Goodness is its own reward, but now and then there are actual, physical rewards for doing the right thing.
We’re moving, so I’m trying to rid myself of items that are not in use. No sense moving them. The other week, I went on a Wednesday morning to pick up some flowers at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market. The Farmers Market typically sells flowers loose, so I brought my own vase. Well, the arrangement I fell for was at the only flower vendor that has vases. So, I asked if she could reuse the vase. She was happy to do so.
On Saturday, I collected all of the unused vases from our basement, where they sat collecting dust after arriving with a flower arrangement. I boxed them up and brought them to the Farmers Market. And, the vendor traded me these lovely roses in return.
Fun! The roses are sitting in a vase I didn’t give away, one we got from my college roommate Kris at our wedding. But, what a joy to get rid of unuseful stuff, get it to someone who valued it, and have these roses brighten my day