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The Kat Logic Share Dare

09 Jan

*** Short post today while I finish up the decision of the top 10 Most Influential Women of ’09****

You’ve all seen “Pay It Forward”. If you haven’t, take a look at this video.

Get your thinking caps on and wear your heart on your sleeve. There’s a HUGE challenge on the way. I’ve said it over and over and I’ll continue to do so. 2009 is going to be a powerful year for many of us. I intend to make sure it starts right here in the Wampler household. I’m starting by giving my children this very challenge. For the Kat Logic readers, it’s going to be on a much bigger scale and it’s going to be life-altering for many!

It’s the Share Dare. I double-dog dare you to watch for details.
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We want to hear from you. Has someone ever “Paid It Forward” for you? Tell us about it. We’ll be choosing 5 extraordinary folks to carry on this challenge. (The rest of you will be doing it as well, but 5 of you will doing it with us.)
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Sunday’s post is going to be called “You’re running out of time”. We’re posing a thought provoking answer and looking for 5 participants to carry out this very tough challenge. You up for it?

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18 Comments

Posted by on January 9, 2009 in encouragement

 

18 responses to “The Kat Logic Share Dare

  1. Ginger

    January 9, 2009 at 4:36 am

    I’m for the dare. I believe in paying it forward. πŸ™‚

    ginger

     
  2. Lea Schizas

    January 9, 2009 at 4:52 am

    Like Ginger, I already have a few ideas going on in my head on how I can change a small part in my community. Looking forward to the pay it forward dare.

     
  3. Katrina Wampler

    January 9, 2009 at 4:54 am

    Trust me…we’re going to put you to the challenge!!!!

    Can’t wait to share with you what my kids do with the challenge I’ve given them. I’m excited to see their wheels spinning on how they are going to accomplish what I’ve asked of them.

     
  4. Vivian

    January 9, 2009 at 4:58 am

    I’ll be watching.

     
  5. unwriter1

    January 9, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Pay it forward has been my policy for years. You can count me in on this one!

     
  6. Kerry

    January 9, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    This movie looks awesome!

     
  7. Marvin D Wilson

    January 9, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    I had NOT seen Pay it Forward, but certainly plan on doing so now. I need to share it with the young men I mentor here at Camp Shiloh also. I can only imagine what you’ve got planned, Kat. Anything/scheme/idea having to do with the spirit of THAT movie has gotta be a barn-burner. And I’m in, you know that.

     
  8. Katie Hines

    January 9, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    I love a good mystery, and I’m eager to see what you’ve got planned, Kat!

     
  9. Margaret Fieland

    January 9, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Kat, this sounds like fun.

     
  10. Vivian

    January 9, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    I’ve had people pay it forward with me or my family as the recipients. I, in turn, paid it forward.

    One instance, about 25 years ago, my husband couldn’t work (the start of the end for him physically). I was laid off from my low paying part time job a week before Christmas. We had nothing for our three children. Our refrigerator and cabinets were rather bare: Speak of of Old Mother Hubbard, we were she.

    We returned from a doctor’s visit, two days after I lost my job, to find boxes and sacks and boxes and bags of food and presents piled on the enclosed back porch. We not only had everything for Christmas dinner, but enough food to feed us for months. The children had more gifts than we would have been able to provide if both parents worked.

    I never knew who was so generous. The note with the food and gifts read, “Since others cared enough to help in the past, we have to help now.”

    My husband and I still pay it forward. If someone needs help, if we can, we leave gifts, food, and sometimes money, anonymously when possible.

     
  11. Ginger

    January 9, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    I believe a smile at someone is the start of paying it forward. That old saying, “if you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours,” has been a favorite for years.

    A Christmas tradition of helping others who can’t afford to celebrate is big at our house. There is no greater feeling than making bags for the homeless and passing them out on Christmas Day. To me, that makes up for the commercialism that has stolen the spirit from the holiday.

