Pay it Forward :)

Recently I saw these ‘Pay it Forward’ posts popping up on my Instagram feed. I got curious and discovered it was a movement based on love and good karma,  to receive an act of kindness from somebody and ‘pay if forward’ to others.

The deal is – You see a ‘pay it forward’ post on Instagram and comment “I’m in!”. The first 5 people to comment are the ones who will receive an act of kindness. In turn, you must then post it on your own page and ‘pay if forward’.

I thought that sounded like something I’d love to get involved in. I decided I would join the next one I saw pop up on my feed.

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I thought you might like to see what I put together for my little ‘pay it forward’ gift.

One of my favourite parts of the day is what I like to call ‘me time’. I make myself a cup of tea, and sometimes I sneak a piece of chocolate and I take 5 minutes to reflect and be thankful for my life.  So, I thought I would make a little ‘me’ pack for my ‘pay it forward’ pals.

I found these beautiful Thankful Journals from Kikki K that I based my gift around.  They have 3 spaces per day to list the things that you are thankful for, they also have some perforated tear our thank-you notes. They are very sweet and I think they would be a lovely journal to hold onto and look back on in years to come. I also included a matching pen.





Now, I didn’t expect my lovely ‘pay if forward’ pals to be thankful unless they had a reason to sit down and take the time. So, I also included some flavoured tea bags from Twinings and a block of Lindt chocolate.

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A gift is not complete without beautiful wrapping, I love brown paper packages tied up with string. I also embellished my packages with these gorgeous mud clay tags made by Mud by Nest.

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What do you think? I hope my ‘pay if forward’ pals like it!

Hayley x



  1. Tania says

    Hayley what a lovely idea and what a gorgeous package you have put together for your pay it forward friends! I’m a big believer of karma and also being grateful. We have a grateful jar in our house for all of us to put grateful notes in and it gets emptied and read at the end of the year – always fun and a great reminder for the kids xx

    • says

      Thanks for stopping by! I love your idea, what a wonderful thing to look back on at the end of each year, and yes, a great reminder for the kids of how lucky we are for all that we have. I love it! Hx

  2. Catherine Lynn says

    Very thoughtful your pay it back idea and your gift sounds just the picture for someone to sit and ponder whilst sipping a lovely tea and nibbling on a piece of scrumptious chocolate and writing down thoughts with that lovely pen and journal! Well done Hayley. Have a lovely day, Cathyxx

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