Philanthropology: The Study of Being Fabulously Charitable
Philanthropology: the study of being fabulously charitable.
Darlings, you might not want to hear this, so pour yourself a glass of my deilicous Merlot and listen up: it is time to clear out your closets. Yes, yes, yes, it will be time consuming and I know that many tears will be shed over the loss of a few coveted items. However, you know very well that the sweater Aunt Agnes gave you for your birthday two years ago is absolutely never going to see the light of day. What you do not know is that somewhere in this world, someone will absolutely love that sweater. How dare you deprive someone of their joy! Here is what you do:
1. Put on some cheery, upbeat music (we're going to need it to get through the losses we're about to endure).
2. Pour yourself another glass of Pinot.
3. Grab your suitcase
4. Fill that suitcase to the brim with everything you have not touched in over a year. That means shirts, jeans, blouses, trousers, hats, shoes, scarves. EVERYTHING that has depreciated in value by sitting in your closet, gathering dust, MUST GO INTO THE SUITCASE! You might find yourself saying, "But, but this lumberjack style plaid was so in last season." Let. It. Go. There are much more exciting clothes in this season.
5. Lug that suitcase to your nearest Goodwill, Salvation Army, church or homeless shelter and say "ciao bella" to your old, drab wardrobe.
Ok, breathe.. I think it is over...we survived...And look at the bright side: more room in your closet = more new clothes. We cannot have empty closets! This cool chick always knows when to give back to her community. It might not be entirely altruistic (hey, holiday sales are no joking matter), but we contributed our unused belonginigs to those who need them much much more. And that is something to toast to.
Raise your glasses and repeat after me: "I helped someone today and I am even cooler because of it!"
Posted on 11/23/2009 12:43 PM by Forever Cool