.

    I believe there comes a time in anyone's life when we realize that random acts of kindness are the oil that keeps the machine of life in perpetual motion, forward. The different religions have different ways to express the Golden Rule: eastern-types express the...
    afreimann afreimann 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2008

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    Narayanan Krishnan- Loves To Give

    Krishnan was an award-winning chef with Taj Hotels, Bangalore and was short-listed for an elite job in Switzerland. After witnessing a distressing incident in 2002, he quit his job and began feeding the homeless and mentally disabled in his hometown.He said, "I saw a very old...
    RedPi RedPi 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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    I Have Pais It Forward And Now I Need Alil Helo

    i have helped so meny and given so much to others Hi, i have come here because i have no where else to go, i can only hope that you'll find compassion in your heart in need of help in the past 6 years i have raised my sisters 4 year old due to her useing drugs she has 4 kids 4...
    heather4u heather4u 26-30, F Feb 9, 2013

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    I Owe a Great Deal

    I very much believe in the pscyhology of paying it forward, and have a great deal to pay forward.  I have had many life-savers in my life, I have been cared for, taken in by strangers and integrated into their families during foreign travel. 
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 12, 2008

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    Share the love, make someone's day :-D thankyou

    everyone so far who's made my day with a positive response. I'm here if you need to chat x
    bluebird00 bluebird00 26-30, F Jan 3

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    Related Experiences

    I'm not sure if this counts officially as paying it forward because a lady asked me for bus fare today. She'd finished applying for jobs at a shopping center and needed $2 to get...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 11

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    The country’s second largest cellular operator PT XL Axiata (EXCL) has officially started selling a number of its telecommunication towers to pay off part of its debt. The firm...
    lynnhoerner lynnhoerner 22-25, F Jul 6

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    Sometimes we have to smile to keep from crying but no pain no gain. I refuse to throw in the towel or give in to defeat as I'm going to keep pressing forward! What God has for me...
    bubblysunshine bubblysunshine 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    Let's face it in life, if your too stuck up in the past-you get buried by it. So consumed by it that it makes you edgy and degrade yourself even if you have chances to get your...
    Sei02 Sei02 18-21, F a week ago

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    i had a man who did everything i said and gave me all his money cause im dominant and kinky i enjoy pay pigs so come on lil piggys
    mistresspain1 mistresspain1 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I know it sounds utterly gross but let us be clear - I don't engage in sexual relations with the therapists nor do I expect to at all. I just crave being touched so much that I pay...
    don0063 don0063 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Even gold or silver or Paypal.
    TeeKayy101 TeeKayy101 22-25, M Jul 21

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    I would pay for that, too... I wish I could stop thinking so much... so many different ways to think about one little situation... I don't know what the answer is... about people...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M a week ago

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    My brain is the source of all my pain , it always whispers to me that i am not good enough , that i will never be , that i am doing everything wrong , that i would always fail...
    Theworldismyhell Theworldismyhell 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Let's go Brazil!! Rooting for them in victory in the World Cup!!! Let's go! Rooting for my country! (Although I'm born & raised in USA) 😍😍😘❤️✈️🇺🇸
    Sweetie899 Sweetie899 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I feel stuck. Uncertain..scared
    BeauteFloue BeauteFloue 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    Been there done that party, so if anyone remembers I'll usually invite them for a nice quiet dinner. But if no one remembers then I'll smile, buy a bottle of red wine and read a...
    annpharos21 annpharos21 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    This is actually the most loneliest time of the year for me.
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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