Yard sales never cease to amaze me. People really will buy anything. And my wife will be happy to sell it to them. Once, I saw her sell dirt. Really. This week, it was a used water bottle festively wrapped with a colorful scarf. Look, 25 cents is 25 cents. And somewhere tonight, there is a man feeling great about the incredible deal he found on his new plastic fish tank and authentic Argentinean garb.
I’m also amazed at the generosity of people. The poster taped to the back of a folding chair read “All proceeds to support mission trips to Uganda and India.” Because of that poster, we frequently received $1 for a 50 cent kitchen utensil, or $5 for a $1 shirt. At the end of the day, these heart-felt contributions added up to a three digit blessing for both families involved.
So to the one who now sits upon our tired old couch, to the proud owner of that half-used box of tea bags, and of course to the procurer of the now infamous Fiesta Water Bottle, thank you for helping get us closer to our trips to Uganda and India. We can’t believe you bought it, but we’re so glad you did.