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|September 28, 2008: PAW IT FORWARD
Shout out by admin, Miss Jenna Pooh
This was taken verbatim from a website at the following link:
WHAT IS “PAY IT FORWARD”?
“Pay It Forward” is a book written by Catherine Ryan Hyde, but it's also an idea. It's an action plan within a work of fiction. But does it have to be fiction? We're hoping not. In fact, since the book was released in January of 2000, a real-life social movement has emerged, not just in the U.S. but worldwide. What began as a work of fiction has already become much more.
Reuben St. Clair, the teacher and protagonist in the book “Pay It Forward,” starts a movement with this voluntary, extra-credit assignment: THINK OF AN IDEA FOR WORLD CHANGE, AND PUT IT INTO ACTION. Trevor, the 12-year-old hero of “Pay It Forward,” thinks of quite an idea. He describes it to his mother and teacher this way: "You see, I do something real good for three people. And then when they ask how they can pay it back, I say they have to Pay It Forward. To three more people. Each. So nine people get helped. Then those people have to do twenty-seven." He turned on the calculator, punched in a few numbers. "Then it sort of spreads out, see. To eighty-one. Then two hundred forty-three. Then seven hundred twenty-nine. Then two thousand, one hundred eighty-seven. See how big it gets?"
Check out that link...if any of you saw the movie, it was a tear jerker, but it reminds us that it isn't the years on our headstone such as 1956 - 2020, but it is that little dash in between that matters, what you do during your lifetime that makes a difference.
Welcome one and all and Lexi and I invite each and every one of you to get involved and come up with ideas of how to pay it forward.
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