Today was the day! After a couple of weeks gathering items from neighbors and friends, and cleaning out my own house...and then a day spent sorting and pricing, the big "Life Society Yard Sale" happened! I had fun setting up and trying to display our "treasures" to their advantage, and as the sun rose so did the traffic start perusing the neighborhood to find us. I had signs promoting our 100% Proceeds quest, for the express purpose of raising money for this incredible non-profit organization.
Every person that showed up today, seemed to feel grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this and some offered to pay a higher price than was posted. I was so touched by a woman who did not buy anything, but gave us a twenty dollar bill to help our cause. Sometimes people remind me that they are beautiful. We were so happy to see some of our friends come out of their way just to stop by and shop or to lend supportive energy.
The day heated up quickly, so the sweatshirts we donned at 6am got shirked and traded for a bit of sunscreen. And people kept coming. We unloaded so many things, and not only do we feel blessed to be able to give back to our community through TLS, but... we can actually fit our cars into the garage now. Win-win. A great day indeed.