FREEtraid Give and get more with the FREE trade gift economy. Help donors receive more than they gave in free gifts. Help others and accidentally help yourself too with this Gift Economy. Give items away and record it on the map. List your need then swap knowledge on how to make the most each other. Meet like minded people near you on the map or add your location and create your own community meetup and find others in your area.
Make a space for a cafe, source the equipment needed then set up the open space cafe giving free drinks away while collecting donations for the community projects created by the conversations in your cafe. Register on this site and record the community project so that others can donate their skills to help your project.
Create your own Gift economy not for profit organisation (so that you can recycle/reuse unwanted items while also selflessly giving and helping others) or use one of the existing organisations below...
http://www.MUSTart.org (Art Gallery that supports local artists while giving art and 100% net profit away (http://www.Traidmark.org)
http://www.BARcampBAR.org (FREEtraid Cafe that anyone can set up to raise funds for good causes)
http://www.webjam.com/freebookclub (Free Book Club where you send books to anyone and record them on the map)
http://www.webjam.com/freehotel (Free Hotel can be created anywhere by anyone wanting to set up a sustainable community hotel)
Get started now by giving unwanted items away and record it on the map. List your need then swap knowledge on how to make the most each other. Meet like minded people near you on the map or add your location and create your own community meetup then find others in your area to share your experience with. 1. Find a location 2. Print off poster and put up there 3. Register the location and what you want to do (list what items/skills you have) 4. Go round your neighborhood posting notes through doors about your project (ask for help and collaboration). 5. Raise funds by collecting donations 6. Set up a community cafe to raise funds by giving away free drinks in exchange for donations 7. Create a trust library (MUSTart.org have more details) Example of one project is below...................... FREE ART GIVEAWAY! Was £99.99 Now FREE! Donate, suggest what project to spend it on and receive a FREE piece of art (add £2.99 for P&P).
Donate, suggest what project to spend it on and receive a FREE piece of art (add £2.99 for P&P).
Donate and receive more than you gave in free gifts. EVERYONE wins. Then help us decide which innovative creative project is the best way to invest those funds. So you get a free product for making a creative project happen. Makes buying things positively boring (and you get a philanthropic feel good feeling;). Suggest ways to spend the money any way you like but only suggestions put through the donation route will be considered by the community.
If you want to collaborate to make other products or activities please do get in contact as we want to help others make new projects work.
FREE ART GIVEAWAY! Was £99.99 Now FREE!
Make yourself happy and content by giving. Please share your experience of making yourself happy by giving (takes 5 mins and will help someone else)...
Is pain and suffering almost always caused by selfish minds? It appears so.That appears to be one main cause of suffering as many people think they are going without so take from others.Take a look at any selfish or 'evil'/'bad' person. They are always selfish and dont realise that they could give others happiness if they took time to step back and look at their life. Instead they think there is no time to look at their life (takes 5 minutes) so miss the chance to make their life happy and content.
I keep forgetting to appreciate what i have and keep getting wound up by life's little problems based around things like my Career.
All of these anxieties come from comparing myself to others so it is inevitable that i am unhappy at least 50% of the time as i (and everyone else) expects to be getting at least above average out of life if not to at least 90%! (meaning i am unhappy 90% of the time!!!).
Several different people suggested going for a walk whenever I feel bad (which works amazingly) and also to look on life not as a task but as a 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to see how many other people we can help and make happy. After all if you make someone else happy it makes you feel good so that can only be good. One other way is to look back at the simple things in life that I HAVE rather than look forward at the things i think i want. When i forget to appreciate these things i look up a video of someone who does not have one of these or try to find someone in the street who is missing one of these and try to help them a little. Below is a list of these things (if you cant do one move on to the next please)...
I can Breathe (breath in and out 10 times slowly concentrating on the air flowing into and out of your lounges) [hold your breath for a bit]
I can Touch (move one part of your body very slowly and concentrate on the sense) [sit still then move a tiny part of your body]
I can See (look at one small object or your hand and enjoy being able to see this) [close then open your eyes]
I can Hear (close your eyes and listen to the quietest sounds and enjoy them) [put your fingers in your ears;p]
I can Smell (breath in slowly through your nose and see what you can smell) [breath in through your mouth then nose]
I can Taste (What does your mouth taste like, the air or your skin?) [Eat something tasty]
I can Give (find someone who needs something and give it to them...Hug, Kiss...) [Dont forget to give yourself something too by hugging others]
Do you know any other ways to remind yourself to control your EGO so you stop thinking about yourself and concentrate on helping others who are less (and more) fortunate than you are? Please share this information and any other ways to enjoy life (no matter how obvious) to http://www.FREEHUG.org
We are also looking for people to collaborate on this project. Are you interested?
Books that give lots of great advice on this are listed below as are lots of GREAT TED talks which explain about the benefits of selflessness (it makes YOU happy:) plus lots of free books can be downloaded from Project Gutenberg htt://www.gutenberg.org/