2.11.08

Clay it Forward - an Act of Kindness


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Many Clay fans are familiar with the clayism "Clay it forward", our version of the popular pay it forward.

A random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by a person or persons wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual (Wikipedia).”

Have you ever heard the phrase pay it forward? Popularized by the movie of the same name, paying it forward simply means that the recipient of a good deed has turned around and performed a random act of kindness towards someone else. In 1995, www.actsofkindness.org was founded to inspire people to do exactly that - give back to their community. They have become overwhelmingly successful by helping educators, students, faith groups, and many more- all by paying it forward, spreading the word, and giving back to people in need.

With the holiday season fast approaching, this is the perfect time to stop and reflect on what you’re thankful for…and maybe even be inspired to ‘pay it forward’ to someone else.

I'm a week early, but wanted to start spreading the word now.
A few easy and free things to do are to smile, give a kind word, or give a meaningful hug.

World Kindness Week falls from November 10-16 this year - it will help you get into the holiday spirit.

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Smiling is infectious,
You can catch it like the flu.
Someone smiled at me today,
And I started smiling too.



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Clay Aiken, I Feel the Earth Move
by SueReu




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This is my 200th post! Thank you to all of you for stopping by to visit.

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"Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country."
John F. Kennedy


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6 comments:

Carolina Clay said...

Ashes,

Congratulations on your 200th blog! You constructed the celebratory entry around a very special subject to us fans, Claying It Forward.

Thnx for the heads up about World Kindness Week!

Caro

Anonymous said...

Beautiful thoughts and beautiful graphics. Love Suereu's montage, too. Nice blog.

SueReu said...

oh my, I have tears reading your words and listening to the glorious voice of Clay Aiken.

Ashes, your blogs are always wonderful, but I think you may have outdone yourself with this one - simply beautiful. Thank you.

dee said...

What a wonderful entrance to World Kindness Week . You sure know how to celebrate !

redca40 said...

Great blog Ashes! Clay Aiken is so cool with the montage that you posted -Earth Move Under My Feet.

Carolina Clay said...

Ashes,

Thank you for your kind remarks in the election entry at my corner. LOL, I'm glad I received the call, too.

I enjoyed strolling through your Clay It Forward post and listening to that awesome voice all over again.

Have a great weekend!

Caro

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