Sunday, March 9, 2008

Pay It Forward

My girlfriend, Charlene, has a Pay It Forward on her blog. She has pledged that if three people comment on her blog and agree to then post this message on their blog, pledging to also Pay It Forward, she will send them a handmade beaded item. I jumped on it!

Recently I experienced a theft that has left me very angry and bitter. Two feelings I cannot stand to have. As I have always been a strong believer in Random Acts of Kindness (and Senseless Acts of Beading) I firmly believe that not only will the gesture make me remember the goodness in people, it will also show another how just a simple act of giving can brighten your entire world.

So, will you commit to PIF with me? I have my comments filtered, (I've got some weirdo trying to post yucky stuff here) but my email messages are time stamped. So the first three email notifications I get of a comment being left will be the folks I PIF to.

Pay It Forward rules: I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange (and email me their mailing address), and who make the same pledge on their own blogs.I don't know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward meaning you will do the same for three people who comment on your blog.

6 comments:

Karen said...

Beki, I had login problems just a minute ago, so please forgive me if this is a duplicate post/comment.

First, I'm sorry to hear of the theft that you were a victim of. That is so crappy. I hope that no one was hurt and that all that remains are unpleasant memories that fade quickly.

Next, If I am one of the first three, I'd love to be a PIF recipient from you. Please let me know, and I'll post on my blog.

Karen

Jen Kuhns said...

Beki, I hope this helps you get past the hurts. I'll gladly join in, if I'm one of the three.

Jen

Cyn ~ The Wingedneedle said...

Hi Beki!
I would be thrilled to be part of your PIF if I'm one of the first 3! As soon as I hear from you I'll post on my own blog...one way to get me back to the darn thing!

Phooey on the theft! but karma will get them for sure! and just know that your karma is good, very good!! may the icky feelings fade so you can feel the love that surrounds you!

Bead Happy!
Cyn :O)

Cyn ~ The Wingedneedle said...

Hi Beki!
I would be thrilled to be part of your PIF if I'm one of the first 3! As soon as I hear from you I'll post on my own blog...one way to get me back to the darn thing!

Phooey on the theft! but karma will get them for sure! and just know that your karma is good, very good!! may the icky feelings fade so you can feel the love that surrounds you!

Bead Happy!
Cyn :O)

Beki said...

OK....Karen, Jen & Cyn!
Make sure you post the Pay It Forward offer on your blogs!

And if you haven't already done so, please send me the address you'd like me to use.

This is going to be wonderful! I really needed this right now!

I'll keep each of you in my mind while I create your beaded gifts!

Beadwright said...

Hi Beki, I really do not need a gift to comment on how wonderful your blog, Whim Beads, and you are as a person. I am sorry to hear about the theft. It happened to me as well and the feeling was an emptying of my spirit. It took a long time to get over it. They took everything! Once I got over the anger and looked at it from a different perspective I felt better and life was good again.

Bright Blessings
Nicole/Beadwright