Thursday, August 27, 2009

Giving feels good

The other day I discovered PIFs on etsy. What a wonderful idea! PIF is Pay It Forward. On Etsy that means you can list an item and all the customer has to pay for is the listing and for the shipping. Sometimes someone doesn't even charge that. I first found out about this idea in Sharon Foster's shop SharonFosterArt. (The artist who painted the images on the buttons, sticker, and magnets in my post for AWBAR.)

In return for the pif you are asked to list a PIF in your shop or do a random act of kindess for someone in your community. I love love love this idea.

I have a ton of earrings just sitting around so I listed one as a pif in my shop. It also inspired me to do something for others. I know when someone, annonymous or not, does something for me it can really brighten my day.

I hate laundry day. I have the hardest time searching the house for enough quarters and I'm sure I'm not the only one with this problem. Nothing is more frustrating then only needing one more quarter to do a load and not finding one. So I crocheted a little coin purse using this pattern. I put enough quarters in it for one load of laundry and set it on top of the washer in our apartment complex. It's nothing great but sometimes the smallest things can make the biggest difference. I hope it brightens the day of whoever finds it.

9 comments:

Knot By Gran'ma said...

The laundry pouch is such a nice idea!

RedRedCompletelyRed said...

Awww... adorable! That would make my day if I found that on a washer, and would definitely make laundry more exciting from then on! How sweet of you!

Debsparkles said...

What a sweet idea you had. And I have heard of pif's but did not really know what they were. Thank you for sharing this.

Kati said...

that is a great idea! and i'm sure it does brighten the day of whoever finds it! super nice! :)

KeriAnne said...

What a great idea! I would be so pleased to find that little bag of quarters. Some times it's hard to remember that little things can make a big difference, too.

wishwithme said...

What an awesome idea :D

Jen said...

Little things like that bag of quarters really do make my day. What a sweet idea!

Rheea said...

Thank you for this post. I love the idea of PIF (already planning for one in my store now). Hee.

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog and for taking part in my giveaway. :)

Rheea

Tamar Hammer's Blog said...

What a cute pink bag! I love the idea and the picture!