Two individuals have inspired me to give away things. For free!
Russell Simmons, in Super Rich: A Guide to Having It All, encourages one to give until others cannot live without what you create. Give unconditionally and “go do what you are supposed to be doing.”
Imagine, Uncle Rush says, “if a comedian said, ‘Sorry, but I can’t be funny right now because no one is paying me.’ Man, it’s a comedian’s job to be funny all of the time. ... The moment he stops giving away his humor, he stops being a comedian.” I heart you, Russell.
The lovely creative spirit Christine Mason Miller (aka swirlygirl) launched and concluded her 100 books project as an expression of gratitude for the many gifts she has received along her journey. Her book, Ordinary Sparkling Moments: Reflections on Success and Contentment = incredible art. Giving copies of it away = incredible generosity. I cherish my purchased edition.
And a third individual―my friend Clint and the recipient of a bottle tossed into the sea―is a personal inspiration to keep putting stuff out there. Cathy Dyson of the Freelance-Star’s blog Real Life just posted about Clint’s influence. I’m honored to be a part of the unfolding story.
My things and stuff are hand-knotted strands of faux pearls and iridescent crystals, hand knotted with love (and peace&love). My 108 malas are a larger-than-life gesture of joy to the Universe. Look in an unexpected place for a small white box tied with lavender ribbon and filled with peace&love.
Dites moi, SVP, what greatness are you putting out in the world?