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.
On this day you can partake in your own way, by performing random acts of kindness of your own accord such as: - 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 - Pay for someone's petrol
This event however is for us to get together as a group, to form a kindness convoy, and march from Fed square to the state library issuing small gifts to random strangers and asking that they "pay it forward"! I will also try and organise some music (song recommendations welcome) to play on a loud portable music player and entertainers who would be willing to donate their time and help us spread some happiness and love to the city of Melbourne!!
This is a Meetup initiative to form this convoy, although the idea of Pay it Forward day has been in Australia since 2007, this will be the first mass congregation of Pay it Forwarders.
Ideas for gifts on the day:
• Buy a bunch of flowers and hand out individual flowers to people.
• If it's raining buy an extra umbrella to give to someone
• Buy a bag of chocolates or candy to hand out
• Run into a shop and pay for someone's coffee
• There are so many things we could do! Please suggest more!
Please start the pay it forward process now and share this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/403509953055305
I want to make this a big annual thing!