#payingitforwardisgutzy Back to School Event

Pay It Forward - Back To School

What does it mean to you when I say pay it forward?  For me, it means to give back in honor of a time when maybe you needed help or someone paid it forward to you.

I am very thankful I got the opportunity to be a part of this “Paying It Forward Is Gutzy” Event.   Things like this just make my heart feel so good!  I know what it is like to go through tough times or live paycheck to paycheck.  Times are tough for the whole world,  but giving back can ease the stress for the recipient(s).

In this event, myself and fellow bloggers were given a budget of $25 each.  The goal was to get as many school supplies (back pack included) that we could for that amount.  What you see in the picture is what I was able to get ~ enough for two awesome kiddos to have their necessary supplies for the 2012-2013 school year.

I saved $21.39, spent the $25 allotment plus $4.12 of my own and was able to help a mom with school aged children in my area.  I learned of her through a mutual friend.  It felt so good because I always say that there is someone out there who needs something more than I do.  I am not someone who does something to “look good”.  I am sincere when I tell you that the joy I get from helping anyone I can just makes me so happy.  It just brings a smile to my face thinking about how one little thing can impact someone in such a way.  You never know how the one kind thing you did helped that one person you may have crossed paths with.  From holding a door open for a mom with her hands full, letting someone go ahead of you in the grocery line, all the way to paying it forward in ways such as this event.

My personal goal is to be able to do some sort of event such as this, each year.  Paying it forward doesn’t have to involve expense — just do something kind.  You really never know how it will impact someone’s life.  Plus the amazing feeling you get inside just makes it all worth it.

Thank you for reading <3

– Jenn

This event was sponsored by Gutzy Gear and powered by Madame Deals Media.

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