"Thank you so much! You are a lifesaver and as soon as I am back on my feet, I will donate- I want to repay you guys for helping me during this emergency"
I hear these words a lot during assistance appointments. Those in need of help know they will not be in crisis forever and are usually already thinking of what they will do for others once they are able.
I always reassure them they are not required to pay us back-the ministry is a gift, not a loan. But if the opportunity arises for them to pay it forward they certainly should. And most, if not all, do! In fact, many charities are started by individuals who were once down on their luck and were shown charity which inspired them to pay it forward.
The act of paying it forward isn't necessarily paying back those who showed you kindness, but consequently showing the same kindness to those whom are put in your path. You then hopefully inspire those people to in turn show kindness to others. That is what is so great about the sentiment- it creates a chain of good doing.
Good Samaritan receives love and support from you and that is why we pay it forward to the Helena Community. Thank you for causing a chain reaction!
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