Saturday, April 25, 2009

Pay It Forward

PAY IT FORWARD




I’m sure you have heard about the blog Pay It Forward movement by now.  I have seen it on several blogs I frequent, but I have always been a day late and a dollar short (story of my life).  Kimberly from THE MAD WHITE WOMAN reminded me about it with her Pay It Forward post. 
In case you do not know what the whole Pay It Forward movement is, a little background information for you.  Quite a few people believe that it started with the movie, Pay It Forward.  However, this concept dates back to 1784 when Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to Benjamin Webb and instructed him to repay him by giving the same amount to another individual he met who was in distress as well to help that person out.
The blogosphere Pay It Forward has a slightly different spin to it.  The first three people who leave a comment on this post will receive a gift from me some time during this year.  When and what will be a surprise to the winners!  How cool is that?
There’s always a catch though, right? Trust me, this one is painless. To enter to win here is what you need to do:
  1. Post a Pay It Forward entry on your blog
  2. Come back here and tell me you did so and leave the link to your post
    That’s it! Told you it was painless! You can either make something or buy something for your contest entrants and send it to them anytime before December 31, 2009.

    So what are you waiting for?  Go already!