Proud to Share: Paying It Forward Update

Hello!  Happy holidays to everyone.  It’s so nice to share a few moments with you.  I wanted to come back and give everyone an update on how my class paid it forward for the holidays.  If you remember, I asked my students (and their families) to contribute $1.00 each to help purchase a $25.00 gift card for our school-wide Angel Tree.  Well…. Great news!  As a class, we were able to contribute enough money to purchase a gift card to help provide a little extra holiday joy to another student. But, the good news doesn’t end there. 

Yay, good news!  Quite unexpectedly, one of my students brought in an envelope marked for the Angel Tree.  Inside of the envelope was an additional $25.00. My goodness!  I immediately emailed the parent to ask if perhaps she had misread my email where I asked for a dollar a piece towards the twenty-five dollars.  LOL.  To my delight, she shared that there was no error and that their family wanted to pay it forward since they had had a blessed year.  Isn’t that great?  That’s how paying it forward works. Your helping someone often inspires others to help someone, and the great karma just keeps on rolling.  

Personally, ever since this movement begin with my students, I have noticed that I am more cognizant about seizing moments of giving.  I have been making a beeline to the Salvation Army kettle, and handing the cashier a ticket to add a few extra dollars to my grocery purchase.  I’d love to hear about any “Pay it forward” moments that you and your students, or you and your family, had this holiday season.  I hope you have a spectacular Christmas, Hanukkah, and/or Kwanzaa!

Until next time,


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