04 September 2017
"Each time when I watch the news, I see plenty of people in difficult circumstances. It makes me feel sad. Many times I said to myself: “If only, I could help these unfortunate people”. That thought returned more than once. It even kept me awake at night. Honestly, I did not know what to do. Then I had a moment of clarity. Was it really necessary to come up with huge actions? Every act of generosity matters, or? Maybe I could find a way to contribute to the well-being of my environment.
It is about the willingness to do something meaningful. I am not superman, but I can be courageous and show the world that I care. Many people say that they want to help, but on the long run, they do not even take action. I do not want to be like them. The seed to support was planted in my heart. I was wondering how I could deliver something positive. I had no clue yet, what that would be in practice. I went upstairs to clean up my room. My wardrobe was full of clothes that I did not need anymore.
Some clothes remind me of good times. I treasure the memories. I do not wear all my clothes anymore, but it is hard to throw them away. The size does not fit anymore, or the colour does not represent my current taste. It is amazing to see how we change throughout a lifetime. Our clothes reflect that a little bit. Suddenly I got an idea. I thought of my desire to help others. Giving my unwanted clothes away to an organisation that collects the clothes and sells them, could be something to consider. The money collected from the sales could benefit charity.
I am sure that my old clothes will fit somebody. Maybe this person even likes my clothes. Who knows? It feels good. In fact, I get body chills. You should see my eyes. They express joy. I spent the whole afternoon cleaning up my wardrobe. I removed the old pieces. I believe that we can demonstrate in our own way that generosity still counts. We are connected to each other. It gives me a warm feeling to know that I can make someone else happy. I just watched myself in the mirror. My smile looks good on me. I feel like Superman now."