A few days I saw the Pay-It-Forward Challenge on another blog and thought it sounded like fun. I took the challenge.
Here's how it works: I leave a comment saying I want to participate, and the blogger will send me "something" in the course of the following year. Then I post an entry stating that the first three people to comment on my P.I.F. entry will get "something" from me.
I got three people to respond, and now I'm having fun thinking about what I'll send them. Hey, it could be something as simple as a local post card. I'm just waiting for inspiration to hit me, something different for each of the three, hopefully something appropriate.
It's as much fun waiting for that inspiration as it was waiting to get my three "commenters". And of course, I'm also waiting to see what that other blogger is going to send me! I like the idea of having plenty of time to plan what is sent; it gives me something pleasant to think about.
One of my responders has a private journal, and I'm sure that's why she only got one person to play the game. That's OK, she'll have fun with the idea anyhow.
I haven't received my "something" yet, nor have I sent my "somethings" to my J-land friends. But it's a fun activity that I'd highly recommend.
Go ahead, try it. You know you want to.
I'm not taking any more applicants, but you can start this thing from scratch. Change the rules to only one or two commenters instead of three. Whatever. The project is already brightening up my winter days.
I mentioned the other day I was making my mammogram appointment. I knew I was a year overdue, and reading a breast-cancer survivor's blog nudged me into action.
When I called The Breast Center to schedule my appointment, I learned it has been three years since my last mammogram. In my defense, two years ago at the time I should have been having another one, Cliff had open-heart surgery. A distraction, to say the least.
I know some of my readers have put this off just like I did. Please call and make your appointment today.