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Feeling grateful

May 6th, 2016 at 10:15 am

So, I just gave away a dining table with 4 chairs to a coworker... and I feel good about it.

Life isn't just about making money at every turn. Sometimes you have to give back to the universe. My coworker is a secretary making about $25k a year. She supports herself and her elderly mother. They just rented a trailer and are moving in this weekend. I asked if she might need anything and to my surprise, she needs everything. Apparently, the small apartment they were living in had no furniture to speak of at all. Besides the beds, that was about all they had.

How could I not have realized this about a coworker? I knew she has tons of medical issues (we've had to call 911 before when she had a seizure at work)... but you know what, she's never complained. She's always positive and friendly and is always here for others.

But back to the table... my mother had found this table set at Goodwill and paid $35 for it. She bought it to resale on Craigslist. We had listed it for $50 but no bites... so I just said to my coworker that it was now hers. I will pay my mom the $50 for it. My coworker offered to pay for it but honestly, how can I take money from someone that has so little to begin with? I am always searching for ways to earn more snowflakes-- I sell on ebay and other online platforms all the freakin' time Smile but sometimes giving is just better than receiving.

So, yes, I am feeling grateful for all that we have. DH and I have great paying jobs, we have nice things, we have good health.

I'm not posting this to brag or anything but to remind ourselves that sometimes it is good to just give out of kindness to others without expecting anything back in return.

11 Responses to “Feeling grateful”

  1. Petunia 100 Says:

    I think you did a very kind thing. Smile

  2. CB in the City Says:

    That's awesome!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Sometimes you just know that you need to give, rather than sell. Smile I'm sure she is very grateful!

  4. alice4now Says:

    A nice way to brighten your coworker's new home!

  5. Jenn Says:

    Getting yourself in the right mindset is well worth $50. A win-win I think.

  6. Ima saver Says:

    What a nice thing to do!

  7. snafu Says:

    Brilliant! I've always found that an act of kindness with no expectation of any type of reward always gets rewarded in ways I couldn't have imagined.

  8. PatientSaver Says:

    Great thing to do...i agree, it's not always about the money.

  9. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    What a wonderful thing to do.

  10. starfishy Says:

    wonderful choice to have made - thanks for adding some kindness to the world. Smile

  11. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Lovely thing to do!

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