Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Kathleen's Pay it Forward

PART1 - What does Pay It Forward mean to you ?

Pay It Forward may mean different things to others. For me, it means that everything can change by just doing one thing. It helps us to make a difference in our life and to other people. It doesn't matter who you are , what you are , where you are, You can help a person by just doing small deeds or big deeds. They will appreciate whatever you do to make a difference to their lives and they might do the same thing in return. Share a smile to everyone , sad or not, It will help them through out their day. Just imagine all the smiles that you gave to everyone, doesn't that make you feel happier and better? :)

PART 2 - What was your Pay It Forward act of kindness?

Me with Sierra and Michelle went to the volleyball provincials and handed out Christmas cards.

Why did you choose this activity?

Because it seemed like a fun activity and that it`s is enjoying to see the smile on people`s faces.

Who did you help?

We didn`t really help anyone but we made them smile by giving them candy canes and christmas cards.

What did you do?

We handed out Christmas cards that says `` Hope you enjoy the game and have a safe trip back home. `` There were candy canes inside the envelope too for treats.

When did you do your act of kindness?

We did our act of kindness at the volleyball provincials.

PART 3 - How did your act of kindness go

Our act of kindness went pretty good. People enjoyed it. Except when some people thought it was a joke and we were fooling around.

What happened?

People accepted the cards, some people rejected the them because they thought it was a joke and they thought that we were fooling around because we were recording it. We told them that it was about Paying it Forward and they smiled.

How did you feel?

I felt embarrased at first because we saw so much people and I was scared but then when we started handing the cards out and people accepted it, I felt so happy knowing that people appreciated our hard work just to make them smile.

How did the person or people react?

Most of the people were really happy and enjoyed the cards and treats. One of the person that we gave a card and candy cane even made the candy cane as his earing , he was smiling the whole time talking to us. This other girl who used to go to Sargent Park baked cookies and rice krispies for the team. It was really generous of her to do that.

Did you ask the person or people to Pay It Forward?

Yes , we asked them in person and it even said on the card.

How did they act to your request?

Smiles and thank you`s are what we got from them.

PART 4 - Why is the idea Pay It Forward important

Pay it Forward is important because it helps everyone to get together and make a difference. It can make a person smile. It feels good to know that someone out there are helping each other. Paying It Forward shouldn`t be ask to do , you should know already how to help others.

Has your act of kindness made a difference?

I think that our act of kindness made a difference. They can reflect on what we did during the time people needed a little cheer. We gave them smiles and they should do that to others too. It wasn`t that big of a thing but we still helped some people.

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