A sweet story that one of our blog readers posted yesterday is the inspiration for our first annual Joy It Forward Day taking place TODAY!
Sarah posted yesterday on the blog about a very kind and generous pay-it-forward act her husband and child witnessed. She wrote:
"My husband just came back from the Food Lion on Durant. I sent him to drop off our Toys for Tots donations. He said he saw a woman pay for the entire grocery bill for an older couple (over $140). He said it looked like the man was a disabled veteran. The wife was so happy that she started crying. My girls and I have been doing one random act of kindness every day this month, but this inspired me to really step it up! I thought I'd share because I hope it makes everyone else as happy as it made me!"
Isn't that amazing?!
So that's the inspiration for our first Joy It Forward Day here on the blog.
My thought is that if everyone who reads this post offers just one act of kindness, one pay-it-forward moment to someone else, think of all the joy we can share today!
Are you in?
I know some of you would prefer to do your act of kindness anonymously, but there are many of us who would love to hear how you have brought joy to someone else today, so please share.
And who knows - your kind act may just inspire other acts of kindness and that may inspire even more wonderful gestures and so on and so on........
During a week of great national sorrow, let's spread some joy and hope, one person at a time.