Paying it Forward – Blog Style!

Breigh November 25, 2008 14

A while back I saw that Zhu had a post called Pay it Forward.  I first thought of the movie by that name, but it turned out she was taking part in the same sort of thing only over blogs.  Here is how it was described:

the exchange focuses on doing an act of kindness without expecting anything in return other than that the recipient will, in their turn, pass the kindness along and pay it forward in their own way.

Zhu received a gift from a blogger in France, and I was chosen for her to send a gift to from Canada!

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Oh my word… homesick much?!

She wrote a nice little note on the back of the postcard and obviously she knows me well because the pages of that calendar will be worn through by the time I’m done.

If you think I’m kidding, here is a little confession.  At the end of 2007 my mother sent me a 2008 Canadian calendar.  When I opened the package (which had other things as well) I got so excited I had to pee, so I took the calendar in with me.  It’s been sitting in the ‘reading materials’ spot ever since.

Don’t believe me?  Check it out.

calendar

It even still has the post it note mom put on it.   Every so often while I’m sitting on the throne I’ll grab the calendar and look through it.   I know it’s weird, bite me.

Anyhow, I was going to say it is probably time to retire the 2008 Canada toilet calendar but I know that’s a lie.  I’ll just be adding a 2009 one.  Thanks Zhu!

So, now with the fun part!   I get to choose three people to send a little something to!  So here’s what you do.  Post a sort of ‘pick me pick me!’ comment here and on Friday I will pick names out of a hat (unless only three people comment… then, congratulations! You’ve been picked!).  Then I will send a little something your way and it will be your turn.

Oh, and say if you celebrate x-mas or not because you know… being that time of year and me being a Christmas freak and all!

UPDATE

I was just taking to my friend Alan, I was too lazy to grab a hat.

breigh 9:05 AM
hey do me a favor and pick 3 numbers between 1 and 11
05:37
(need to pick people randomly for something for my blog)
alan 9:05 AM
ok
2, 5, 7

So that means Lala, Amber and Melissa will be receiving a Pay it Forward Package!! :)   If you didn’t get chosen, feel free to leave harassing messages for Alan here on my blog hehe (I’m such a blame shifter).

14 Comments »

  1. Z November 25, 2008 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    Lol, reading at the toilet. I used to do this when I was a little child. Time is precious nowadays ;)

    Zs last blog post… 10 watches

  2. Lala November 25, 2008 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    Hahaha. I live in Ottawa(I just moved back from Saint John), I could have sent that postcard!
    Breigh: I’ve been reading your blog for a few years, I found you on a site, I forget the name, where they had blog battles. Do you remember it? I’ve been a fan ever since. So I’m trying to raise gifts and donations for a friend in NB who helped me out enormously so if you pick me, pick me, pick me, please send some Christmassy items for her tree and I will forward them or I’ll give you her address and you can send her an international Christmas card.
    Thanks

    Lalas last blog post… Please help me replace some Christmas cheer

  3. Bluefish November 25, 2008 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Pick me pick me! I haven’t been to Netherlands yet so I’ll be extremely excitied to receive something from the land of tulips and windmills.

  4. alala November 25, 2008 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    Ooo! Mememe! Because I’m moving to the Netherlands next year and I celebrate Christmas and also I haven’t blogged in a week and I need something to write about! Hee!

    alalas last blog post… a missed opportunity to make history

  5. Amber November 25, 2008 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    Oh I would love this, and yes, I celebrate Christmas! It’s been a tough year and trying to get into the Christmas spirit, but, we’ve had nothing but sunshine!

    Ambers last blog post… I Can See Clearly Again

  6. Brenda November 26, 2008 at 2:40 am - Reply

    I love this idea, such a great way to spread the blog love. pick me! I’m going to celebrate my first Christmas in Canada in over a decade, and introduce my husband to my family, to Canada, to Christmas. It’s going to be an exciting, overwhelming time for us… a little treat that we can pay forward will be fun!

    Brendas last blog post… Five things I will NOT miss

  7. Melissa November 26, 2008 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    What a great idea! I’m surprised that the pages haven’t fallen out yet! :)

    Melissas last blog post… Oh I brought Canada with me!

  8. Zhu November 27, 2008 at 6:00 am - Reply

    I’m glad you liked it ;-)

    I figured as a Canada abroad, you would love a piece of it in… er… your bathroom :lol:

    I would have sent maple sirup but Canada Post is quite picky.

    Zhus last blog post… Of Laundry And Losing Everything

  9. Sonya November 27, 2008 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    What a cool idea!!! I need to do this aswell:)

    Sonyas last blog post… Biscuits Supreme

  10. Erik November 27, 2008 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    This is an awesome idea! And hell yeah I want to join this hehe. Gives a little more intimacy and fun to the world of blogging. And helps build good relations =D

    Eriks last blog post… Downadup exploits Windows vulnerability

  11. mub November 28, 2008 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    This is such a cool idea! I’m a Christmas celebrator!

    mubs last blog post… Giving Thanks

  12. Lien December 1, 2008 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    I know, I’m a total thief! I really do love your blog and read it religiously (still do!) before moving to Amsterdam and it really helped. Thanks for all the good information and for sharing. :)

    Liens last blog post… Military Time

  13. Erik December 2, 2008 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    Yay, congrats to those who will get a early xmas gift =D.

    Eriks last blog post… Solitude, is it by choice?

  14. Finally Woken December 14, 2008 at 1:32 am - Reply

    Hi, you visited my blog once and left comment there. Apologise I just had the time to visit your blog back.

    I have been down lately because I have moved thousand miles away from my friends and I miss them and I wonder whether they still remember me, and it materialise in the wonder of why they don’t send birthday or Christmas cards (and if they do, they say they’d wait for me until I get back, which could be months away), whilst I always send them card and gift on their birthday, on time.

    So I am struck when reading the paying it forward concept, and especially the quote “the exchange focuses on doing an act of kindness without expecting anything in return other than that the recipient will, in their turn, pass the kindness along and pay it forward in their own way”.

    I feel the weight has been lifted. I realise I shouldn’t hope they return the act. I should wish they pass the act along to someone else.

    Thank you and greetings from Scotland!

    Finally Wokens last blog post… On Cards

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