To the Editor:
I would like people to know that Thursday, April 25 is “Pay It Forward Day.” Here is a quote from the website:
“For this year’s International Pay it Forward Day (PIFD) we are aiming to inspire over five million acts of kindness around the world. Imagine the difference that would make! We already have people involved from over 50 countries.”
Pay it forward means to do random acts of kindness for someone and not expect anything in return. Doing a random act of kindness does not need to cost anything. It can be as easy as giving a compliment to someone or opening a door for someone else. I hope everyone in our community will consider doing at least one random act of kindness on April 25.
This one day won’t stop bullying or other bad behavior, but maybe if people experience the good feeling of doing something nice for someone else, they will think twice before doing something unkind.
There is also a meeting Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the elementary media center sponsored by the anti-bullying committee. The meeting agenda is to come up with a new slogan, phrase or symbol that the whole community can get behind and support.
The anti-bullying task force will be changing directions and will become a task force for the whole community. The community task force wants to help everyone work together to help our community treat each other with care, concern and compassion. The new name for the task force will hopefully be chosen the night of the meeting on April 25.
Our community task force is in no way turning our backs on bullying, but working for community support to keep bullying from hurting our community members and doing other things to make our community a better place to live.
I hope as many people as possible can attend the meeting on April 25. If you cannot attend the meeting and you have ideas you want the committee to consider, feel free to email me and I will forward them on to other committee members. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope that the elementary media center is filled to the brim with people who are concerned about this topic and want to make our community a better place to live, work and go to school.