Pay it Forward

Smithers, British Columbia

43639smithersPayItForward1-Web-570x342I am personally inspired by many of my friends around the world.  In Smithers, British Columbia, a close friend of ours and his community ran a “Pay it Forward” day.  They set out to inspire their friends and neighbours to acts of kindness. The hope it that the community would live up to its generous reputation by performing 3,000 acts of kindness within 24 hours.

They distributed 8,000 “Pay it Forward” cards in the hopes that it would encourage people to do good deeds for others.  In a kind of domino effect, with each act of kindness, the card is marked and passed along to the recipient to continue the chain. Who knows if a chain reaction might be invoked. Suggested acts of kindness include buying a stranger a coffee, giving a gift or refusing to charge a client for work.  Big or small, it is in the act that kindness and the environment is changed.

Director Mark DeHoog said Pay It Forward Day was a simple way to inspire people to help others.  We believe that sometimes it is the simplest act that can change a community.  Click here to read more about it.