    I also share blog space several times a year by hosting my fellow authors. I have a fairly good following, and I’m not too selfish to share it with my peers.

    Which by the way opens a promo door. Jan 26-31, I’m hosting “Bring a Character to Blog” week. I have twenty-five people who’ll visit and give you a new perspective on their books. Join us, won’t you. Pay it Forward.

     
  12. Deb Hockenberry

    January 9, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Hi Kat,
    I’ve never seen the movie but I’m definitely heading over to Netflix now! It looks so inspirational! I have paid it forward even with a smile or some encouragement. I believe both are so important. When’s the challenge? I’m in.

     
  13. Lea Schizas

    January 10, 2009 at 12:07 am

    I’m not sure if this is a pay it forward or not but I was waiting in line at Chapters one day when I heard a child whine at the cash. My ears caught the mother apologizing to the cashier that she was short ten dollars. Now I’m not rich and the child wasn’t crying in the ‘I want that book’ spoiled manner. Once the mom said she didn’t have enough money to buy it the child wiped the tears and said, “It’s okay, mommy.”

    Couldn’t resist. I went up to another free cashier, gave her the money and told her to tell the other cashier to say that someone left a gift certificate to offer to anyone who didn’t have enough to pay for the item. I was sure the lady would have refused me but in this manner she was free to accept without any guilt feelings she owed someone the money.

    How cool would it be to hand out baskets of books to senior homes. Oh wait, I do that. πŸ™‚

     
  14. Katrina Wampler

    January 10, 2009 at 12:11 am

    These are all awesome ways. Wonderful things to do to help others. Christmas sort of brings that out in folks and it’s an amazing things.

    Christmas is over and many of us, myself included, move on with our own lives and get busy again..losing that spirit of giving.

    I’ve shared the challenge with several other (off line folks). Most say it will be tough to get even 5 people to carry through such a challenge and that as a human race, we’ve fallen way short on the caring department. I really don’t believe it.

    Even if there is only one person to commit to the challenge I give, we will move forward with it and I will join this person. I promise it is going to be a tough one. I also promise it is going to change your life forever.

     
  15. Mimi B

    January 10, 2009 at 2:26 am

    hi Kat! I loved the movie Pay It Forward! We’ve paid it forward when we can and it’s always been a blessing to be on the giving end. People have paid it forward to us in different ways and it’s always a blessing and very humbling! KTIS here in MN has people download a coupon give to a cashier to let the people behind them know whatever they’re purchasing has been paid for. They call it the “Drive Thru Difference”. I’ve never done it before, but I’m going to do it!

     
  16. Joyce A. Anthony

    January 10, 2009 at 4:52 am

    I can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve, Katrina!

     
  17. eathan

    January 10, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Another brilliant unselfish idea! You know I stand behind you in all areas, of course Ill be taking the challenge with you. I’m extremely excited now about what I can do to take this to an extraordinary level. All I can say is thank god you have spell check on this blog!! Ill let you post a comment on that if you like hahaha. Again Katrina your the most amazing person I know and I’m proud to call you my wife!

     
  18. Lesa Witherington

    January 10, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    When my 19 year old was 8 we had to change schools in the middle of the school year and needed new uniforms. I went to a department store because I did not have the money right then to buy her uniforms. Turns out the store credit card was maxed out. I had a lady in line behind me offer to buy her one complete uniform, belt and all.

    I told her we would have to pay the lady back, and she asked how. I said by helping someone else. A few months later, during a hurricane preparations, I stood in line behind a couple trying to get some last minute food items. They did not have enough, so I paid for them.

    This year, I’ve been out of work for a few months and was worried about Christmas, but I should have know that God would take care of it.

    I have been paying it forward with a new project. I am helping 16 teens and 6 adults start a home based business and teaching them how to market that business online.

    Now here I was in pretty bad shape. A week before Christmas I had over $900 given to me that more than took care of providing my family with Christmas.

    I’m always looking for ways to pay it forward and pay it back! I would love to participate.

     

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