I love when my sister-in-law cleans out her closet. My closet benefits. This weekend I got some great items. I grabbed a pair of cool/funky pants that I was hopeful would fit. They did not. I brought the trousers to work and shopped them around the office. They were TOO cool/funky for my office mates. I put them in my purse to take back home.
On my walk home, I racked my brain to think of someone who would want the pants. No one came to mind. I had the thought that I wanted to be able to personally hand the trousers to the next owners instead of putting them in a donation bin.
Fast forward a few hours and I went to the mall to do some final Christmas shopping. I was in a ‘younger/hip’ store buying my purchase. As I went to pay, the pants fell into my hands. I looked at the young lady behind the counter and I asked “are you a 27”? “Yes I am”, she replied. “Do you want a pair of pants”, “Sure!”. As I handed them over, I realized that the pants were from a store in the mall and the tag was still attached. I had a split-second thought that I could be seen as a shoplifter offloading my haul. Alas, my new ‘friend’ said she trusted me.
How about that? Within hours of having the desire to personally hand the pants to someone; I did! I like to think that I might have made her feel as if it was her ‘lucky day’.
On a similar note…
On the same walk home, I was carrying a big bag of leftovers from an office luncheon. I had the thought that I would hand the bag to the first homeless person I saw. Wouldn’t you know, today there were none in my path. The food became my kids’ after school snack. It was THEIR lucky day!