An Awesome Pay It Forward Initiative

I love great new ideas.

I think its awesome that so many have started to embrace a Pay It Forward mentality.

A great Initiative that came across my Facebook wall the other day was a nice way to spread the love.

It simply stated:

After all the recent tragedies that have happened and all the incredibly saddening events that have been occurring, this world needs as much kindness as it can get…
So I’m participating in a 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 year (a year from this date) – anything from a book, a ticket, something home-grown, 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 put a smile on your face. 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 put on your status. (Don’t share it) so we can form a web of connection and kindness. Let’s do more nice and loving things for 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 who’s in? x ‪#‎payitforward‬

I didn’t hesitate – I was in & I was the first person to comment & I have my initiative on my wall.

I encourage everyone to jump on board with this – post it on your wall.

Lets make this an amazing 2015.

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  • SmallBizDavid Leopold

    This is a wonderful posting, Alex.

    • Alex Bender

      Thanks David, I’m hoping as many people as possible do it. Its the small things that count David.

  • gurpreet tooray

    what a fantastic sentiment. I also believe in paying it forward, you never who you can make smile and whose life you can change with a simple gesture.

  • Poh

    Love this Alex! Pay It Forward is a wonderful initiative in brightening peoples lives…the more love we spread in the world the better 🙂

  • Ron Sheldon

    It is a great concept, paying it forward. Did you see the movie?

    • Alex Bender

      No I haven’t seen it ron

  • Showleh Tolbert

    Wow Alex. Thank you for sharing this great idea. We all need to Pay It Forward and in my opinion just having to pay it forward is the greatest gift we could ask for. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • Steve Kern

    Paying it forward is a great idea and it really has a positive effect on both the giver and the receiver. I intend to be more of a giver during the coming year.

    Pay it Forward was also a really good movie, too

  • Robert Frank

    Great idea Alex! It’s all about providing value, you know that value could be as little (big) as a smile or a tear. Thanks! You definitely have got to see the movie, Pay it Forward!

  • Clayne Wheeler

    I love to pay it forward, and the best way to do it is not to tell everyone about it so i don’t pat myself on the back for the doing something i should be doing anyways. Rule 62 Don’t take yourself serious.

  • Cate Saxton

    LOVE the Pay it Forward concept! So for that reason…I’m ALL IN!
    Thanks for the great post!