One of my “real” friends wrote me this story as a “homemade” pay it forward for a game posting we participated in on Facebook…just found it in my junk mail in my email (ya, my real email!). Enjoy, it’s really cute and unique! and she calls me weird:) most of the story is real except about not knowing her and her living in NY and Colorado:)!
I don’t know if this really counts as a Pay it Forward or not, but I didn’t know what to make so I wrote this short story for you instead…
I knew somebody named Tami, who went to Church of the Harvest awhile ago. I knew her through a friend of a friend though, sort of like that app on Facebook that recommends friends for you or whatever. She seemed weird to me at first though. Tami always was helping somebody with something. She really liked kids too. I don’t know if that’s the reason why she liked to babysit for other people a lot of the time though.
Tami has lived a lot of different places for some reason so she has almost 600 people on her Facebook account. They sound kind of miscellaneous to me, but I think they are important to her. Tami cares about other people because she is a Christian. She is also a pro-lifer, who hates the very idea of abortion because it is murder according to the Bible.
I mostly know all of this stuff because I am friends with her on Facebook. That is how I heard about this whole Pay it Forward thing. I thought it was lame until Tami told me about it. Then, I was inspired to not just Pay it Forward, but keep on helping other people like she does all of the time.
I don’t know how this never ending chain of helping people/ paying it forward will all work out though. Tami keeps saying she wants to make stuff for people, but I just don’t understand why. What will she get out of it anyways? I have thought before.
I guess Tami isn’t really a friend of a friend anymore, but she started out that way when I lived in New York a few years ago. She also used to go to Boise State then, but now I guess she goes to this school called NNU in Nampa, Idaho.
The thing is, now that I live in Colorado, Tami is starting to affect me. I think this God of her’s helps her out a lot when she helps other people. It’s not a selfish thing with her either. Why do I say that? Tami helps other people, even when she won’t be immediately helped by them back at all. It’s neat to hear about, even though I haven’t met her yet. I bet I will someday, but I don’t know how I will. It is also kind of weird that she is my friend on Facebook and not my friend in real life though. I don’t necessarily think it’s a bad thing because I am friends with one of her friends that we both know in real life… by Amy McGrath