Pay it Forward
Pay it Forward means doing something for someone else and instead of asking for something in return, asking them to pass it on. It is based on the film and the book of the same name, with the message of spreading acts of kindness.
‘Pay it Foward is that one thing that 6.9 billion people can be a part of. Whether you have money or whether you live on 2 dollars a day, you can open a door for someone, you can make someone smile, you can create something in their mind that makes them happier. Pay it Forward is pure, it’s genuine, it’s simple.’ Charley Johnson – Pay it Forward Experience
Kindness is free and its effects are incredibly valuable.
One of the easiest ways to create compassionate classrooms and communities is to encourage peer teaching. When children teach each other they not only deepen their understanding of the subject, they also develop empathy and
If children grow up in an environment where kindness and paying it forward is encouraged, they will always want to do something for another person.
Neale Donald Walsch
‘Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.’
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