OK, so this is a day late, but I like the idea.
When Kevin Tuerff's plane was diverted to a town in Newfoundland on 9/11, he marveled at the hospitality the residents showed the nearly 7000 stranded passengers. Back home, the owner of the Austin, Texas based company Enviromedia took a cue from the movie "Pay It Forward" and established a "pay it forward day" in his company in honor of the victims and heroes of that day.
The idea is to honor the Sept. 11 anniversary by having everyone do random acts of kindness for at least three strangers.
...on each anniversary, Tuerff's employees try to make a difference, armed with $100 and a mission to do good deeds in the community.
Like so many inspiring ideas, I love this not just for the immediate impact of it, but for the seeds that it plants both with the employees who get to focus for that day on paying it forward and the people who are the recipients.
"We hope that this can be a regular activity, that can be positive, that people can try to make a difference and restore faith in humanity," Tuerff said.
Good stuff. We need more of it.