Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sierra's Pay It Foward.

PART 1- What does Pay it Forward mean to you?
I think Pay it Forward is trying to get a message out to people saying that not only one person can change the world, but if multiple people actually tried to help, it could really make a difference. I think it also means that you shouldn't always think of yourself, but think of others also. If 3 people did good deeds for another 3 people each, I do agree that it will work and make the world a better place.

PART 2- What was your Pay It Forward act of kindness? Kathleen, Michelle and I went to volleyball provincials and handed out Christmas cards.
Why did you choose this activity? Because, it seemed very caring and thoughtful.
Who did you help? We didn't really help anyone.. but, we made them smile.
What did you do? We made a lot of people smile, wished them a safe drive back home, gave out candy canes and get them into the joy of Christmas.
When did you do you act of kindness? At volleyball provincials.

PART 3- How did your act of kindness go? It went well. Except, some people thought we were doing it as a joke because we were recording it also...
What Happened? A couple denied the offer of the card, because we were kids and giving out cards, and I guess it looked like it was a prank? When actually it wasn't.
How did you feel? I felt good afterwards, knowing I did something good.
How did the person or people react? Some thanked us greatly. One even returned our favor by giving the whole junior girls team cookies and rice krispies!
Did you ask the person or people to "Pay It Forward"? Yes, we did.
How did they react to your request? They smiled and thanked us. But, some needed some explaining of what it meant.
If you did not ask the person to "Pay It Forward" how come? We did.

PART 4- Why is the idea of "Pay it Forward" important? Because, it encourages young people to do something good for the world and teaches them to do it on a regular basis.
Has your act of kindness made a difference? In a way it did, because it encouraged others to spread the joy of Christmas. ALSO, we wrote in the cards asking them to do something good for others.

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