Pay it forward- guest post

Paying It Forward:
By: Cristina B.
Paying it forward has a lot of great benefits, believe it or not. The best one, is that it makes you feel really good inside and it makes others feel good too! However, imagine how heavily stressed or apathetic we’ve become as a society, that yesterday, when I paid for coffee for two people behind me their reactions were a little different.The one directly behind me thanked me, and told me it made her day.The person behind her though, simply asked me “Why?” and seemed a bit disgruntled. It didn’t bother me, though. It just surprised me! Imagine asking “Why?” being a reaction to paying it forward. Now, I won’t let that experience bother me. In fact, it’ll only encourage me to do it more!
Believe it or not, there are a lot of great benefits to paying it forward. Here are a few:
  • By contributing towards the greater good  your self worth and self esteem improves.
  • It can prevent people from becoming isolated, encouraging them to meet new people and step outside of their comfort zones.
  • Makes others feel good, and you too.
  • Encourages others to do the same.
You don’t have to do anything crazy to start! Something simple like putting extra quarters for the next person at the meter, buying someone a cup of coffee, giving up a seat on the subway or even complimenting someone! Paying it forward is good for the soul. Remember, it starts with you!

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About Finding your happiness

Diane Lang, practicing therapist, national speaker, educator, and certified positive psychology coach, has her master’s degree in counseling and is an adjunct in psychology at Montclair State University. She has written three books, and has been featured in various publications, and on TV and Internet shows. Diane speaks on various mental and emotional health topics including Happiness, Resiliency, Stress management, Parenting Positive Aging, Anxiety, and Depression in both teens and adults. Diane also specializes in Positive Psychology Positive Education and Positive Parenting. Thousands of individuals have benefited from Diane’s motivational and educational speaking, trainings, and coaching. Her Hands-on approach along with her background, education and experience has proven to be beneficial to all who attend her presentation. To learn more on how you could bring Diane to your organization please email
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