Sunday, May 27, 2007

Pay it forward lives on.

The pay it forward movement is still going on strong. The latest sign that the movement continues is a commercial I have been seeing where someone has something good done for them and they in turn do something good for someone else.

Of course more information about what pay it forward can be found on Wiki, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pay_it_forward. I remember when the movie first came out and at that time I hadn't seen it, someone paid for my lunch at a Wendys drive thru and the cashier told me the person ahead of me had paid it forward. I didn't know what that really meant at that time. It was a while before I saw the movie but when I saw it I was really moved by it and could see how someone would pay it forward. Later, I joined www.etsy.com to sell my jewelry designs and deciding factor for my joining the site was the pay it forward movement that was going on at the time. People would like an item and give it away for free. Whoever accepted the item would be asked to pay it forward by either giving away an item or doing something nice for someone else. There were 171 items currently listed as "pay it forward" in a recent search I performed on Etsy. I participated a few times and will probably do it again.

It is a good feeling to give. My newest project is Bead BEARerTM bears. They are cute little miniture bears that bring gifts of the beauty of beads. Once they arrive in your home, they can either sit or stand anywhere you put them and keep you company, bearing your bead for you. They are tiny in size but big in heart.

God Bless Everyone,

Jenean
Designs by Jenean


10 comments:

abbey753 said...

I will have to check out the pay it forward thread it sounds like a wonderful idea. Jenean , I love those little bears they are so cute.

Designs by Jenean said...

Thank you abbey753. The little Bead BEARers will be bearing other types of beads in the future, such as lampwork beads.

Sky Girl Style said...

What a positive attitude you have...inspiring and thoughtful too. I also love to pay it forward in small, everyday ways. Love your shop and will heart it so I can be inspired to stay focused on the big picture called Life.
Janet

Daibe Beads said...

Very unique project you have. And cute bears!

Morwyn said...

What a ray of sunshine you are! Just what I needed this morning! Thanks!

Designs by Jenean said...

Thank you Morwyn. I hope to inspire all who visit my blog.

Kaskaad said...

What a great idea! Those are the cutest little bears!

GalleriaLinda said...

So cute and a really innovative idea.

Linda
http://gallerialindashowcase.blogspot.com

Tracey's Treasures said...

Awww, they are adorable! And it's a cute name :)

I loved the movie pay it forward, and didn't know etsy had one. Thanks for posting that, I'll definitely look into it.

It's sad that the PIF movement has 'sort of' died out since the movie. I remember when it first came out, the movement was everywhere and it was a beautiful thing to see. Thanks for bringing it to your reader's attention- maybe we can help revive the movement :0)

chickadeebeads said...

What a great idea~so cute! Enjoyed reading your blog! :-)