Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Kindness: Pay It Forward

Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. ~ Scott Adams
To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. 
Confucius 

Since the Connecticut shootings, there is a movement of RAK.
Random Acts of Kindness.
Last month, Nicole Kane at Dabbling All Day was looking for participants in her Pay it Forward post
A concept I've read about but had not participated in.
 It's simple really.
Within a year's time, a handmade gift is is sent to the first 3 people who comment.
My gift arrived all the way from Australia within a matter of weeks.
 A stitched card and lovely handmade sewing case.
 Thank you so much Nicole.
It's a lovely gift and will be handy for travel.
So now it is my turn.
But rather than limit my pay it forward to the first three, I will send a little something to everyone who leaves a comment here.
You are free to choose whether you would like to participate or not.

Compassionate thought is the most precious thing there is. It is something that only we human beings can develop. And if we have a good heart, a warm heart, warm feelings, we will be happy and satisfied ourselves, and our friends will experience a friendly and peaceful atmosphere as well. This can be experienced community to community, country to country, continent to continent. ~ Dalai Lama

Blessings to you all,

27 comments:

christy said...

This is great...I would love to join this.....

Anonymous said...

A lovely idea, I so enjoy reading all that u do. I am still doing my thing of rescuing animals here in Lebanon, but on my own, and it is harder that way. I still havent done any crafts since I moved here, it is just not the same and people here dont appreciate these things. Miss u Tammy....

Love
Maria

Dagmar said...

What a wonderful way to play it forward...count me in..Thank you Tammy for sharing this way of us all making a difference❤

crafty cat corner said...

Sound like something the world needs just now.
I think I would like this.
Briony
x

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
That is a very sweet post and shows love and caring.
Great gesture and I would participate where it not so that you are giving already so much by always loyally commenting. THANKS dear friend; wish the world had more like you and some special blogger friends we encounter here!
Mariette

Diane said...

I know how kind and compassionate you are from blogging with you a while. The animals that come within your tenderness receive such love. Count me in, Tammy. Diane

Yvonne said...

Wow, that means everyone here will pay it forward also. What a wonderful thing!

Merlesworld said...

What a good idea, homemade gifts always say something about the giver.
Merle.....

Pam said...

Tammy this is a wonderful idea. Count me "IN". When I taught, my students did Randon Acts of Kindness and remported back to the class. A fun activity to do with teens.

Your "kindness gift" is lovely. I'm sure you will use the sewing case.

SusanLotus said...

I think the friendships and generousity among all of us bloggers are amazing and a true blessing. :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

Sounds like a wonderful idea! Please count me in!

Susan said...

Oh Tammy. You are such a sweetheart. Hope your weekend goes great. Susan

Hindustanka said...

wonderful concept, Tammy!
love the things you received, the suing case is indeed very useful.take care and have a happy day! Anna

Gaby Bee said...

I just wanted to send along some wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Hugs,
Gaby

Aishwarya said...

Hi Tammy

You sure have a collection of sayings of great people. I am thinking of starting a journal _`Tammy's quotes' :)

The best gift we can give our children s to make them humble, teach them to empathise, being kind to others and so on.... virtues for making a good human being.

And Tammy..... receiving a gift is always a pleasure

You have a wonderful day

val said...

no need to send me anything. I did this myself a few years ago. I hope you have a great weekend. We started Christmas break today at noon!!!!!

Elna said...

First I will thank you for your nice words, I feel a bit sad for the moment.
What a nice idea to send a gift.

Hugs

Jan said...

The world can use more RAK's. How can I participate? I have much to give, with a happy heart.

Sam I Am...... said...

Well, I timed that right didn't I? Although please don't send me anything as at my age I am trying to "downsize" and keep taking boxes to the Thrift Store. But thank you for the thought!
The Christmas Spirit has up and left me thus the reason I haven't blogged. The shootings in the East really squished it this year. We never know minute to minute what can change our life or others or the entire world. It's been an emotionally draining year and Sandy Hook was horrific. It just seems the older I get the less this world makes any sense to me. Any action in a positive direction is to be commended! Bravo to all of you!

Wanda said...

Wonderful idea. I did this some years ago, but would love to join you in playing it forward again...So count me in and let me know what to do. Which people do I sent something to?

Love and Hugs
Wanda

June said...

Hi dear T! I have heard about this too. I love the beautiful sewing case that your friend sent to you from so far away.
I wanted to come to wish you and your family a wondrous holiday season full of joy!
sending hugs...

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Such beautiful sentiments, Tammy. I especially love the Dali Lama quote... and your sweet, sweet heart. Sending you and yours the warmest of wishes for a joyful and loving season ~ tanna

Helen Philipps said...

A very sweet idea, Tammy, please count me in! And random acts of kindness are so wonderful and heart warming...there can never be too many of those!
Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday and a very Happy Christmas.
Helen x

Grammy Braxton said...

I like the idea of "Pay it Forward". Count me in. I hope that I will continue this throughout the year.

Merry Christmas to you and your family. I hope you have a wonderful time together with lots of love and happiness.

Hugs,
Sharon

nicole said...

yay! i'm so glad it arrived safely! i'd been wondering about it ha ha!!
thanks so much for signing up tammy!
xo

andrea said...

Count me in - thank you for the inspiration!

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

Sounds great. I would like to participate. You are inspiring me with knitting and sewing. Love your posts!

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