The Basket Lady
Basket Lady has been on a tear since the New Year making up sunshine baskets for 20 individuals in the community and thanks to the kindness of people in the River Valley, your donations have made the Get a Basket-Give a Basket, a success.
Ah…Do you feel the shift in the season? The mere thought that spring is close at hand makes me smile even though I can appreciate those folks who love the cold and snow. Well, maybe my appreciation has its limits.
Based on the amount of fur that Precious the cat, pulls out and leaves in clumps all over the house like a pile in one corner of the dining room, a streaky chunk that leads in to the kitchen and over to the food bowl, skips the living room for some reason, then the mysterious jagged trail of puffed fur that only a cat would know how to decipher; Precious paces anxiously by the back door and stares it down with each shrill meow, “Spring is in the air.”
The new beginning of another season brings hope, and with hope comes the possibilities of miracles. Take a few moments to look around your community, church, work place, and neighborhood or even the street that you live on and you will find that a neighbor or friend lent you a helping hand at the exact moment in time when you needed it the most.
Neighbors helping neighbors -- many helping hands joined together does make for light work and for even lighter burdens.
The following neighborly earth angels are very much appreciated for showing a kindness in word or deed: Louise Stickney, Penny angel, Donnie Brann, Stacey at Dead River, Barbara “Jean,” Sandra Witas, Lorraine Nadeau, and the Rumford Hannaford Pharmacy.
Friend, kindness not only counts but it adds up! We miss your kindness every day, Dot Sanchas! Until then, smile and live in the present.