Monday, August 10, 2009

Because I owe you…or somebody

This is embarrassing to admit.

Back in February, my friend Hillary did a Pay it Forward post.

She wrote:

A while back, let's just say before Christmas, Becky did a Pay it Forward post.  She asked 3 people to play along and accept a small gift from her and then she asked those people to then pay it forward on their blogs.

Well, I jumped at the chance to play along, but it seems as if I only hopped on board to receive and not to give!  Now, I'm giving back.  It's only taken me 3 months.

If you would like a small gift from me with the responsibility of paying it forward to at least three other people, then be one of the first 5 people to leave a comment in the comment section and make sure I have your e-mail address. (I'm upping the ante a bit since I was a slacker-rific participant.)

Well, today, all I have to say is….

…what she said.

I was one of those who benefitted from Hillary’s pay it forward – I received these darling little magnets that I keep on our family calendar to remind me of Hillary every day.

And then, well, life got crazy, and we got robbed, and Duncan died, and I just plain didn’t feel like paying anything forward.  Truth be told, all I felt that I had to give wasn’t what anyone would want in the first place.  So about six months passed (feel better about your three, Hil?), and I had yet to pay it forward as I’d promised.

But today….my head is a little less foggy and my heart is a little less heavy and my little stash of “I’m saving this to eventually use in my Pay It Forward post” treats has grown enough to finally post.

So….what Hillary said: If you would like a small gift from me with the responsibility of paying it forward to at least three other people, then be one of the first 3 people to leave a comment in the comment section and make sure I have your e-mail address, so that I can get in touch for your real address.

=)

7 comments:

Sarah said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have been wanting to participate in a pay it forward. So please include me!!!

embee said...

you can include me!

monica, i've been following your blog but haven't commented. i went to pcc and was friends with your roomie and through random clicks i found your blog. i've really enjoyed your writing :)

Kristy ~ said...

I'd love to be included. I would love to pay if forward, I think its a wonderful idea!

Kristy ~ said...

Me again...forgot my e-mail addey. Its also on my blog...

mooonandback@yahoo.ca

imjustsayin said...

Sounds fun. I'm in. :)

jennifer said...

Monica,
I have been reading your blog for awhile --- and I have yet to leave a comment. It looks like you already have filled your three spots---It's such a wonderful idea!!! I really look forward to reading your blog--its the first one I go to each morning :):)

Sara said...

A day late & a dollar short...story of my life. :P

hehe I love this idea, though! I might steal it for my blog...oh, wait...it's going private. Never mind. *grumble*

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