Part 1- What does Pay It Forward mean to you?
I think what pay it forward means to me is that if a 12 year old kid could "change the world", just by making a small difference then, I think everyone can help even if its little by little. If we were to help people out just how that little kid did good deeds to people, and in return they'd do the same. I think we could make a difference in the world. Also if something negative is going on in a person's life you should try helping them instead of just leaving them hanging there. If people were doing good deeds, probably their life wouldn't end so bad in the future. What I'm trying to say is that young or old you can do something to change someones life or even help them. You could start off with just smiles, then start thinking of something big.
Part 2- What was your Pay It Forward act of kindness?
With Sierra, and Kathleen our Pay It Forward act of kindness was handing out Christmas cards to people, and also sticking them on their wind shields.
Why did you choose this activity?
Because it seemed like a fun thing to do, and also its nice to see people smiling at you for giving them something and your just a complete stranger to them.
Who did you help?
We didn't exactly help anyone, but we made them smile.
What did you do?
We handed out Christmas cards saying "to have a safe drive home" and to pay it forward by trying to make someone else smile too. Also there were candy canes on the envelope.
When did you do your act of kindness?
We did our act of kindness at the volleyball provincials.
(see sierra for the video)
Part 3- How did your act of kindness go?
Our act of kindness went well for most of it. Except when people thought we were going to poison them (or something) because there was a candy cane on it.
Well some people were kind enough to accept the cards. Other people just rejected us because we were kids, and we were recording it and they probably thought we were giving something as a joke.
How did you feel?
I felt good after the people took our cards. (Even though after we were done recording it they tried giving it back, but we explained it was theirs to keep.) Also it was nice to see one father enjoying our candy cane, by putting it on as an earing and talking about it to others.
How did the person or people react?
Some people were really happy, you could just tell by their facial expression. Also that one girl, who used to go to Sargent was really thoughtful for baking cookies and rice krispies for the junior girls team.
Did you ask the person or people to Pay It Forward?
Yes, we asked the people to Pay It Forward, it even said on the cards.
How did they react to your request?
The people gave us smiles, and said thank you.
Part 4-Why is the idea Pay It Forward important?
I think the idea is important because, it helps others to realize that if you do something good, it actually does feel good. Also the little things, we should be doing on our own, and not to be asked.
Has your act of kindness made a difference?
I think it made a difference, even though it wasn't the biggest thing to do. The Christmas cards helped them feel the joy in the season, and it said to repay it by doing something good back to others.