Sunday, September 9, 2007

Pay It Forward

There is a book written by Catherine Ryan Hyde called "Pay It Forward", that has been adapted into a film starring Helen Hunt and Kevin Spacey. The premise is simple. When someone does something nice for you in any way you don't pay that person back, you "pay it forward" by doing something nice for another person. It's kind of like the gift that keeps on giving.


So here's how the Blog world version of PIF goes. I'll send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog saying they want to play. The only thing you have to do in return is "Pay it Forward" by making the same promise on your blog. If you don't have a blog you would be on the honor system of paying it forward in your day to day life. Of course, eventually I'd need your address to send you your goodies, so you'd need to be willing to part with that.

I was one of the first three comments on la bellina mammina's blog. So I'll pay it forward to three people (if anyone wants to play, that is) and then they'll PIF it to three people and so on and so on. Isn't that nice? A little bit of goodness all around. And surprises in the mail to look forward to.

Just don't expect anything amazingly creative from me. I come from a very crafty, creative family but somehow the gene skipped me. I try though. Doesn't that count for something?

16 comments:

Stacie said...

RC= This is a great idea! I am not sure that I am the best person to be paying something forward now that I am on bed rest, but I suppose if the visitors to my site can wait until I am up and moving I can pay it forward, too.

Have I told you lately how much I love your blog...it always lifts my spirits! Thanks for all that you do!

ciara said...

ok, i GUESS i could try it...but whoever comments on my blog shouldn't expect anything too fancy lol hey, we are ALL creative in our own way lol

la bellina mammina said...

Oops..I'm the 3rd...but don't count me in LOL! I hope you'll like what I made you..it's on its way now.

UN PEU LOUFOQUE said...

aha too late as number four alas!! I try to live my life by waht coems around goes around, ie if you do soemthing nice eventaully something nice will come abck to you...same principal I guess!!!Whatever its good to help others even in small ways if you can!

laurie said...

i saw this post at 4 a.m. when boscoe decided he needed to go out and take hte night air... i panicked when i saw that slot three was still open, since la bellina mammina wans't taking it.

i love the idea of this, and i completely love the idea of getting three mysterious packages in the mail. but what would i make? do i knit? decoupage? bake? build bird-houses? make greeting cards?

my woeful lack of practical and artistic skills is magnified. i closed the computer, whistled in the dog, and slunk back to bed.

three myserious packages are not for me. it is so sad...

Kaycie said...

I'll play, RC, if you're still looking for a third.

Swearing Mother said...

I could send a bowl of spaghetti sauce, if that's any good. I can't really do anything else other than cook and swear (usually at the same time), but what a great, great idea RC.

I think I need to enrol at nightschool to learn some craft or other as I am not, in any way, handy.

PixelPi said...

I'll play after my back surgery. When I'm going to take pain medicine and learn to knit. People will get some *interesting* potholders/scarves/long knitted things. I can hardly wait.

merry weather said...

This is a sweet idea - I love the way blogging connects people.

I am glad that I'm not in the hit squad though - my craft skills are nil. When I bake cakes, friends enquire if they're upside down, I mend clothes by means of ugly super-stitching. Really, it's just as well... :)

Jo Beaufoix said...

Ahh too late.

Oh well, you're tagged lady.

Akelamalu said...

This is a lovely idea but I'd be useless at it! :(

The Rotten Correspondent said...

Sorry for my tardiness, but I've not had much luck getting on the computer today. Darn homework!

Okay, so Stacie and ciara are playing definitely playing. un peu loufoque you're #3 since la bellina mammina isn't getting counted, so if you want to play let me know. If not, then kaycie is #3.

All of you who say you aren't crafty (you know who you are) haven't seen the dog's dinner I'm going to come up with. But it's the thought, right?

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

And I'm way too late, but I loved that film.

ciara said...

r.c.-let me know if you receive my email

The Rotten Correspondent said...

okay, so we have stacie and ciara as definites. un peu loufoque you're #3 if you want it, otherwise it's kaycie. please let me know. ciara - no email from you yet,did you send it to my gmail?

ciara said...

yes, but it went thru outlook when i clicked ur email link...i'll send it thru a different email tonight when i get back from cheer practice/dinner. :)