It always makes me feel good inside when I can do something nice for someone else. Even if I’m having a bad day, sometimes just making someone else smile is enough to lift my spirits. I remember watching the movie Pay It Forward back in 2000 and it really hit home with me. I realized that the little things you can do can make a big difference in another person’s life.
Paying it forward doesn’t have to be a huge effort either. Here’s a few simple ways that Canadians can pay it forward this holiday season.
1. Pay for the person’s order behind you at the drive-thru. I read on the news about a “Pour It Forward” movement at Tim Hortons in Winnipeg. Drivers were paying for the order of the person behind them.
2. Donate non-perishable food items to your local food bank.
3. Let the person in line behind you at the grocery store go ahead of you if they only have a few items to pay for.
4. Drive courteously. If someone is waiting to turn left, let them go if its safe to do so.
5. Smile. It’s contagious!
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Butterball Canada #PayitForward Holiday Twitter Party
On Wednesday, November 28th, I’ll be joining Butterball Canada for their #PayitForward Holiday Twitter Party. We will be chatting about the ways to spread the holiday spirit and giving away prizes! The prizes are $50 Butterball Gift Certificates and there’s a special catch! Every winner will receive a 2nd $50 Butterball Gift Certificate to pay it forward to a friend, family member, food bank or whomever they would like to give it to! How awesome is that?
- Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
- Time: 8 – 9 pm EST
- Hashtag: #PayitForward
- Host: @Butterball_CA
- Panelists: @Listen2Lena, @SassyModernMom, @TeacherMomofTwo, @mychaos, @simplystacienet
- Eligibility: Open to Canada
How to RSVP
1. Please add your Twitter handle to the linky below. Please be sure to enter your Twitter Handle “@yourTwitterhandle” in the Link/Blog Title field, and your Twitter URL “www.twitter.com/yourtwitterhandle” in the Link Field*
I was financially compensated for this post. Opinions expressed are my own.