I spent this day bartering. It is one of the great benefits of being a hairstylist. I had three lovely humans that I bartered with today. Leah, who is an awesome chinese medicine therapist. Lisa, the owner of goinggreentampa.com. She is also written in my Lovelings section of the blog. And Donavon, a very good electrician.
Of course in an ideal world we could barter with everyone. But as we all know we still have to make money to pay our bills. Still, it feels so good to be able to trade with people sometimes. When I was a little girl, I recall how my elders would use the word money in terms of slang. They called it “bread”. Example would be that I would hear my father say, ” I have to go to work to make some bread. And no, he was never a baker. ha! Well, there is an old saying that man cannot live on bread alone.
Bartering allows us to swim in the pool of equal sharing. We give a little, we take a little. They give a little, they take a little. And it’s all quality work. It’s a shared love made visible. In a world where cash rules, it just feels so nice sometimes to have the ability to step away from that and share something of substance. One of the ways we can exchange our gifts is through this heart felt intention. Can you find something that you can barter with another? I recommend it highly.