Have you guys seen the movie Pay it forward? It was a movie in the year 2000 played by Helen Hunt and Kevin Spacey and also Haley Joel Osment. For those of you who haven’t, let me share to you a brief description of the movie. It’s a bout a school project of a boy where in his teacher told them that their assignment was to think of something on how they could change the world. There is this one boy who decided to pay it forward. It’s when someone does a good thing to you, you repay the favor not “back” but to 3 more strangers.“it must be something that’s very hard to do. something that they can’t do on their own”.
For me, this was the best film that i have ever seen in school. When i was in second year high school, our values teacher made us watch this film as part of our values education lecture. I must say that I fell in love with the movie and at that point somehow it changed my life.
Yesterday as I was browsing on my google+ account, i saw this video that went viral on YouTube. It’s about a guy named Aaron Collins who dies just recently. It was his last wish that every time his family would go out to eat dinner, they should give the waiter/waitress 500$ tip. So the family asked for donations and then the first time they gave it was to a waitress. When the waitress said that it’s just like the movie pay it forward, i was so touched. i remember that movie like it was just like yesterday. There are still a lot of people who still believe that if we do kindness, we should not expect something in return. It is the act of changing ones life that we find it so rewarding to have helped another person. I believe that it is through kindness that peace, true peace will really begin.
please visit this link guys to know more about Aaron Collins. I am hoping that we too could do kindness even in our small little ways. A small step might lead to something greater.
When someone does you a big favor, don’t pay it back… Pay It Forward _Pay it forward (2000)