Kindness is something that everyone can practice. By being kind to others, people can learn how rewarding it is to do good things for others. When you do good deeds, people really appreciate it and they want to return the favor to do something kind for you. When someone wants to repay your kindness, you can ask him or her to pay it forward by doing a good deed for someone else. You are helping to spread kindness to more people.
Ask people to repay your kindness by paying it forward by doing good deeds for three other people. Then he or she should tell those three people, to spread kindness to another three people. This may snowball into a kindness movement. Your one good deed will turn into multiple good deeds and those good deeds will quickly multiply from there.
The pay it forward concept has been around for thousands of years. It was key in the plot of an ancient Greek play called Dyskolos. Throughout the years, many famous people have written or spoken about the concept. There is even a movie with the title, Pay It Forward.
How can you start a pay it forward movement? Ask a few friend or family members to brainstorm some ways to pay it forward. Here are a few ways for you to lead by example: start carrying around a couple trash bags with you and start picking up trash in your neighborhood and if someone wants to join in, give him or her a trash bag. Help an elderly person with carrying their groceries to their car. Visit an old folk’s home and read stories aloud to them or talk to them for a time. My favorite pay it forward is at a drive thru! A little kindness goes a long way. Kindness can be contagious. If you cannot ask people to pay it forward, you have still planted a seed, they see what you did, things like kindness stick with people. Hate does not. You can leave a Smile Card for someone to find and hopefully, this will inspire him or her to pay it forward. For more ideas, check out Stories of Kindness from Around the World. They are so inspiring. Spread kindness ♥️