Today Was A Pay-It-Forward Day!

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Real Estate Agent with Lisa Von Domek Team TX License #0552989

Merry ChristmasPay it forward is such a simple concept yet this very simple concept seems to be lost in society today.  Selfish acts are the basis for the news each and every day.  What happened to hearing about the good things in life.  The kindness of strangers, helping one another with no thought of a return to the giver.  I am grateful that I have the ability to find the silver lining and that I am able to pay it forward to help others.  


Finding a smile when it seems as if there is nothing to smile about should be a daily mission for everyone.  Smiles are contagious…I found one when I was shopping for my Toys-For-Tots donation, and had an even bigger one on my face when I dropped off the toys.  Seeing the number of boxes already collected and all of the people dropping off more.  Knowing how many children were going to have smiles on their faces this Christmas because strangers took the time to put the needs of those children before their own...paying it forward.

 

 

 

 

Moving on to one of my many pet charities...Operation Kindness.  My husband and I have adopted more dogs from this organization than I can count.   Each year we continue to pay it forward with regular contributions to help those dogs and cats still waiting for their "furever home".  I can't adopt every dog in need, but I can help feed and keep healthy a whole bunch of them!

 

 

And where would we be without our Heroes?  I pay it forward every chance that I get with our military.  A simple Thank You to those in uniform always brings a smile.  And we have been giving members of the Wounded Warrior Project for many years.  Knowing our monthly donation is helping our Heroes in their daily lives...simply no better feeling. 

 

 

I am grateful that we have the ability to bring joy to others and thus to
ourselves. Every day we can brighten someone’s life with something as
simple as a smile.  My smile is broader each time I donate my time
or make a contribution to those who need a helping hand.

 

Pay It Forward - a lovely way for everyone to live their life every day.

 

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Francine Viola
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What great charities, and I’m sure you’d agree, Pay It Forward Day should be everyday!

Dec 01, 2018 05:19 PM #1
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William Feela
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My wife and I do this often and try not to let people know it was us

Dec 01, 2018 05:41 PM #2
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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I'm happy to report paying it forward is alive and well in Minot ND, I see it every day Lisa Von Domek . Peoples generosity always amaze me. I will post a great example tomorrow.

Dec 01, 2018 07:37 PM #3
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Lisa I am always so appreciative of you and what you do, so glad to see you back on the platform and I love what you do for our furry friends. At the same time I do think it is wonderful and nice to be in a place that you can be so kind and giving. There are many  who are not in that position, Endre

Dec 01, 2018 08:48 PM #4
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James Dray
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Morning Lisa.

Exactly, that is why I always end my blogs with, until tomorrow give someone the free gift of a smile.  

Dec 02, 2018 03:09 AM #5
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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I did not know that, Lisa... oh well, every day is a good day to pay it forward!

Dec 02, 2018 04:27 AM #6
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Good morning Lisa. Paying it forward takes on more significance as each year passes. Enjoy your day!

Dec 02, 2018 04:46 AM #7
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Lisa. You have been much on my mind and I can appreciate your ongoing desire interst in paying it forward. I hope today is a good day for you and yours.

Dec 02, 2018 05:17 AM #8
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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I would like to believe that I am always looking for ways to pay it forward on a daily basis.

Dec 02, 2018 05:35 AM #9
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good afternoon Lisa - paying it forward is alive in Westchester County NY.  You have chosen some very good charities.

Dec 02, 2018 01:15 PM #10
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Hi Lisa! You've stuck a chord with me as you know we're twinsies - same passions, same giving principles. You live what you preach and that is something missing in today's society!

Dec 02, 2018 03:28 PM #11
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Lisa this is the time of year known for giving and you are doing your part

Dec 03, 2018 02:17 PM #12
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