60 Ways to Pay It Forward in 60 Seconds or Less

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Give without Expecting Anything in Return.

It’s Good for the Soul!

Say “Good Morning!” Leave a thank you note for your mailman.  End your email with a compliment. Start a piggy bank for a good cause. Share your blessings.  Have gratitude.  Give a helpful hand when you see someone carrying a lot of stuff.  Give up your seat to someone.  Be patient. Put down your phone and be present. Send a friend an old picture of the two of you together with a kind word. [Click to Tweet]  Leave a surprise so someone knows that you are thinking of them.  Call someone you love.  Add a note to their lunch box.  Tell them you love them with a lipstick note on the bathroom mirror.  Pick up trash you find along the way.  Donate blood.  Help someone loading groceries into their car.  Let a car pass in front of you and give a thumbs up. Write an “I’m thinking of you” note.  Tell someone that you appreciate them.  Pack their favorite snack.  Let someone know that they made a difference in your life.  Smile at everyone you cross paths with.  Let them sleep in.  Surprise your loved ones with their favorite hot breakfast drink.  Leave a nice comment on Facebook.  Hold the door open.  Send a thank you note through the mail.  Listen with your heart.    Pray for someone in need. Give a compliment to a stranger.  Compliment someone who deserves it.  Send a card to someone in the military overseas. Pass along a great book that you just finished reading.  Help a loved one with their least favorite chore. Donate old clothes to someone in need. Call an elderly relative.  Spread good news.  Agree to disagree. Give words of encouragement. Give a random hug. Leave an encouraging post-it note for a coworker.    Brush the snow off of someone’s car. Encourage a child to pay it forward in their own way. Visit a sick friend or loved one.  Plant a tree. Forgive mistakes. Celebrate something new every day. Bring hot chocolate to a friend who could use a pick me up. Leave a nice blog comment. Give the gift of music.  Be cheerful.  Draw someone a picture.  Feed the birds. Say “God bless you” when someone sneezes.  Give a wink. Be a positive person to be around. Let someone go ahead of you in line or simply ask them about the weather.

The entire chemistry of our body changes when we shift our thoughts, actions and words to ones of gratitude. [Click to Tweet] Gratitude for this life we are given. Small random acts of kindness is a great way to show your gratitude and to be thankful for all the good in our world. You never know how quickly you could change a moment by simply being kind.  I urge you to give intentionally to the moments in your life. I guarantee it to cause a positive chain reaction! So pay it forward, it’s good for the soul!

In keeping with my mantra, to live an intentional life, I choose to pay it forward!  I choose to be good to my soul!

How will you choose to pay it forward?

Joy Vale
February 28, 2016

www.balancingyourchemistry.com

Functional Endocrinology of Ohio
Akron: 2800 S. Arlington Road, Akron, Ohio 44312 (330) 644-5488
Cleveland: 6200 Rockside Woods Blvd., Ste. 100, Independence, Ohio 44131 (216) 236-0060
Dr. Keith S. Ungar and Dr. Andrew Kender, Chiropractic Physicians

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“Get Involved — Pay It Forward Day.” Get Involved — Pay It Forward Day. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Feb. 2016.

January 1st Is The First Page Of a 365 Page Book. Write A Good One!

2016 book

Start the year out with a positive page!

To all of my Family, Friends, Clients and loyal Readers I wish you well in the New Year! I wish you all a fresh start. You have 365 new days, 365 new chances. I wish you a productive road ahead along with good health, happiness and joy.   Feel the start of something new!  Start the year 2016 with gumption.  [Click to Tweet] I hope you have learned enough from years past to give to the years to come.  I urge you to take some time to sit down and make a plan for the year(s) to come.  Take time to think about what is important to you and what will help you achieve an extraordinary life and bring out the best in you. Develop a goal driven, passion driven plan.  Make small daily goals that will lead to your bigger goals.  Start each day with intention and focus on accomplishing your goals step by step, day by day.
Below are some tips to not only help you get started writing but to also stick with the plot:
  1. Most importantly, BELIEVE in yourself! If you don’t believe you can accomplish your goals, you probably won’t.
  2. Consider what is most important to you. What are your priorities? Think about where you want to be in the next year and the next 5 years.  What would you like to accomplish?  What would you like to cross off your bucket list?
  3. Start with a few specific, realistic and attainable goals. Break them down if need be.  If you are trying to save for that dream vacation think about a realistic amount to set aside each pay or month.  Setting unattainable goals will only set you up for failure so it is very important to be realistic.
  4. Write down your goals and keep them in a place that you will see them often. The more you see your goals the more motivating they will become.
  5. Do something every day to work towards meeting your long-term goals even if it is just daydreaming.
  6. Take time at the end of each month to review your goals. Take pride in those that have been crossed off your list.
  7. Finally, never, ever give up! If you don’t do very well the first time around, tomorrow is a new day, a new chance to begin again.  You can always start a new chapter.
Although no one can go back and make a brand new start anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending – Carl Bard
Be aware of the progress you are making each day but be sure to take it easy on yourself if things don’t go as well as planed or if maybe you lose sight of the larger goal. Remember, you can find happiness at any stage of the process if you only slow down and let it catch up to you. [Click to Tweet]
As for me, I continue to strive to live an intentional life.  I will start this year by writing down my goals.  I personally need something to motivate me, to give me purpose and to help me keep focused on  throughout the New Year.  I will also take it easy on myself, knowing that sometimes I will achieve my goals and sometimes I won’t.  But I am a firm believer in setting goals and having an action plan. Without a plan I will not know where to begin my story.
I hope by next year that you surprise yourself by all that you accomplish. I hope you set a goal that makes you want to jump out of bed each morning.  This year is yours.  2016 is your chance to write your story!
Joy Vale
January 10, 2016
www.balancingyourchemistry.com
Functional Endocrinology of Ohio
Akron: 2800 S. Arlington Road, Akron, Ohio 44312 (330) 644-5488
Cleveland: 6200 Rockside Woods Blvd., Ste. 100, Independence, Ohio 44131 (216) 236-0060
Dr. Keith S. Ungar and Dr. Andrew Kender, Chiropractic Physicians
To schedule an appointment, click here.

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