Paying it forward.

Philippines
February 28, 2007 9:50am CST
This past few weeks my husband and I found ourselves in big trouble. It's the last day of payment for my childrens tuition, electricity, phone bills and were out of gas (for cooking..of course). I couldn't sleep for days trying to think of a way to pay all our bills and not end up broke. So I pray till I fall asleep hoping that God is not that busy to answer me. When the day came I felt relaxed hoping that there will be a miracle....and then a call came that morning saying that he owe us money and he is going to pay us. I felt the weight of the world was taken off my shoulders. That day we went to celebrate with the kids and treated them for dinner to their favorite resto. We saw some street chilren and we thought to pay it forward by giving them food to eat. It felt good to help someone after someone have helped us, it's a cycle and the good thing is it will never end as long as there is someone trying. How bout you have you done something the same?
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@nowment (1758)
• United States
28 Feb 07
Pay It Forward was a great movie, and a wonderful ideal. I liked it very much, but instead of waiting for something good to happen, someone has to start the chain of paying it forward. When I was younger my mom had on several occassions taken in people who needed a place to stay, I was taught that you help when you can, where you can, whether it is volunteering for a charity, or at a hospital, or giving money if you have it, or opening your home to those you know who are in need. As it turned out it has been paid forward, when I sold my home I was going to have to go the high expense of renting, and moving until I found a new house to live in etc, but someone gave us a room in their home, and even provided storage for us in their home, so that we didn't need to spend money on that, and this gave us more money as downpayment as we made a token payment for rent while there. Then a someone we knew not really well well enough was about to put on the street to live in her car, so she moved into our guest room. We have on many occassions bought raffel tickes or in other ways donated money to charities, recently we needed money and don't you perhaps because we paid forward before we had need we had money from one of those chances, when it was needed. So it is an ever continuing cycle. For some it is getting back what you give, for others your story would be about the power of prayer, either way it is a nice reminder that a little help to others is what we need to help ourselves.
• Philippines
4 Mar 07
life can be a tricky but that's the beauty of it. That is why we learn so many things from our difficulty and with our success. Glad you share the same belief. Good luck.
@jeb083079 (840)
• Philippines
3 Mar 07
it's one of the pillars of our religion to give alms. sometimes, i forget but i do find ways to give. it really feels good to help somebody you don't know. God will reward us for our good deeds. just don't be too showy about it.