Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Good Will Paid Forward

Found this article on Deseret News today. I would highly recommend you go take a look. A man from Alpine, Ut has taken the whole"pay it forward" idea and ramped it up with technology. You really need to go read about it--I bought myself a sheet of cards and I am really excited to give it a try. I am thinking maybe it will be a little more apart of my thought process if I have that card in my pocket reminding me of ways I could perform a random act of kindness. I like that you get to be anonymous but still see if it has any pay it forward effect. His website is http://www.goodwillpaidforward.com/


P.S.
I have been wanting to do a giveaway for FOREVER. I have slowly been collecting things that represent who I am---ordering 2 of something--one for me and one for the giveaway. So here they sit on my shelf--staring at me--taunting me--I am one of those people that doesn't buy presents very far ahead of time because I practically bust from excitement and end up giving it early. Pathetic, I know. Anyways--I am really trying to make it to 100 posts--but since I am not an everyday type post person I am thinking I will never make it and there is NO WAY I can make it till July and my 1 year anniversary mark--so if there are some random posts here in the future or it seems like I am out of control in posting---you hopefully will understand. I think I have like 86 posts right now---

IT IS KILLING ME!!


Just thought I would share......

10 comments:

Da Bergs said...

HOW exciting! I am anxous to see what you have been collecting that represents YOU!!!

Pedaling said...

i read that article too
cool idea and way to go for him to put the idea into action.

my hubby is like you- once he buys a gift he has a hard time keeping it quiet. i think it's sweet.

Jan the crazy lady said...

Nice link Lisa. I have to check it out. No worries. You'll get your hundred in no time. Time flies lately.

Nana said...

That guy is great!! Nuf said.

Mother Goose said...

we had a random good act. We were in a drive thru and the car in front of us asked what our total was. They paid for it.

We had no idea until we pulled up to the window! I can't wait to see what you have been gathering.

onlymehere said...

I'm stopping by just to catch up. I love the story of the rag blanket! What a great friend you have to do that for you. The nickname is pretty cute too! I actually gave my granddaughter her Easter dress a couple of weeks early bz I was so excited. Then I just felt like I had to have something for her on Easter (like she'd know or care, LOL) so I put a little bucket together with baby food and a toy. I usually buy my gifts really REALLY early and can keep them hidden but not for this little stinker! Have a great day today!

imbeingheldhostage said...

You're so funny. It's nearly midnight my time (just got off the phone with the boy for the fourth time today) and I need to be sleeping, not reading-- so I popped in to say hi. and thank you. and I'll may be contacting you about those Montanan capabilities someday ;-)
and now that I know there's a possible secret about to explode from your fingers, I'll be back!

Sue said...

Sounds fun! (re paying it forward)

And I'll be looking forward to your 100th post giveaway!

=)

tammy said...

Love the pay-it-forward idea! And that man that started the blog so you can see it paid forward. That is awesome. I want to do it too. I liked Goose's comment of the car that paid for the meal behind them too. I can do that.

Can't wait to see what your giveaway will be. Go ahead and random us!

DesertHen said...

I love the pay it forward idea and have tried to put it into action when I can. Little acts of kindness can make you feel so good, even when nobody else knows it was you.

Can't wait for your giveaway...=)