Friday, November 16, 2012

Pay It Forward: See New Possibilities

Sometimes it takes the creative genius of another to open a new door to your thinking. Sometimes it takes your own creative genius to inspire or uplift another. Going into this Pay It Forward weekend, how can we "turn a snowman upside down," or better put, how can we see and create the everyday with a little more kindness or humor in order to make another smile.

                                                                 Source: via mrs. french on Pinterest

Entering the countdown for Thanksgiving here in the U.S. we have a few ideas:
1) Deliver a kind meal to a friend or stranger with accompanying jokes, or quotes, or something to make them smile;
2) Leave one of our FREEBIES around the office or in the community. Sit back and watch the smiles spread across others faces;
3) Place a bouquet of flowers in a neighbor's mailbox;
4) Email a friend a picture that will make her/him smile or laugh;
5) Plant bulbs somewhere inconspicuous for others to enjoy when the bloom;
6) Put up oodles and oodles of Holiday lights for others to drive by and enjoy;
7) Talk to someone who looks like they could use the conversation when you're out and about;
8) Fill others bird feeders (or better yet, make your own peanutbutter-birdseed-covered pine cones and hang them outside the windows of an assisted living center;
9) Do something totally unpredictable for someone who thinks you're totally predictable to make them smile;
10) Laugh. It's contagious.
11) Finally, dress your snowman (or woman) upside down. It's sure to keep others smiling.

Happy seeing beautiful!
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  1. All are wonderful ideas for seeing beautiful and creating it. I do believe we will be doing a few of these this weekend. Anything that involves peanut butter I am so there. Thank you for helping with our weekend plans.

  2. Beautiful ideas! Thanks for inspiring me. Have a beautiful Friday!

  3. How happy to have an upside down snowman! Love your ideas! I recall one year many years ago -- a difficult Thanksgiving someone dropped by a kind note. It meant the world to me and I still think of this family at Thanksgiving time with gratitude. It was such a reminder how something simple can lift someone so much!

  4. I'm loving this! I don't think I've ever seen an upside down snowman! These are great ideas for Thanksgiving. Of course we've already had ours here in Canada but I can still Pay It Forward to those of you in the US for yours!


Thank you for sharing your thoughts & helping others see beautiful too!