Two of the jackets were worn daily + needed to be replaced. I spent some time searching online for 100% natural fiber, second hand replacements...and then I had a thought...did Julia still have that hand-me-down jacket from Jo? I was able to immediately locate it in Julia's closet. It's the perfect fit, the perfect weight, + looks better than any of the jackets that were surrendered! Jo had let go of her excess...which allowed Julia to let go of hers. With the sales from all of those jackets, we were able to purchase a new 100% wool Ibex jacket for Mr. Tribe (because I couldn't locate any used ones). After all the postage + fees were paid, there was $10 left over.
I know that trust in "enough" is a bit more of a leap for some in this tribe, so it's pretty cool when the numbers validate this trust. I'm grateful for what those jackets provided for us, both in previous wear + in replacement costs. It is amazing to see our trust turned into just what we need.
Out of our excess...a much more appropriate "enough".