Thrift Store Treasures

So by now, most of you are aware that I’m all about Goodwill and thrift stores. I’m also a bit obsessed with all things Christmas, especially Hallmark Keepsake ornaments. I think you can imagine my delight at running into a treasure trove of Christmas ornament finds at my nearby Goodwill recently.

The reality is that I often come home with nothing. Lots of times, I haven’t found anything remotely interesting. It all depends on the day or what I’m looking for or what someone else donated on the day before. It can be hit or miss.

But as any thrift shopper can attest, the find makes it all worthwhile. It gets even better when it’s 50% off Saturday.

One thing I’ve learned through all of this is not to determine the value of a thing by its price tag. Much of what is costly in the world’s eye often ends up in a thrift store or a landfill in time. Much of what most think of as worthless is really priceless. What makes life worthwhile are the intangibles that won’t ever have a price tag and that no amount of money can buy or sell.

I suppose now I need to work on getting a bigger Christmas tree for next year.

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