We are blessed in so many ways.
Some of us are lucky enough to grow up in a big house and go to school abroad (without having to win a scholarship). Some of us are lucky enough to have a loving family and friends to rely on. Some of us are lucky for the little things that happen in our daily lives.
One time I left my wallet at the office and couldn’t pay the bus fare. As I searched for my wallet to the bottom of my bag, the officer said it’s okay (for me to have a free ride) and didn’t drop me off at the next bus stop. I was so relieved because, without my wallet, the only other option for me is to call a taxi and pay with someone’s cash at home.
I promised myself that the next time I ride a bus, I’ll just pay for two tickets because eventually, the money will go to the same company (I thought I owed that company via the officer). But the next officer said, “No need, Ma’am. It wasn’t me who was in charge [of the bus who gave me a free ride].”
I don’t know how the company works (are the officers work by commission?) but I realise that it’s a sign for me to pay it forward.
It is an expression to describe the beneficiary of a good deed repaying the kindness to others instead of to the original benefactor. An old but gold concept.
I thought, how would I pay it forward? Should I offer to pay for another passenger? Should I wait for someone else who couldn’t pay the fare?
Anyone will do.
As I stepped off the bus, I saw a group of school kids singing to raise funds for their school program. So I decided to pay my blessings forward. I didn’t donate a big amount, but I suppose I’d also pass my blessings to them.
A few weeks later, I read an article online about a group of school kids who build a library at a rural village, just on the outskirts of the city. And you know what? I recall the students in the picture as the ones who were singing near the bus stop a while ago.
Pay your blessings forward. You never know where or how much of an impact your blessing could grow.