Paying It Forward

So I finally watched Pay It Forward last night on 8TV. I’ve been meaning to watch this show since it was released but never had the opportunity nor the time. I heard that this was a show that was poignant and that it would tug at heartstrings, what with Haley Joel Osment being in the lead and all. Boy was I glad I caught it last night. In typical MLM fashion, Pay It Forward tells of a *movement* started by a young kid, Trevor, to spread goodwill throughout the world. Well, in the movie, it only spread within the US of A, but you get the idea. How this is done is that one person will try to help 3 others by doing something FOR them that they are unable to do themselves, or perhaps just give them a push (sometimes a shove) in the right direction. These 3 people then, instead of returning the favor done by the original first guy, will then need to help 3 other people each, i.e. paying it forward. This will result in what I like to call it, a pyramid of goodwill. But anyways, long story short….watch the show. It will change the way you view life.

After the show, I was reminded of this tag I had pending from Rinnah. It has been a very busy week for me, because at work I have been buried in issues and issues on end, and I found it hard to smell the roses, short of sounding cliché. But that being said, I told myself that I would find the time to do this unique tag today…. one that will allow me to do my little bit for charity. What’s special about this tag is that blogger Idham has pledged to contribute RM127 to the Darul Izzah Orphanage for every completed meme. The catch is that the meme MUST be completed by August 26 2007. Isn’t that great? It’s so easy! All that needs to be done is to complete just 17 sentences from the list below, and then drop Idham a comment to say that you’ve completed it . So just by writing and completing this fun and rather thought-provoking meme, I would be contributing RM127 to the Darul Izzah Orphanage! It’s making me feel good already! And it’s one of my Pay It Forward instances.
1. A person is only as good as … he thinks he is.
2. Friendship is always ……………………………………….
3. To love is to give of oneself wholeheartedly and unconditionally.
4. Money makes me rich.
5. I miss my schooldays.
6. My way of saying I care is by giving a bear hug, with no words being said.
7. I try to spread love and happiness by…………….
8. Pick the flowers when you see them.
9. To love someone is to love unconditionally.
10. Beauty is portrayed by the soul.
11. When I was thirteen, what I remember the most was becoming a teenager, at last!
12. When I was twenty one, I remember celebrating it in Kenny Rogers, Cheras Leisure Mall πŸ™‚
13. I am most happy when I make my loved ones happy.
14. Nothing makes me happier than … achieving my goals in life.
15. If I can change one thing, I will change………
16. If smiles were………..then I………………………….
17. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could have weekends forever and get paid to enjoy them?
18. If you want to be happy then you have to go against the norm.
19. Money is not everything but………………………..
20. The most touching moments I have experienced is………………
21. I smile when……………………………………………
22. When I am happy, I………………………………..
23. If only I don’t have to be a slave at work then … that would be absolutely awesome!
24. The best thing I did yesterday was not hog the PC after work, but watch Pay It Forward.
25. If I ever write a book, I will give it this title,”………………………………”
26. One thing I must do before I die is……………………….
27. Doing this meme, I feel like I am doing my part for our future generation.

And now, the following folks can also help the kids at the orphanage too, by just completing this meme. If you’d feel like taking this up anyway, please feel free to do so!

My Baby Bay
Hijack Queen
Simple American

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14 Responses to Paying It Forward

  1. rinnah says:

    Me first again! Hehehe. Thanks for Paying It Forward, GT!
    *big bear hug*

    The Giddy Tiger says: No problem at all! πŸ˜€

  2. chinnee says:

    thats a good movie, isnt it? I watched it sometime back πŸ™‚

    The Giddy Tiger says: Yup, a really good family kinda movie.

  3. michelle says:

    Oh no…one of those long winded tag. Let me think about it….. By the way, who is making you a slave?..I think i know the answer πŸ˜‰

    The Giddy Tiger says: Figure of speech πŸ˜›

  4. feel like leaving the computer for a while and watch some show too. πŸ™‚

    BTW, what’s the time for “paying It Forward”? Sounds like a must watch. πŸ™‚

    I felt very touching and meaningful reading this tag from a few blogs….

    The Giddy Tiger says: It’s a movie. Maybe you can get it from the stores?

  5. wuching says:

    that was a good movie, its been a while since i watched it

    The Giddy Tiger says: Yup, it was worth watching πŸ™‚

  6. may says:

    I so love that Pay it Forward movie! been ages since I’ve watched it, but I remember the story. I wonder, if we apply it in real life, what a big difference it would make…

    The Giddy Tiger says: It would make a HUGE difference, I bet!

  7. Acknowledging the tag. Like what you did with this.

    Paying It Forward had such a sad ending. But good flick.

    The Giddy Tiger says: Yeah, I cried. But it was a good show.

  8. Pinkelle says:

    I saw the blurb on telly and was wondering what it was about!

    Btw, I lost a few of your comments, GT! πŸ™ They showed up in my email but when I went to my site after my server took a hitch hike, they were all gone!!! *bawls*

    The Giddy Tiger says: It’s ok – I can’t even remember what I commented now πŸ™‚

  9. Gallivanter says:

    You only just watched it? Well, better late than never I guess. I really enjoyed the movie, and it brought me close to tears.

    The Giddy Tiger says: Yeah, I am a slow one at that. But I glad I finally managed to catch it, albeit on the telly and not in the cinema.

  10. ParisB says:

    Hmm I don’t think I ever saw this! But it sounds like a true tear-jerker.

    The Giddy Tiger says: You ought to see it. It’s really good.

  11. zara's mama says:

    Is it true this tag? I hope it is.. it’ll be a very meaningful tag to do.

    The Giddy Tiger says: I hope it is true too.

  12. Hijackqueen says:

    Ah… something for the charity.

    The Giddy Tiger says: Yeah, and thanks for doing it.

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  14. Hijackqueen says:

    errr… the link not working anymore wor.

    The Giddy Tiger says: It wasn’t working when I tried to comment too, so I had to go to his main blog and THEN click on the post to comment. Otherwise, just leave him an email, I guess.

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