The holidays are a time when we think about charity and sharing and giving to those in need. I was recently spoken to by God when he told me to give away the barn full of stuff I’d been preparing for a garage sale.
I had recently joined Freecycle, an interesting way of recycling usable stuff for those who can use it. No money is exchanged. Only good feelings.
My entire life I had been taught to get the value out of stuff and that always meant selling it when I was finished with whatever. So for me to start giving away things was a remarkable step. But I found that the more I give the more I want to give. I find myself looking through my clothes or the house for stuff to give away.
It’s a remarkable feeling to help those who are less fortunate at the moment.