Everywhere around the world, the warmth of the holiday is in the hearts of all people of all religions. What do we have in common with each other? Here’s a thought that can be shared in all contexts of life and in all places.
“Pay it forward.” What does that mean? Paying it forward is an expression that we’re beginning to hear more and more these days, although the expression has been around for some time. The concept is simple. For every good deed done for you, instead of returning the favor to the person who performed that good deed, you repay the good deed to a different person altogether. Therefore, good deeds build and perpetuate in a chain reaction that continues to give forward to those in need.
Yes, each good deed deserves another, as the old saying goes. How would it feel to wake up each morning and ask, “What can I do for someone else today?”
At Le Barn, we believe that this is a small way to begin to make a big difference in the world, especially now during this holiday season. And here’s our suggested upgrade to this concept. Don’t wait until something good happens to you to pay it forward. Pay it forward right now! Think about the people you know, or even a stranger that might be in need and do something wonderful for that person. This single act of kindness doesn’t have to cost money. It could be something as simple as shoveling an older neighbor’s driveway, or cleaning off the snow from their car.
Making the world a better place is a very achievable resolution to promise ourselves during this holiday season and throughout the year. The pleasure of performing a good deed goes beyond words. It makes our souls happy, and provides the warmth of generosity to both the giver and the receiver. This holiday season remember to pay it forward. Ask now and everyday, “What can I do to help?”
Enjoy your holiday and our best wishes to all.
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