Everyone can attend.. Anywhere in the world!.. Even on your own! On the 24th of April, citizens of the world will take part in the annual international movement known as Pay it Forward Day.
Inspired by the novel, "Pay it Forward" which was authored by Catherine Ryan Hyde, and the 2000 movie starring Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt and Haley Joel Osment—Pay it Forward Day began in Australia in 2007.
So the day's concept... if you haven't tweaked, is to help others.
And instead of expecting something in return, you ask the recipients to pass the kindness on to more folks—to pay it forward.
Envision a world, where one person helps another individual, who then does something good for three others, who are each kind to three more folks, and so on. Soon, the ripple effect spreads all over the globe.
While individuals can certainly take on big projects, such as supporting a charity or a cause that means most to them, simple acts of kindness are recommended.
You may find it helpful to download (http://payitforwardday.com/free-stuff/download-your-free-pay-it-forward-cards/) and print out some cards, which you can hand out to those you've helped along the way. The cards explain the concept of paying it forward. After helping someone, ask them to pay it forward and give them one of these cards.
- Help a co-worker start his/her day by treating him/her to a cup of coffee.
- Offer your seat to another passenger.
- Offer to pay for a random persons lunch
Don't forget to tell them the conditions so they can pay it forward!