Monday, August 26, 2013

Week 3 - Pay it Forward envelopes

This week I decided to start an experiment.  Every day this week I will be handing out the above envelopes with money and a letter inside.  I will be handing these ones out to friends of mine in hopes that they will add to it, and pay it forward to another person.  My hope is that it will end up in the hands of someone that truly does need the money.
There are so many people in this world that do not look at what they have, but rather what they need.  We are all a lot more well off then our minds like to perceive.  This is an opportunity to give back to the world and drop the "I need" or the "I want."  Why do so many of us decide that we deserve the money more then someone else? 

My hopes and wishes are that people will pay it forward.  My hopes are that people will write in to show the path of the envelopes.  My hopes are that the envelope will have a long path ahead of it.  If all else fails, I at least know that I gave out to this world every day this week.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Week 2 - Donating to organizations

This week I have decided to give a donation everyday to a structured organization.  I started to think of which organizations to reach out to.  As I started to think about this I drove past an American Red Cross station.  I realized I have passed this Red Cross almost every day I have lived here in Orlando.  I then stared to think about how many places I pass and do not give to.  How many times have organizations been sitting out of the grocery store and I have said no.  They really are all around us.

I started to think more of why I did not give to these organizations.  I had a justification for all of it.  "I do not know where the money actually goes to."  "I need the money for something else."  "I can't now, maybe next time."  I can always have a reason.

This week I not only will seek out the organizations that I may have an interest to give to, but also I will give to any organization that I run into or pass throughout my daily life.  There is always something I can give.  Let it be a dollar or the change in my pocket.  I hope you can join me on this goal this week.  Please leave a comment or email me with how you contribute this week.  If you have a good organization to donate to I would also love to hear about it.

Tonight I gave a donation to Habitat for Humanity in Orlando.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Week 1 - The beginning

Welcome to the first week of  This week I decided to start off looking into the different people we can give to this world.  I want to choose a different person to give to each day.  There are hundreds of ways we can give back to the world, but I would like to think outside the box.

Each of us can justify that we give back to this world.  My goal is to go above and beyond and give more then I normally do.  Let's not think of ways that we already give, but let's come up with new ways that we can give.  This week feel free to comment on ways that you can give or ways that you gave throughout this week.

Each day I am going to try to check one of these people off my list.

- a random stranger
- begging stranger
- organization
- close friend
- not close friend
- family
- a surprise person
- the planet