We are OFFloading.
Others are acquiring.
It’s a beautiful balance.
Every time we make a dropoff, we feel great about actually making the choice to part with things we don’t need but others might find useful.
I know the thrill of stumbling upon a great thrift-store discovery and imagining people feeling that way towards my stuff makes it makes it easier to part with things I’ve been keeping for no good reason.
Goodwill popped up on the inCourage blog today with “Finding Thankfulness through a Thrift Store?.” The writer includes some excellent photos on how she transformed someone else’s junk into a treasure. Read it and be inspired!
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In other news, I discovered yesterday I have enough knitting needles to have 3 or 4 DOZEN knitters going here at one time. No joke. I am not taking these to Goodwill, though. I suspect there are little girls in my future who, like I did, will want to explore the mysteries of ‘knit 1, purl 2.’ (Perhaps several scout troops!) Okay, okay, this might be like hoarding the pressed pansies. Time will tell. Anyway, my needles and yarn are now straightened out, containerized and labeled….all the while I am pondering my next blog post, which I have been formulating in my head for quite some time and am still not sure how to word. It’ll come to me, in due time.