Saturday, August 25, 2007

Pay it Forward

How dumb am I that I didn't notice that I was Nikki's third commenter on this post. So never one to refuse a free gift (you never know I might get something rather special given Nikki's talent) I'm playing along.
This exchange is based on a movie with Helen Hunt in it called 'Pay It Forward'. The movie was based on a book written by Catherine Ryan Hyde. I have not read the book or seen the movie (which I now intend to do) but it's a simple idea 'when someone does you a favour you don't pay it back you pay it forward' and this is what the PIF Exchange is all about. I suppose simply put the idea is about spreading goodness through deeds and making the world a better place.

I'll send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this 'Pay it Forward' exchange! The only thing you have to do in return is "pay it forward" by making the same promise on your blog". I'm now puzzling what to send because I don't have a particular creative talent. This will probably be a time when I get no comments because no one is interested. No I must be optomistic not pessimistic. My glass is half full!!!! I do hope there are three of you willing play along :) :)

I'll need you to email me your address when you comment so that I know where to send the gift. Just so you know it may take me a couple of weeks or so before I mail anything out.

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23 Comments:

At 25/8/07 11:37, Anonymous Willowtree said...

I'm not signing up, I'm just leaving a comment in case no-one else does. But I'm sure someone will join in!

 
At 25/8/07 12:50, Anonymous Robin said...

WT, but you L I K E to send stuff, right? You had a picture of a pile of sursees just recently, didn't you??

Anyway, Chris, I saw it at Nikki's, I saw it here, and although I never saw the movie, I know its premise and think it lovely. It's how people should live their lives--in consideration for others :).

You'll get comments...especially when someone is the fourth in line and juuussssssttttt missed it!

 
At 25/8/07 14:47, Anonymous Lisa said...

I'm amazed that you haven't had more comments!
(Food is a good thing to make homemade ;)

 
At 25/8/07 15:36, Blogger la bellina mammina said...

I love this idea1 Sadly I'm the 4th commenter....boo hoo! :-(

 
At 25/8/07 16:45, Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Comment, comment, comment. :)

 
At 25/8/07 17:32, Anonymous Karmyn R said...

DANG NABBIT -

missed again.

 
At 25/8/07 17:44, Blogger BS said...

This is what you get when you sleep in on a Saturday morning - being too late! Great idea, though.

 
At 25/8/07 18:53, Blogger Kaytabug said...

I'm with Karmyn!!!!

I loved this movie!!

 
At 25/8/07 19:28, Blogger Beccy said...

Too late!

 
At 26/8/07 03:34, Blogger frannie said...

I'm too late- but this is a great idea!!!

 
At 26/8/07 04:57, Blogger lisa's chaos said...

I like how you posted about this. I too am preparing a Pay It Forward post so I didn't want to comment too early. Had to come back this evening and make sure you had your three - you worried me thinking that I owuld be able to get three people. :) Yea, now if I can just find a moment to post about it.

 
At 26/8/07 15:47, Blogger ChrisB said...

Well it seems no one is keen to 'pay it forward' as it is not the first 3 comments it's the first three to indicate they want to carry this on and send me a mailing address!!

 
At 26/8/07 15:53, Anonymous nikki said...

Did you get your three people yet? Your "prize" will go in the mail on Monday if I can find some more bubble mailers!

 
At 26/8/07 18:18, Blogger ChrisB said...

nikki I'm not having as much luck as you !!

 
At 26/8/07 18:48, Blogger mjd said...

I saw the movie and read the book and liked both of them. We show the movie to our students at school. My mother always said this when she would do a good deed or favor for people that felt that they could not repay her. She told them that someday they could do something nice for another person and that would be her repayment. I think that Thoreau said something to this effect as did some other great philosophers. Anyway, nice idea Chris.

 
At 26/8/07 20:27, Anonymous Robin said...

So, what you're telling me is my comment didn't count? How 'bout I spell it out for you: I'd like to play, but won't be posting my own "pay it forward" until later...

Off to look for your email address :).

 
At 26/8/07 21:19, Blogger ChrisB said...

Robin I'm a bit stupid I was expecting people to actually say they would join in sort of like WT opted out. I guess I didn't want anyone to feel pressurised now I feel even more stupid (senior moment that's my excuse!!)

 
At 27/8/07 02:22, Blogger CPA Mom said...

I'm too late, as usual. I've never read the book but adored the movie. I'm always telling people to pay it forward. For instance, I let someone who only had one item get in front of me at the drug store. He was so grateful and I said, no need to thank me, just pay it forward. Do something nice for someone else to day.

Yeah, I'm one of those annoying people like that.

 
At 27/8/07 08:22, Blogger la bellina mammina said...

oh! Am I still on time then?? Gonna send you an email then;-)

 
At 27/8/07 08:25, Blogger la bellina mammina said...

can't find your email address on the site...are we supposed to give you our email add here??

 
At 27/8/07 13:24, Anonymous Lisa said...

I'm confused now, too!
I would like to play, I will do a post!
(Does it count?)
I think you have my e-mail address?

 
At 27/8/07 20:14, Anonymous wolfbaby said...

this was an amazing move I loved it and cried through it... beatiful move you will love it!! now if you don't have partisipatns sign me up let me know my email on my blog... or wolfbaby (at) blogsplot (dot) net

 
At 28/8/07 07:48, Blogger ChrisB said...

Wolfbaby sorry I now have my three but if you check, robin, lisa and la bellina mammina you will be able to get an early comment on one of their PIF posts.

 

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