Thursday, January 20, 2011

Laundry Room Smiles


The other day as I was doing my routine, hamper to washer, washer to dryer, dryer to table for folding. I smiled as I folded a newly cleaned tablecloth.

I lined up the edges, smoothed and folded it in half, lined up the edges, and more folding until it reached the size that would fit into the cabinet. My hands and arms did the physical work but my thoughts were on the little faces around the table that weekend. My mind replayed the clip of seeing little feet dangling over the edge of chairs and smiles with crumbs from a brownie in the corners of their lips. Small fingers were grasping spoons, giggles and chatter abounded. Hmmm...I could see them all here again as I folded this tablecloth.

The act of doing laundry isn't about fabrics,soaps,and water. It isn't about staying clean and cleaning up. It's about preparing for more happy memories. It's about helping those you love have an enjoyable experience as they walk through this life.