You might remember the story I told last Christmas about driving up to the window at Starbucks, only to find that the guy in the car ahead of me gave the cashier $20 and told her to pay for the drinks of the next two people in line - Merry Christmas and Pay It Forward!
I recently came out - inexplicably - $20 ahead on a travel expense report.
So when our new Thank God and All The Saints mattress was delivered shortly after that trip, I tipped the delivery guy the $20 and told him to buy himself and the underling/schlepper in the truck some lunch. I hoped he'd be kind to the kid. Pay It Forward.
Visiting the Fancy Schmancy Blog earlier this week, I was tickled to pieces to find this entry:
"Yesterday, while I was snooping through the blogosphere, I found that Rhianne of For The Easily Distracted was doing a post about paying it forward.
'The first three people who leave a comment on this post today will receive a little surprise from me. The only catch is that you have to pay it forward to three more people. You don't have to have a blog to do this, just promise to keep it going by surprising three more people however you'd like.'
I thought it was a really neat idea and to my surprise- there were only 2 comments posted on her blog so far. I quickly chimed in and left a post and shortly after I received and email from the lovely and talented Rhianne informing me that I would be receiving gifties from her and her Bo-hunk! Yippee!
So now it is your turn to participate. If you are willing to pay it forward to 3 people, and want to receive a surprise gifty from me, simple leave a comment and the first 3 people will win!"
Well, guess who commented and guess who won a prize - Me, a-me, a-me-Me-ME!
Predictably, it is now your turn, dear Blog-thren, to comment, win, and pass it on.
In the spirit of following the rules - which I HATE to do - we'll award prizes to the first three commenters. BUT don't run off (R-U-N-N-O-F-T) if you are commenter number 4...or 10...or 17. You never know when CG1 and I have something up our sleeves and might randomly pick additional winners. :o)
C'mon all you long-time lurkers! This is a most-excellent opportunity for you to reveal yourselves. Pittsburg, Illinois? Sterling, Virginia? Walnut Creek, California? I know you're out there! Step right up and (maybe) win a prize!
Now I ask you: What could be better, on a boring, hotter-than-the-hinges-of-hell old Thursday, than to win a prize and get the opportunity to bring a little excitement and joy - more than usual, I mean - to your readers?
Okay...yes...a day off, a massage and a pitcher of margaritas would, in fact, be better. But you're on your own there...There's only so much I can do, spreading-the-love-wise.
PS - Click the image for a little toe-tappin' lagniappe.