When we say the words thrifting or thrifted it sounds like we have a fun find that is just not brand new! But, think about the word used. It doesn't really hold the same meaning does it?
Recently I found something I'd made at a thrift store. I bought it just to sort of preserve my dignity and because it was something I'd enjoy using in my home. I completely understand the need to get rid of things and when I give a gift - I consider it a gift. Yours to do with whatever you choose.
But, I will admit that to see something I put time, care, energy and love into at the thrift store was humbling. And, it reminded me also of times we can feel used.
We want to feel needed and useful, but not used.
Just as I picked up that homemade goodie and brought it home for a second life - do we look to offer that same feeling or chance to the dear ones around us? To ourselves? Is there someone near you who needs a boost towards a new chance at beauty and usefulness? Are we using anyone else for our own benefit when we could be serving or encouraging?
No specific examples to share - just thoughts from heart today. Let someone know that you haven't given up on them, haven't tossed them out, are willing to bring them home for another chance at life. And, if you need to hear that today - read it to yourself from me right now.
God has not given up on you. He will never toss you out for something new or different. He sees you as useful and beautiful and precious in His sight. Now, pass that on to someone else!
Photos: beauty from a friend's garden - what a gift!