The Basket Lady
Recently, after a rather trying day, Basket Lady came home to ponder the “Oh, bothers; only to open the front door to the smell of a homemade marble cake and various boxes of dried goods for the community basket give-a-ways."
Sometimes, the everyday kindness angel(s) will leave a note or a card along with their donations and sometimes, the anonymous angels spread their wings and fly away after leaving behind their generosity.
There’s a particular angel that Basket Lady calls the Penny Angel; and I’d like to share the note that she included with her donations.
Dear Basket Lady:
The note cards are 100% tree free-made of pre-consumer cotton scraps from the textile industry. I’m working on more. The cotton dishcloths are made from cotton yarn I had on hand and I’m working on some more. I applaud your mission to put a smile on the faces and a song in the hearts of those who need it most.
Sincerely, (Penny attached to note).
The Penny Angel honors the earth’s trees by making her beautiful cards from discarded cotton scraps and blesses others by giving them the gift of her creations; seems pretty angelic to me.
The Tres Sisters, Barbara “Jean” Smith, Virginia Burgess Stickney, and June Weeks are always sending a note or card of encouragement as well as a cherished memory of Dot Sanchas every time they make a donation of their homemade lap throws, neck warmers, scarves, and mittens to the basket lady.
Basket Lady knows beyond any “doubt” that some people, like angels, leave a hint of Heaven wherever they go and that, “All God’s angels come to us disguised.” -- James Russell Lowell.
Kindness not only counts but it adds up! Show someone a kindness today-be their angel in disguise.
Dot Sanchas, dear lady, we miss your kindness every day. Until then, smile and live in the present.