Pay it forward
Anyone seen the film? A teacher challenges a group of 12 year olds to do something which will change the world. Many odd suggestions are made – and then one boy suggests “paying it forward”. Each time someone does you a favour, instead of paying them back, pay it forward and do something for three other people. Lots of people do favours for others, without thinking about it – friends, family and colleagues. What about helping a stranger – someone you will never meet?
A young man I know “doesn’t understand how anyone who drives or has a family can not give blood”.
Are you a donor? If you are unable to donate or are already a donor, can you recruit a new donor or join the bone marrow register? If you are not, don’t wait for one of your close friends or family to be ill or have an accident, before you sign up … and hoping that it will never be needed.
Whether you are reading this as we approach the Christmas / Chanukah / New Year holiday season; Valentines Day; Easter; Summer holidays or a birthday … give something really special.