Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Meldrick's Pay It Forward

Part 1
'Pay it Foward' is a movie about an 11-year old boy named Trevor. He gets a Social Studies assignment that says he must 'make a plan to change the world and put it into action'. He comes up with the idea of 'Paying it Forward.' If he helps 3 people and tells them to pay it forward, each of them help another three people, and another three people, and so on. The number of people helped gets really big. Trevor helps three people; a drunk who ends up saving a woman's life; his Social Studies teacher, who gets married to his mom; and a kid who is bullied a lot. Unfortunately, one of the bullies stabs Trevor, and Trevor dies (sadly).
Part 2
My act of kindness was to send a letter to a Canadian soldier. I wanted to send a care package, my mom told me to write a letter instead. I chose this activity because it's sad to think that you have to serve the army and be away from your family on Christmas. I think it's really important to show that someone cares for them. I helped a random Canadian soldier by sending them a letter. I e-mailed a letter to an e-mail address that would send the letter for me, as well as composing a letter to be mailed to a PO box. I did this on Tuesday, December 21st.
Part 3
My act of kindness went really well. I managed to send two letters online to soldiers in Afghanistan. I still have to mail the letter to the PO box. I felt really good to help a Canadian soldier with the fact that they would not be home for Christmas. I couldn't ask the soldier to pay it forward because they do that every day, serving the country and the thousands of people who live in it.
Part 4
The idea of paying it forward is important because there are always people to help, and helping another person means helping the world become a much better place to live in. I do think my act of kindness made a difference in the world, because with one Canadian soldier feeling better about serving the armed forces, it makes them all prouder to serve their country and to make the world a better place.


  1. Here is the letter:
    Dear Canadian soldier,
    Hello. This letter is to thank you for all of the things you’ve done in Afghanistan. It requires a big sacrifice on your part, and I’d like thank you for going out there and helping our country. Lots of people appreciate it and I’m sure you’d like to know. I’d also like to thank your fellow friends and soldiers who are fighting out there for the greater good. This letter is part of a school assignment called ‘Pay it Forward’ and the purpose is to help someone and tells them to pay it forward, and if each person pays it forward to three people, the number gets really big. I can’t tell you to pay it forward, because you do so every day, paying your services to your country. I can’t thank you and the rest of your fellow soldiers enough, but once again, thank you.
    Meldrick A.

  2. Good Job Meldrick. I like your post its really colorful. I liked how you highlighted important words. I read your letter, its very good. I think you can improve this post by adding a picture like maybe when you were doing your letter. Other than that you did a great job!

  3. Good job Meldrick! I like how you used different colored fonts. You could improve by adding a picture or video of your act of kindness. By the way, you did a very good job with your letter!