Friday, January 04, 2013

2013 Creative Pay-It-Forward

My friend, Linds in the United Kingdom, had a marvelous idea on her blog today!  I love the whole idea and am happy to participate!

"‎2013 creative pay it forward ....

The first 5 people that comment on this blog post will receive from me, sometime in the next calendar year, a random gift - perhaps a book, baked goodies ,candle, or surprise! There will be no warning and it will happen when the mood strikes me. The catch??? Those five people must make the same offer in their own blog  or Facebook post."

That's right. The first FIVE people to comment will receive, at some time during 2013, a gift for me. My timing, my choice, my delight. The catch being that those five people must do the same thing on their blog, or their Facebook status in 2013. Got it?? I have no idea who started this off, but I got it from a friend, and I love the whole idea of passing it on. Whoever it was, thank you so, so much!

Now isn't that the best idea to start the year? Spreading some happiness? I can't wait to come up with some surprises! 

If you are in the first five, please email me your home address, with 2013 Pay-It-Forward in the address line, so I can actually get my gift to your doorstep!  ( Just think - so many of us could be the recipient of surprise gifts in 2013. And that really does bring a huge amount of joy to my heart. 

I know there are some of you who read but don't comment on my blog - this would be a great time to put fingers to keyboard and leave me a comment :)


  1. Oh I get to be #1 !!! I'm doing this on fb and will also participate here on line.

  2. I think some people are mis-interpreting this incorrectly. I understand that if I comment to be one of the 5 people, then I repost to get 5 people. But I shouldn't be asking to be on 5 different people's pay it forward list, so I get 5 items. I think that every time I comment on someone's status, that I should be re-posting it to get 5 more people. It is hard to explain, I hope you understand what I am trying to say.

    1. You have it right - put your name on my list and then post your own entry so you get 5 people to send a little something to during the year. I understood you :)

  3. Hi Crystal, Number 3 (?) from the other side of the world, I hope you don't mind! I'd already posted the Creative Pay It Forward to my blog ( and was curious to see others who had done so. I'm delighted to have found an open spot on your list and hope that in addition to some lovely gifts, you will receive many blessings this year.

  4. Nicole Richaud1:28 PM

    I think it is a wonderful idea! Posting it on my facebook! Nicole Richaud...
    Hope you have a wonderful year!