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What are the gifts you bring to your community?
Avi Dey Key weakness about bringing **gifts** to a community, be it via neighborhood free or small cost, resources as the local branch library and the community center, is being able to connect to others in a small group , food sharing events over a long period of time. An attitude of learning new and applying what is known to a shared challenge , connecting to philanthropy resource execute a worthy project requires talent leadership. For us, here at. Fairfax County, VA , local music before or... [ more ]
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Toinette Neube Hello Everyone, Great to hear how others bring their gifts to their communities. I feel I bring the gift of Empathy and kindness to my community. I am a born empath (which is sort of like an achilles' heel), but I have learned to set boundaries but still work in my gifting. I feel kindness can be a by-product of empathy and it definitely is a characteristic I strive to walk in daily. I currently work in several capacities in my community from homelessness to running my non profit Nurture... [ more ]
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April Marie Doner Thank you for sharing! I've passed this along to the Solidarity Economy network listserves I am on. [ more ]
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Share your experience of sharing your CareMap with weavers
Rajiv Mehta Hi @Andy Swindler . Thanks for posting your reflections. I'll be sure to share your comments with Alison, Susannah and Luke. I'm sure they'll be delighted to know they've had such an impact. It is often eye-opening to share your CareMaps with others in our web of care, especially if you remain open to discovering that their perspectives differ from yours. Like your experience I think we're often surprised to learn how much positive impact we're having on others. Perhaps we just don't speak... [ more ]
Andy Swindler First, reflecting on the videos from this section: Alison Wagner - I felt a profound sadness when she talked about her and her friends' realization of how little care was flowing back into them as mid-life mothers caring for two other generations. I can relate in my own life how easy it is to feel like I'm giving more than receiving care. And then I was heartened when she talked about how they used this realization to redefine their friendships and provide more care for each other. Susannah... [ more ]
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