Paying it forward; my thoughts....

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This is an entry to 's November challenge or I guess my observations about paying it forward.

 

 

First of all, paying it forward is not a seasonal event for me as I try to help people all year long. Sometimes I feel that I am putting myself at risk but for the most part over the past four years that I have been practicing paying it forward I have never had any problems. It's hard for some to give of themselves but I find it a way of life.

 

I remember when I was a Boy Scout and we were always trying to work on our merit badges. I was always trying to find someone to help and it seems like when you go out and search for someone, it's harder than if you just let life happen. Some call it karma, but I practice every day being the person that would make my parents proud.

 

I don't mind helping someone with their groceries or giving them spare change and it least a couple times a month I pay for someone's coffee at Starbucks. For the most part I don't record each incident because I have made it a way of life rather than a contest entry.

 

One of my favorite pastimes is helping American service members and their families. When I got out of the service we were at the end of the Vietnam conflict and American service members were the targets of mass discrimination. It got so bad that we couldn't wear our uniforms off base without the threat of violence towards us by our fellow Americans.

 

I am glad to see that in today's society we understand how much American service men and women sacrifice and are for the most part treated with respect. I can't tell you how many I have treated to coffee or a meal from time to time.

 

What I hope the most is that someday when I am unable to do something or help myself, someone will come and pay it forward to me. Until that day comes I will keep on being a good human being and help where I see a need.

 

Can you believe how wonderful this world would be if everyone just took a moment to lend a helping hand or surprise someone with kindness.

 

Thank you for this opportunity for me to explain my thoughts about paying it forward.

 

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 and courtesy of 

Paul S. Henderson, Residential Real Estate Broker 

Tacoma Washington 

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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
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First of all, paying it forward is not a seasonal event for me as I try to help people all year long.  Kudos Paul.   Mark

Nov 29, 2016 02:46 PM #17
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Scott Godzyk
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Well said Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington I do believe it is something that should be done all year and not just seasonal

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People need a hand and a smile all the time Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor® 

Nov 29, 2016 09:43 PM #19
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Thanks Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint 

Nov 29, 2016 09:45 PM #21
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Your the man Scott Godzyk 

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Paul 

Paying it forward is makes you feel good.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 29, 2016 09:54 PM #23
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning again Paul and thank you for your service. I am touched by this but not surprised. You are a really good guy.

Nov 30, 2016 03:51 AM #24
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You are certainly living life right and letting opportunities come to you and helping out where you can!

Nov 30, 2016 06:38 AM #25
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Sharon Tara
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Well said Paul!

Can you believe how wonderful this world would be if everyone just took a moment to lend a helping hand or surprise someone with kindness.

Just imagine!

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You have the right frame of mind.  If everyone would think about their fellow man a little more often, this world would be so much better.  I remember those Viet Nam days and the way people treated our vets.  My dad was in Viet Nam.  It was the third war he served in and took the biggest toll on him.

Thanks for all you do.

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It humbles me Lou Ludwig 

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I try to make my late parents proud as well as my 5 grand kids Sheila Anderson 

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It has become a way of life for me Sharon Tara 

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Hi Paul - Consistently being kind and charitable is certainly its own reward, but it also can make huge difference in the lives of others in need. I'm impressed by your efforts and the thoughtfulness behind them.

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I like what you said, Paul. We should be doing it all year long. I lost a friend last year that was handicapped and loved surprising her with much needed help. She didn't even have money to get her hair cut.

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