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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Pay It Forward or PIF

There's a wave of 'Random Acts of Kindness" gaining momentum in our world. It's always a treasure for me to find out that the world is nicer than the press would like me to believe. So I am taking this time to write about the phenomenon that is growing in our world called "Pay It Forward". This occurrence been created from the book and video by Catherine Ryan Hyde called "Pay It Forward". This wonderful contagious act of non-conditional love is everywhere and starting today I am officially a PIFer starting with free jewlery being given away at http://www.artyzenstudio.etsy.com/. Ihope that after reading this that you too, will be a PIFer.

Here is a list of bits and pieces that I have found on through google.com for you.

Pay it Forward

Definition: the act of voluntarily helping another without expectation of payback.

From the book "Pay it Forward" by Catherine Ryan Hyde

….."pay it forward" by choosing three people for whom they can do favors, and in turn telling those people to pay it forward. It's nothing less than a human chain letter of kindness and good will.

From: http://www.3cscommunity.com/Pay_it_Forward_12.asp

When you notice that somebody has done something nice for you, make a note in your mind to practice three acts of kindness towards other people.

From: http://www.wikihow.com/Pay-It-Forward

Another friendly promotion is the Pay it Forward program, called PIF for short. It appears to have been started by Etsy sellers and is meant to increase gifting between members. A seller wishing to do a PIF simply lists an item the minimum price of .20, notes that it is a PIF item. When a buyer completes the check out process, the seller later marks them as paid and ships the item free of charge (shipping included). The only catch is that the buyer must then either list their own PIF or do a good deed to "pay it forward".

From: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/177384

Here's how to find more information at etsy.com

Click on Community
Click on Forums
In the search box enter Pay It forward
Choose a link to read

One of my favorites is: “Etsyian Pay It Forward” by author: mellowbeing


Click on Community
Click on forums
In the search box enter PIF
Choose a link to read

Now it’s time to stop writing and start doing. I’m off to PIF! Please join in and create some love and miracles.

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