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Pay It Forward

Paying It Forward in Tanzania

Andy Bryant | Posted 11.08.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

Our partner AfricAid is helping shape girls into empowered young leaders in Tanzania. Empowered enough to plan their families, choose their partners, ...

The Power of Kindness

Global Yodel | Posted 11.03.2016 | Good News
Global Yodel

Happiness researcher Sean Achor demonstrated through his extensive research that if you perform random acts of kindness for two minutes a day for twen...

Powerball Winners Build A Fire Station For Small Town, Keep Winning

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.27.2016 | Good News

Powerball winner Mark Hill and his family continue to pay it forward in a huge way. They built a state-of-the-art fire station for Camden Point, Misso...

Pay It Forward Day: Contributing to 10 Million Acts of Kindness

Lissette Calveiro | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Lissette Calveiro

The last Thursday in April marks International Pay It Forward Day, a celebration of altruism and the good of humanity.

The Mystery Shopper Who Paid it Forward

Darryle Pollack | Posted 03.23.2016 | Fifty
Darryle Pollack

For women it's the Holy Grail. Finding clothes that flatter your body is a quest that never ends. Short-waisted, long-waisted, big bust, small bust. We've all got issues. We get older and the issues just evolve. More accurately, expand.

After Woman Paid For Man’s Groceries, He Thanked Her With $10,000 Donation

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 03.17.2016 | Good News

Who knew a simple act of kindness -- and a T-shirt -- could lead to a $10,000 donation? Tracy Warshal, a 39-year-old from Georgia, decided to make ano...

Sunday Night Reflections: How to organically break the cycle

Stevon Cook | Posted 03.03.2016 | San Francisco
Stevon Cook

I'm not a spiritual leader, nor a millionaire, nor a person with several fancy degrees from world-renowned schools. I run a small nonprofit and I'm a local politician focused on education issues. And despite my failures and my station in life, I love the man I've become.

Are You Feeling More Anger?

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 02.22.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

The problem is the unconscious contagion, when we are not even aware of the "virus" that is making us react like that. We are retaliating from an invisible aggressor that threatened us somewhere else, and projecting our reaction on the next person we talk to.

Cupid Cop Gave Out Roses, Cards On Valentine’s Day Instead Of Tickets

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 02.16.2016 | Good News

ICYMI: A Manitoba woman is surprised to have a rose — not a ticket — after she was pulled over by police on Sunday for a burnt-out light on her ca...

Serena Williams Continues To Inspire, Helps Build A School In Jamaica

ESPN | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.10.2016 | Black Voices

Working and building a third school with Serena williams fund and helping hands #swf A photo posted by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on Feb 9, 201...

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 Craigle -- w...

Believe and Beleive

Tristan Higgins | Posted 01.27.2017 | 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 01.26.2017 | 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 01.14.2017 | 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 mentor. The Gra...

Gifts That Keep on Giving: Generosity in Your Community

Maria Montgomery | Posted 01.04.2017 | 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 12.15.2016 | 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 of...

The 2 G's of Life: Gratitude and Giving

Tandy Elisala | Posted 12.04.2016 | 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 11.20.2016 | 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 11.17.2016 | 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 11.09.2016 | 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 10.09.2016 | 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 forgo birthday gifts th...

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

Leisa Peterson | Posted 09.22.2016 | 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.