Let the Countdown Begin: There is 153 Days Left until Pay it Forward Day

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Real Estate Agent with Lattimer Realty

Pay it ForwardLet the countdown begin:  there are 153 days left until Pay it Forward Day!  I was reading something a friend passed on to me and I came across various websites which made me realize that there is an official Pay it Forward Day!  The United States of America and 27 other countries acknowledge and are involved in the Pay it Forward Day, which falls on April 28.  

Now that I know, not only am I counting down till Pay it Forward Day but I also just realized and am going to make it a point to watch the movie Pay it Forward starring Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt which is about an 11 year old boy (interesting, the same age as my son) who did 3 good deeds for others in need. In return, all that he wanted was for them to pay it forward, passing on the good deed to three other people and keep the cycle going.

Maybe I live in a shoebox, although I had heard the term "pay it forward" before and obviously I'm a part of the Pay it Forward Group on ActiveRain, I never knew there was an actual Pay it Forward Day nor did I ever hear of this movie until about 15 minutes ago!  I am paying it forward and telling everyone to mark your calendars  - April 28 is Pay it Forward Day!!  I also wanted to share this excerpt from the Pay it Forward movie:

 

 

From the Pay it Forward Day Website

So why just make it one day? Shouldn't we be Paying it Forward every day?

Absolutely. We should be looking for ways to help others every day. Pay it Forward Day is meant to be a powerful reminder of the positive energy associated when we give to others without expectation of receiving anything in return. From what we get we make a living - from what we give, we make a life.

‘Pay it Forward Day' is a time when we all can remind ourselves of the power of giving and in the process we make this world that little bit brighter.

Let the Countdown Begin:  There is 153 Days Left until Pay it Forward Day!!!

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Rene Brin
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Hi Gina, I didn't know there was a National Pay it Forward Day either...will check that out for sure..in the meantime, paying it forward every chance we can...

November 26, 2010 07:25 AM
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Liz Wallace
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I have always known of the expression and used it often but I had no idea that there was an offical day.  April 28th I wonder why that day.

November 26, 2010 10:09 AM
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Kathleen Frawley
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Keller Williams Sacramento CA 916 730-4404

I loved that movie (tears though). I've been seeing a lot of "pay it forward" titles around here on active rain, didn't know it was actually a group and a contest.  Thank you, I feel back in the loop.

November 26, 2010 11:23 AM
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Melanie Ross
Benicia CA & Vallejo CA Real Estate, 707-319-2828
Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific
Wow, great information to share with this group. We should make a big celebration on that day. Thanks for the countdown.
November 26, 2010 12:10 PM
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Catherine "Cathy" Chaudemanche- Edison
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A Pay it forward group on AR...thats why I love AR!!! I'll join now, thanks Gina!

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