Margie & Barbara
"G" is for Gusto
Barbara: Margie, when I asked you about the Letter “G”, you were pretty quick to come up with “GUSTO”. What is it about our wish practice that made you think of gusto?
Margie: Gusto came to me because, since I really developed an active wish practice, I feel I live life with a lot more gusto. Let me explain.
Having a wish practice is living in an attitude of “can do”, instead of putting attention on what I cannot do. With that “can do” attitude, I live my life much more fully and with more gusto.
Barbara: Could you give an example?
Margie: Of course!
I’ve been on the board of an organization - WomensTrust - that gives education scholarships to girls in an African village where high school and college used to be out of reach for them. Recently, we came to the realization that we needed to expand our fundraising efforts. I shared my wish practice with another board member, and together, we wished for innovative ways to accomplish our mission. Within a short period of time, we were presented - out of the blue - with a creative and unique opportunity that never would’ve occurred to us in our wildest dreams. It was so far beyond our experience and skill set, but the person who presented it to us was - almost literally - right under our noses the whole time.
As a result, we are launching a campaign concurrent with Women’s History Month, beginning this March. If you would like to see the results of this wish-come-true, check it out here.
Barbara: What a wonderful story! I’m so glad that the wish practice has had such a direct and positive impact on the work of WomensTrust, an organization I greatly admire. Let’s also point out that the profits from the sale of our book go directly to this organization as an indication of our commitment to educational support of girls and women.
Margie: Yes indeed!
That is all for this week and gusto. Next week, we will be sharing Barbara’s story about a new piece of the practice that has to do with “good deeds”.
Peace and All Good,
Margie and Barbara
The Wish Mavens
The photo featured in this post was taken by (and is copyrighted by) Margaret A. Herrick.