Laundered love

This morning…

Trips to the laundromat keep me humble. While clothes spin round and round I’m smiling at the good of humanity around me.

I arrived early to use the triple-load washer. So did she; all three of them. “Here you can use one!” she exclaimed. I airhugged her with a “God bless you!”

In the meantime another couple arrived. And then a Dad with two SMALL kids and a car load of laundry.

We were all watching. There was a sudden sense of shared compassion between us. Meeting at the door we ALL broke into action as if we had this game plan etched out a long time.

The door was opened. Dirty laundry was carried and little guys escorted. Without shoes on their feet and grins on their faces they greeted us back. I was in love. Well-done team!

Well here they are!

All of us continued our chores with a sense of satisfaction. Time went quickly.

Harriet, the “she” that gave up a machine (and her name) said it was great to meet me. “And you as well,” I said. And of course airhug.

He, one-half of the duo also doing laundry, helped me carry my largest basket to my car.

“Every time I come here I’m blessed in some way. You are so kind to help me,” I declared.

“Well, ma’am I was raised in Mississippi and if my Mom were alive she would’ve kicked my butt for not helping! That’s just how I was raised and still believe it at 50!”

“Me too!”

We all have dirty laundry. You don’t have to carry it alone. Coming clean is freeing. Look around and help carry a load when you can.

Have faith 💚

Just a Few

It was a beautiful morning to fly to Washington. “What will she be wearing?”, “How tiny will she be?”, or “Will she love me as much as I love her?” Her radiance is rampant ~Whitley of Washington.

It was a beautiful morning to fly to Idaho. “Will he recognize me?”,“How much has he grown?”, or “Will he love me as much as I love him?” His brightness is breathtaking ~Asher of Alaska.

Just a few hundred or thousand moments and thoughts swirl my senses. Quite a few moments are cemented in my psyche.

Maybe a few seconds, minutes, and hours will go by that I don’t think of them. Those moments will be few and far between.

Traveling isn’t hard when you’ve been around the block a few times. Quite a few heartstrings get tugged when love is your destination. “You don’t need everyone to love you, just a few good people.”-Charity Barnum (“The Greatest Showman”)

Have faith 💚

Here are a precious few pics to share. Well,… more than a few.

“But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and a few ever find it.” Matthew 7:14

“A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease.”

John Muir

Friends/readers: it’s been just a few weeks since I’ve posted. You win a few, you lose a few right? Thank you for your never-ending support. It will take me a few days to get caught up. Have a safe and blessed holiday weekend!