Pay It Forward

August 31, 2007

I saw the movie a few years ago and although I don’t quite remember the storyline I definitely took to heart the message to pay it forward. When someone does something nice for you return the favor to someone else. It doesn’t have to be the same thing, just keep spreading the love.

Tonight my tire blew out on 91 North at rush hour. Unfortunately it wasn’t west coast rush hour when cars are going slowly but east coast rush hour when there are a ton of cars (and unfortunately trucks) speeding home and unfortunately it happened on the driver’s side of the car.

I know how to change a tire but the notch on my jack was bent and thus kept slipping out of place. Two people went out of their way and stopped to help me change my tire. It was so kind of them – I’m sure they had somewhere to be but they took time out of their day to make sure I was o.k and stayed until my spare was on.

I’m sure people go out of their way all the time for you be it large or small so I just ask you to pay it forward and be a good Samaritan when someone needs it. Be it helping to change a tire, offering some encouragement to someone going through a tough time, or doing something that was not asked of you- keep spreading the love….it makes the world go round.



oh my gosh!! that’s so scary! i’m so glad you’re ok!! i’m glad those people stopped to take care of our lil’ Amanda girl! whew!


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