#ThriftyThursday: "Life is good"

April 21, 2016

 

#ThriftyThursday: Before I packed my bags and moved away from my quaint small town to pursue my college career, I had a come-to-Jesus meeting with myself. I realized that I needed to be happy. From the inside out, I had to be happy with my decisions, my life, and myself. This meant more than sporting a sweet smile and pretending life was full of candy and kittens.

 

You’re wondering where this is going.

 

I was shopping at the Taylorsville Road location two weeks before I moved into my dorm at the University of Kentucky. I found these two shirts. (The ones pictured to the right.) Besides being pink, they spoke to me: “Life is good.” Did I believe it in the moment? Sort of, but not really. To be honest, I had not experienced “adulting” and independence. I had not experienced a good life on my own.

 

Within a month, I began to love these two shirts.

 

Life was, and still is, hard – but it is so good. I have learned that when you project happiness, or in my case wear it, you begin to feel it.

 

Happiness: it is great. Mine came from a Goodwill find because life is oh-so good.

 

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Goodwill Industries of Kentucky is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit headquartered in Louisville since 1923. Goodwill gives people up—not a handout—so they can experience the dignity and independence that comes from earning a paycheck.

 

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