While I’m battling a rather horrible bout of glandular fever, resulting in time off work due to the pain and swelling, it’s given me plenty of time to think about how blessed and lucky I am in general.
So, to do something to remind myself that despite all the recent tragedies in the world and South Africa, there is still so much love and goodness out there – and that we should never let it get to the stage where we believe the bad outweigh the good – I’ve chosen to participate in the “Pay it Forward” initiative; which actually mirrors my general attitude towards others pretty much 100%.
In case you haven’t seen or heard of this, here is the original Pay it Forward message below:
“After all the recent terrible tragedies that have happened and are happening, this world needs as much kindness as it can get. I’m participating in the ‘Pay it Forward’ initiative: The first five people who comment on this status with “I’m in” will receive a surprise from me at some point during this next calendar year- anything from a book, a ticket, something homemade, a postcard, absolutely any surprise! There will be no warning and it will happen when the mood comes over me and I find something that I believe would suit you and make you happy. These five people must make the same offer on their Facebook status. Once my first five have commented “I’m in”, I will forward this message to you privately, so that you can copy and paste it, and put it on your status, (don’t share it) so that we can form a web of connection of kindness. Let’s do more loving and nice things in 2015, without any reason other than to make each other smile and show that we think of each other. Here’s to a more enjoyable, friendly and love filled year!”
So for 2015, why not spread the joy and love yourself by sharing the above quote as your Facebook status – this way, you can see who amongst your friends is willing to take up such a great (and practically free) cause in spreading joy.
Wishing you wonderful Wednesday!