I have been really thinking of what I can do now with this much traffic on this website. Before all of this other stuff I had maybe 50 visitors a month. Which to me was awesome. Right now we’re averaging around 6,000 a day on the slow days and over 100,000 on bigger days.
Let’s do a Social Studies project. I have always loved the movie Pay It Forward. I used to be really good at homework in school. What I do can change someone out there.
I started another project a couple of years ago called #Wordhug. All you had to do was say something nice to someone on social media and hashtag it with #Wordhug. It had a great start then I didn’t keep it going and it fizzled out. That could be your Pay It Forward project. Once a day, say something nice to someone. Doesn’t even have to be online. But make it a habit. Whether you do something small like say Thank you to someone holding the door for you, or maybe you stay a little later at work so someone else can take off earlier. It could be anything at all. Just do something kind for someone else and don’t expect anything back in return. Because you are supposed to Pay It Forward.
The assignment from the movie says:
“Think of an idea to change our world and put it into action.”
I would love to hear what you did today to change our world?
Today I gave everyone in my Chicago office the rest of the day off. I know some of them are having huge Super Bowl parties and a half a day will help them get started. A few wanted to go out of town and kept looking at the clock. We had our meeting and I asked if there was anything left undone that we couldn’t deal with on Monday. There was nothing. So I said, Go Home. Now. Everyone was shocked then they started laughing and clapping and off they went. That’s what I did today.
There are a lot of things that I do for people that I don’t ever talk about. I have actually been doing daily things for years. A nice compliment to a stranger. $200 to someone that needs it for groceries they can’t afford, going down to the power company and paying off 3 bills for total strangers. I do bigger things too. Buy cars for people that really need it. Pay for college for kids in foster care that can’t go unless they have help. And sending people to rehab and paying for a 3 month stay.
The movie said do 3 nice things for people. I’m just asking you to do 1. 1 nice thing a day.
We can change the world. It just takes action. What will you do today for someone that can’t pay you back?