(From his personal message to me)
"Ahaaa! Really your birthday? That’s what I call destiny! We should give birth to a “generosity” movement, then! (emphasis mine)
Big happy birthday!!
An excellent idea Matteo!
In that spirit I reach out to one of the most helpful individuals here (aside from Jules - nobody can match that woman), who is selfless with his time, not only to me and the entire community here, but in his chosen path in life as a minister - @marmak3261.
We have seen the laser work he has done for the benefit of others. I know he will make sure it finds a good home. Inventables code comming at you my friend. The only reason I have this to give is because of the random kindness of another.
And because Matteo made me feel so good, I have an offering to add to his great idea of a “generosity movement”.
Matteo’s gesture is only the latest benefit I have enjoyed from my association with Glowforge.
Beginning with the ability to purchase the tool of my dreams thanks to the special pricing, and the good fortune to be selected for a pre-release unit, the company was extremely generous with proofgrade materials to fuel my exploration into a new wonderland.
Then, there is the community here populated with all of you who with your help were instrumental in easing my journey into the unknown.
So… I took advantage of last year’s offering by Inventables to spend $100 before the end of the year, and get $100 gift certificate, valid until the end of 2018.
I got my money’s worth, so it is my wish to give that to someone here (or a worthy organization). I just need your help in deciding where to point it.
My first thoughts were to give it to the inspiration of all this, Matteo, thinking the extra $50 might make it worth something to him.
Then I thought @marmak3261 would put that to good use as well.
And of course there is Jules, who has given so much to us all.
If you, or someone you know is in dire need, or just completely deserving of laser fodder, please give me your ideas in the comments below.
…And Thank you all for the birthday wishes!
It’s all your fault Matteo!