<blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:28.10185185185185% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BSGy4sflRDY/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">“One thing about TimeBanking that makes it fun and interesting is that you never know what offer or request might peep its head over the horizon. I put it out there on the timebank that I would offer listening.  It’s not that I’ve had training in being a listener – but the idea of listening has always intrigued me, and I have sought out ways over time to get better at it. A response came from a timebank member who has been very involved, and who I knew.  She likes to explore new and interesting things but as a single person, she can’t always find a companion to do them with. Would I join her for a trip one evening to a Korean tea-room some 30 minutes away in Northern Virginia? What a great way to earn some time credits! Of course I said yes.  We went.  We had a fabulous time.  It was quite magical. The aromas of the many different — and beautiful — teas. The tea room decor which was restrained and elegant, and also beautiful. The small glass tea pots that let the glorious colors of the teas shine through. The handle-less, double-skinned glass cups that we poured the tea into. When we put our hands round them to drink, they had the feel of holding a delicate egg. A perfect match for the delicate teas. Time slowed down. And the listening?  Well, I did listen.  But so did my companion. All round, this was definitely a two-way treat.” - Chris Gray @ DC Timebank, Washington, DC http://ow.ly/Q7HU30afGjm . #timebankingis #community #50storiesin50days #timebanks #story #timeasmoney #listening</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by TimeBanks USA (@timebanksusa) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2017-03-26T15:21:26+00:00">Mar 26, 2017 at 8:21am PDT</time></p></div></blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><script async defer src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script>