Pay it Forward

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How I Paid it Forward

We watched a movie called Pay it Forward. The main message was that just one person can make a difference.

During winter break we were asked to Pay it Forward, make a difference in someone you know or a strangers life.

These were the question we got asked.

Who are you going to help?

What are you going to do?
Where are you going to do this?
When are you going to do this?

My random act of kindness was that I took some of my used clothes that I wasn't wearing and donated them for someone else to use. I donated my clothes to Value Village were they take in used clothes to help random people out. I am going to do this over the winter break and hope it makes a difference in someone else's life.

Also these were the other questions we got asked after we Paid it Forward.
What happened?
How did you feel?
How did the person/people react?
Did you ask the person/people involved to "Pay it Forward"?
How did the person/people react to this?
If you did not ask the person/people to "Pay It Forward", how come?

I felt good that I was helping someone else and also that some of the clothes were going to charities.The worker reacted by being surprised on how many clothes I brought in and said thank you very much for your donation.

The reason I didn't ask her to pay it forward was that I was unsure of when to say it and I got nervous.Also what to say if the person asked what pay it forward meant, even though I could explain it I felt uncomfortable.

I was asked to answer this Question "
Can one person make a difference".
My answer is yes, One person can make a difference because even though the act of kindness you showed to whoever you helped out now sees that one person can really make a difference and wants to do the same thing too but doesn't know how to show it. My final question to you is that " Can one person make a difference", its your decision. You are the only one who can make that decision.

Please post comments so I know if I need to fix anything.

Brendan 9-05


3 Responses to "Pay it Forward"

melanie873 said :
January 4, 2009 at 8:27 PM
Great job Brendan! I liked how you explained everything, like why you didn't ask the worker to pay it forward. I also liked your picture. Although, you have a few spelling mistakes, but other than that, great job!
Brendan 8-73 said :
January 6, 2009 at 4:54 PM
Thanks Melanie
melanie873 said :
January 7, 2009 at 12:04 AM
Haha... no problem, plus, it's my job :P and I told you, I commented first :P

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