April 28 is Global Pay It Forward Day, a time to celebrate acts of kindness big and small. This is both an invitation to pay it forward on the day itself, and an opportunity to appreciate the ways we can do good year-round. In the spirit of generosity, here are four ways you can spread a little kindness every day:
Small acts of giving
A gratuitous act of kindness from a stranger can brighten anyone’s day, so look for opportunities to spread a little goodwill. For example, you could offer to pay for the person behind you in line at the drive thru! It may seem like a small gesture, but the memory of this kindness is sure to stick with the people you help. Best of all, they’ll likely extend this gesture to someone else in the future!
Notes of appreciation
Another small, yet powerful gesture is letting the people in your life know how much you appreciate them. A simple note, whether handwritten or posted on social media, is the perfect way to bring a smile to your loved ones’ faces. These don’t have to be long, elaborate letters — just let them know the little things you love about them, recognize their achievements or reminisce about a favorite memory with them.
Give as a group
Taking personal action to spread a little joy in the world is a great place to start, but making a group effort to do good is even better! Scentsy has celebrated Pay It Forward Day for 11 years — in fact, it’s one of Co-CEOs Heidi and Orville Thompsons’ favorite traditions! Every year, Heidi and Orville give every Scentsy employee around the world $10 and challenge them to use the money to brighten someone’s day. Building a similar tradition, whether amongst your family or coworkers, can be a perfect way to put your hands together and spread joy! You could build this tradition around Pay it Forward Day, or any other time of year that holds significance to your group.
Share how kindness has impacted you
Generosity is one of our core values here at Scentsy, so we’re always looking for ways to spread kindness! This commitment extends beyond just our employees: Around the world, Independent Scentsy Consultants are embracing the spirit of Pay It Forward Day, rallying their teams to spread joy in their own communities!
See how the whole Scentsy family is paying it forward by following us on social media. If you have a memory of an act of kindness that still makes you smile, let us know using #ScentsyPIF!