Success? I’d say so!
But, I was concerned. Prior to the Driveway Giveaway friends were talking about de-cluttering—not coming over to get my stuff.
What if no one comes?
Faithful friends showed up one hour before the scheduled event to help me move my former treasures from the garage onto the sunny driveway. (They brought lightly-used things to give away too.)
Cars arrived a few minutes before four o’clock. We were ready.
“I can take this?”
“Are you sure?”
“You made this; didn’t you? I love it!”
The first hour passed quickly. My guests’ kind words and bright smiles paid me richly. I had a blast!
For the remaining two hours, six to eight of us chatted on the porch, in the rocking chairs and swing. Lemonade and popcorn were nearby. Occasionally someone meandered through my junk and retrieved a prize.
Meanwhile, I received texts, photos, and messages of delight and thankfulness.
Shortly before closing time, we loaded the remaining items into a van. One friend had scheduled a delivery to a woman whose family will benefit from selling my leftover junk.
The day had gone perfectly, but it wasn’t over.
After sharing the day with friends, and watching others cherish my excess stuff, my husband came out the front door and motioned for me.
As I stepped onto the porch, he said, “Invite our friends in for dinner.”
He’d made a frittata. We thanked God and enjoyed our meal.
What fun! Too bad I can’t host another driveway giveaway, I’m out of stuff.
Every guest who came to the Driveway Giveaway left with something.