The Gift Economy

If you’re really mind-full, and if you underline that aspect of fullness, wholeness, or wholeheartedness, it reveals the gift character of everything. — Brother David Steindl-Rast

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Good News of the Day:
“Want to fix the economy? Next time you buy coffee, purchase a cup for the person behind you. Or as you grind your way through the morning commute, pick up the tollbooth charge for the driver behind you, draped over his steering wheel and ranting at the long delay. You’ve heard that famous Gandhian quote about being the change, well these are good measures to start with, packing more punch than you might imagine. This approach to life starts with the following premise: What exactly did I (or you) do to deserve to be alive? If you can process that question and come out thinking it was a gift that you can’t ever pay back, then beginning a life of greater giving is the only logical and remotely reciprocal way to go.” Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Van Slambrouck reflects on the gift economy. http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=4681

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Be The Change:
Think of an experience of gifting (either receiving or giving) that has stayed with you, and share it with others here. http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=4681a

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