UPDATE: Grassy Creek is now in the paid column! We’re onto school #4, Anna Brochhausen School 88 – Indianapolis Public Schools. So a lot has happened since April 11th. In under two weeks, we’ve raised $2,889.02. We’ve paid off one school’s entire late/delinquent lunch account balances (Lakeside Elementary, $1,700.00), collected enough to pay off another […]
Update: Here is the link to the WTHR story that ran last night at 11pm. Paying it forward is something I learned at a very young age. My parents raised me in a very strong Christian home, with a belief that can be described in this simple phrase: Do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do. Seems pretty easy doesn’t it? But the simple notion of paying it forward often gets lost. Even the most kind-hearted people are too busy and overwhelmed in their own day to day lives.
I have a routine when I go to Starbucks. I get a venti hot chocolate and an undertow. I don’t like coffee, and the first time I ever really had it at the downtown Starbucks, I spit it out. The barista said she had something for me, and that began my love affair with the undertow. 2 shots of expresso, 2% milk, and I always tell them to “surprise me” with the syrup. $6.43, I know the total with tax of my order by heart.
When I get to the drive-thru window, if there is a car behind me, as I hand him/her my card I always say, “And I’ll pay for theirs too.”
2013…daaaayyyyyuuummm,one hell of a roller coaster ride, it was. (#ghettoyodavoice) However, when I take a step back to assess the year, I see that I successfully worked off of the momentum that began at the end of 2012. I want to continue the winning streak. As a matter of fact, I want to accelerate it in 2014. I’m prime in many areas for what Mel Kipper would call a “break out year”, so I’m Peyton-Manning-focused on seeing one or more of those “break outs” come to fruition. My mentor, Mari Luangrath said to me earlier this year, “The hardest part of any progress is activation.” So my 2014 plan, across all goals, can be broken down into: Plan > Activate > Execute. By breaking each goal down into next actionable step to success, anything is not only possible, but probable.