We are a new community of concerned citizens and businesses that wants not only to boost our economy but bring about a shift in our attitude towards money.
and now needs gentle fanning to grow.
Our event was a great success – great food, music and lovingly made crafts and foods (dried, canned, frozen, fermented) and most important a very exciting atmosphere filled with hope, positivity and many new contacts and friendships forming – truly a community building experience. And of course we could all use our Adirondack Bucks! However, local money is only a focus for what is really happening and needed: coming home – finding our own community again, learning to participate and practice reciprocity, supporting friends and neighbors, meeting eachother’s needs, whatever they may be.
Someone last night asked: “What’s next?”
I hope that what happens next is just this “coming home”: Looking into ourselves, asking what our lives are about, what is important, what is our unique gift that will, together with the gifts of others, make this world a better place.
When I visited “Occupy Wall Street” for one day, now a year ago, when the Adirondack Bucks were not even an idea, a black woman came up to me and said, “You know God has this dream, a picture of what he would like the world to become. And he has broken this picture into billions of pieces like a jig saw puzzle. And he has given each one of us a piece. Every single piece is important for the picture to become complete.” So let each one of us remember what our piece is and bring this picture together.
All of you, have a particularly wonderful time of Advent this year 2012. It is good.