My Five Men wrote about kindness and friendliness being passed around the world with the idea of "paying it forward". She offered several of her readers a chance to receive a Pay It Forward package, and I was lucky enough to be one of the lucky winners. Today I received a cushioned envelope in the mail; when I opened it up I found a short note, a teabag (Earl Grey, one of my favorites), and two bite-sized chocolates. How fun!
I've seen other bloggers who've committed to sending out handmade gifts when they participate in this activity, but Betsy changed the rules such that anything goes. It's the thought that counts, right?
Part of my responsibility in accepting Betsy's package is offering something to my readers, who will in turn pass on something to others for a never-ending chain of goodwill. Last week I had a coupon for the Fanny May store at the mall, which I used to pick up some "Happy Spring" milk chocolate bars. I'll give one to each of the first three people who leave a comment and indicate they want to participate in a Pay It Forward.
If you're interested, leave me a comment saying you want to participate. I'll get your address (via email), then put your gift in the mail. When you receive your gift, enjoy it, then post your own Pay It Forward on your blog.