While being sick these past few weeks, I have been trying to gather all the stored up “goods” that I have been blessed to accumulate and save for a “special day.” Well, my special day has come, but I won’t be wearing the clothes or using the goods. I am sending them to the east coast for the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts and to Baby2Baby.org. Also, a great donation site is from my Moms Club of Mid-Wilshire group called “Mother-to-Mother Fund.” This fund was started after the huge Northridge earthquake.
International MOMS Club
1464 Madera Rd. #N-191
Simi Valley, CA 93065This fund will be sent to help those most in need on the east coast. While I do not like soliciting for money, I am definitely not opposed to putting out information so if you choose to bite at it… it’s there for consumption.I give away things all the time. Mostly to my cleaning lady who sends it to family and friends in Mexico. But isn’t it ironic how you hold on to things because of sentimental value? Like, “oh no, I can’t give this sweater I haven’t worn in 15 years, because my sister gave it to me.” Or “I might wear this one day.”So I have to stop myself and say… “Girl, you haven’t worn it and aren’t going to wear it. And if you give it away and regret it… suck it up.” I don’t need the stuff. I know it. But sometimes, sentimental values are so hard to let go of. It’s my own issues with abandonment I think. Like, I’m not a good person if I don’t cherish those things that were given specifically to me. Yeah, I know… I am thinking wayyyyyy to far into this.So cold turkey, I just throw these things into a bag and I don’t look back. At the end of the day, someone else needs it more than I do. And at the end of my life, I’m not taking anything with me but my soul. It’s just stuff I tell myself. Stuff that I can buy at a later date should I really need something. I’m blessed to be in this position of giving and not needing.So people, if you are having the same issues as I am… wanting to give but finding it hard to part with items that have collected dust… baby steps. Do it. Do it knowing someone else will be warm and cozy thanks to you. I just picture myself and O in that predicament … and it becomes a lot easier for me to give.