Thursday, December 16, 2010

Pay It Forward

Thanks to a friend on FaceBook I found a great new site on the web today. It is called Help Others. It works on the idea of doing good things for others anonymously. Not expecting anything back, but with the hope that the person you do a good deed for will do a good deed for another person. They suggest making it into a game and they even have "smile cards" to leave behind. One side of the card says, "Smile You've just been tagged!" See the card to the right. Some say "Experiments in Anonymous Kindness is the name of the game and now - you're It." The goal of the game is to do a random act of kindness once a week.  And on the back of the cards it says: 
Someone reached out to you with an anonymous act of kindness.  Now it's your chance to do the same.  Do something nice for someone, leave this card behind, and keep the spirit going! The fragrance always remains on the hand that gives the rose. ~Gandhi
You can print out the cards yourself or order them from the website. (the catch is that you don't pay for yours but you pay what you can for the next person's set of cards.) 
The cards that can be printed out come in English, Spanish, Greek, Hindi, Tamil, French, Japanese, Dutch Gujarati and coming soon will be in Portuguese and Romanian. So even if you don't have the cards, think about doing a random act of kindness for someone this week.

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