Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Paying it Forward...

We can be a pretty self-centered bunch-o-folks and I don't think it's intentional, perhaps we stop remembering that we are a small little piece in a gigantic whole, I dunno.

Perhaps we stop remembering that we can have an impact on someone elses life, or at least their day, through our actions or inactions, our words or our silence, the space we hold for them or the space we deny.

As a self-professed and possessed bundle of cocky, I can get a little caught up in me-ness. I'm still balancing the shift I made from self-loathing...so it feels good to love me and lift me up. Whatever. It'll even out.

I digress.

Being of the happy-to-be-me variety, I am fed spoonful after spoonful of soul food when I do for others. I feel a part of something and I also feel as if it stirs a little awareness in both me the giver and my receiver of our greater interconnectedness.

This life is so, so good and we are in this together...so hold the door for someone, give up your place in line whether standing or in traffic, surprise a friend or co-worker with coffee or hot tea, leave an anonymous note for someone you know well or hardly at all, write a letter to a loved one instead of a text or email...you're creative, you get the idea.

With all of this being said...

I am thrilled to be one of three people in EcoYogini's 'Pay it Forward' practice and am inspired to do my own.

Want to be a part? Here's the low-down:
  • I will hand make a gift for the first three lovelies to express their interest in the comments section.
  • I have 365 days to create and send your gift--oh the anticipation!
  • What you receive will be a BIG surprise (and when you receive it, huh?).

The only catch is that you must have a blog to join in on the fun and you must do a write up of this 'Pay it Forward' on your space and then dive in by soliciting your own crew of recipients.

Sound good?

Awesome!

2 comments:

sybilizedliving.wordpress.com said...

Hi Tina,
What a great idea! I'd love to participate. I'm already thinking of what I'll make to pay it forward.

I'll post about this on my blog today.

TINA VAUGHN said...

Awesome--thanks for posting and checking in here.

Email me your address and we'll get this started!!!

tina.c.vaughn@gmail.com