My husband ordered new rowing shorts for both of us last week because the ones we had were getting past their useful life. After being washed so many times, the padding in the rear end (for sitting on those hard little seats in the boats) was getting squashed in some areas and bunched up in others. They were riding up all the time, and I kept having to tug them down. Not fun. It’s much nicer having workout gear that fits properly!
We kind of realized the old shorts didn’t have much life left at the start of the season, but because they wore out so gradually, we didn’t know how much better the new ones would be until we put them on. That’s often how it is with many things, and why it’s important to look around every now and again, paying attention to what might need to be replaced.
* Good Things is a weekly series featuring the many unexpected joyful things that show up when clutter and stagnation have been cleared away. It’s meant as a reminder that life is always full of happy little surprises, when there’s enough space for them!