Part of the culture of blogging is being able to take part in 'events' that seem to only happen in blogdom. One of those events, over the last few years, is called 'Pay it Forward.' Pay It Forward is based on the movie with Helen Hunt and Kevin Spacey. It was a book first, written by Catherine Ryan Hyde.
With all of the things happening these days, random acts of kindness are a good thing. I haven't read the book but I have seen the movie and it is worth watching!
My friend Grace recently started another round of "Pay it Forward", and I got a 'heads up' to participate from Anita!
This is what the PIF Exchange is all about. I’ll be sending a knitted gift to the first THREE people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange! I don’t know what that gift will be yet -- and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, maybe not until 2009 -- but you will receive it within 365 days, that’s a promise! The only thing you have to do in return is then to 'pay it forward' by promising to do the same on your own blog (and following through with the gifts, of course) -- so you'll need to have an active blog if you sign up (which also allows me to get to know you a bit better before I decide what to make for you...)
I think this is a wonderful idea, and I'm really excited to see who signs up! (By the way, you sign up by simply leaving me a comment.... thanks!)