Do Unto Others… With Your Hands

I dislike using titles others have already claimed, so I google headings before I publish a post. My latest search pointed towards the Do Unto Others Project.

This post has nothing to do with the group, but I want to share a quote that was, um… quoted in the D.U.O.’s Project Philosophy page. The group suggests that people (and monkeys) should, “‘Repay kindness with kindness’, said Confucius, describing relations between individuals, ‘but evil with justice’. In other words, ‘do unto others as they do unto you’. It’s ‘an eye for an eye’ and ‘a tooth for a tooth’, plus ‘one good turn deserves another’. In actual human (and chimpanzee) behavior, it’s a familiar standard.”

So, because I like people (and monkeys are freaking hilarious), I will do unto Oma Linda, and invite the first five Wicked Darlings to comment on this post, to do unto five other darlings.

Yes, my Wicked Luvs, I’m enticing you to Pay It Forward before 2013

The rules are simple (maybe because I stole most of the words from Olde Baggs ‘n Stuft Shirts…). This is how it goes:

I promise to give something handmade to the first five Wicked Darlings who comment on this post, and say, “I want to do unto others... with my hands!” They must, in turn, write a similar post and link it to this page. Then make something for the first five people who comment on their posts.

The rules say the gift must be made by you and the darling commenters must receive it before 2013. It can be as simple as making a friend a cup of coffee, suggests wicked lovely Oma Linda. And I agree with her.

P.S. If you choose to use your hand-making skills to do unto your lover, go ahead and withhold the pictures. I’m sure they would be seriously exciting, but Google might shut me down.

P.P.S. This blog has no connection with D.U.O. or the beliefs of the group, but the chimpanzee remark was too freaking funny not to share. 

P.P.P.S. I have the shaking feeling that my blood caffeine level is way above the legal limit at the moment.

P.P.P.P.S. Stop by the Pagan Blog Project and see what else the witchy bunch is doing with this week’s Ds.
I’m not sure if the little guy with the hole in his chest made the heart, 
but he’s definitely giving the bloody thing to the girl. 
I found this lovely image at GraphicsHunt.

48 comments:

  1. Diandra Linnemann2/17/2012

    Woohoo! I want to do unto others... with my hands!

    (Mixed blessings.)

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  2. Sweet Zombie Goddess2/17/2012

    I want to do unto others...with  my hands!!!

    \IiiI

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  3. I want to do unto others...with my hands!!! and I promise to make it nice :D XXX

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  4. I have made a post, but can't blog it til monday as I have 4 posts scheduled already for this weekend lol. Hope that's ok :D XXX

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  5. I want to do unto others...with my hands!!!

    I participated in this concept last year and it was a blast!  Love sharing handmade goodness! :D

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  6. Linda Wildenstein2/17/2012

    wow.....didn't take long before you got 4 for hand jobs......er.... handmade. Talk about being on a caffeine high....sorry couldn't resist. Come on number 5. xoxo Oma Linda

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  7. I would love to do unto others, with my hands, of course.  Don’t know what it would be yet.  Perhaps it will be a beaded necklace (costume jewelry).  My brain is still soggy from the mucus induced by the flu, so the rules are a bit foggy for me right now.  The chances are good that I may not post about this on my blog so there won’t be anyone commenting, but I want to give someone a gift.  Can I give it to someone who follows you, who may not have gotten a gift?

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  8. I'm glad and then some ;-)

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  9. I can't wait to see the shape of nice!

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  10. That was fast! Take as long as you need to publish it. I took a couple of weeks before announcing my participation. It is all about sharing and fun.

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  11. Swapping handmade goodness is always a blast. I kept it local, last year. I'm excited about spreading my wings, um... hands this year ;-)

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  12. Resistance is futile lol. You are tooo funny, my Oma.

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  13. Hm, I think I just smelled a giveaway ;-) 
    I'll email you.

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  14. Magaly, I did this with Linda too ;o) I love your post! You made me laugh and smile! Something I needed ;o) Love ya my friend ;o)

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  15. ForestWalkArt/laura kinney2/18/2012

    nice!  paying it forward is always a good thing...  :)

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  16. What a thrilling idea! I love it! I'm still waiting for my coffee to brew...so forgive me for having questions:

    What happens with numbers 6 and on who comment? Should they begin their own Pay it Forward challenge? Who will be sending their handmade or "by hand" goodies/love to YOU, my dearest Magaly? After all, you deserve so much for all that you do!

