Have you tried to barter?

Grades of Vermont maple syrup. From left to ri...
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Bartering has been around for eons but how many people today actually think about implementing bartering? I recently sold a print to a person in Vermont. She wanted it framed. I had just used up my last drop of Vermont maple syrup. If you have never had the real stuff from Vermont oh please try it. Any way I thought why not barter for some maple syrup. She was thrilled to do so and the deal was struck. She wanted a frame added to the print and felt I would be better equipped to know which frame would be best. So I took the print, matted it and added a beautiful black wooden frame wrapped it up and sent it on its way. Little did I know that my syrup was going to be delivered 1 hour later via FedEx. I could not be more delighted. You would think I just won the lottery. No money has changed hands yet the feeling I know she will get when she opens her package will be just as grand as it was for me today.

Being paid for your wares can come in so many different forms of payment. Staying open to what is being given to you in the moment. To remain so focused on the monetary value losing the true meaning of wealth. The universe always providing and always taking care of your needs. Maybe that is what it is all about? Not the money. The simple act of giving and receiving, is truly an awesome feeling. Give it a try, bartering the new way of buying,


3 thoughts on “Have you tried to barter?

  1. I love to share my home grown veggies or the end products of jams and pickles with friends, family or neighbours. I guess bartering is the next step, and is something I’d love to explore, it has so many positive possibilities!

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