Monday, December 20, 2010

Shenna's Pay it Forward

Part 1
Pay it Forward is a movie about Trevor, an 11 year old boy who tries to change the world for the better after an assignment given by his social studies teacher, Mr. Simonet. His plan is to do something nice for three people. Instead of paying Trevor back, the three people have to "pay it forward" to three other people each and so on. As the movie progress, it shows that the movement made a huge difference on people who receive the favor and to those who were paying it forward. By the end of the movie, it is clear that the "Pay it Forward" movement grew really big as thousands of people paid their respects to Trevor who died and started the movement.

Part 2
My Pay it Forward act of kindness was shoveling my friend's front and backyard. I chose this activity because I thought it would be nice to ease their burden of shoveling. So I help my friend and her family. I shoveled the snow out of the path where people would often walked. I did my act of kindness on Sunday, December 19, 2010 around 2:00 p.m.

Me shoveling.

Part 3
My act of kindness went pretty well despite the weather being cold. I shoveled the snow out of the path. The shovel was heavy plus the weight of the snow makes it more harder and it took a lot more effort but at the end it was successful. I felt this pleasant feeling inside after seeing my friend smile because of the kindness I did. My friend and her family was really grateful and thank me for the kindness I've done for them. I only ask my friend to pay it forward and she said she would like to do that but unfortunately I forgot to ask her family because an hour later after I told my friend to pay it forward, the request that I was supposed to ask her family slipped out of my mind so I didn't get to tell. I will do that next time and try not to forget when I have the opportunity to do it again.

Part 4
I think the idea of Pay it Forward is important because it will help change the world for the better and it will help make a difference in the lives of many people. I don't know if my act of kindness made a difference but hopefully it will make a difference to my friend and her family.


  1. Great Job Shenna, It was very cold outside. It was a good job you shoveled for your friend. I'm pretty sure your friend appreciates every bit of you snow you shoveled.

  2. Nice job, Shenna. It was really nice for you to shovel your friend's front and backyard. I'm pretty sure she appreciates your act of kindness. Good job!

  3. Good job Shenna. It was really good to shovel your friend's front and backyard even though it was cold. Nice job.

  4. Great job Shenna. Is it hard to shovel the snow? It was really cool that you shoveled your friend's yard. It was really cold outside and I think the snow thick too. Maybe. Good job.

  5. Great job Shenna! I shoveled the snow too, and I can totally understand how you were feeling, but like you, I felt happy after. I enjoyed reading your scribe, again nice job:)

  6. Great job, Shenna! That must have been a tedious job to do, but please next time limit your color because it harmful to the eyes.

  7. Great job Shenna! I'm sure your friend and her/his family appreciates your act of kindness. I'm glad you took the time to be out in the cold to shovel your friends front and backyard.