As my last couple of posts have reflected, I’ve been feeling down, bummed out, blue, whatever you want to call it. My spirits are better. I think I’m over the worst and am finally coming out the other side.
I’ve taken a few days off work to lick my wounds and have been doing some house cleaning. Being in a sour mood has reaped some benefits! I was going though my closets, gathering items to take to Goodwill and found that with my negative attitude, it was much easier to toss out things that I have been hanging on to!
If it had not been worn in past year, or more, it went. If it was something I would fit into someday, out it went! If I just didn’t like it, it was gone. By the time I was done, I had a HUGE pile of clothes to donate. With these and other things I had been gathering to donate, I headed to Goodwill with trunk FULL of stuff!
After dropping off my donations, I thought I would wander through the store to see if I could find any treasures. (just what I need, right?) So I wandered through the store and picked out a few blouses and a John Wayne DVD (I collect Classic movies).
As I headed to the registers, I realized that there was some big Half Price Sale going on. I should have been happy right? Well, no. Everybody and his brother was standing in line with carts overflowing with merchandise. There were 2 cashiers.
Normally, I would have headed back into the racks to load up my cart, happy as a clam to take advantage of the sale.
Not today. I looked at my shopping cart and realized it was not worth my time to stand in line for the few things that I wanted. With my foul mood, I did not have the energy for it. I put my few items back and walked out of the store empty-handed.
The advantage of being in a piss poor mood was 2-fold. I cleaned my closets of things that I had been hanging on to for years and I spent NO money on more “stuff” that I did not need!
Sometimes there really IS an UP side to feeling down! 🙂
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