i might pay it forward this Christmas

@jazel_juan (15767)
Philippines
December 9, 2011 8:18pm CST
This season means a lot of bonuses for me..financially that is. Our company is a bit generous during this month..well for this whole year that is. I was reading this article that inspired me more http://shine.yahoo.com/work-money/random-acts-kindness-rise-real-secret-santas-pay-212100965.html i might do something of like this when i received my bonus next week.. it is nice to be able to help and make people happy.. even if it is a bit for awhile.. what do you think?
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• United States
10 Dec 11
I think that that is a good idea, but why just do that around Christmas time? Wouldn't it be wonderful if people did things like that for each other all year round? I think it would mean more to give when you are not being forced by traditions motivating you to do so.
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
10 Dec 11
Actually we do something even not during Christmas time, like last june we gave out school supplies to less fortunate students and donated some school my kids are not using. But since it is only during this Christmas time that i have the spare money..that is why i get to do it just now...
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
11 Dec 11
The most I can usually afford to do is buy the coffee for the car behind me at Starbucks. Sometimes I lay out money for people ahead of me that are short, especially if they are kids.
@Arieles (2474)
• United States
11 Dec 11
I believe that is a wonderful idea. To be able to give to others during this time of year is a great gift. We have all heard the quote "it is better to give than to receive" and I really feel that quote is so true. Not only do you make someone else happy by giving them something that might make their life easier, but the fact of actually "giving" will also improve your own health, and mindset. Good for you for "paying it forward!"
@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
10 Dec 11
I try and pay it forward all year round. During the summer when I have more time, I volunteer at the human resource center which works with disabled adults. We do crafting sessions, or I help at the resale shop where a lot of them work, just helping to keep the warehouse (where all of the donations are processed)neat and orderly. At the holidays, I help my sitter out. I buy a gift card to the grocery store, get presents for her kids so that they have a bit more under the tree. I also get her a pretty big gift card to a restaurant so the whole family can go out and she does not have to worry about cooking.
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
10 Dec 11
Hi jazel, what a generous idea. That is very very kind of you...You don't find a lot of people willing to pay it forward especially with cash, which is one thing that we could truly use in many ways. I am sure you will make someone or even mayabe an entire family happy for the holidays. I've alwasy felt that when you give to others you get it back three times fold. Not thats the reason you are giving. Enjoy your holdiays and you will be blessed by blessing others.
@squallming (1777)
• Malaysia
10 Dec 11
Hi there Jazel, helping people is always a good thing to do. When they are happy and smiled, it makes you feel happy as well as you are the one who draws that smile on their face =D I say why not you use your extra bonuses this time to help these people. Of course you can keep some with you cuz you did put a lot of effort in your job.
• Philippines
10 Dec 11
Wishing it will not just for Christmas but for everyday, we do live according to the plan and purpose of God in our life. It is good to know that people give generously and even secretly without showing them the identity of the giver. I really hope to do the same if given a chance.
• India
10 Dec 11
I also think that it is a good idea but not during holidays and festivals days. As we all know that festival and holidays consumes a lot of money than other days because at these season we people look for pleasure things which consumes a lot of money. So i think it is not good to do these things on holidays and festivals days.
• China
10 Dec 11
It's actually a good idea to help people with our spare money.I read the article that you referred to.I think if we help others means help ourselves.because when we are in trouble we might be helped by those whom we have donated with.