On October 31st 2011, all of the grade 8's watched the movie "Pay it Forward." It is the kind of movie that touches people's hearts in a way that makes people think twice about their actions. It also tells you that, old or young your age doesn't matter when making a difference. We don't need someone to tell us to "Pay it Forward," we can just act by ourselves.
My group Shera, Jenny, Sarissa and I went to the Ronald McDonald House for our Pay it Forward act of kindness. We choose this activity because we wanted to make a difference in the lives of children that are fighting a life threatening disease. We helped the children in the Ronald McDonald McDonald house. We went there Monday after school on November 14 2011.
Our act of kindness went very well! Kerry was the one who showed us around the house, so we know where the different activities happens. We felt very welcome to the place. She welcomed us warmly and was very kind. We got the privilege to sign the guest book and wrote "Pay it Forward" under our names and wrote it on the tags that we tied onto the treat bags that we gave them. Kerry was delighted that we chose them for our Pay it Forward project. They reacted by telling us that we are doing a good thing for our project. We had such a great time while being toured around and just being there at the Ronald McDonald House.
It's important because it makes us think of others instead of just thinking about ourselves. We aren't too sure if our act of kindness made a difference to the children we helped because they were at the hospital when we went there. We hope we did made a big differece to their lives. One difference we made was towards Kerry because she was touched of what we did, she even told us that we were doing a very nice thing.
Here's a link to Our "Pay it Forward" Project video.