Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Pay It Forward

I loved this movie and I cried like a baby at the ending. So I tried to avoid this thread on Knitting Help but my curiosity finally won over and I read up and joined. This is the idea:

It’s the Pay It Forward Exchange. It’s based of the concept of the movie “Pay it Forward” where acts or deeds of kindness are done without expecting something in return, just passing it on, with hope that the recipients of the acts of kindness are passed on. So here’s how it works. I will make and send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment to this post on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I do not know what that gift will be yet, and it won’t be sent this month, probably not next month, but it will be sent (within 6 months) and that’s a promise! What YOU have to do in return, then, is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

So it's official. The first three people who leave a comment on this specific post and request to join the Pay It Forward exchange will receive a handmade gift from me. Those three people (I hope) will then in turn post the PIF information on their blogs and request three people each and do the same thing. Make sure you leave your email address so I can get your shipping address. If you don't have a blog you can always post a reply on the PIF thread on knitting help and get your 3 people through that site.

Here's the even better news. I know that I have a few occasional international readers so I don't care if you're not in the US, I'll ship it just about anywhere as long as UPS will allow it. I plan to start these handmade gifts next Monday and Tuesday. They aren't going to be knitted items because of Christmas deadlines but they will be very cool - I hope!

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