I really liked the sentiment of this post on Brunch at Saks. So instead of my usual Fresh Friday post I thought I'd share my own list of ways I plan to pay it forward in the new year.
My Pay it Forward List:
1. Introduce my son to volunteering. The park by our house has several community led clean-ups throughout the year which I think may be the perfect volunteer project for a three year old.
2. Visit the nursing home where my grandmother lives on a regular basis. I have been so bad about going there. She doesn't recognize me which makes the visits really tough. I have to remember that even if she doesn't know who I am, visitors always make the residents happy.
3. Give more of my time and talents. I am starting off the year by donating a custom item to a silent auction for this wonderful organization.
4. Model generosity. Every time we turn on the TV, my son needs a new toy. It would be easy to blame the TV, but when I want something I simply buy it. I hope to find ways to show Elliot that richness in life does not come from the things we have, and that giving is more rewarding than getting.
5. Be a better friend.