Well Deserved (GP2_Feb_01)

feb_01Giving happens everywhere.  I promise.  I saw it happen today.  My friend Maddie has been dealing with some of life’s real shit.  Without exposing her business all over the interwebs, I can say that she has been up against some really big challenges lately.  Every time she turns the corner or makes a step forward she gets pushed back a step ,sometimes two.  We have all been there.  We have all known someone facing real struggles.  On top of her recent life stuff….she was recently in a pretty terrible bicycle accident.  Ambulance….hospital…really bad day.  Today I was talking with my friend Kathryn at work.  She was giving me some of the details about the crash.  Scary.  I wondered what I could do for Maddie.  I blanked.  I just couldn’t figure out what to offer.  After an hour or so it finally hit me.  Maybe Maddie needs a day to process things.  To slow down.  Breathe.  Relax.  So I came up with ‘Spa Day’.  I asked Kathryn ‘Do you think a spa day would be cool for Maddie?’  Kathryn told me that they always talk about doing that but never set a date and time.  I also proposed that we get a few people to chip in.  We were very excited about the idea.  So off I went to ask Maddie’s friends if they would contribute to our ‘Spa Day’ gift.  The response was truly awesome.  I wasn’t amazed that people said yes….more amazed at how fast they said yes!  People LOVE Maddie and want to do something nice for her!  Now we have a team of supporters!  Thanks to Kathryn, Julie, Melissa, Gavin, Amy, Audrey, Jill, Chavez, Sarah and myself Maddie is getting a gift card to the Kabuki Spa in Japan Town!  We are all very excited to give this gift together.  I am very inspired to see that people band together to support their friend.  It really is a special thing watching people give.  And a perfect way to start my February Marathon.

This painting was painted with Maddie in mind.  Sitting in the Spa and relaxing.  Letting her troubles be silent for a little bit.  There is an Asian influence and feeling in this painting.  It is painted on a wood round and is about 10×12 inches.  And it is inspired by the daily meditation of giving and being whole.  Giving does happen everywhere…and it is amazing to watch.  Take care.

Sold to the wonderful Lisa Beutler.  Thank you Lisa.


About giftprolific

My name is Joshua Coffy and I am an artist living in San Francisco. You can see my art at www.undersong.com as well. Thanks for your time.
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3 Responses to Well Deserved (GP2_Feb_01)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Such a wonderful idea, plus you now have everyone around you excited about giving from their Hearts too! Love

  2. Anonymous says:

    The Painting is Beautiful because you painted it with so much Love, you are remarkable in all you do…….you are a “gift” a real joy!

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is truly lovely…….and I’m so glad to hear that your coworkers liked your idea and chipped in to make it a reality. It’s quite stunning to me to encounter people who just don’t think beyond their own circumstances and would never naturally think to offer some kind of help to those who are struggling, but they do exist. Kudos to you for bringing your friend’s plight to the others’ attention and offering to organize this gift, which I’m sure will be a true heartwarming delight for Maddie…….

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