It’s funny the things you find at the thrift store. I myself am a person who frequents thrift stores regularly. I like going through the treasures and seeing what you can find. Or what you can use in a different way. You also feel good because the money you spend there goes to help others, not for the actual item because all items are donated to the Goodwill.
Recently I found a book that I’ve seen several times in bookstores everywhere and I never feel that the price tag is justified. However, when I found it at the local thrift, I had to pick it up.
I figured to start I’d read the number item of the day of the month it is currently. Just to have more positive in my life, I thought this is a good way to start.
This little book touched me today. I read the 20th item, yes I’m a little behind, but it instructs you to write a letter weekly to someone. It doesn’t have to be someone you know personally, but it certainly can. He encourages the reader to make a list of people you’d like to write to and then make it a point to do it each week. Even if you don’t send it, just the act of stopping and thinking about that person in a positive way helps you be in a better place.
So this lead me to the idea of blogging about items from the book when they “touch” me. I haven’t made my list of people yet, but I will soon. I’m excited about this opportunity to brighten other’s lives.