Not Buying Feels Wonderful

Sometimes not buying something you want is the right thing to do.

Recently I browsed for old towels at a Goodwill and came upon a gorgeous woven white blanket. It was large, in perfect condition, high quality, and the perfect blanket. It’s cost? $4.99.

white woven blanketBut I didn’t need it.

“Get it anyway – it’s too good to pass up” argued with “You don’t need it – leave it for someone else to find.”

I couldn’t resist, so put it in my cart and moved on. But my minimalist self wouldn’t let this go. “Someone else might want it who really needs it!”. I turned back toward the rack to hang the blanket back up and noticed a woman moving along the hanging linens, looking at….blankets. She looked tired and forlorn. Not finding any good blankets, she started to turn away.

“Are you looking for a blanket?”

“Yes, but there aren’t any today.”

“How about this one?” I pulled “my” blanket out of my cart and held it up.

“Oh, it’s gorgeous!”

“It’s yours if you want it. I don’t need it.”

“Oh, no! Get it – it’s too nice for you to pass up!”

“Actually, I kept thinking someone else might want it, so came to put it back. I think that person is you.”

After repeated protests, she finally accepted it and thanked me profusely.

Never have I so enjoyed not buying something as I did that gorgeous blanket.

– Ellie Hadsall

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About Ellie Hadsall

My life is a journey with insights and gifts being revealed as I move forward. Every one I meet is a companion on this adventure. Together, we ride a wave of transformation. Let's leave the old behind and move through new portals! After a long, fulfilling career in human resource, personal development, and motivational speaking, I am currently a spiritual mentor, author, intuitive, Kriya minister, Vedic fire ceremony practitioner, meditation teacher and spiritual friend.
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