Sometimes, thrifting can be very rewarding. Today, for instance, I went to Goodwill and found this Doctor Who lamp, complete with light bulb, working doors, and sound effects, for only $5.
I can safely say that I am now full-fledged geek status.
I say geek in the most honoring and reverent way possible, not in the dismissive and demeaning way that some use it. I am proud to be identified both as a geek and a Doctor Who fan. I also happen to love finding unexpected bargains.
It’s not like I come away with treasures every time I visit a thrift store. Most of the time, I don’t find much of anything. But on those rare occasions, it’s almost like an early Christmas. Or a belated Christmas, depending on your perspective.
Life can be like that. Day after day can pass with little or no fanfare, then one day, the sun is shining and all your stop lights are green and you find unexpected little treasures throughout the day. The trick is to trust God and keep your expectations on Him and Him only– let everything else be a pleasant surprise.
May your next thrift store visit be a successful one.