November 15th, 2013 PAY IT FORWARD FRIDAYS Act of Kindness

ROAD Kindness Friday

 

How often do we hear about someone getting cut off in traffic and just losing it. ROAD RAGE…well today let’s practice ROAD KINDNESS. Today ( and every day for that matter) let’s really work on letting people in front of us for no other reason than just to be kind.

Today while driving to work, running errands, driving home from work…wherever you happen to be driving…take a deep breath and demonstrate ROAD KINDNESS!!!

 

Check out an actual demonstration here. Enjoy

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Happy PAY IT FORWARD FRIDAY everyone.

 

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PAY IT FORWARD FRIDAY- November 8th, 2013

November 8th, 2013 PAY IT FORWARD FRIDAYS Act of Kindness

Encourage a Stranger

We all have bad days, we all have down times and periods in our lives where things just seem to never go our way. It is during these times a word of encouragement can go a long way. Sometimes it comes from a loved one or a friend but sometimes that encouragement can come from a total stranger and the strange thing is….sometimes the encouragement from a stranger goes a lot further than from a loved one.

So today I am asking you to encourage a stranger or even someone you don’t know very well. I will even take it a step further this week and ask that you encourage a stranger I am going to encourage. His name is Aaron. He is the son of a facebook friend of mine. He has found himself in the middle of a hard time right now and is currently serving a sentence in prison. I do not know how long, I do not know why all I know is that he is going through a tough time and with the holidays close at hand he is growing more and more discouraged. So with your help maybe we can send him some encouragement so he can make it through this tough time in his life.

 

Here is the message from his mom:
I hate to ask for help, but I need to.  Holidays are already hard on inmates so God gave me an idea. I’m asking for anyone who feels led, to send him a note of encouragement. {especially MEN} I want him to be bombarded over the next 30 days with whatever God lays on someone’s heart to share with him. …I just think it would be good for him to hear from other people besides his parents. Plus, kids don’t always hear what mom and dad have to say.

If you send a card, keep it plain…no glitter, music, etc. they will throw it away or return it to you if it has any of those things because they’re SO picky.

Thank you so much, I appreciate you!

Aaron Chealey #78085 2110 N. 20th St. East Omaha, NE 68110

 

Thanks everyone. Enjoy your Friday!!!!

 

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PAY IT FORWARD Friday…10/25/2013

October 25thm 2013 PAY IT FORWARD Friday Act of Kindness

 

 Compliment Someone’s Kids Friday

 

Today’s act of kindness…Anyone who has kids takes pride in them. We all think our kids are the best kids on earth and love them so much BUT when someone else notices something in our kids that is special is means so much to us. So today take a moment to point our and compliment someone about his/her child/children.   Enjoy your PAY IT FORWARD Friday everyone!!!!

 

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PAY IT FORWARD FRIDAY…September 6th, 2013

September 6th, 2013 PAY IT FORWARD FRIDAY Act of Kindness

GIVE A FLOWER FRIDAY

The giving of a flower goes back to the beginning of time. A flower given can mean anything from I love you to thanks for being a friend to get well soon. No matter the reason…giving a flower is a perfect way to show someone you care and to spread kindness into the world.

Todays act of kindness is to very simply give a flower to someone today. It can be someone you know, it can be a stranger, it can be a bouquet of flowers, it can be a single flower…whatever you choose.

I promise you…it will totally brighten someone’s day.

Have a wonderful Friday everyone!!!

 

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PIF Friday…Jluy 26th, 2013…THE WAVE!!!

July 26th, 2013 PAY IT FORWARD FRIDAY Act of Kindness

The WAVE

This is so much fun!!! As you are walking down the street or the mall or the park or where ever you might see some strangers simply pick up your hand and wave at them. If you want add a “HEY” or add a  YOU ROCK or just whatever.

Have fun with it and make someone smile today and make someone’s day better.

 

Happy PIF FRIDAY!!!! ENJOY

 

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Advertiser Testimonial from Merry Maids

