Bless Your Readers – Pay It Forward

Shirley Ng-Benitez of Shirley’s Illustrations recently inspired me to “Pay It Forward” at Create With Joy – and I’d like to encourage you to start this wonderful tradition on your blog as well! Here is how the concept works:
“Pay It Forward” is the idea of blessing someone with a random act of kindness without expecting anything in return. It’s passing on a kindness, hoping that your recipients will do the same, and forming a never-ending chain of goodwill. But it isn’t only kindness, it is also a means to connect and share instead of just keeping it to ourselves.

Isn’t this an awesome idea? Wouldn’t you like the opportunity to bless someone out of the blue and become a link in a never-ending chain of goodwill? To share the love, here’s what you need to do:
Leave a comment on this post indicating you would like to Pay It Forward on your blog! The first person who comments and posts about this on their blog – plus two more participants – will receive something special from me during the upcoming months.

But – each participant agrees to write a “Pay It Forward” post on their blog and commits to sending something special to three of their readers – each of whom will comment and do the same – to ensure we all do our part in keeping the spirit of generosity alive!

Excited? I can hardly wait to see who will join me in this venture – and how far our circle of love extends!

13 Responses to “Bless Your Readers – Pay It Forward”

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  1. Rumtruffle says:

    This is a really lovely idea, I am off to write a post for my blog, thanking you for sharing Ramona x

  2. Rumtruffle says:

    Hi Ramona,
    I am all posted up now. I think this is such a lovely idea, many people are having tough times at the moment, blogging has highlighted this to me, so I just love the idea of randomly helping someone.
    Helen x

  3. The Paper Princess says:

    Dear Helen (Rumtruffle)

    Thanks so much for being the first person to participate in my Pay It Forward!

    You responded – and posted – so quickly you made my head spin! 🙂

    When you have a moment, please e-mail me (see my sidebar for the address) with your contact info so that I will have it on hand to surprise you sometime during the upcoming months.

    And, thanks for being such a faithful reader of Create With Joy! Much love! 🙂

    P.S. For those of you who would like to read Helen's post – and explore her wonderful crafty blog – the link is below:

    http://acraftykindoftruffle.blogspot.com/2011/02/pay-it-forward.html

  4. LeAnn says:

    This is such a lovely idea!!

  5. The Freebie Junkie says:

    Liking you from Follus us Monday! The Freebie Junkie http://www.thefreebiejunkie.com

  6. Balancing stilettos and scrubs says:

    This really is a great idea. I found you on the Monday Blog hop and glad I did! I really like your blog and your posts. Have a great week 🙂

    -Marci

  7. mi3centsworth says:

    Hey, I wanna Pay it Forward. I didn't sale as many hearts as I had hoped for Valentine's Day, but they're not just for V-Day. I wanna send three of my readers one of my Message from the Heart Pillows. Is that what you had in mind?

  8. Shirley says:

    Wonderful, Ramona! Thank you for joining me along with all the others on this journey to pay it forward. You are truly a kind and talented spirit! Thanks again!!

  9. The Paper Princess says:

    Thank you so much, Mi3CentsWorth, for joining in the fun! Your Message From The Heart Pillows sound like something that will truly bless your readers! When you have posted on your blog, please let me know so that I can stop by for a visit! 🙂

  10. mi3centsworth says:

    Hey PP, you can go on over and check my post out. Hope I did a good job of passing the information along. http://www.mysistasvoice-mi3centsworth.blogspot.com. Glad to be participating.

  11. Brandy, April, and Amanda says:

    What a great idea. I will be keeping it in mind to pay it forward. Hi stopping by from Tuesday's hops. Would love a follow back if you get time. Have a wonderful day!

    http://giveawayblogdom.blogspot.com

  12. Are You A Mom says:

    Thanks for such a great blog! I am your newest follower, please stop by and say hi.
    Areyouamom.com
    Thanks and have a great day!
    Maureen

  13. ...with ♥, SB says:

    The whole Pay IT forward idea, sounds GREAT! I would love to be a part of it

    http://dustoffyourwings.blogspot.com
    Lerwill517{at}yahoo{dot}com

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