hey there flywheel…

We bend to find possibility amid madness and opportunity among madmen. Anything but the Normals.

he started it December 19, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — figg @ 1:53 am

<Aaron posted this on craigslist three nights ago. he was reading Dale Carnegie, reading about loving other peope. he said in the name of learning to be unselfish this is what he wanted to do. did i think he was nuts. no, i said. >

Free – donating my time for the holidays…


Reply to: sale-511588432@craigslist.org
Date: 2007-12-16, 11:08PM ESTYoung entrepreneurial couple looking to “pay it forward” by donating a few hours to help someone in need this holiday season…Please email us with any ideas of how we could help you, your family, or a loved one.Have a very Merry Christmas!

<AND THEN, A DAY LATER THIS HAPPENED>

Free – Pay It Forward – How M ay I Help You or Yours?


Reply to: sale-512728168@craigslist.org
Date: 2007-12-17, 11:45PM ESTI was so inspired by the couples posting that I decided I would like to do this also…….

I would like to donate a few hours to help someone in need this holiday season…Please email me with any ideas of how I could help you, your family, or a loved one.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Brian

<AND THEN THIS>

FREE – Pay It Forward – How can I help you or your loved one?


Reply to: sale-512984562@craigslist.org
Date: 2007-12-18, 9:51AM ESTThe young couple who posted this to start with has offered to help a family member of mine and so I would like to pay it forward also. I live in the Frankfort area so if there is something I can do for you or your loved one who lives in this area please email me and let me know what it is. Some suggestions would be sit with an elderly family member so you can take a few hours for yourself, take someone to the store, doctor, etc… whatever, just let me know what it is and I will see what I can do for you.

<AND THIS>

Pay It Forward – Got The Bug


Reply to: sale-513214672@craigslist.org
Date: 2007-12-18, 1:28PM ESTOk, I have been bitten. I too would like to offer 2 things. First, I too would like to do something kind to help a family. I live on the east side of Indy. My kids are grown so I have lots of time to give to a family that is truely in need. Secondly, I personally would like to chronicle this Criagslist miracle. Identities will be protected, but if you are giving or receiving one of these Christmas “gifts” please e-mail me, or if you are just interested in the end result. I will write it all down in time for a good New Years read. Merry Christmas everyone.<THEN THIS CAME IN AN E-MAIL>
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Hello,

 I am fascinated with what you have started on Craigslist. You definitely have an entrepreneurial spirit.

My family has just moved to a new house, life is crazy for us right now. We have four kids, and we don’t even have a Christmas tree for the new house.I was trying to think of ways that people who are “paying it forward” could help us out. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks! HOW SELFISH OF ME!

I have a beautiful wife, wonderful children, and (not to get to spiritual) we have the Lord in our lives. I need to be saying, How can I help others out this holiday season? Not, what can people do for me? The chain reaction that is happening with this is awesome! Thank you for inspiring me and my family.

God bless you, and Merry Christmas

JN

<WE’VE GOTTEN 10 RESPONSES SO FAR, PEOPLE NEEDING HELP, BUT MOST EVERYONE IS WRITING FOR SOMEONE ELSE…ONE PERSON KNOWS OF SOMEONE WHOSE KIDS WON’T HAVE CHRISTMAS, SOMEONE ELSE HAS A MOTHER WHO DOESN’T DRIVE AND LIVES FAR FROM HER BUT CLOSE TO US AND NEEDS TO GET OUT TO THE STORE EACH WEEK. THERE ARE SOME WHO NEED HELP WITH THEIR HOUSE AND ONE LADY WHO WANTS A WINTER COAT FOR HER HUSBAND. SHE SAYS SHE DOESN’T CARE WHAT THE COAT IS LIKE.  WE ARE FINDING OURSELVES INSANELY EXCITED ABOUT COMING UP WITH WAYS TO MEET ALL THESE NEEDS, AND IT SEEMS WHEN WE DON’T HAVE JUST EXACTLY WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR, WE KNOW OF SOMEONE WHO DOES AND WOULD LOVE TO HELP. ITS SWIFTLY BECOMING A NETWORK, AND I FIND MYSELF OVERWHELMED THAT AARON’S SIMPLE ACT OF WANTING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BEING UNSELFISH HAS GROWN THIS MUCH SO QUICKLY. IT’S MY OWN CHRISTMAS MIRACLE TOO, BECAUSE I FEEL AS THOUGH WE ARE THE ONES WHO HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE GIFT. ESPECIALLY BECAUSE THIS HAS LIT UP AARON’S FACE LIKE NOTHING I’VE EVER SEEN BEFORE.

 WE TALKED ABOUT JOSEPH ADDAI THE OTHER DAY, HOW HE PATIENTLY WAITED, BEHIND THE SCENES. ALL THAT TIME, NO ONE KNEW HIS NAME, BUT HE GOT READY AND THEN HIS DAY CAME AND HE STEPPED UP.  AND WE SAID WE WONDERED, DID HE KNOW THAT FIRST DAY HE STEPPED ONTO THE FIELD THAT THAT WAS HIS MOMENT AND THE START OF THE LAUNCH SEQUENCE FOR HIM, DID HE KNOW HE COULD RUN THAT FAR, DID HE KNOW IT WOULD GET THIS BIG? I GUESS YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOUR MOMENT IS, YOU CAN JUST BE READY EVERY MOMENT, JUST KEEP SOWING, JUST KEEP TRYING, BECAUSE THERE COMES A MOMENT WHEN IT GOES…

I’LL UPDATE MORE LATER WITH WHATEVER HAPPENS NEXT.>

<UPDATED 10:55 THE SAME NIGHT – WE HAVE GOTTEN MANY MORE E-MAILS. THESE WERE ALSO POSTED….ITS STILL GROWING>

Reply to: sale-513723527@craigslist.org
Date: 2007-12-18, 10:22PM EST

I am a 20 year old young women who would also like to Pay it forward. Anyone in the Tipton area who is in need this holiday season let me know what I could do to help and I would be more than happy!

Pay it Forward Chain


Reply to: sale-513732782@craigslist.org
Date: 2007-12-18, 10:26PM EST

I also have caught the PAY IT FORWARD bug, I would love to help someone out who might have an elderly parent that they care for. I lost my father a year ago and miss him terribly, however I know how restricted you can feel sometimes.
I would be willing to come & sit with someone for a few hours or help run some errands or whatever might need done.
I worked in the medical equipment field for several years and have knowledge of insurance claims and Medicare claims. So if you need some help there I might be of some assistance.

Happy Holidays to ALL……………..

<WE HAVE ALREADY MADE A MESSAGE BOARD TO HELP US MANAGE ALL OF THIS, AND WE STOPPED BY WALMART TONIGHT TO SEE ABOUT THEIR DONATION POLICY ….IT WAS A LITTLE LATE, AS WE SPENT MOST OF THE DAY ON THIS STUFF AND THEREFORE ENDED UP AT THE OFFICE UNTIL 10, SO ILL HAVE TO CALL TOMORROW ABOUT WALMART…CAN YOU BELIEVE ALL OF THIS? IM SO HAPPY AND AMAZED>

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One Response to “he started it”

  1. Arguertteage Says:

    Tahnks for posting


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