Celebrate Global Pay it Forward Day

Today is Global Pay it Forward Day. The term denotes doing something good for someone in response to a good deed done to you. Then, instead of repaying the person who was generous to you, you do something nice for someone else.


pay-it-forwardYou perform a random act of kindness without expecting anything in return. It’s the opposite of paying someone back in spite.


One popular way to pay it forward to is pay for the coffee of the person behind you in line. But it doesn’t need to involve an outlay of cash. Paying it forward can be extending a simple act of random kindness to a stranger.


Pay it Forward


Read these Pay it Forward articles for inspiration and ideas.


6 Unexpected Ways to Make Someone’s Day

“If you really want to brighten someone’s day, do the unexpected. The effect could last a lifetime.” This article by Jeff Haden will have you smiling and scheming.



Pour it Forward

In Winnipeg, there’s a trend sweeping the city’s coffee shops to purchase coffee for the person in line behind you. Maybe that’s why they call it “Friendly Manitoba!”



Make Every Day Pay it Forward Day

Here’s a whole host of Pay it Forward activities done by schools around the world. Even though today is the official day, you don’t need to wait for a special day to pay it forward. Make it a regular habit – and watch the world change!


Go ahead! Make someone’s day. Get creative. There are lots of ways to Pay it Forward. What have you done? How have you been paid forward?



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Author, writer, and student Liz Jansen combines her artistic mediums to create stories that inspire readers to embark on their own journey of self-discovery.

2 Comments on “Celebrate Global Pay it Forward Day

  1. Yes, just the other day I got paid forward! I was looking for 25 cents to get a shopping wagon at the supermarket and a woman gave me her wagon and said just to keep the quarter in it, it is from Saskatchewan, and will bring me luck! That nice gesture I have not forgotten and I still have that quarter in my pocket! It will be passed on the same way…! I try to do nice gestures as often as I can. It is so easy to make someone’s day and damn, does it feel good when you see it works! I tend to think that one of the best reasons to be alive is to do something good to others, there is enough grief in the world, it needs every bit of good it ca get….! I wish all a nice weekend and good deeds all around you!