Kindness is Paying Someone’s Way Who Can’t Pay You Back or Pay it Forward

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This post is part of #Write31Days where bloggers write every day in October on one topic. I am writing about Acts of Kindness, random and otherwise. It will be interesting to note how I am different and/or how my community is different


Have you ever paid for the person behind you to receive a free coffee, toll crossing, or donut? This idea is on most random act of kindness lists, I don’t prefer that idea. When I spend my money, I want to make a difference in someone’s life. People who are in such lines, have the money for the coffee, toll, or donut.

Instead, how about paying for someone who can’t pay it back or forward (at least right now)? Below are some ideas.

  •  Pay for a homeless person’s lunch.
  • Take a senior on a fixed income to the movies.
  • Put a gas card on the windshield of a single mom’s car.
  • Treat a low-income friend to an event at church.

Kindness notices the needs of others. And then acts. 


Your Turn . . . Keep a look out for who you could bless with an experience or food. 

You can practice being kind by leaving me a comment. 

Want to know what other acts of Kindness are on the list? Go to my Landing Page . . Scattering Kindness: A 31 Day Adventure of Intentional & Random Acts of Service.  

Please leave me an idea or two that I can add to my acts of kindness list. The idea can be intentional or random.

Go here for yesterday’s post: Kindness is Looking Someone in the Eyes

Related Posts . . . Hospitality Field Trip Refreshes and Teaches

Previous #Write31Days Topics

Thanks go to Elizabeth Symington for making my #Write31Days button and basic graphic for the kindness quotes.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Karen Sebastian  |  . at .

    Wow! I have never thought of the gas card. What a thoughtful gesture! I think I will get one to give to the next person who asks for gas money. Thanks for sharing. I tweeted your post.


  • I love, love, love the idea of the gas card on a single Mom’s car! Or even a grocery store gift card (like a box store that has gas, groceries, diapers, etc!)

    What a great idea!!!


  • 3. sharybary  |  . at .

    You are right! It’s great to do something kind for someone who really needs it and make a difference in their life! I still love the idea of surprising someone by paying for their ticket in the Drive-Thru. It happened to me, and it made my day and I’m sure made me kinder to everyone throughout the day causing a ripple effect. But I see your point completely!


  • 4. wendyj59  |  . at .

    We had a cafe near us where you could pay it forward in that you could pay for an extra coffee/tea for a homeless person. The cafe would then give a homeless person a free drink. I’d much prefer to do something like that than just give money which might not be spent in the best way.



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