Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Pay It Forward
The expression "pay it forward" is used to describe the concept of asking the beneficiary of a good deed to repay it to others instead of to the original benefactor.
A week ago, my sister shared this wonderful video on Facebook about giving a little love and spreading the love exponentially.
I'm not sure if you are able to view the video without a Facebook account and over the course of one week, I found a similar video on YouTube with a different music used due to copyright issue (I presume) and the original one in English by Noah and the Whale. While I love the meaningful lyrics of the one by Noah and the Whale, the piano music of the Chinese version somehow brings a different feel to the video. I can't stop watching and listening to the music of both.
The one by Noah and the Whale
The one with the soulful piano tune
Which one do you prefer?
Of course great music aside, I love the message behind the video. The video depicts the concept of paying it forward in our everyday life. You could see how all these simple acts in your everyday life could actually create waves and speak volume.
You needn't go all out to be kind. You can do something like smiling, for no reason, at someone you happen to pass in the street. Without intending to, you might have saved the life of a complete stranger, whom might have been ready to kill himself, until a smile gave him new hope and confidence.
For me personally, I love to smile, show appreciation and give sincere compliments to people. Yes, these are NOTHING at all. It doesn't cost a a pinch do them. Nevertheless, I realise how much difference these could do to the person at the receiving end.
I hope you like the video as much as I do.
Give a little love. Pay it forward. The world would be a better place with more love.