Thursday, May 1, 2008

Pay It Forward "Swap"

Stumbled across this on a crafty blog that I saw this morning:

The Pay it Forward pledge:
"I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 6 months, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog."

I watched the movie Pay It Forward a few years ago on the recommendation of a couple of friends of ours. It truly was a life changing film for us. The whole idea of doing "random acts of kindness" for others and touching, literally, the world was huge. I think that quite often we feel that what we say or do stops with us but we truly can change things around the entire globe.

For that reason, this swap made my heart flutter a little faster. It's something that you will get a feel good vibe from, it'll make you really think about the person whose life you want to touch and whose day you want to brighten. It's about personal reflection, searching the heart of others and giving back to your community in a special way with a selfless attitude.

Sooo... who's up for participating? As the pledge states, I'll be sending something to the first 3 people who comment and say that they want to be included in the PIF exchange. All you have to do is post the pledge on your blog and vow to pay it forward. For those of you who don't have a blog and would like to participate I would just ask that you make a sincere effort to "pay it forward" by making a gift for at least 3 people and blessing them with no thought of receiving anything in return. And finally, you can expect to receive something in the mail from me... within the next six months!


Solveig said...

As the owner of said "crafty blog", I tried to email you because need your address so I know where to send your gift :)

Solveig xx

bethany said...

I would love to be a part of this because I have so much fabric that I want to do something with and sometimes it's more motivating to make something for someone else than myself!! :)

FeatherBunkle said...

I'd love to have you join the PIF swap--just email me your address and don't forget to post about it on your blog. :)