10 Ideas To Pay It Forward


If you aren’t sure of how to pay it forward and appreciate what others have done for you, then below-mentioned are some of the finest tips to help you out.

  1. Compliment

Complimenting others is a great way to let them know that you think about them and care for them. If it feels appropriate, then few recommendations/suggestions may also work out well.

2. Donate Books

If you’re to pay it forward, and particularly to a literary person, the donating books can be ideal. Make sure you donate relevant books, and if you’ve no idea about that person’s preferences, then you may go-ahead and inquire about it. You may also donate books to the public at large.

3. Pay for the Coffee

It is always nice to pay for the coffee of the person behind you. It serves as great idea to pay it forward.

4. Pay the Toll Tax

Again, you may pay the toll tax for the person in the vehicle behind you.

5. Carry Luggage for Someone

If you see someone struggling with their bags/luggage, then you may help them by carrying bags for them.


  1. Life is what you make it, I just live day by day hoping one day something will happen nice for me and my family. What you are doing is a blessing. Not get me wrong . I look around and see all the hardship on this world and it saddens me, I have a lot of people asking me for change and I give them what I can. God bless you Preston Parker,

  2. You can also help with fundraising. Also I help homeless people when they ask for money. If I don’t have money on me I go and buy them food and something to drink. They usually are very appreciative. That’s on less meal for me but it’s all worth it just seeing that big smile on their face. I feel blessed!!

  3. I buy pizza for the custodial crew. They work so hard and I don’t make much more than them.Love others as you want to be loved. Thank you for all you do.

  4. Have done all of these. My favorite is to go through a food drive through and pay for mine and the car behind me and most of the time it leads tor others paying for others until the line stops. Love that more people helping other people.
    Keep doing what you are doing and you will have a lifetime of giving. God Bless.

  5. I try almost every day to pay it forward makes me feel great to do what I can for people and I thank you for inspirations on those that you post after a brain aneurysm and stroke in 2005 i’m greatful to still be living

  6. I love all you do for others! One thing I do pretty often is allow others to go ahead of me in line at the store. Sometimes I purchase small things for clients who cannot buy for themselves. I sometimes make jewelry for others. And sometimes I pay for someone else’s lunch. I try to give praise and compliments because I think most people lack hearing that kind of thing. I also try to help people identify small things to be grateful for and small ways to be empowered.

  7. Thanks for sharing, we also think paying it forward by just paying for someone meal at a restaurant nothing fancy can be McDonald’s even. And offering a neighbor a ride to church or the store just small acts of kindness.

  8. My parents raised me to believe in the policy of helping others in any way I can. They were good, caring and loving people and I watched their example of Christian love and kindness every day of their lives. I was so richly blessed to have had them in my life!!!! I try to live up to their example. I haven’t been blessed in a monetary way, but I treasure the gift of my parents and family and I am very grateful for them!!! So I will Pay It Forward as much as I am able. Thank you for the 10 ideas to keep the momentum going!!! Thank you, also, for all you are doing to bring a better life to those less fortunate!!

  9. When my husband and I bought our house 43 years ago from an elderly couple, they did not want to meet us until the realtor told them we were a young couple just starting out. Long story short, they sold the house to us with everything in it. They felt bad there was no lawnmower or ironing board. Well going forward, 18 months ago we sold that house to a lovely couple with everything in the house but the dining room furniture. However, we replaced the furniture with the items from our sons because we were giving them ours. It’s just the right thing to do, pay it forward. I do so whenever I can.

  10. When the Salvation Army bell ringer is standing outside in the cold at Christmas time. You go into the store and buy a scarf and put it around his neck and see a big smile.

  11. I really love helping people. Never have had a lot of money. Created a lot of my own problems in the past as well…Now at 52 I help where ever and whoever I can. Mostly just simple things. Show a smile even on a bad day for you. I know that sometimes that is all it will take. So grateful for my life today. I really like your sight and it is so nice to see the big things that you can do for others……