Friday, July 1, 2016

Celebrate the small things: clothes

I'm doing some laundry this morning.The forecast is for a dry sunny day, but it's winter and there isn't generally quite enough warmth in the air or daylight hours to fully dry clothes on the line.

The other problem with winter laundering is the volume. More clothes are required in the colder months, and with only a smallish machine, more loads are also necessary. It takes longer to wash, dry and iron, and it takes longer to dress and undress.

What a tragic life. What a wretched man I am to be afflicted with these tribulations.

I'm thankful for clothes. I may have to wash them, but at least I have them. I can dress warmly and wear different ones every day. I'm thankful for the washing machine which does the work for me and I'm thankful for the sun, however weak it may be, and for the air, however cold it may be.

The washing machine is beeping its triumph. Time to hang out my clothes with gratitude.


  1. It's so easy to overlook the small blessings in life. Have a good weekend!

  2. Seriously, it's so easy to take things for granted. But then you see pictures from war ravaged countries or ones of immigrants in tents, and realize how lucky you truly are. Thanks for the reminder. :)

  3. Yes it's true - we are so lucky to live in the time and place that we do - little things can mean such a lot!
    Have a great weekend down under :)
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  4. I am grateful I don't have to hand-wash our laundry as well. That would be such a nightmare. I could do three loads of laundry every other day as it is.