5 Ways to #PayItForward

After reading this, I hope you’re compelled to make someone’s day and pay-it-forward. It’s about the little things for me, and after all, it is the season of giving!

  1. Take a medium-sized ziplock bag and fill it with $5-$8 of change (in pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters). Take some tape  (tough non-transparent tape), and tape the ziplock bag to the vending machine at your work. Make sure you write “take what you need” on the tape. That way, your fellow co-workers who may be low on change, can get their chips, gum, soda, coffee, or water fix once, twice, or three times around thanks to you!


2. Next time you’re at the grocery store and the cashier is ringing up your items, take two kinds of chocolate or two different kinds of chips and ask he or she which one she prefers. Pick the one he or she chooses and at the end when the cashier hands you the receipt, hand him or her the item and say, “My treat. Hope you have a good rest of your day!”


3. Order a box of pizza for one of your favorite professor’s class at the college or university from which you graduated. Make sure the pizza guy includes a note with your name on with some words of wisdom or a random fact.


4. Next time you’re in line at a clothing store, take a look at the person behind you. If he or she has one item, buy that item for that person. When he or she reaches the register, he or she will be surprised to discover their new article of clothing has already been paid for thanks to you!

Thank You Note

5. Receive some awesome customer service? Take a moment and tell the employee’s manager. Also, do take the survey (if applicable), too, and don’t say you will and not follow through. Customer service is hard to come by, so pay-it-forward by articulating the great service you received!



There you have it. Have any more ways to pay-it-forward? Feel free to share in the comments section!






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