A Lesson from the Laundry

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The high spot of our day so far is a visit to the laundromat.

Yesterday I brought in one of Patty’s coats to be cleaned, and we picked it up this morning. The cheerful little woman who runs the place held up the coat with a big smile and said, “Look how nice it came out!” It looked like it had just come off the rack. “My wife is going to be very pleased when she sees it,” I said. “Yes, please make sure you show it to her,” she answered.

It’s always a pleasure to deal with someone who takes pride in her work and wants to do a good job for her customers. And it should be appreciated. Any one of us can make the world a better place just by showing our appreciation to all the different people who serve us in so many different ways. We’ve become very fond of our supermarket checkout clerks, the folks at our local Chinese restaurant, and the local merchants with whom we regularly do business–and now our laundress, too. These people deserve to be appreciated. And we’d be hard put to do without them.

Loving your neighbor doesn’t have to be a Broadway production number. And we all have it in our power to do it–in those little ways that have a way of adding up into something very good.

6 comments on “A Lesson from the Laundry

  1. Your remarks remind me of the book I just finished reading. It is titled,
    Honor’s Reward and the author is John Bevere. I have read several of his books, and really like them.
    Treating those who serve us in various ways is one of the way in which we can show that we are servants of the Lord.

  2. No, it is what the Lord expects. Not always easy in some cases, but if
    we know how important it is, we can do it.

  3. I think most people in fly-over country are like this – that is my experience. I count my blessings every day for such wonderful neighbors and fellow citizens of our city of 85,000 people. Fort Smith, AR is a great city to retire in, and it is very economically price wise.

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