Pay it Forward

Saturday, January 3, 2009
Before the winter break all the grade eight students watched a movie called Pay it Forward. It was about a young boy trying to make the world a better place. After the movie, the grade eight students were assigned to do an act of kindness. I decided to shovel with Giselle,Eunice and Jowella. We decided to help Eunice's neighbor. We shoveled her sidewalk for her. Our act of kindness started on December 27, 2008. We also shoveled some of Eunice's sidewalk for her parents.

We walked up to the neighbor's house and we rang the doorbell, but nobody answered. Instead we did it anonymously. Before we began shoveling, we noticed that some parts of her sidewalk were already shoveled. Instead we tried to take off the ice on the steps for her. When we finished I felt like I accomplished a lot for just doing one thing and still feel like doing more acts of kindness. Since nobody was home, we didn't get to tell her to pay it forward. Now I know the meaning of the assignment. It means taking time from our lives and help someone in need. I hope she notices what we have done to help her and pays it forward to someone else.

Can one person make a difference?
One person can definitely make a difference. If nobody made a difference we wouldn't have the things we need.


  1. camille817 said...


    Good job on paying it forward! Its awesome that you girls did the project together! looks like all of you had fun doing it! keep up the good work!

    - manika ^^.

    January 4, 2009 at 4:39 PM  

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