What is paying it forward?


Pay it forward is a brilliant, yet simple idea that possesses the power to inspire countless acts of kindness and generosity. At its core, this concept is about individuals taking personal responsibility for making our world a better place, one small act at a time. It encourages us to continuously seek ways to spread love and positivity through selfless acts of giving back to our community.

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Paying it forward means giving someone a helping hand. Once you receive this, you give others a helping hand. Whether that be physically helping them, giving them something, or helping in a different way.

The beauty of the Pay it forward philosophy lies in its ability to create a ripple effect of goodness throughout society, sparking an infinite chain reaction of kindness that can change lives forever.

It reminds us that sometimes the smallest gestures can have a profound impact on those around us, and that with compassion, empathy, and determination- anything is possible. When we embrace the Pay it forward mentality wholeheartedly, we are reminded of the incredible potential that humanity has for good in this world.

Some cafes/food places allow you to pay it forward, this lets you pay an amount which is then used to purchase a drink or meal for someone else who comes in later and is unable to afford to buy this for themselves.

Another good way to pay it forward is to give unwanted items (either in person, or online) which are in good condition. I’ve done this via Facebook in the past with some items, and just asked that when the recipient has finished with the item (usually kids stuff), that they too pass it on for free.


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