Monday, April 19, 2010

Something we can all do to change the world around us!

In 2000, PAY IT FORWARD was produced. This drama and romance stars Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, Jon Bon Jovie, Angie Dickenson, etc. It is rated PG-13 because of mature thematic elements including substance abuse/recovery, some sexual situations, language and brief violence.

Synopsis: Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKInney believed in the kindness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most of the other kids, he actually succeeded. He changed the world with DIRECT ACTION. His plan was to "pay it forward" by doing a good deed for just 3 people, then each one of them would do good deeds for three others, creating a charitable pyramid scheme...

Right now, if you google movie information for PAY IT FORWARD, you will be given a bunch of websites to get more information. One of the first websites allows you to use your credit or debit card to pay for this movie for only $3.95 with NO postage unless you demand quick delivery. The movie is then YOURS TO KEEP. You can also purchase this movie for $11.00 at Hastings in Garden City.

I actually know of people who have benefitted by this! A relative of mine saw a homeless man in Garden City. He was offering to work for money. She had no work that was needing to be done but she stopped and gave him some money anyway. Later, her teenaged son and a good friend of his drove past another homeless man. They went to a store and purchased a toothbrush, toothpaste and other toiletries that we take for granted for the man. Before they took these items to the man, they made a trip to McDonalds and purchased a meal for him. Then, they gave it all to the man. Can you imagine what these homeless people thought? I especially think that the teenagers blew away the man that they helped! You know how it is, people are always complaining about what teenagers are doing that they shouldn't be doing. Instead these two young men went out of their way and spent their very own money to help a total stranger!!!

Before either of these occurences had happened, the woman was parked in line after ordering a drink. When it was her turn to pay, the Sonic employee at the window told her that the people in front of her vehicle had already paid for her order which was just an iced tea. None of the people in those vehicles even knew each other. Since then, the lady was again standing in line at Sonic. When it was her turn to pay, she paid for the family who had just ordered and were waiting in line behind her.

Another incident that I am aware of, involves a brother of mine right here in Leoti. No, he is not my biological brother but at one time, he was married to my sister. Til my dying day, he will remain my brother. Last Christmas, I was very concerned about kids and families who wouldn't be receiving any gifts. As you know, I wrote about my concerns here. People came out of the woodwork to help me. He was one of those people. He also supports other chairites such as the Burn Center in Wichita. He became up close and personal with the B.C. when his son, Hunter, was horribly burned from his chin to his toes. Doctors did not expect the 10 1/2 month old to survive but God had other plans.

Oh, and for fear that my buttons are going to burst, I am going to tell you who these individuals are. Rob Carson, Lona Sue DuVall, Hunter Carson and Hunter's friend, Matt Salyer...

Go out and deed as much love as you can to three other people...Eventually, it'll come back to you when you need it the most...


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