The Basket Lady
Jonathan Berkleigh sent an e-mail letting me know that September the 12th is recognized as the National Day of Encouragement in the United States. How wonderful! I didn’t know about that encouraging event. Hmm... wonder if it’s possible to get a National Day of Kindness on the calendar and have it celebrated on Dot Sanchas' birthday.
Basket Lady has been encouraged by kindness that’s been shown in word or by deed and this morning, a wonderful surprise greeted me (along with the sunshine), a handmade original tote filled with various note cards, envelopes, and dish cloths that were carefully placed next to the day’s newspaper on the front porch and there’s no doubt in my mind that penny angel left her creative gifts at my door. Thank you, penny angel.
Dear Pam Kaubris stopped by with a hug and and a lovely basket filled with fresh garden tomatoes and she certainly knows how to get a basket to the basket lady so that she could give it to others. Pam gifted me with a very special basket necklace several years ago and I treasure it.
Anytime Basket Lady can get a hug from dear Joyce Saisi is always an encouraging day and it’s very encouraging to see a happy couple like John and Ann Kezal celebrating 58 years of true love together. Congratulations Ann and John!
Two anonymous angels donate kitchen ware, cups, wash cloths, knick-knacks and baking dishes for the Basket Lady projects; their good deeds are innumerable and they touch hundreds of lives throughout the State of Maine.
Jennifer Kreckle has donated toiletry items from her trips and those soaps and shampoos are excellent basket stuffers and practical, too. Jennifer has encouraged my basket projects for years. Thank you, kind lady.
Basket Lady sends out a word of encouragement to get-well soon to Carolynne Nash and to snuggle up with your sweet Beagle and in no time, we’ll see you walking around the neighborhood.
Congratulations to Trisha Thurston for being nominated the Chaplain for the Department of Maine. Rumford is very proud of you, Trisha and your dear hubby, too. You’ll be a wonderful encouragement to service members and their families.
The terrific folks at the Bethel Animal Hospital are always giving more than a word or two of encouragement whenever I’ve needed their care for our beloved pets over the years and their medical staff is not only in tune with the animal(s) but they surely know how to calm an anxious mommy whenever our Precious cat has needed their care. Thank you animal caregivers!
Friend, the world can trouble you if you let it…or the world can be your fortress if you open yourself up to all of its wondrous possibilities. Just start off each day with the thought and commitment that today is going to be your best day.
You are not alone. Earthly angels are here and if you ask, they will help and encourage you.
We miss your kindness every day, Dot Sanchas!
Until then, smile and live in the present.