Pay It Forward

Sunday, January 4, 2009

On our last day of school all the grade 8 students watched a movie called "Pay it Forward". We were asked to complete a random act of kindness for a stranger or someone we know. I decided to shovel my neighbours walkway because he hurt his back and isn't able to do much like shovel his walkway, and for him to shovel his walkway would cause him a lot of pain.

I dressed up warm and made my way across the street to help him. Then I knocked on his door, when he answered he greeted me and I told him that I would like to help him by shoveling his sidewalk, he seemed really grateful. He said to me "Thank you, but it's okay Courtney", I said "oh no, I would be happy to help you". He smiled and said "Thank you". It made me feel really good to help him because I didn't want him to shovel his walkway and be in pain while shoveling. I explained the whole reason of "Pay it Forward", and asked him if he had the chance if he could also help someone who was needing help, and how it could make a difference in that persons life.

Yes, one person can make a difference. Everyone can make a difference by lending a hand. A simple smile and friendliness can mean the world to someone.


  1. camille817 said...


    Hey CC it's awesome that you payed it forward ! That was really nice of you to shoveled your neighbors walkway because he hurt his back... so thoughtful! ^_^ Anyways keep up the good work!

    - camille ^^.

    January 5, 2009 at 6:24 PM  

  2. courtneyc 8-17 said...

    Thanks Milla ! (:

    January 24, 2009 at 1:13 PM  

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