I’m studying for my Writing class and need an explanation.
Hello class, In my opinion we should all “pay it forward” whenever we are able to. We never know when someone is having a bad day and a simple smile or friendly hello can change a person’s day in the blink of an eye. There are so many simple ways to pay it forward from simply smiling and engaging with someone, buying a coffee for someone, or spending time with elderly family members that we all are capable of doing so much more. Whenever I am out, I always try to be respectful and mindful of those around me. I try to engage someone through eye contact and just offer a friendly smile. I see fellow moms who look run down like I’m sure I do, and when our eyes connect, we share a moment of understanding and I walk away feeling better and I hope they do to. Whenever I get a chance to stop and get a coffee I look behind me and if I see someone who looks like they could use a pick me up I will offer to pay for their drink when I get to the window. I have had that happen to me before and the feeling of a perfect stranger going out of their way to do something nice just turns my whole day around. I think back to spending time with my grandma and her friends and just seeing the way their eyes would light up when I would take the time to sit down with them and just talk to them. I know it made them feel special and important and I loved hearing their stories and catching up with them. We are all in such a hurry these days that we never stop to think about putting our phones down and spending some quality time with elderly people in our family. Every person that we meet is dealing with something and should never be judged based on initial first impressions. It is so easy to see someone who is scowling and just think that they are a naturally crabby person, maybe they are or maybe they just lost their job or found out a family member is in trouble. Without taking the time to get to know someone we have no idea what they truly have going on in their lives. By acknowledging someone and just letting them know that there are others who care about them, it can go a long way in turning their day around and helping them to work through whatever it is that is bothering them.