Pay It Forward Merry Christmas

“And they told two friends…”

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Our Thursday posting is dedicated to Network Marketing, so what better time than the Christmas season to talk about what it means to “network market.”

Probably the greatest networker of them all was Jesus Christ. He had a message he believed in, and knew it had to be shared with others. He gathered 12 others who believed in him and also wanted to spread the message.

Now, more than 2000 years later, there are still people committed to “paying it forward.” Isn’t it amazing what an impact only 12 people can have, as they each share the message with others-who share it with others-continually passing it on.

Whatever the message you believe in-why not pay it forward? Pass it on. Perhaps you have a product or service you are passionate about and believe others you know and care about would benefit from it. Or perhaps, it is just a daily passing forward of the way you think life should be lived…doing kind things for other people.


Julio Diaz has a daily routine. Every night, the 31-year-old social worker ends his hour-long subway commute to the Bronx one stop early, just so he can eat at his favorite diner.

But one night last month, as Diaz stepped off the No. 6 train and onto a nearly empty platform, his evening took an unexpected turn.

He was walking toward the stairs when a teenage boy approached and pulled out a knife.

“He wants my money, so I just gave him my wallet and told him, ‘Here you go,’” Diaz says.

As the teen began to walk away, Diaz told him, “Hey, wait a minute. You forgot something. If you’re going to be robbing people for the rest of the night, you might as well take my coat to keep you warm.”

The would-be robber looked at his would-be victim, “like what’s going on here?” Diaz says. “He asked me, ‘Why are you doing this?’”

Diaz replied: “If you’re willing to risk your freedom for a few dollars, then I guess you must really need the money. I mean, all I wanted to do was get dinner and if you really want to join me … hey, you’re more than welcome.

“You know, I just felt maybe he really needs help,” Diaz says.

Diaz says he and the teen went into the diner and sat in a booth.

“The manager comes by, the dishwashers come by, the waiters come by to say hi,” Diaz says. “The kid was like, ‘You know everybody here. Do you own this place?’”

“No, I just eat here a lot,” Diaz says he told the teen. “He says, ‘But you’re even nice to the dishwasher.’”

Diaz replied, “Well, haven’t you been taught you should be nice to everybody?”

“Yea, but I didn’t think people actually behaved that way,” the teen said.

Diaz asked him what he wanted out of life. “He just had almost a sad face,” Diaz says.

The teen couldn’t answer Diaz or he didn’t want to.

When the bill arrived, Diaz told the teen, “Look, I guess you’re going to have to pay for this bill ’cause you have my money and I can’t pay for this. So if you give me my wallet back, I’ll gladly treat you.”

The teen “didn’t even think about it” and returned the wallet, Diaz says. “I gave him $20 … I figure maybe it’ll help him. I don’t know.”

Diaz says he asked for something in return the teen’s knife “and he gave it to me.”

Afterward, when Diaz told his mother what happened, she said, “You’re the type of kid that if someone asked you for the time, you gave them your watch.”

“I figure, you know, if you treat people right, you can only hope that they treat you right. It’s as simple as it gets in this complicated world.”

Produced for Morning Edition by Michael Garofalo.

Story originally reported on NPR at


There are some brilliant ideas already out there that you may want to become involved with as your expression of networking or paying it forward - or you might want to develop your own.  Here is a link to the Circle of Love. A concept being “payed forward” by someone who just wants to make a difference in the world by encouraging like-minded people to band together and create a synergy of love.

We are passing out of a long dark period of time when all too often people banded together primarily for the purpose of power, inflicting pain or distinguishing our differences.  We can counter this by banding together to touch the essence of what man is really here to do – to give and receive love.

The Circle of Love


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You may not be of the Christian faith, but I hope the spirit and intention of this celebration is one you can honor.  We will never all hold the same views, beliefs or religions, but we can honor and respect our differences… and therein, will lie our ascendancy to highest consciousness. Paying forward kindness and love transcends all religious orders.

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