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Pay It Forward

Watch 50 People Find Out They're Going To Super Bowl 50

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 02.05.2016 | Good News

Most would say the Craigle family was lucky to win 50 free tickets to Super Bowl 50. But those who know them would say it was karma. Bill Crai...

Believe and Beleive

Tristan Higgins | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tristan Higgins

I stood there looking down at the little mystery leaf and was filled with wonder. How did this special leaf arrive in this spot, at this time, in my path?

This IS Our Problem: Fixing Foster Care in America, My Part (And Yours)

Danielle Gletow | Posted 01.26.2016 | Impact
Danielle Gletow

Let's just all come together and loudly and proudly make a commitment that we will be one part of the very big village we know it takes to raise a healthy, happy child.

A Continued Pay It Forward...

Annalise Green | Posted 01.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Annalise Green

As we near the middle of January and get back into the flow of our busy lifestyles the wonderful kindness and opportunities to spread the 'Christmas Spirit' can easily be forgotten and pushed to the back of our minds until December descends again. But just stop.

Tow Truck Driver Uses Tips To Buy Winter Clothes For The Needy

Alexandra McNulty | Posted 01.13.2016 | Good News

Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence ov...

Kendrick Lamar Says He Wants To 'Pay It Forward' In New Video

The Huffington Post | Shonitria Anthony | Posted 01.12.2016 | Black Voices

Kendrick Lamar isn’t just a phenomenal rapper with a conscious message, which he shares through songs like "Alright," he’s also a ...

Gifts That Keep on Giving: Generosity in Your Community

Maria Montgomery | Posted 01.04.2016 | Impact
Maria Montgomery

Just because the holiday season is over doesn't mean the season of giving gifts need to be over. We can give to our community; to family, friends, colleagues and neighbors, every day of the year.

Random Acts of Compassionate Connection

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Loneliness hurts. We don't need a slew ...

The 2 G's of Life: Gratitude and Giving

Tandy Elisala | Posted 12.04.2015 | Women
Tandy Elisala

Gratitude is the foundation for developing your greatness and is key to living your life with passion, peace, and joy. Having a gratitude practice is a profound way to connect with your soul. As a four-time cancer survivor, I've integrated a lot of healing strategies in my life.

Five Things to Be Happy About, Even in the Face of Disaster

Michelle Tang | Posted 11.20.2015 | Good News
Michelle Tang

While it is true that there are a lot of issues these days, there are also bits of light still to be seen. In the interest of finding something nice to talk about to offset all of the bad, here are five things I am happy about.

15 Awesome Ways To Pay It Forward With Your Wedding

Bridal Guide | Posted 11.19.2015 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

One of our favorite new wedding trends: using your wedding as a wonderful way to give back to your community. Here, get inspired by some of our favorite ideas.

Make This The Season for Gratitude and Giving in Your Career

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 11.09.2015 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Hollywood has depicted the stress of the holidays with iconic movies that make us laugh (or cry!) because of the relatability of the zany characters and dysfunctional scenarios in life and career. I encourage you to start this festive season with a different mindset so you don't get caught running on the hamster wheel of stress.

Welcome to "Forward Chicago"

Roger Wright | Posted 10.09.2015 | Chicago
Roger Wright

The sign on the door says "C'mon In!" You walk into a FORWARD CHICAGO gathering, an autumn harvest potluck. Following the flow of Helene and Richar...

Kindhearted Kids Celebrate Birthdays By Making 900 Sandwiches For Homeless People

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 10.08.2015 | Good News

Two siblings are passing on presents to share their birthday wishes with families in need.  Nate and Quinn Mitchell decided to for...

Friends Doing Business With Friends (and Changing the World in the Process)

Leisa Peterson | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Leisa Peterson

In the movie Pay It Forward, 12-year-old Trevor makes a bid to improve the situations of those around him. With limited resources, he devises a plan: to repay good deeds, but with a twist. Instead of a direct repayment, Trevor instead pays each good deed forward to three third party beneficiaries, along with an edict to each to pay that favor forward, thrice.

Random Acts of Kindness: Pay It Forward!

Patrice Tartt | Posted 08.28.2015 | Good News
Patrice Tartt

Think about a couple of things that you can do today to show a random act of kindness to a complete stranger, a co-worker, or someone that you may not speak with regularly. Imagine that small act putting a smile on someone's face, or totally making their day.

Runners: To Wave or Not to Wave?

Jennifer Hellickson | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hellickson

It's a topic I've been wanting to explore for quite some time -- not only because I find the social dynamics of the dilemma fascinating, but also because I've seen geography come into play during my time living (and running) around the country.

The Best Way To Celebrate Turning 30

Alicia Raia-Hawrylak | Posted 08.20.2015 | Women
Alicia Raia-Hawrylak

Instead of a narcissistic entry into this new decade, I am choosing one of reflection, gratitude and service. I can't think of a better way to celebrate this milestone than by reflecting on blessings and confronting unearned privileges and finding ways to promote awareness and kindness in others.

9 Unique Ways to Express Empathy and Pay it Forward

Carol Morgan | Posted 08.04.2015 | Women
Carol Morgan

If we were all more empathetic to other people's needs, then the world would be a better place. Yes, I know that sounds cliché, but I truly believe it's true. Sure, it's a vision of Utopia, but think about it.

How Magic Mike Brought Me and an 80-Year-Old Woman Together

Lee Allport | Posted 07.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lee Allport

Within the past 10 years I have lost both of my grandparents which was difficult. My grandma and grandpa were an important part of my life as I live...

Kids and Kindness - How You Can Get Your Child Involved This Summer!

Leigh M. Clark | Posted 08.18.2015 | Good News
Leigh M. Clark

Those who know me best, know how much I long to be a Mom. While the process to become a mother, has so far been a long and challenging one for me (which I will share some other time), it is always in my heart.

9 Ways to Heal: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Healing happens in so many ways. From arts programs, to yoga, to support groups, many of our grantees this week are providing opportunities for communities to heal the challenging circumstances of their lives.

Building Resilience: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The Pollination Project celebrates the courage it takes to forge a new path, to try something new, to go against the grain and create a new paradigm for a community.

This Pay-It-Forward Story Will Warm Your Heart

Mark Redmond | Posted 06.01.2015 | Good News
Mark Redmond

She had a big smile on her face and said, "That's right. I was homeless too and you took me in. We met at the shelter, fell in love and this coming St. Patrick's Day will be our fourth wedding anniversary."

Why You Should Pay It Forward

Maryann Gubala | Posted 06.29.2015 | College
Maryann Gubala

One way is to pay it forward or, in other words, commit random acts of kindness. Official Pay it Forward Day is April 30th this year, but random acts of kindness don't have to, nor should they be, limited to that one day.