gift n something freely given by one person to another
for his/her benefit or pleasure.
“He who receives an idea from me receives instruction
himself without lessening mine;
as he who lights his taper at mine receives
light without darkening me.” Thomas Jefferson
I believe in the new–but really ancient–gift economy. (Watch the video at bottom of the page about kindness and the gift economy.)
We need a global shift in the value we place upon money, a shift towards compassion and away from greed–to focus on the real abundance instead of the seeming lack.
For me this means letting go of knowing how much or even IF I will receive for my work. Honestly, this is a little scary because I have kids and a mortgage and debt and and and … AND I believe if anything is going to change for the better, it will begin with my own actions. (I hear Gandhi in my head, “Be the change…” … yes, well, I’m trying!)
I choose to focus on how I can give and use my life and talents to lift and celebrate other humans. period.
My work is offered as a gift.
You do not need to gift back to me.
(If you’d like to, I’d be grateful and honored.)
♥ thank you ♥
Click the rainbowy JOYFUeL image below to go to PAYPAL’s Web site to gift directly to me using their secure site. If you prefer to share your gifts in other ways please get in touch with me here.
Thank you so much for being here and for the GIFT you are.
love and gratitude,
♥ becky jaine ♥