Saturday, November 6, 2010
Selling At A Church Bazaar!!
Sometimes strange things seem to happen to me or maybe they are not so strange after all. A friend asked me if I would like to rent a space and set up at a school function and sale some stuff. I did it. A month later I went to their Fall festival and a woman who had bought from me at the sale asked me if I would like to set up and sell at her church's bazaar. They had never rented out spaces before but would like to give it a try. I was willing and today that is exactly what I did. I had been going to this particular Bazaar at the Methodist church every year (8) since we had moved here. Standing in line with grinning, chatty women trying to stay warm until we could get inside and begin shopping. But not this year.....I was special and would have prior admittance:) Perks! I'm telling this woman all that and explained to her that the first thing I always grab is a homemade cherry cheesecake, she blushed, she giggled, her eyes twinkled, and she said, "I make the cheesecake every year". And just like that, we had a connection...we are friends finally meeting. Today she brought two, one for me and one for a new "friend" she will meet when she least expects it.
I had fun today, I met women and laughed and shared stories and I felt right at home. I am so glad to feel good enough to prepare the things to sale, have my husband carry them into the church (every woman can use the help of a strong guy once in awhile), display everything and then enjoy the people looking, sharing and buying. My kids ask why I would "put myself out at my age?" and I have the answer, "I really, really enjoy it!" So, why not?
I hope whatever age you are and whatever your physical limitations may be that you are doing what you enjoy and bringing joy to others along your path. Isn't that one of the things Life is about?