Over the past few months, each time I've read about Russel Ray Paying It Forward I've thought "how wonderful, doesn't get better than this."
But this is a brilliant way that Russel Ray is Paying It Forward, and I want to help spread the word.
Because of you Russel Ray, the next time I think life isn't being so kind, or things could be better, I will remember this blog (actually, I've printed it out) and pull a Russel Ray and change my and someone else's day!
Thank you Russel Ray for this idea. It's a brilliant idea coming from a man with an incredibly generous spirit.
Good Day Russel Ray.
She just won the lottery!
I've done this Pay It Forward before, but I do believe it is rapidly becoming my favorite way to Pay It Forward.
It's not exactly easy, but it is fun, especially when I see the wild eyes of excitement on the recipient and the feeling in my heart.
Here is what I do about once a month:
First, throughout the month I buy bottles and cans of drinks, such as Crystal Geyser, Diet Coke, Sprite, Black Velvet, tequila, and margarita. California charges us a nickel for each small bottle or can that we buy, and a dime for the big bottles, but we can get that money back if we'll save the bottles and cans and recycle them, and that's what I do. After I drink what's in those bottles and cans!
The place where I recycle gives a cash receipt for Ralphs grocery store. That's the only place where I can spend the money. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the recycling company is located in the front corner of the Ralphs parking lot.
There's always a line at the recycling center, and there are a lot of homeless people who use the center, so what I do is put all my bottles and cans through the machines, get my receipt, and....
...turn around and give it to the worst-looking person I can find. This simple act always gets an exclamatory Thank you! that is often followed by Are you sure?
For me it's a lot of fun because I do enjoy recycling and I do enjoy helping others. Since I had already "lost" the money when I originally bought the drinks, I really haven't missed it, so not getting it back by giving it to someone else causes no pain.
When I did this a couple of days ago, the total came to $19.45, and the gal that I gave it to, well, I don't think she's had anyone do anything really nice for her in many a day because I think she was the happiest person on Earth. As soon as she finished thanking me, she rushed into Ralphs and that's the last I saw of her.
To me, it's only $19.45. To her, well, she probably thinks she just won the lottery!
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- Opinion — I'd rather go to the Zoo than work for a snake.
- Unlocking the secrets of your home — And that's where water spots on the ceiling come from!
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- Flower Fiesta — For all the mothers on Mother's Day
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- Pay It Forward — Would you like a glass of Google juice? It's good for you! (part 12)
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