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I Pay It Forward

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    Marineprefix Marineprefix 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 12

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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, 2014

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    I've learned some things throughout my life

    that I think some people here might find useful and helpful and therefore I will make a series of posts about life and people's mind. I want to give back and to pay it forward to the EP community.
    unknownpoetx unknownpoetx 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 8

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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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    Or a least I usually try to,

    make someone's day better.
    Abilohman Abilohman 31-35 Jan 13, 2014

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    I'll admit I don't do it aways

    but I try to do it as much as possible
    bemmie bemmie 18-21, F Dec 24, 2014

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    Good karma! Believe in it.

    I especially enjoy doing random acts of kindness while traveling, I feel it sets up for a great trip. For instance in airports I buy the people behind me in line their coffee and leave quietly before they know what's happened :-)
    rasii rasii 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 4

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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, 2014

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    reddrums420 reddrums420 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 28

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    Paying it forward is like an instinct to mešŸ˜‚

    I mean why not help others out? Honestly I wish that I could pay everybody forward because kindness should be ever lasting. Unfortunately I was unable to do so. I met this young man at Kroger and he really broke my heart. The best I can do is share his story and hopefully he...
    JasonMasters93 JasonMasters93 22-25, M Jul 13

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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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    i met a new friend and i noticed she is

    generous. i didnt feel comfortable about it. i attempted to decline everything she gives or repay what ever she gave but it made her sad. So now, everytime she gives me something I treat my co-workers for lunch or buy toys for their children. i now feel okay about it...
    iamd08 iamd08 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Narayanan Krishnan- Loves To Give

    Krishnan was an award-winning chef with Taj Hotels,Ā BangaloreĀ and was short-listed for an elite job inĀ 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 2 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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    Paid it forward twice today

    and was reward when I stupidly lost my wallet and a Good Samaritan turned it in. Thank you!!!
    Blackfyre1 Blackfyre1 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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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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    When people give me things

    or buy me thing. I always have to pay you back. You can tell me "don't worry about it please it's cool" I always have to pay you back. I would pay you back when your sleeping. I would stick the buck in your pocket that way you can wake up and check your pocket and think you...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F May 13

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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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    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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    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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    my husband is really proud

    that i do books for small businesses that can't afford to hire an accountant. I'm a CPA, but not working for pay right now. so i do books and consulting for a farmer, coffee shop, and horse trainer for in-kind payment instead of cash. whatever they can afford, even if it's...
    tryingtobeamazing tryingtobeamazing 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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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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    Hello everyone my name is Vanessa,

    Im with a Company call " Total Life Changes" we're in the business of making people healthier and wealthier. People that are tired of struggling and want to do better for them selves and their family. We would love for you to join us on a call from 3-10pm hour on the hour to...
    VanessaIaso VanessaIaso 46-50, F Jul 25

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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 56-60, M 14 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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    Today I went to IHOP with my kids.

    In the table next to ours was a very young mom with her two kids, just like me, but many years ago. I heard her say to her kids something I've had to say more times than I can count. "Honey, you can only have this because it's all I can afford." I noticed she herself did not...
    cmyk323 cmyk323 36-40, F 43 Responses Jul 25

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    I think its funny "i pay it forward" was an

    option here. Some guy asked me for change for a donut and a coffee and i handed him a $5er - he was so surprised that he insisted on giving me change back or he could pay it forward. I instantly said "of course pay it forward- always pay it forward my friend :)" ... After work...
    2day42day 2day42day 31-35, F 4 Responses May 24

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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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    I never have money for offering at church

    because I give it away to all the homeless people...
    ohsnapsitsnina ohsnapsitsnina 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Don't want to take any debt with me

    when ya'll lay me down to sleep, six feet down under.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 17

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    Whenever i want to try.

    Since many have cared. Then left.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Apr 11

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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, 2014

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    I enjoy chatting and helping people.

    Some times you just have to vent or need a friend. HMU I'm here for you.
    jjohnnyboy jjohnnyboy 41-45, M Jul 8

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    So today I was in a giving mood.

    So before work, I purposely drove out of my way to a Starbucks that has a drive thru window. I got my drink and paid for the lady behind me. I always find it FUNNY how the Barista(sp) feels the need to tell me the persons drink order, like it really matters.. :) She asked if...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 24

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    A while back i watched the movie "pay it

    forward" ...so i figured i would tell my story... I am somewhat of a humble person...i stick to my opinions voice them and don't really care what other people think...I have an addiction...not to drugs... or alcohol... but money... i am or should i say was till about a few...
    marciniolucas marciniolucas 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 12, 2014

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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 35 Responses Apr 19, 2011

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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, 2014

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    I believe in ''karma''

    and the ''golden rule''. Just think how wonderful the world would be if we all adhered, even just on occasion.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 1

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    In honor of thanksgiving I bought a less

    fortunate family everything they needed to enjoy a delicious thanksgiving meal! I also gave a crib to another family who didn't have one for there two month old baby, my parents always taught me to pay it forward :)
    bayg1994 bayg1994 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    I was at bar by myself having a few beers

    and a pretty girl walks in and sits on the other side. I hear her tell the bar tender she was just having the one. I noticed a ring on her finger so I wasn't going to hit on her or anything...not that it'd usually stop me, but not tonight, but as I tabbed out I told him to put...
    mrtexasguy mrtexasguy 41-45, M 6 Responses Feb 2

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    When people buy me things .

    I always pay them back. I feel bad they are spending money on me, I'm not broke so I do pay them back that day or the next day, I don't wait for 3 days. I always pay you back.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 27

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    Because I can no matter how good

    or bad life is I will always appreciate it being alive and living are two different things .
    dam28 dam28 31-35, M 1 Response May 13

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