CONTEST WINNERS: VALENTINES / PAY IT FORWARD

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by HennysMom, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    In the spirit of Valentines Day and Paying it Forward (something I enjoy doing), I'd like to know of those on BYC that are currently NOT Gold Feather Members who you feel are deserving and have touched you or others via their spirit of friendship, giving spirit or some other way.

    Rules are simple:

    Send me a PM - address the subject as Pay It Forward

    You can nominate as many people as you feel are deserving - just tell why they derserve it (i.e,. little story to go with it). I will be keeping a word document of each person that nominates and the name of the person they nominate/reason. If you have more than 1 person you want to put in, I'll just keep adding them under your name [​IMG]

    There will be 2 winners [​IMG] Winners will be selected by my 10 year old son (I'll have no say whatsoever in who gets selected - I'll just foot the bill [​IMG] ) and will be announced by noon Friday, 13 February.

    So - Happy Valentines Day [​IMG] and...when you can, Pay It Forward!


    Hugs to all -

    Deb
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2009
  2. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    What a nice thing to do HM! You're such a sweety!
     
  3. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    Added:

    I will not publish who nominated the winners and/or why publically - I will notify the person(s) who nominated the winners via PM and leave it up to them if they want to notify their selectee and why.

    If there are multiple nominations for the same person(s) who win - I will just notify all those that requested said people that their nominee won and they can choose to forward each of their reasons privately if they so choose.

    I dont want anyone to feel awkward or anything - so I'm just throwing this out here now soas not to have anyone worry [​IMG]

    Thanks again!
     
  4. hoosier

    hoosier Chillin' With My Peeps

    What a sweet thing to do for someone for Valentine's Day.
    I am sure yours will be a happy one!
     
  5. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    I'm a firm believer in paying it forward also. We often will see some family in a restuarant when we are eating that look like they might could use some help, so when I pay for our supper I also pick up there ticket and leave with them never knowing. And just the other day, my husband, who ALWAYS hates when I do it, paid for some elderly couples groceries because their check wouldn't clear. He said he could tell by the few off brand items they had, that they REALLY needed it. And after all these years of picking on me about it, he did it!!!!!
     
  6. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    Eaton, Colorado
    What a sweet thing for you to do! Happy Valentines day to you. [​IMG]
     
  7. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    Thank you all for the names so far [​IMG] My DS is excited and cant wait! He will pick names late tonight! SEND ME NAMES - I only have 6 so far - I've seen the kindness out here on BYC, I know they're out there [​IMG]. I can think of 10 right now myself but I'm not in this - its all about YOU GUYS, - not me.

    Reminder: I do not need great depth/details as to why, I really only need them so my 10 y/o has something to pick off of - something HE would understand. I thought of doing a raffle by just having everyone submit their names but thought it would be better to have friends nominate other friends for their own reasons.

    Please - dont thank me - I didnt do this for recognition and want none. People on here do this anon all the time. I was going to do the same, but wanted to give others a chance to pick someone - and "Pay It Forward" in a sense that way. So many are having hard times right now and maybe they cant afford it right now or they were gifted and wish they could gift someone else...

    Does that make sense? I hope so..I dont know how else to explain it - I just know it makes sense in my head. [​IMG]
     
  8. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    You are very sweet to do this for people. People like you make this world a better place. [​IMG]
     
  9. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    Good Morning everyone!

    Well, after my DS gave me puppy eyes one too many times, I gave in and upped the anty - so there are 5 WINNERS [​IMG]

    Congrats to the following people:


    Bammony

    SandsPoultry

    BamaChicken

    Monarc23

    Luvmychicksnkids


    Enjoy your memberships! [​IMG] I've notified those that nominated the winners - so if they so choose to reveal who they are and why they nominated, that will be their choice. Any thank you's please send them their way because without THEM - this wouldnt be possible! [​IMG]

    I wish I could have done everyone that was nominated, but I want you to all know that I appreciate every single one of ya [​IMG]

    Thanks to everyone that submitted - couldnt have done it without you guys n gals!

    Hugs to all,
    Deb
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2009
  10. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

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