At Merry Maids, our whole philosophy and mission statement is rooted in service to others. It is easy to lose sight of this basic fundamental however, becoming consumed with staffing, financials, logistics, well, you know what I am talking about. We became aware of Dr. Clint Steele and his Pay it Forward movement in the spring of 2013 at a local business breakfast in Scarborough. This basic concept of doing little things for others, in an either calculated or random fashion, was very attractive to me, both professionally and personally. Helping others is nothing new, and all of us do it every day through our business or as friends, parents, leaders, etc. However, this conscious effort to perform random acts of kindness takes little effort on our part, and makes a huge difference. Our business has been growing over the past couple years, and I am convinced that a large part of our success has been our focus on helping others. Is helping others good for business? It sure is. Customers, especially customers in Maine, love to support a company that they know is using some of their money to help other hard working Mainers. The Pay it Forward concept is a fun concept as well, because something as simple as paying for someone’s coffee in line, can make their day and even possibly change their position on human nature! Wow, now there is a lofty thought, but certainly not out of reach. We love supporting Pay it Forward Magazine both through the purchase of ad space, and the promotion of their mission to our staff and customers. It has proven to be a very positive endevour that has sparked enthusiasm in our staff, which has led to greater productivity at work. We are looking forward to continuing to be a part of this awesome project and magazine.
Benjamin Sholl Owner Merry Maids 254 US Rte 1 Scarborough, Maine   04074 207-883-2225

 

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PAY IT FORWARD FRIDAY…REFLECTING PRAISE!!!

July 19th, 2013 PAY IT FORWARD FRIDAY Act of Kindness

REFLECTING PRAISE

I love this idea. I first came across it a few years ago but was recently reminded by it in a recent issue of PAY IT FORWARD x 1 Million Magazine. As I interviewed Ben Sholl of Merry Maids, he shared a story about a free house clean they did for a woman who had just lost her dear husband to brain cancer. As they entered the house to do the clean, they were told they could clean the whole house except for the upstairs bedroom mirror. Hmmmm wonder why…well when they got to the bed room they soon realized why they were not to clean the mirror. Written on the mirror, in black marker, were the words from the husband to his wife prior to his death…” I will always be with you honey, I will love you always.” WOW… words from her deceased husband, written with his own hand and she did not want that gone, EVER!!!!

The other day in a networking meeting were challenged ( thanks SHARON LITTLE) to take a dry erase marker and simply write something positive in the mirror for each of us to see each day. I will add, not only us personally but anyone else who uses that mirror. Something positive, something encouraging, something inspiring…so as we look into that mirror we see ourselves and the see the positive wording with that at the same time and associated ourselves with something positive. SO POWERFUL!!!

Today’s act of kindness is for YOU and for those you are the closest. Simple take a dry erase marker ( make sure it is not a Sharpee unless you want it to stay permanently) and write something positive, encouraging, motivational, empowering of encouraging in one, or more, of your mirrors today. Leave it there for at least the next week or perhaps change it from time to time or better yet have each person in your household take turns writing something positive on the mirror each day.

PAY IT FORWARD….have a FANTASTIC DAY!!!!

 

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PAY IT FORWARD Friday July 11th, 2013

July 12th, 2013 PAY IT FORWARD FRIDAY Act of Kindness

TODAY IS SMILE FRIDAY!!!
Very simple. Make someone smile today. Actually , let’s make it worthwhile, make 10 people smile today. Your choice on how you want to do it. You can leave a note. You can share a joke. You can give a sincere compliment. You can buy someone a coffee. You can simply smile at someone until they smile back. Whatever you want to do….simply make 10 people smile today. PAY IT FORWARD by improving someone’s day today.

Please help share the act of kindness today. Share the email or the post on Facebook but please let’s get the word out and share with as many people as possible. Our goal it to have 100,000 people each Friday performing an act of kindness to someone and expecting nothing in return.

 

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PAY IT FORWARD x 1 Million Ads New Editor-in-Cheif to it’s Magazine

Part of having a great company and a great movement is about having an amazing team. Today, all of us at PAY IT FORWARD x 1 Million, are so proud and honored to add Tam Veilleux to our team. Tam will be coming on as our official Editor-In-Chief at PAY IT FORWARD x 1 Million The Magazine as well as help with our social media.

“Tam is going to be a huge asset to our team. She is creative, energetic, intelligent and most of all she has a PAY IT FORWARD heart”, says Dr. Clint Steele president and founder of Pay It Forward x 1 Million.

Tam is currently a contributing editor to the magazine, contributing writer as well as assisting in social media. Here role now will include the content and layout of each issue of the magazine as well as continued support via social media plus contributing writer.

Tam is an author, trainer and transformational speaker.  She has been changing audiences with wit, wisdom, science and spirituality for several year. Her goal in life is to engage people in creating personal and professional change by monitoring their mindset and manage their own miracles. PAY IT FORWARD x 1 Million fits perfectly within that life mission.

Her children’s book “Molly Kite’s Big Dream” encourages the dream, do, have of life for all ages by teaching the ABC’s of Dreaming.

For more information please visit: http://choosebigchange.com/about-tam/

 

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