I know there are lots of pages out there like this one, but we can never get enough of the feel-good stuff, can we? So this page is for people to contribute to about random acts of kindness or pass it forward situations that they have had happen to them or have witnessed. I want to see how big it gets.
I’ll start it off with an experience of mine. Many years ago when I was a teen, my boyfriend and I were hitch hiking to the South Island of New Zealand, a place unfamiliar to us and a long way from home. It was a Friday night and the hitching had taken a lot longer than we thought it would. There weren’t any ATM’s in those days, and although we had money in our banks we were unable to access it until the following Monday. A guy that gave us a lift must have had bat ears, because we were whispering as quietly as we could about it in the back seat, wondering how we were going to eat over the weekend. When he pulled over to drop us off he said he had overheard us and he gave us $20, which was a lot of money in those days. He gave us his post box number and said we could send it back to him when we could afford it, but he’d rather we helped someone else out when we were next presented with the opportunity.
This was my first experience with the ‘Pass it Forward’ principle, and I have never forgotten that man and his kindness. I have had several opportunities since to practice this principle, and each time, that man has come to mind.
Feel free to share your experiences in the comment section below. God knows we could all do with some happy stuff to read, right? 😀
Here are a few links to get you inspired –