Paying It Forward

As I mentioned here 2014 will be the year of bloggers, for bloggers. Influenced by, and dedicated to Derek at No Throw Aways, please enjoy the following.

This week I’m also featuring a blogger from the beginning. Derek’s and mine sites were very similar when I started, but mine has drifted over the years. Derek has stayed true to his beliefs and always finds a way to connect the scriptures with every day life. His site is very refreshing and always good for a quick pick-me-up. 

Now, back to the...

Sometimes it’s hard to recognize those times when we can best help others, and sometimes they slap us right in the face.

This past week I put in over 55 hours, Monday through Friday at work. One night after work I stopped off at the local supermarket to pick up a quick bite to eat, frozen pizza. I stepped into line behind a young family. This is the type of grocery store that uses a card to give you discounts. The family in front of me did not have a card so they asked for one, and filled out the paperwork while I waited in line. I didn’t have anything better to do so I didn’t mind. Because it took them a few extra minutes, and they saved money from their new card, they offered to buy my pizza for me. I was a little surprised and very humbled. After I left the grocery store I thought about the people in line behind me. That would’ve been a perfect time for me to pay it forward right there. I could have paid for the person’s food behind me, but I didn’t. Missed opportunity, but not the last.


Have you paid it forward lately? 


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4 thoughts on “Paying It Forward

  1. What a nice gesture. Things like that help remind us there is plenty of good in this world. I have no doubt you pay it forward often enough that you deserved to sit this one out. 🙂

  2. Thanks for the mention. I appreciate your kind words. — I have missed opportunities like you mentioned here. It is so nice when I have been able to do something for someone that truly helped them out. Kindness goes such a long way.

  3. I have paid it forward, despite the fact that the woman was cussing someone out over the phone…in front of my children. Sigh…

  4. A very kind gesture from those people. And there are many different ways of paying it forward – you didn’t need to do something straight away, you can do something now or tomorrow – or even do one small thing each day! (Now there’s a challenge for us all…)

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