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December 31, 2008

iReport: Paying it Forward

Posted: 11:13 AM ET

The holidays are over. Your credit cards are inching towards their limit. Layoffs are happening left and right. The weather is mostly gray.

If all this has you down, you may want to consider checking out one iReporter's blog for a little winter inspiration.

Adam Boalt’s blog is based on the idea of “paying it forward” and practicing random acts of kindness. You may have heard about people paying for a stranger's cup of coffee or gas, but there are so many other stories of kindness.

Boalt has found a way to connect all these random acts worldwide. In one posting, a kind soul bought a sleeping bag for the homeless man he passes every day.

Tell us how you practice random acts of kindness. Post your experiences and ideas here at

- Callie Carmichael,

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Kelvin Desplanque   January 5th, 2009 12:40 pm ET

A few months ago I was on a business trip in Gaithersburg, MD. The few times I travel I bring home a gift for my wif, usually jewellry. On this particular trip I found a nice ring on sale at a mall and was about to purchase it when the sales associate said that I could purchase a second item at half price. I really didn't need anything else and was about to complete the transactions when I noticed two young girls buying their mother a birthday present but complaining that it was a bit too expensive. I approached them and asked if they would like to get it at half price. At first they thought I was a scam artist but with the sale's person intervention they ended up believing me. They paid me for their mum's gift at 50% off and I wasn't any poorer for my deed. I hope their mum enjoyed the earrings.

Franko   January 7th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Randomly equipartitioning is Maxwell's Demon
However, in condensed matter, some degrees of freedom are frozen out
Not what you keep, but what you throw away
Hence we are, not randomly

Morgan   January 12th, 2009 3:31 pm ET

For Christmas, a sales rep I work with gave me $100 to replace a pair of earbuds I lost on a trip.

Where I work there was a toys for tots drive. I immediately walked the Christmas cash to the organizers of the event.

I figured in today's economy children more than ever need to know Santa is looking out for them. This was more important than a fancy pair of earbuds.

Franko   January 15th, 2009 3:49 am ET

Hoping for - Randomly kind bingo winnings, better still, the lottery
Take US out of our misery, into the land of happy fantasy

Reality is that, every baby has to identify the candy stealers
The manipulation of the economy, - taxing candy from adults ?

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I would like to read a bit more soon. BTW, pretty good design that site has, but don’t you think design should be changed every few months?

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