After watching the movie Pay it Forward I found out that it is when you do something for someone that will make a difference in their lives, in return you ask if they can pay you back by doing something else for someone that will make a difference in their life. If everyone were to do this for three people each, it would make a pyramid effect. One person can make a big difference by doing something so little.
For my pay it forward, I am going to visit an apartment for senior citizens. I decided to do this because I've visited there before and noticed some people were sitting in the front room so I often talked to them while passing by. They were really nice and told me I should visit more often. By doing this, I will keep them company so that they aren't alone often since I plan on visiting them every second weekend. There are a few people that I often visit and noticed how they wouldn't have any visitors or no one who lived with them, I would keep them company for a while just talking about different things. I did my pay it forward by myself at the apartment place on November 12, 2011 sometime in the morning til afternoon.
My act of kindness went great, I met a lot of people and had a lot of fun talking to them. The pictures above are of two people I met there and talked to the most, they were really nice and friendly. I would introduce myself and I would ask them questions like "How are you?" or "Is there anything you need help with?" and things like that, they would ask me random questions about my life so the conversation just kept going. I felt really good while doing my pay it forward, it made me feel like I was actually helping someone with something. When people would question me about what I was doing I would explain Pay It Forward to them. They thought it was a really good idea and that it was great that the students were doing this during our free time. When they questioned me about why I was doing it, I told them I was trying to make a difference and asked them if they would try paying it forward. In the end a lot of people told me they were going to try and do the same thing I was doing.
The idea of Pay It Forward is important because we want everyone to be able to see that anyone can make a difference by just doing such a simple thing. It's important because we want to make the world a better place, although that may seem a bit cheesy, it's true and if people start hearing more about it, it may happen. I believe my act of kindness did help in a way, I got to make people happy and seeing people smiling who never was smiling before is a great feeling.