Tuesday, February 7, 2012
OUR Community Bank Works!!!
First of all, I want to thank everyone that “chipped in” to help me meet my most basic needs this month—the unexpected perks, aside from being able to pay my rent, included overflowing feelings of love, gratitude, hope, support, and all that hippie stuff (which as you all know, are quite contagious!) In addition to contributions made by some of you (and by some of you whom I have never even met in person!!! Even made some new kick-ass friends!), there has been overwhelming support for the whole IDEA of utilizing OUR Community Banks!
In the process, I have been introduced to several more wonderful economic gift/share options, such as Villages.cc which is a platform for communities to share/exchange their skills and services, without the use of money! And because there are a lot of Paypal haters out there (I understand!), I have also learned about another alternative way to share our money (as well as sell some of our crafts!) at WePay and then, of course, there is also Dwolla.com.
It has always been MY direct experience (and not some hippie axiom) that in the midst of perceived chaos, that such situations bring out the BEST in people. And here, I have MORE proof!