Cheri Peoples

Everyone Should Pay It Forward

by CHERI on June 9, 2013

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This is me yesterday (on the right) for our fun day up on Pine Island-Florida.

I got to do something REALLY FUN YESTERDAY– EVERYONE should PAY IT FORWARD. I was inspired by my friend Heather Patterson Atthepicketfence — her drive through post where the person in front of her had paid for her order so she paid it forward and paid for the person behind her.

Yesterday on our way up to Pine Island we realized we had forgotten our sunscreen. We were looking for a gas station with a Walgreens close by so I could run in while Ken filled up but we were not finding anything so I could run in fast. We finally pulled off down this side road because we were almost to the bridge. As we went down you could tell it was a much less affluent area. We saw a dollar general and we stopped. I ran in and picked up several items–hair bows for Miss Goo –to keep her hair out of her face while boating, sunscreen, some re-usable straws because I use them all the time drinking water all day long…. So I get to the register and when the cashier had finished ringing up my stuff I told him I wanted to pay the items -for the lady behind me. He was shocked and he was blessing me. This sweet black lady gave me a big hug and thanked me and told me I had blessed her. She told me that she goes to church and she was going to pray for me. (I can always use extra prayers.) I don’t know her name and I don’t know what impact it made on her life but it made a huge impact on me.

I jumped in the car and told my husband and kids what I had just done and how fun it was– Ken Peoples had tears in his eyes. I love that I am married to a man with a tender heart.

I am grateful that I love what I do and that I can pay it forward.


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1 Paula@SweetPea June 9, 2013 at 6:22 pm

What a sweet thing to do! I’m going to find an opportunity this week to pay it forward like you did.
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2 Jenny Lynn June 10, 2013 at 12:37 am

It is nice to know that there are people out there doing nice things for others. Way to go for paying forward. I smiled at the idea of her hugging you and offering prayers for you.
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3 Cynthia @ A Button Tufted Life... June 11, 2013 at 8:25 am

I love that!!! Yay! Such a great post to read this morning, I am going to find a way of paying it forward today.
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4 malia June 20, 2013 at 1:17 am

Great reminder Cheri! And you look amazing!
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