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

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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Stanley Stepak
Howard Hanna - Avon Lake, OH - Avon Lake, OH
Realtor - Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Westlake,

That is a pretty cool idea.  So who gets credit for this?  I am actually looking forward to seeing that date and see how it may impact people into future behavior

Nov 25, 2010 03:29 PM #1
Kate Bourland
Marketing with Kate - Redding, CA
Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing

Who knew.  Now this is a day that I will participate in.  I seem to remember hearing something about this last year.  Starbucks had an event around it.

Nov 25, 2010 03:35 PM #2
Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA
Liz Harris Realty - Chandler, AZ

I never even had heard of "pay it forward." Thanks for sharing this info...

Nov 25, 2010 03:37 PM #3
Patty Luther
Rock-n-Roll Realty - Lewiston, ID
Lewiston ID Real Estate, Idaho-Washington
It is a Great Movie I have watched it several times and shared it with many~
Nov 25, 2010 03:45 PM #4
Gina Tufano
Ask Gina & Company with Pearson Smith Realty - Sterling, VA
Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate

I never heard of Pay it Forward day - thanks for sharing!

Nov 25, 2010 04:14 PM #5
Cameron Novak
The Homefinding Center - Corona, CA
Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team

Stand up and do the good for others that you believe you should do when you're compelled to do so.  A designated day for this is ridiculous.

Nov 25, 2010 08:14 PM #6
Brin Realty Associates Team At Bean Group
Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates - Amherst, NH
Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate

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...

Nov 25, 2010 11:25 PM #7
Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

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.

Nov 26, 2010 02:09 AM #8
Kathleen Frawley
Keller Williams 916 730-4404 Elk Grove, Wilton, Folsom, Sacramento - Wilton, CA
South County Sacramento, 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.

Nov 26, 2010 03:23 AM #9
Melanie Ross
Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific - Benicia, CA
Benicia CA & Vallejo CA Real Estate, 707-319-2828
Wow, great information to share with this group. We should make a big celebration on that day. Thanks for the countdown.
Nov 26, 2010 04:10 AM #10
Catherine "Cathy" Chaudemanche- Edison, NJ
Metuchen Keller Williams Elite Realty / Middlesex County, NJ - Edison, NJ
Full Time, Informed and Involved- Results Driven

A Pay it forward group on AR...thats why I love AR!!! I'll join now, thanks Gina!

Dec 01, 2010 09:07 AM #11
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