Pay It Forward at the Thrift Store
I haven’t had room in my schedule to blog recently due to day to day Goddess responsibilities such as gardening, baking, grand-mothering, Memorial Day planning and preparing, and a halt in all activity due to a sick puppy on Mother’s Day. I got to spend a lovely brunch with my daughter-in-law’s family in Massachusetts where a tradition started in which the men cooked brunch for us and cleaned up!
Among the hustle and bustle I also found time for Spring cleaning and wanted to shed light on the idea of donation. Firstly, it feels great to go through the depths of your possessions and find that you have accumulated an assortment of things that no longer serve you. Now what to do with said things? Donate! It is a wonderful feeling knowing your once loved possessions will be purchased by a successor; loved, and used just as you once did.
The mentality at the thrift shop I once worked at was to take donations and sell them for very little money in order to empower people by allowing them to make purchases, as opposed to receiving free hand outs. In recent economies, most thrift stores are blooming with business from regulars, weekend warriors, to the sporadic, curious stop-ins.
Put simply, we can all benefit from a thrift store. Whether you’re donating to your community or affording things you can’t splurge on at a regular retail store, a thrift store is heaven sent. Take a moment to visit your local Salvation Army, Goodwill, or St. Vincent de Paul. Give, give, give, and BE Goddess.