January 29, 2019

Proverbs 21:26 (NLT) — 26 Some people are always greedy for more, but the godly love to give!

I am guessing that the lady in the following story hopes that the person who bought hers son’s mug is a godly person.

After reading Marie Kondo’s ‘Tidying Up,’ a mom donated her son’s mug to Goodwill — and it was filled with $6,500 cash

  • An Atlanta-area mother, Lindsay Preiss, accidentally donated a mug with $6,500 cash inside to Goodwill after attempting to tidy up her home.
  • Her 27-year-old son stashed the money in the mug after selling his car and seeking a place to keep it hidden for a few days.
  • The family is now asking for the public’s help to find the mug to be reunited with the money.

    As the nation continues to be swept away in Marie Kondo’s tidying up tips, one mom in Atlanta is regretting following the lifestyle guru’s advice.

    When Lindsay Preiss donated her son’s old souvenir mug to Goodwill, she thought she was getting rid of unnecessary clutter that did not “spark joy.” It turns out, that was

    a big mistake because the mug was filled with $6,500 cash.

    Preiss’s 27-year-old son, Devon Silvey, had just sold his car and stashed the money in the mug at his parent’s house. In the process of tidying up, Preiss donated the mug to Goodwill – and now the family is asking for help to get it back.

    “(I feel) like the worst mom in the world,” Preiss told WSB-TV. “I mean, I feel terrible.”

    Silvey was in the process of moving apartments, so he needed a place to stash his money for a day. He thought an old Mickey Mouse mug was a perfect place. Since it was covered with a lid, Preiss could not see what was inside.

    “At first I thought it was a joke or a prank or something like that,” Silvey told WSB-TV. “She thought I was upset about the mug being gone, which, I miss the mug as well, but what was inside was a little more important.”

    After Preiss and Silvey contacted the Goodwill, store managers scoured hours of surveillance footage. They saw an employee price the mug and put it in a bin to be shelved in the store. From there, they can only assume that the mug was purchased.

    The family is now offering a monetary reward to the person who purchased the mug and is willing to return the cash.

    “We would be very, very thankful if you brought it back,” Preiss told WSB-TV. “I’m just asking someone to please have it in your heart to do the right thing and give it back.”

There are good citizens who would return the mug with the money intact. The difference between a good citizen and a godly person is that the godly person would probably have added $100 to the mug if they were able to. Then you could really give glory to Jesus:)

Be Inspired Hilltop!