The Basket Lady
I’m sitting in the writing room -- no, not that room and the blowing wind feels uneasy even though the tingling of the wind chimes sound comforting, there’s a heaviness in the air.
Maybe that’s because there is, Hurricane Irene is barreling through the coastal waters with a vengeance unlike other hurricanes in the past three decades.
I have friends and family members who live in Myrtle Beach, SC and I’m trying to imagine the frenzied pace that everyone is going through trying to board up, buy up or just evacuate their homes and the only immediate thing that I can compare it to is the dreaded feeling of sitting in a dentists’ chair trembling with fear while mounds of sweat pour off my forehead waiting for that long needle to be inserted into my gum.
At times like these, we all need each other. It’s as simple as that and I intend to send a basketful of prayers to our fellow human beings with the prayer that they will have the strength to weather the storm and the faith to know that the sun will shine in the morning.
Sandra Fuller and her friend, Cindy, two delightful ladies, dropped off donations of toiletry items, clothes, knick knacks, lamps, curtains, compact radio, dishes, books and tins along with a ray of sunshine.
Sandra and Cindy’s generous donations were shared with The Free Shop and Basket Lady is going to use some of the items to put into a basket for a Safe Voices fundraiser.
Ginny Todd dropped off a large gift bag of toiletry items and her beautiful smile always puts a drop of sunshine into my day.
If you’ve never had the pleasure of having your child read to by Ginny at the Rumford Library, you don’t know what you’ve missed. When she reads a story, the words just leap off of the page and you feel as if you are right in the middle of every page. I heard her read a story downstairs in the children’s library once and it was magical.
Take the kids to hear Ginny read. It’s worth the trip to the library and maybe Panda Bear will show up. It’s possible.
Wayne Dyer’s thought for the day:
You have the choice each day to wake up and say,”Good morning, God” or “Good God, morning!” It’s always a choice.
Any moments that you fill with thoughts of boredom and apathy will truly weaken you physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
No one can have control of your thoughts without your consent. So, choose to avoid thoughts that weaken you, and you will know true wisdom. It is your choice!
A big thank you for a job well-done and for a kindness shown to the following angels in training:
Joyce Saisi, Barbara “Jean” Smith, Ellen Snow, Sue Ellen Richardson, Irene Bilodeau, Norman Robichaud, Jeffrey Leonards, Wendy Hebert, Valerie Jacobs, Jane Bubar and Margaret McNeal.
Kindness not only counts but it adds up!We miss you every day Dot Sanchas! Until then, smile and live in the present.