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[Oct. 23rd, 2005|01:31 pm]
Rene
I'm starting to plan ahead for christmas this year already.

Everyone is getting a gift donation on their behalf from this site :-

www.globalgiving.com

The hard part is chosing.... it is heart breaking how much need there is out there, and often for simple things like water, food, protection from disease...

My Uncle (Daniel) started the trend a few christmases ago, by using this website for gifts....I have taken this on board, and hope to inspire others also.

Do people really need that bottle of wine?, those chocolates? the socks?
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[User Picture]From: salenelle
2005-10-24 07:19 am (UTC)

The gift of giving

Because of you, I have asked that people buy some goats or a cow for those in need instead of buying me things for Christmas this year!

I feel really good about it, and I hope they come through for me by giving me what I want for Christmas: A gift of life for someone else, because I have too much already.

That way, if I DO buy myself an ipod down the line, I'll know I was also giving to the world as well...
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[User Picture]From: omertaortygia
2005-10-25 11:13 am (UTC)

Re: The gift of giving

YAY !!!

I meant to reply about getting back to nature and good websites....

I actually don't know of any websites, I have read a few books on pagan earth tradtions and wicca etc...but found my own spirituality.

I started by going to a river near me which is alway quiet, and just sitting down and meditating. Meditating for me started simply as relaxation - slow breathing, focusing on the environment..all senses engaged.

The once I learnt vipassana I changed my meditation style.

Then I realised it was no point getting a weekly "fix" of nature...so decided to bring it within....dietary wise(organic vegan), and cleaning products etc etc

To remind me of the impermanence of life I fly tibetan prayer flags...and clean out my belongings monthly..giving lots to charity..I am a minimalist through and through.

Natuarlly I journalled alot whilst sorting out my beliefs!

I got into wicca a bit...believing in the power of the universe...calling for things ito my life..I believe a bit in certain crystals, herbs etc...but then again I have researched the science behind them..so my faith is not a blind faith..but a sceptisicm disconfirmed via research..

hmmm not sure if this is what you were after?
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[User Picture]From: asoul_isborn
2005-10-25 12:55 am (UTC)
yeah I started buying christmas presents this week. I don't have a ton of cash so I am trying to spread it out when I see deals online.
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