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i recently made a wonderful discovery

when playing with a couple of my grandies 

at the park across the street from my house.

the people in my local community

who visit the park or live nearby 

have begun

to purposely

leave toys behind 

for any and all children to play with.

what a simple, powerful, and generous act

 what an amazing way to teach children gratitude

and

the importance

of sharing what we have

with others in the world

who may not have as much. 


“the essence of community, its heart and soul,

is the non-monetary exchange of value;

things we do and share because we care for others,

and for the good of the place.”

― dee hock, One from Many

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27 responses »

  1. A similar idea at the dog park, where the humans bring in Frisbees and tennis balls for all the dogs to share. However, if you have a dog who tries to stuff 5 balls in his mouth so he can take them home (read: steal them), it gets problematic.

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