Pay It Forward Day

I’m starting some new things for 2023 along with my Bucket List which I revised today after seeing it on paper it was a bit repetitive!! One of the other new things will be “Pay It Forward Day” which can be any day of the week or month. Since I’m not going out much these days, I’ll be writing lots of short notes to people that mean a lot to me. I’ll thank them for being a part of my life! I think I’ll be doing this at night when things are quiet, and I can really think about what the notes should say.

Some simple ideas that take hardly any time, effort or money might be:

Offer to return shopping carts for people at the grocery store

In heavy traffic, let someone out of a parking lot, you’ve stopped for a light anyway

If someone is short of change in front of you, offer the change they may need or if they only have a couple items let them through ahead of you

On baking day, take a loaf of bread or cookies to a neighbor

Compliment a parent on a well-behaved child

Leave a kind server a smile and the best tip you can afford, compliment them on their service

Thank a nurse or doctor for their care, these days that’s rare

Send a “thank you” note to the officers of your local sheriff’s department or firemen. How long does it take to write “thank you”! Same goes for the local linemen and telephone workers.

Take muffins or cookies to your local librarian

The list goes on and on and in this world acts of kindness go far and mean so much!! A smile goes even further, so what if they cause wrinkles!!!

Thank a cashier for helping you and let them know you appreciate them so much more than checking yourself out, they’re so much faster.

Author: ritascountryways2022

I'm just a country girl living life my way on a farm with my husband and our critters. We've been married fifty years and been farming all of that time. We've moved from one family farm to one of our own and then to another family farm that has been in the family through at least six generations. In this day and age we could not have picked a better life!

8 thoughts on “Pay It Forward Day”

  1. Rita, this is really lovely. You won’t be surprised to hear I agree with every suggestion you’re making; I may need to reblog this in a week or two! Also, re your impressive bucket list, I forgot to comment on how much I liked your resolve to read a story to Declan once a week either by phone or FaceTime. I vote for FaceTime but regardless that is an awesome idea. 💕

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    1. Well, I had to revise my Bucket List due to repetitive points. Not sure Declan’s Mom will allow the bedtime stories but hope to at least talk to him in the afternoons after school. It’s really hard to keep his attention and I have to find just the right story/book!!!
      I truly think we all need to get back to being a thankful and gracious America!! Reblog any you want!!

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  2. I do a lot of those already. I try to Pay it Forward as much as I can. But putting it in paper makes it real. Thank you my friend, you are so thoughtful and loving. I am blessed to have you in my life. 💕🥰

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      1. Does anyone in your family have Covid? I just had the last vaccine today. Not feeling that great. Hopefully better tomorrow. I’ll be in touch next week to see about visiting. Happy New Year’s! Mines going to be a quiet one. 🎉🎊🎆


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