Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Laundry Basket

The laundry basket.

I see my laundry basket all the time. In fact, there are days where I’d rather not see it. For laundry means chores. It means washing, drying, folding, ironing, putting away of clothes.


Or does it? Is that what it really means, or can we find different meaning in a laundry basket?

A laundry basket can mean life! “For these children, I prayed.” I wanted them. I rejoiced over them when they were born. Their clothes mean they are alive. They are a part of my life and my world.

A laundry basket can mean fullness and love. It means you are surrounded by people and not alone. Your house is full – just as your laundry basket is full. Full of people you have with you to go through life with. The smaller the laundry pile in the basket – the less people you have around you in your daily world.

It’s all about your perspective.

You can look at the laundry basket, the groceries, and the toys about the house as work. Or you can look at them with joy for they represent loved ones. They stand for people to share a life with. People to love on, cry with, and navigate challenges with.

They represent blessings.

You are blessed. I am blessed. I’m blessed with clothes. I’m blessed with a washer and dryer. I’m blessed with an iron and an ironing board and I’m certainly blessed with my children and a husband.

What joy can be seen through the right eyes if we but just look for it.

May we all do our “laundry” with new perspective. The perspective of love, thankfulness, and joy.

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