Daily Prompt: Community Service – Pay it Forward

Your entire community — however you define that; your hometown, your neighborhood, your family, your colleagues — is guaranteed to read your blog tomorrow. Write the post you’d like them all to see.Photographers, artists, poets: show us COMMUNITY.

via Daily Prompt: Community Service.

I love participating in daily prompts but since the daylight savings, I can no longer keep awake long enough to wait for the ‘prompt’ to appear in my mailbox at around the stroke of midnight (and that was before daylight savings).  It now does not appear till past 1am and by the time I do participate, the prompts would be a day or two old.

I am now in my ‘special seat’ (for those of you who read my earlier post will know where my ‘special seat’ is,  for those who don’t please click here to check it out).

Community Service – This is the post I would like my whole community to read.  It was posted a few months ago and if anyone missed it, here is an extract.

Pay it forward

Posted on July 13, 2013

I am touched.This letter handwritten by a junior student was found in my letter box.

I am the recipient of “Pay it forward.”

As the letter says, “Pay it forward is doing something for someone and not expecting anything in return”.

Pay it forward

Pay it forward

I did a little research and found that indeed Pay it forward is a term describing the beneficiary of a good deed repaying it to others instead of to the original benefactor. The concept is old, but the phrase may have been coined by Lily Hardy Hammond in her 1916 book In the Garden of Delight.  (Souce http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pay_it_forward).

There is also a Pay it forward Day and a Pay it forward Movie.

To the young writer who sent me the note, “Thank You very much”.

Spreading and sharing God’s love and happiness with everyone.

To my community, Good Morning and Have a Nice Day !

 

7 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Community Service – Pay it Forward

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  2. I find doing work without expecting payment (volunteers) also works the same way for me. I was an English tutor for new migrants (ESOL English for speakers of other languages)

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