How to ‘ PAY IT FORWARD ‘
......and make the world a better place
By: L. A. Justice
A Minnesota hair stylist wanted to make the world a better place to live in long before Helen Hunt and Kevin Spacey made the movie Pay it Forward a box-office success.
Now, David Wagner, has spun his idea of doing something nice for others without any thought of a payback into the inspiring book Life As A Daymaker: How To Change The World Simply By Making Someone’s Day (Jodere Group)
“I want to share my philosophy of intentional acts of kindness with the mind-set of making the world a better place.” says the married dad of two. “Daymaking is a gentle, yet powerful, way to transform our community and ourselves.”
“It can literally help us to shift from feelings of terror or helplessness to a sense of well being
Here are some of his suggested, favorite ways:
For your mate:
1, Write a love poem and send it in the mail. (It only costs 37 cents and the expression on her(his) face will be priceless.)
For your children:
1. Turn off your phones for 1 hour every day and really listen to what they have to say to you. (You might be surprised)
For a grandkid:
1. Call your grandkids on a regular basis and speak only to them, letting them know how special they are—then hang up.
For a stranger:
1. Make a surprise visit to a senior citizen center or rehabilitation facility and bring some candy or cookies (homemade is best) They’ll love you and want you back 2. Volunteer at a day-care facility for children.
For a co-worker:
1. Pick up lunch for someone who is swamped with work.
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