The expression “pay it forward” is used to describe the concept of asking that a good turn be repaid by having it done to others instead. In celebration of our 1 Year Anniversary, we intend to do just that! From April 4th through April 8th, we will be collecting monetary and food donations to help the First Baptist Church of Berlin replenish their food pantry. When you donate, we will happily satisfy your “Sweet Tooth” with a FREE, all natural dessert.
My first experience with the term “pay it forward” was watching the film Pay It Forward which was an adaptation of the novel written by Catherine Ryan Hyde. In the book and the movie it is described as the obligation to do three good deeds for others in repayment of a good deed that one receives. In this way, the need to help others then spreads through society and the movement, in turn, makes the world a better place.
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The idea of the book and movie has been championed in real life by the Pay It Forward Foundation. The Foundation focuses on bringing the idea of paying it forward to school age children, parents, and educators. The simple idea of doing good works for others to repay the good that has happened to you is one that can easily be conveyed to children and encourages them to be socially aware and take a role in making the world a better place. The main character of the book was a 12-year-old child, thus giving other children someone they can relate to.
We are a small business and “giving product away” is an expense, but we are committed to this community and making a positive difference here. There are so many people struggling in this economy, the need for assistance in and surrounding this community is greater than ever. Imagine, if each of us performs three good deeds to help another, no matter how small, and those people perform three good deeds and then those people perform three good deeds and so on. What an impact it would make…whose life might be changed…how this world could be different?
We have been given so much by this community. The best part of owning this business has been meeting the locals, servicing our customers and this great community. We mean it when we say that “We have the best customers on the planet in the greatest little seaside town”. Everyone has been so helpful, welcoming and supportive. “Paying it forward“, even if it’s one cupcake at a time, is just our way of saying Thank You and encouraging positive change in the community that we share!