Saturday, April 2, 2011 | By: Mary Wright

FreeCycle Works!

I wanted to give 2 people a very special thank you tonight, although they may never see it.  So when I say thank you to these 2 FreeCyclers, I am actually saying "Thank You" to all of you who do, both giving and recieving.  It's what makes it work!

First, I wanted to say Thank You to the first person today I had written.  She had promised a set of books, at a time where I am in a reading sprint (and definitely jonesing for a Kindle or a Nook).  She gave me a large "happy birthday" gift bag full of books from Dan Brown, Sherrilyn Kinyon, a book called "wicked" from Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie.  She also had left a box of diapers, and a bag of little ballet shoes.  I had only asked for the books, found these with them, and thought "Okay, I will complete the cycle, and freecycle these"...then I remembered a friend who had a child a bit ago...and another who has 2 girls, that *maybe* the ballet flats would work for...what little girl wouldn't like the shoes, even if not taking maybe.

Then another person posted about how she is moving, and had new items still in boxes.  I looked at it, and saw the food scale, and the electric hot pot...and sometimes you kinda skim the rest, except I saw a clock with shelf.  So I kindof thought "this has to be too good to be true"....or that I wouldn't be the first person.  Whoot, I got picked, and she was happy to work with my schedule.  So I stopped by at about 11:30pm...and there they were.  Thing I didn't know that I needed until I got the box!  Corkboards, a chafing dish, bath oils and sprays, that hot pot, that food scale...and it just feels great, when you get boxes like that, and see all the's like christmas!

So, I wanted to say thank you to these 2 great people...and to those who have given to me before, those 2 that did today, and those who will see mine in the future (especially hoping that there will be a portable dvd player and a Net10 phone person in that future...since those are my pendings...*laughs*).  And I will continue my end of the circle, by sending out my donations, whether to my friend who's roommate could use those diapers, or items from my house, going out to the email circle.

Again, thank you for your support, FreeCyclers!


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