Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Pay It Forward Weekend

I have pledged to participate in the Pay It Forward Weekend. During the weekend of Friday Jan. 18 through Sunday Jan. 20, we are encouraging everyone to "Pay It Forward". We are asking everyone to do at least one random act of kindness (more than one is even better). All you have to do is do something for someone or some organization without expecting anything in return. Pay for a strangers meal, send someone a card, volunteer some time. The ideas are endless. All it takes is a spark to get a fire going. By taking part, you can make a difference and who knows, maybe change someone's life. Get on board, and let's see if we can change someone's world this weekend. Who knows, it might be your life that gets changed. Remember, it doesn't take people doing a lot, just a lot of people doing a little. WE CAN DO THIS!!!!!

My wife's cousin, Jerry Patton, spent 37 years as the second tenor of The King's Heralds Quartet, the oldest continuous gospel quartet in America.

One of my favorite songs that he sang was titled One Little Candle. The lyrics are great.

It's better to light just one little candle
Than to stumble in the dark
Better far that you light just one little candle
All you need's a tiny spark

If we'd all say a prayer that the world would be free
The wonderful dawn of the new day we'll see
And if everyone lit just one little candle
What a bright world this would be

Will you pledge to participate in the Pay It Forward Weekend with me? We can light a candle and make the world a better place. If you are on Facebook please consider going to the "Pay It Forward" Weekend.  Over 2,000 people already have!


  1. Shouldn't we, as Christians, be "paying it forward" all the time? I guess it's nice to prompt people out of their complacency, though--we can all fall into that trap. :-)

    I hope you have a great day, Richie!

  2. What a great reminder to offer random acts of kindness! Love this idea!

  3. Yes, it should be part of our daily life, but any encouragement in the right direction is a good thing. I put a link to your blog page on my FB page to help spread the word.

  4. when people help spontaneously, that is even better. I was at a receiving end when I had a accident and fell down the slope. about 4 people came to help. I wish I got their names to thank them. Will always remember them .

  5. Thanks for always checking my blog!

    I will be paying it forward this children have a charity fundraiser walk-a-thon on Sunday! I'm so happy to learn of this and will pass it on to others...

    Beautiful lyrics!

  6. Thanks for always checking my blog...beautiful lyrics!

    I'm so happy to learn of the Pay it Forward weekend. This Sunday, my children and their school are doing a Walk-A-Thon for charity. We are all pledging each child to walk laps around a track. Thanks for letting me know!


  7. Hi Rich -- So nice to meet you! Your blog is loaded in for my Grow Your Blog party. You will need to prepare a special post for the party - please reference the guidelines. I will be by to meet you and to read your post as soon as I can after the party starts. I hope you make lots and lots of new friends for your blog!