Monday, November 30, 2009

Bit #37:Finding That Girl~Pay It Forward

Little Life Lesson and Bit of Grace 37: It's all about giving and we all have a helping hand to lend
"Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more. " ~Anthony Robbins
{Editor's Note: I love this week's Finding that Girl post and will definitely follow Whitney in this quest and pay it forward as much as I can this season. We ALL can do something. I also will add the minis in the mix. My son is just starting to "get it" in terms of giving back and learning what this holiday season is all about. Thanks Whitney for challenging all of us!}
I've been decorating for Christmas all weekend, listening to Christmas music and just generally getting in the holiday spirit.
I've had my first official "Christmas" Starbucks in the red cup, seen mothers fighting over the last "My LifeSize Doll" in the WalMart toy aisle and waited in a checkout line longer than the number that represents the federal deficit.
The official holiday season has begun, y'all.
Last night while I was going to sleep I was thinking about last Christmas and I remember one post from a blogger that really stood out to me. I had just found Gwen's blog and this was one of the first posts I had read, but it had such an impact on me.
This is what the holiday season should be about - giving. Even if it's something small, no matter how much it makes a huge difference.
So, I'm going to make a pledge and a challenge.
My pledge is that at least once a week, I'm going to pay it forward to someone. It could be someone in line behind me at Starbucks, my struggling co-worker, a fellow blogger - I won't know until the moment strikes me.
My challenge is to have you join me. Once a week, give to someone who least expects it. And make it a spur of the moment decision. Sure, it will make you feel good but I guarentee you it will make the recipient feel even better.
And little by little, that will make for a better holiday season for everyone!
Oh, and let me be the first to wish you Merry Christmas!
"If you can't feed 100 men, just feed one." ~Mother Teresa


  1. Oh, I hope I can follow along and pay it forward somehow once a week! What a great thing to do during the holiday season.

  2. I will totally join you and pay it forward once a week. I love this idea and think it is PERFECT for the holiday season! :)

  3. Count me in!! I'll need to make a mental list of things I can do or else I'll forget. But know I'm trying! :)

  4. What a wonderful idea Whitney. I'll be joining you in paying it forward. I try to do this quite frequently, but great reminder!

  5. What a great idea and probably needed more this year than ever!

  6. Love it! I'm with you! Here's to paying it forward!

  7. I just found your blog and I love it! What a wonderful gesture! I'm totally in!


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