Ways to Pay It Forward this Thanksgiving
November 15, 2016
A popular way to give back to Tampa’s community is to “pay it forward”. Paying it forward is a term that is most commonly known through the popular 2000 drama, Pay It Forward. The idea behind this form of almsgiving is to surprise someone, usually a stranger, by doing a kind act. Below is a list of ways to incorporate paying it forward in the next few weeks.
At the drive through, pay for the customer behind you.
Bring a friend breakfast
Surprise your mom with flowers
so happy i could surprise my mama w birthday flowers ☺️🌷
— LIV G (@_oliviagraves) November 5, 2016
Theology teacher Jaime Meyer adds, “Buy flowers for your Mom and write a note thanking her for her unconditional love and for the example she has given you for what makes a woman truly beautiful.”
Volunteer with friends at a soup kitchen
Large organizations like Metropolitan Ministries need as much help during the holiday season as a local parish might. Being open to help out and donate a few hours to the less fortunate is always appreciated by those you are directly and indirectly affecting.