what is gift economy

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

dear ones,

I believe in the new–but really ancient–gift economy. (Watch the video at bottom of the page about kindness and the gift economy.)

I offer the JOYFUeL site and Kindcast, and much of my work as a gift.

We need a global shift in the priority we place upon money, a shift towards compassion and away from greed–to focus on the real gifts we have-our 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 we want to see in the world.”becky joy by wendy cook 2014

I choose to focus on how I can give and use my life and talents to lift and celebrate other humans.

My work is offered as a gift.
You are not required to gift back to me.
(If you choose to, I am grateful.)

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.

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Thank you so much for being here and for the GIFT you are.

love and gratitude,
♥  becky jaine ♥