This happens often to me.
The most recent example is something so simple. I was worrying about how we would afford to get my daughter a modest formal dress for her birthday in July. I have never seen a modest dress in any of the thrift stores around here and to even buy them on sale would cost at least $50 (which I know doesn't seem like a lot, but to our budget it is). Well, I had to go back to a local thrift store last week because the week prior I needed to get something that was in their storage building but the door was frozen shut and after the weather warmed up, I could finally get in there. Well, they were having 1/2 off the store when I went back (which was great because I was able to save 1/2 on what I was going to buy the week prior!). Well, since the store was 1/2 off, I figured I might as well just see what they had in formal gowns. The very first dress I picked up was modest AND in my daughter's size. It was marked $10 which I would have gladly paid, but even better that it would only be $5; however, when I went to pay, she only charged me $2.50!
How encouraged I felt after that trip to the store as I was also able to find some other items I have been looking for at great prices.
Darcy in MI
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Blessed to be a mama to 11 girls & one handsome boy!