With a closet
filled up tight
How I profit!
I'm blessed, right?
I held each
Some must go
Give and grow
I debated with outreach and upreach. I like the idea of up. We are giving gently used clothing for a Back to School humanitarian project. There will be 600- 700 people lining up to shop from our stake's donations!
https://www.lds.org/.../25...36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. ... have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. ..
One of my favorite movies is Walk Across Egypt. There is still time left this summer vacation for a good Christian family movie! The woman in the story took Matthew to heart and sought out to serve on of the least of these.
Yesterday was a beautiful day. I woke up early and saw the sun rise on my first morning walk in a long time
I got out my laptop and put on BYU's The American Ride. I started by clearing the floor and shelves of my closet. With all that out, I took each skirt and gave it a top, some a jacket as well. I got rid of the skirts that don't allow me to sit crossed-leg style. (I'm a Kindergarten teacher.) I put an old sweater in each car. I live in Henderson, Nevada and for some reason when we go out I feel chilled in the 72 degrees a lot of places keep. At home we are set at 79. I can't justify spending any more than that on air conditioning.
At this point, my whole bedroom is a mess! I think I should have started with the bed made. Here is my final result. A clean closet where I can see the floor!
I gave away a lot. I feel like I still have sooooo much. But what really matters? It was hard to give up some. I hugged a now tight white sweat with pearl trim that I have worn to special events and thought, "You've served your purpose and can now go on to bless someone else."
Now that my closet is organized, I am going to dress with a little more care. I am a tomboy at heart.
Last minute donations meant I got to drive across town and see the event in person. A lot of people worked hard to set it up. That is a lot of clothes!