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Giving Things

You have a lot of things. Just go look in your closet. There’s stuff in there you haven’t worn in ages. There are toys that you’ve outgrown.

stack of clothesThat stuff is just sitting there, not doing anybody any good. You may feel “attached” to these things. You think “Someday I might want that.” The better question might be “When was the last time I used that?”

How about giving this stuff to someone who CAN use it? There are plenty of kids who don’t have games, toys, or nice clothes. Your things would be great “gifts.” Someone would be really happy to have your stuff.

But remember, anything you give others should be “gently used” – in good shape, not broken or worn out.

What about those boxes in the basement or the attic? Think about that stuff, too. If these things have given you joy, they can give that same joy to someone else.

You may have watched your family give furniture, appliances, and clothing to places that will pass them on to people who need them. By giving your toys and clothes, you can do the same thing.

It will make you feel good – and it will give you more room in that closet!