It's cold in Denver, and no matter how hard I want my hoodie to insulate just a little more, it doesn't. The one thing I had my eye out for was a coat. Clearly coats are expensive and at a 26/28 it's hard finding clothing at a thrift store, let alone a jacket that closes -- and even then don't hold your breath expecting it to be cute.
I looked through the racks and found a few things here and there, and even found a short windbreaker-like jacket that almost fit. It was the best thing I could find in my size, so I put it in my bag. Daydreaming, snaking through the line around the racks.. I was suddenly interrupted by a woman's voice that said --
"Hey! Do you think Joe's mom would like this?"
I looked over, and she was holding the most gorgeous, fluffy, leopard coat I've ever seen. Without even thinking I whispered "Whoa.." She heard me and says "You like this?", eyes all full of stars I nodded. Jacket already coming towards me - she says, "Then here, have it!" Still starry I said "But doesn't Joe's mom want it?!" She said "Nah, she doesn't deserve it anyway! Merry Christmas."
My brothers and savory sisters, please donate your clothes that you don't use. In or out of your circle, it's going to help someone who has just a difficult time finding clothes as you do. Reasonable and generous go hand in hand.