Keep it Moving Forward…

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Pay It Forward.”

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Splendid prompt! Splendid timing!

I like this prompt because paying it forward just happened to me today, out of the blues. Whilst going through posts on my reader, a little note popped up and I saw this comment:

Congratulations to JACQUELINE who is the Giveaway Friday winner!!!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

With the most comments on alocovivavoce.com, Jacqueline has emerged the winner of Giveaway Friday for the month of September 2015. Congratulations Jacqueline!

As a special prize, Jacqueline gets one of the following:

A 2000 (two thousand) naira recharge card of any network of your choice.

Or

A promotion of anything of your choice on alocovivavoce.com. Whether a product, service, idea or writeup, just let me know whatever you choose to promote and I would be at your service.

So once again, congratulations Jacqueline for being the top commenter for September 2015.

Sincerely speaking, I was quite surprised. I thought it was spam. Then I saw the name of the blog that it came from, so I gingerly clicked on it, reminding myself that April fools day had come and gone.

Anyways, I decided to play along and Viola! It is real. Now that certainly put a very big smile on my face πŸ™‚

My initial thought was to ask her to promote my blog, but a little voice whispered to me: “you have received some pleasure and delight from this warm gesture, so why not put a smile on the face of another unsuspecting person” and I decided to go with the voice, so I responded to A Loco Viva Voce:

Goodness gracious me! This is a very pleasant and warming surprise. Not expected in the least and that is what makes it extremely lovely and appreciated.

My dear lady, thank you from the depth of me. This is such a heartwarming gesture. How I wish I could claim the recharge card, but since I am not in Nigeria it’s okay.

Better still, I can pay it forward and bless someone else over there with the recharge card.

Please let me know what you think and once again, thank you. God Bless

She came back with the response that it’s fine to send the gift of the recharge card forward to another recipient πŸ™‚

So there you have it! Easily done and all in a days job πŸ™‚

act of kindness

Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

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10 thoughts on “Keep it Moving Forward…

  1. Such an inspirational woman you are, Jacqueline!!! Congrats on your win…you deserve everything good that comes your way. It had me thinking though…you’re probably the top commenter on my blog as well!!! hehehe… xoxo

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  2. The blog that gave that award alocovivavoce.com resonates my exact thoughts. In this times when most bloggers are usually more about getting the the highest hits on their blogs, you selflessly take your time to be a good blogging neighbour. If I were to give an award like this, sure you would be the recipient. You most definitely rock Sis. *hugs*

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    • Sister, sister, thank you so much. It really does add value to warm up and get neighbourly with the people around. I set my blog primarily to connect with a community of good people and even though the statistics and hits are important, that is not my main drive. They hits are just transient bonus added to the journey.Thank you so much and God bless πŸ™‚

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