Do unto others as has been done unto you #SOL18

March 3, 2018

I spent half of today at work (alone in my office, grading) and the other half sleep, so there’s not a whole lot to report. I feel a little out of it to be honest.

However, I have been thinking about paying it forward as a concept since that’s something I’m currently doing. I have been blessed (#blessed, even) in that during this past year, people I love and care about have really helped me out when I needed it. I asked for help with moving expenses (unexpected cross country moves are expensive) and then for travel expenses for my aunt’s funeral. And every single time, so many people chipped in.

Since it would be impossible for me to pay them all back, I have decided to instead pay it forward. When I see that someone else is asking for help, if I’m able, I give something. This includes my friend’s Facebook fundraisers or their own unexpected expenses for health care. Or even if they post a link on behalf of a friend or family member. I really think it’s the least I can do to repay all the kindness that I have received.

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  1. theteachingbee

    We are all so lucky in the kindness that surrounds us, sometimes it’s more that just paying attention, it’s about passing it on. I like your notion and appreciate the reminder! Thanks!

  2. carwilc

    This sounds like a great life philosophy to me!

  3. lgerbocnaulangi

    The world could do with a little more kindness and this is a great way to encourage that! That is truly kind of you to even want to do this! I think my ways of paying it forward are much smaller, like paying for the coffee of the person behind me or bringing donuts and other snacks to my meetings with colleagues. But your ways are awesome! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Darin Johnston

    I love your line of thinking! If we could pay it forward once a month, and that person did the same, imagine what could happen to our communities.

    Thank you for paying it forward with your writing! It makes us smile and laugh right along with you, never a bad thing! 🙂

    • Akilah

      Aw, thanks!


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