Alternative Currency of Kindness and Gratitude

I wish that instead of greenbacks, our currency were kindness and gratitude. Banks would be set up to take deposits and offer loans in generosity and thank you’s.

Interest would be paid in the form of flowers and vegetables and tree seedlings. Vegetables and tree seedlings in the warmer months and orchids and amaryllis in the winter months. Free bags of manure and pouches of orchid fertilizer would be available in the parking lot.

There would be no penalties if someone did not make a payment,

Magnolias in Dickeyville, Maryland, 2005. (c) Mare Cromwell

Magnolias in Dickeyville, Maryland, 2005. (c) Mare Cromwell

the amount due would simply come from another person’s account who was surplus in giving thanks or being kind.

On special holidays, vouchers for forgiveness would be mailed out to all the bank customers, and blessings of chocolate would be available at each bank branch.

If each customer did not leave without a smile and a lighter step, there would be serious evaluations within that bank and federal deposits of the highest positive order would be issued to that branch. Those would be quantified in heart-gilded blessings and would be instantly made available to every member of that bank.

If one bank customer had a spare room in their house, they would offer it into the ‘roof over your head’ exchange program where a person recently out of a job and on the verge of homelessness would be provided that room, with payments of dish-washing and window cleaning agreed to on a monthly basis.

The bank would have a vegetable garden growing around its periphery and solar panels and composting toilets included in it’s construction. Plants would grow on the roof. Employees would be given days off for royal bad moods and really lousy mornings and other volunteers who were feeling particularly good that morning would fill in for them.

And the sun would shine. The plants would grow. People would feel like people instead of like a mini-cog. And children’s joy would soar higher than our current national debt.

ps: thank you to:  http://alphainventions.com/

About Mare Cromwell

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, nature mystic, empathic intuitive healer (with shamanic influences) and international speaker. Her books include: "The Great Mother Bible"; "Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother"; and "If I gave you God’s phone number.... Searching for Spirituality in America". She has studied with Native American teachers for twenty years and is currently on hiatus from the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness and more. She is the visionary behind the Great Mother Wisdom Gathering (Maryland, 2014). She loves to be involved in Ceremony. Mare is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home. www.marecromwell.com
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