“You can’t fake love…”

“…or generosity of spirit.

I love Sugar. And these are good words for any artist, writer or performer who is struggling to make it, struggling to succeed, struggling in general.

“the people who don’t give up are the people who find a way to believe in abundance rather than scarcity. They’ve taken into their hearts the idea that there is enough for all of us, that success will manifest itself in different ways for different sorts of artists, that keeping the faith is more important than cashing the check, that being genuinely happy for someone else who got something you hope to get makes you genuinely happier too.” ~Dear Sugar, The Rumpus Advice Column #69

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About Maia Rainwood

Owner and Maker at Maia Rainwood Design. Wearable art for wise women, birth keepers, witches, and world-builders.
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5 Responses to “You can’t fake love…”

  1. TheLabRat says:

    Huzzah! Yes, I love Sugar, too, I think. Will have to cock an ear to The Rumpus. Being an unfortunately and singularly untalented person in the forms of artistry, I apply the generosity of spirit to other things as well. Like a co-worker earning a ‘Homer Award’ or a raffle, a friend (or stranger) who mentions having bought a home, car, or anything that they may view as positive.

    Sadly, I do usually get an odd expression in return as if they’re wondering if I’m being sarcastic or joking. But I refuse to turn down the enthusiasm with which I applaud their good fortune. A) it’s a mini-celebration in their honor B) it makes me feel good, and one hopes C) some day they may pay the sentiment forward, and learn how good it makes them feel, too.

    • Rainy says:

      I think generosity of spirit is one of the most important things we can bring to the table. Especially when we are feeling somehow like we can’t afford to be generous, that’s when we most need to practice it.

  2. Absitively!! Let the wild Rumpus continue. Joy on! xo

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