I met my fantastic friend Margaret this morning for an awesome Breakfast Date!
I met this beautiful lady through 4H just over 2 years ago (seems like we’ve know each other much longer). Her 4 kids were part of the 4H club that John & I helped with and we just connected on a wicked energy level right away.
We enjoyed our chat and enjoyed the Casino Lethbridge’s $4.95 Breakfast Special (cheap & fantastic)!
As we got our money together to pay, I realized that we were about to leave a really big tip. I make a point of tipping at least 15% if not 20%, however we had $7 out for the waiter on a $12 bill.
Margaret smiled and reminded me, “We’re paying it forward!”
I absolutely agreed. Then Margaret gave me a funny look; I could tell she had a “on second thought” going through her mind and blurted out TODAY is Pay It Forward Day! She recalled receiving a message about it from her sister. I didn’t know such a day existed – but wasn’t surprised – especially after I learned about National Clean Off Your Desk Day.
Margaret and I reflected on random times when we had paid it forward spontaneously by paying for the coffee for people in the drive thru line behind us and other examples.
After I got back to my office – I discovered that it is indeed International Pay It Forward Day – the last Thursday in April. SO cool!
Now, I’m scheming how I can continue to celebrate today – April 29th!
What have you done to pay it forward OR had done to you today OR another day??
P.S. REMEMBER to enter the Hide Your Straps contest – the deadline is tomorrow (Friday) night!