Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Gift of the Heart

This is my dear friend Engli.
This is her first weaving project and she wanted me to have it as a gift.
I was moved to tears.

Women in Guatemala learn to weave at a young age and then sell their goods to help provide for their family. So, even though it was a gift, I told Engli I wanted to pay her for it.
She asked for 5Q, which is less than a dollar.

A table runner in the market would sell for about 75Q.
"It is worth much more than 5Q!  On Saturday when you come to my house I want you to give me a price more than 5Q", I told her.

Can you see where this is going?

When she came over on Saturday, she asked for 6Q.

I paid her 25Q. But, in my heart it is worth so much more!!

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