Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Paying It Forward

I'm in debt. I've had back to back pay it forwards.
I may have previously mentioned, when we first moved in, we had to get some work done on the dryer. I asked the appliance repair person if he installed cat doors. He responded no, but said there was a member of his church that was a wonderful carpenter. He gave me his name and it turned out to be one of our faculty member's that's in the same division as the hh. The next day I shared the conversation with the faculty member and he said he'd be glad to do it.  He came out last week and installed the door and wouldn't take a penny for it, just said to 'take the gift.' 
A few days later, I called our contractor and asked him to check out the roof as the sun room had a leak. He came out, checked the roof, put sealant where there was a possibility for leaks and--you guessed it--wouldn't take any money for it.
When my sister was in, she snagged the tab that I'd planned on picking up for our mani-pedis.
My son and his wife got the Cheesecake bill at the birthday party.
I'm in arrears on paying it forward.
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Happy Birthday, Sister Friend.
 

22 comments:

  1. You were blessed!
    Don't worry - a special opportunity to pay it forward will come to you.

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    1. I agree with the ninja man. He's right.

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    2. Alex and Ivy, I just hope I recognize it when it does.

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    3. Hey, got your comment. Please feel free to take the photo. Tim found it for me. Such a fun picture.

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  2. No, you're not in arrears. You'll see your part when it comes by (-:

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  3. So inspiring!! This is why I will never lose faith in humanity - so many kind people. And I know that you will pay it forward too :)

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  4. Good to know there are still great people out there. Your chance will come along.

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  5. Wow, Sandra. You really had some nice blessings to share!
    It's so nice when people pay it forward. This is why I volunteer as much as I can. I believe the universe and God reward us when we do good things for others.

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  6. This just speaks about how special you are and you have probably helped others in more ways than you realize. In time you will be able to respond in kind and not feel bad when they picked up the tab or did something at no charge. The key is not to feel bad or guilty-I think you probably deserve this good fortune

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    1. Thank you, Birgit. I appreciate that.

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  7. That's great! Sounds like you're in need of a long string of good luck. Hope things continue to work out for you. :)

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    1. Thank you, David. And thanks for stopping by.

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  8. MY DEAR EXOTICALLY BEAUTIFUL GIFTED SISTER FRIEND!! What a gift! THANK YOU for including me in your blog! It made me feel VERY SPECIAL!! I think Birgit had it right - you are SO SPECIAL! THANK YOU for making such a difference! LOVE YOU!! :)

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    1. Hmmm, Anonymous....who could this be. grin.
      Hugs

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  9. Yes, good people do exist. They reap what they sow.

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    1. Its always such a wonderful surprise, when you get an unexpected 'gift', isn't it?

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  10. The time will come when you can help, and you will. You're not in debt.

    Love,
    Janie

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  11. I received many kindness.
    Thanks, Janie.

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