Pay it Forward

In this film by Mimi Leder, one school assignment is about to have unprecedented positive consequences: think of something to change the world and put it into action. Trevor, the kid and heroin of the movie, conjures the notion of paying a favor not back, but forward–repaying good deeds not with payback, but with new good deeds done to three new people. Trevor’s efforts to make good on his idea bring a revolution not only in the lives of himself, his mother and his physically and emotionally scarred teacher, but in those of an ever-widening circle of people completely unknown to him. Get more information and buy it here.


Shining Hope wants to share this film because it conveys a value of interdependence, altruism and compassion. The rules to follow are

#1It has to be something that really helps people

#2 Something they can’t do by themselves

#3 I do it for them, they do it for three other people


Why not try that yourself? Watch the trailer below




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