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I Pay It Forward

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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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    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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    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 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 5 Responses Feb 2

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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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    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 2 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Feb 5, 2009

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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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    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 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2014

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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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    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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    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 Sep 12, 2014

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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'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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    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 36-40, M Jun 12, 2008

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    Or a least I usually try to,

    make someone's day better.
    Abilohman Abilohman 26-30 Jan 13, 2014

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    reddrums420 reddrums420 36-40, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 25, 2013

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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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    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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    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 12 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Ok so I just remembered this. I was at the gas station and the lady in front of me went to pay for her stuff. She didn't have much but some change and a dollar. The cashier said...
    beginningtheend beginningtheend 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 12

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    I'm a single parent (not married but still with the father of my child), I'm supporting myself, my not yet legally disabled mother, and my daughter. I go to college full time, work...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 26-30, F Feb 4

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    Even though I've been recently dumped I never look forward to Valentine's Day. I've only ever had one good one in my whole life. And that was a long time ago. Perhaps it's time to...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 8

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    I wasn't looking forward to this Valentine's Day. But spending it with family is just as good as spending it with a date. We make our own happiness!
    HISkip HISkip 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    I've never seen a tombstone that read: "Died from not forwarding that text to ten people."
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 16

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    This weekend is the weekend that we celebrate our friends life and we are looking forward to this. So far 56 people and still counting. This is going to be quite a time! :-) Have...
    Lavender007 Lavender007 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    As the title says, I'm looking forward to meet my best friend on his birthday! ^_^ few months back, I was ditched by a person whom I trusted the most.. I almost stopped trusting...
    amazingmoment90 amazingmoment90 18-21, F Feb 22

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    I am here to make connections with real people to share experiences, not as a single person looking to hook up or anything like that...nothing against other's who are here hoping...
    earlycrisis earlycrisis 31-35, M a week ago

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    I move forward even if I am chained down by my present or past. I have to keep moving and searching for that which will make me whole. I don't even know if I have said anything but...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    On this special day, I would like to pay tribute to someone I love deeply, yeah you Kimmy.Ever since you were young, you always had to fight your own battles, with no one around...
    kimmychantwo kimmychantwo 41-45, F