I have this rule for myself: Every time I buy new clothes, I need to find something to donate.
Seems simple enough, right? Well it is but for whatever reason, I haven’t been doing it much lately and it took opening my trunk and seeing a bag of clothes waiting to be donated to remember it’s been awhile.
There’s always clothes lying around that I don’t want, don’t wear, don’t feel confident in but there’s nothing wrong with these clothes! They’re in great condition and perfect for someone else.
And since I’ve been buying more clothes lately (from my new favorite store Crossroads!), it was definitely time to find some clothes to donate to those in need. It not only makes more room in my closet, it makes me feel good about giving to those less fortunate than myself.
It’s so easy to get caught up in what’s going on in my life and the struggles that I’m facing (money, health, carving out my life path) that sometimes I forget that there are others in a worse state than myself. I have a full-time job that I enjoy that pays the bills and parents who are willing to help me if I asked. I have health insurance to help cover my doctor’s appointments, ER visits (more on that another day), and last year’s week in the hospital and surgery. And because of this health insurance, I’m able to go to the doctors that I need to see to get these issues taken care of before they get worse and to confirm they aren’t the worse-case-scenario. I have this blog to help me say what’s on my mind, to help document my journey and relieve any stress or anxiety building up inside me; I have my release.
Sometimes I need to remember to stop and smell the roses. And give to those who may need a little assistance.
Do something good. I promise you’ll feel better after.