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  17.  PS - I would love to do unto others...with my hands (I promise to warm them up first heheh) so perhaps I will contribute something as well to your 6th or 7th Witchy follower who replies?

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  18. The thought of bringing your beautiful smile to say hi to the world makes my day and makes me smile, too. I guess is contagious. Love ya right back!

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  19. It's pretty cool, isn't it?

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  20. You are too sweet, Polly. I was one of Oma Linda's first five to comment, so I'll be getting something from her.

    I think the idea of starting your own Pay It Forward is at the heart of the campaign, so why not?

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  21. You know what? Carmen is doing something a little different, so you are, in fact, my fifth! I shall be sending you a crafty hand job ;-)

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  22. Kim (The WIccan LIfe)2/18/2012

    Merry Meet Magaly! It's just Kim from The Wiccan Life blog letting you know that you have won a gift in my Spring Give-Away. If you would please e-mail me your address at Ladycaer1964@yahoo.com  within three days, I would be very happy to send  your gift out to you, my friend! I assure you that your personal address WILL REMAIN PRIVATE!!!
    @yahoo 
    Congats to you,

    Kim

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  23. This is a lovely idea. But being the most staggeringly NONartistic/crafty person currently on this planet (I'm talking stick trees, stick people, and stick amoeba here), may I just watch from the sidelines, as it were?

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  24. Saweeet! I haven't had a good hand job in a while (heheh). :P Doing a happy dance of anticipation here and yep, I will definitely start something like this on my own blog - brilliant idea!

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  25. Congratulations Magaly!

    Hey, Kim I have her address for you...it is 3456 W...oopsy, LOL (teasing)

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  26.  Kim, I bet you have something you can share ~ here are some ideas for those who aren't the craftiest (like me):

    - a special herbal kit or spell kit imbued with your power and intentions
    - a special poem, spell or ritual you've put onto a decorated paper for a Book of Shadows
    - a Rune (piece of soft wood) small enough for a necklace in which you've painted or wood-burned symbols for prosperity or protection
    - a digitally-produced graphic or "page" for someone's digital Grimoire
    - a Tarot reading (or other divinatory gift)
    - a stick figure of an amoeba ;) imbued with your brightest blessings

    If I think of more I will add to it...

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  27. WoooHooo! I'll send you my info in a bit. How cool is it that I won exactly what I wanted? Thanks sooo much!

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  28. I WANT to see the "stick amoeba" lol

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  29. You read my mind, I would go nuts with a stick figure of an amoeba! 

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  30. Aww I did this type of thing on my facebook once, no one responded =[

     

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  31. I don't know if Facebook is the best platform for something like this. Have you tried your blog?

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  32. Ha! So happy to read you smiling.

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  33.  It was one of those copy this status thing. But I think I might do this over on my blog.

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  34. It'll probably work this time around. 

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  35. Wonderful, wonderful idea. I have seen it various lovely blogs but I am just not able to participate at this time. Hugs to you, sweet Magaly 

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  36. You already do too many swaps. I think you are doing way more than enough. 

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  37. Dear Magaly, I've finally got my post up and can't WAIT to begin conjuring 5 special handmade items! Here is the post: http://paganbydesign.blogspot.com/2012/02/handmade-from-heart.html

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  38. Sweet Zombie Goddess2/21/2012

    Now *that* was funny!

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  39.  You certainly know how to make me feel good.:-)

    I also wanted to tell you that I will do a wand giveaway for your party. 

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    1. OMG. I want a wand. Why has that never occurred to me before?!

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    2. Mina makes such wonderful wands, too. She has gifted me two--one shamed as a wee hand (when I was really sick) and while she sent me as a handfasting present.

      If you keep an eye on my main blog, you'll probably see more wand giveaways. Especially in October, for my Witches in Fiction yearly blog party. :-)

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  40. WoooHooo! Does a little dance ;-)

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  41. I love this post/challenge. That "P.S." cracked me up!

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