Wow, time sure flies when you are having fun! I'm on the countdown to return to work and have been making the most of it with my family. Today I wanted to share just how wonderful sharing can be.
I've been clearing out stuff like crazy around here - boxing up for a kid's stuff swapmeet, donating things and putting stuff on fullcircles and craigslist. Normally when I post free stuff, people come by and pick it up from outdoors. I never see or hear from them and the stuff is gone. But this past week something different happened. I had a lady leave a thankyou card with a lotto scratch ticket in it at my door - just to say thankyou. Another person left a little note with a handknitted dishcloth at my door - again to say thankyou. A man stopped to knock and say thank you for something else and another lady sent me a thank you email. Wow!
I never expected anything in return for what I was sharing. It's all stuff I didn't need and I thought someone else could use. It didn't need to go to the landfill - it just needed to be connected to the right person. That's all I was thinking. But something else happened last week - I noticed that it felt really good to share. I've been trying to follow the Flylady program (http://www.flylady.net/) to help me get on track with routines and clearing out stuff before I head back to work and she says to bless others with things we no longer need. Instead of saving it all for a garage sale, I decided to do just that. I don't have to store it and they get to enjoy it. It's a very 'green' principle.
So - if you don't love it, it doesn't have deep meaning to you and you don't use it - why is it in your house? Share it and watch how good things flow back to you just when you need them!