What is "Pay it Forward"
Pay it forward is about about helping other people. It's about being kind to people and not wanting anything in return. Once you start helping people, you want to influence them into doing nice things for other people too. It's about passing on the message of "random acts of kindness". You don't just have to pass on the message with people you do know, but you can even pass it on to people you don't know.
What was your Pay It Forward act of kindness?
I did Pay it Forward with my friends Patricia and Jasmine. Our Pay it Forward act of kindness was to give goodie bags to the children at the "Children's Hospital".
Why did you choose this activity?
We chose to give goodie bags to the children at the hospital because the children at the hospital were sick. Many of the children there were younger than us. We thought it would be nice to give them gifts and try to put smiles on their faces.
Who did you help?
We helped the kids at the Children's Hospital
What did you do?
We bought them things that they could play with while they're at the hospital.
When did you do your act of kindness?
We did our act of kindness on November 29, 2012
How did your act of kindness go?
Our act of kindness went well.
When we got to the hospital we got to talk to a lady that worked there. We told her why we were there and that we wanted to give the children at the hospital goodie bags. She was happy to hear that we wanted to give goodie bags to the children. Unfortunately, we couldn't personally give the goodie bags to the kids. Instead she said that she'll give it to them.
How did you feel?
I felt good that we got to do something nice for the kids at the hospital, but I felt kind of sad when we couldn't give them their gifts in person.
How did the person or people react?
The lady who worked there thought it was nice that we wanted to give things to the kids at the hospital.
Did you ask the person or people to "Pay It Forward"?
Yes we did ask the lady that we talked to, to Pay it Forward.
How did they react to your request?
She already knew what Pay it Forward was about, but she still thought the idea of helping others was great.
Why is the idea of "Pay it Forward" important?
The idea of Pay it Forward is important because its sending on the message of helping people out. From one person it passes on to another and it goes on and on. It's also important because it doesn't matter who you are to do Pay it Forward. You can be a man, a woman, or a child. All that matters is that you help others.
Has your act of kindness made a difference?
We made a difference in a child's life by giving them goodie bags with different things inside them that would make them happy and smile.