Bring Giving Into Your New Living

When a fellow Weight Watcher approached me during a meeting to tell me she has some clothes to give away, I immediately became suspicious and said in my head, “HEY LADY, I’m not looking for a SUGAR Mamma!”

After knowing the lady for several months, meeting her children, and sharing cat stories, I felt it would be impolite to turn down this warmhearted lady. Besides that, she sits behind me and she could end up being one of those ladies who makes angry faces behind my back because I turned down her chance to give – I’ll  be forever wondering why she snaps her head around whenever I turn to greet people.

Several weeks ago she approached me with an offer about how she had some stuff that didn’t fit her son because they were way to thin for him. I recall trying to not picture this elderly lady with squinting eyes scanning over my body to see if  I would be a likely candidate to inherit these scrawny blessings.

“These jeans are way to thin for him and they’re supposed to fit me”, I said in my heart with skepticism.

Last meeting, a bag of neatly folded clothes was handed over to me.

Have you had the chance to bring giving into your new living by blessing another Weight Watcher with a word of comfort or a gift of some kind? 

A few days ago, I looked at this bag of toothpick-fitting clothing and shrugged my shoulders while saying with a reluctant heart, “I guess I should try them on in case she asks me how they fit.”

When I climbed into the hand-me-down-jeans and tossed on these new-to-me-shirts, I was overwhelmed with shock that these skinny clothes fit – perfectly. When I looked at the designer labels and saw that they were from American Eagle Outfitters, I raised my head in disbelief. It has been a long time since I’ve worn anything from the more popular franchises and I have always walked away from those stores feeling disappointed for allowing myself to get too heavy to fit into popular threads.

Tomorrow, I will be thanking this lady with a homemade appreciation card that I make for for friends and family during the holidays. Next month, I will be heading to the mall to shop for new clothes and guess what store I will be checking out first – American Eagle.

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