Deep inside most women’s closet lies a pair on a hanger; some, neatly folded and stashed in obscurity, while the rest stay in a special luggage or box where everything else is just about the same size.

How did you store yours?

We were, at some point in our lives, in a shape and size we wish we could have stayed in forever. But as we grew older, we ate more and exercised less, dieted more yet lost weight less, our body’s metabolism has gone to snail pace mode and every part of us just keeps getting bigger.

Like any sentimental person, we pack the clothes we ‘outgrew for future use. Just in case we get back to our normal size. No - we believe with conviction that we will eventually get back where everything will fit again and will not give up until it does.


Keep, Sell or Donate?


A few years and several increases in size after, we ponder: Should I keep, sell or just donate?

Keep – we can choose to hang on to the thought that we will shrink back to our desired size without doing anything, except for wishful thinking to achieve it and let it gather some more cobwebs while taking space in our closet.

Sell or Donate – either way, it gives us benefits. Free some space and get cash from a sale, or donate to the less fortunate and make both them and ourselves happy.

I posted about The Principle of Emptiness on my other blog, and I recommend that you take some time to read it. When you contemplate about its essence, you will realize that it’s necessary to let go of old and useless things to make room for something new.

So what if we don’t fit into those skinny jeans anymore? So what if we have grown twice in size? It doesn’t change how special we are inside. What's important is, “those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter.”

Enjoy and flaunt what you have in the here and now and let go of what used to be. Love who you are and the shape you're in.

Let your inner beauty shine!


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6 comments:

MammaDawg said...

lol - oh h*ll - I gave up and figured it wasn't going to happen. :)

Drop by whenever you get a chance, k? I've got an award for ya ;)

Alicia aka "Fashiona" said...

I actually can fit into my skinny jeans but there are few "keep alive" clothes that I just can't seem to part with just yet. I am good about cleaning out my closets at least once a year and donating things that are in good condition.

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bluedreamer27 said...

oh skinny jeans my sis loves wearing it....

KCee said...

@ MammaDawg

Hey, hope springs eternal! lol Btw, thanks for the lovely award. I'll post it one of these days. *hugs*

@ Alicia

It's great that you're able to maintain your figure. The rest of us are not as lucky! :D I think there will always be pieces of clothing that every woman holds dear for whatever reason there is.

As far as cleaning the closet is concerned, I'm too sentimental and busy to do it on a regular basis. *sighs*

@ bluedreamer27

I bet, because every girl loves wearing it. :)

Online Printing said...

Not trying to be a jerk here, but my case is the opposite on what often happens. I actually keep my old clothes, thinking that I'd still have a chance to gain more weight after I shrinked too much! T_T

dalryn said...

hai KCee!

you can donate some and sell the others :) there are lots of women now selling their clothes online or in Facebook so i think you can do the same. Don't forget to poke me if you do selling okay? :D

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