My cat hurled up a hair ball on my comforter. Which means I had to wash my comforter. Which means I needed the large washer in the laundry room. Alas, the company that services our laundry room has been less than available, so instead of two large machines, we are down to one.

Of course, when I went down to the laundry room I saw someone at the one working large machine. I didn’t have my glasses on so I couldn’t tell if she was putting laundry in or taking out- so I asked her… she was about to start…

I sighed.

She pointed out an empty machine, but I told her the whole cat hair ball comforter story…

She said- “Oh- I just have clothes- I can use the smaller machine” and she proceeded to take out her clothes so I could use the big washer.

I am grateful for what I can only say was an act of kindness…an act of generosity done with no expectation of getting anything in return…

I’d like to think I would do the same thing for someone in that situation.

If you need some mindfulness or journaling prompts:


Know your senses

Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take: the larger kind we feel for what we give. Edwin Arlington Robinson

Laughter is a powerful way to tap positive emotions. Norman Cousins

40 thoughts on “Gratitude and Such: 3/5/22

  1. I believe what you give out – you get back. Maybe not in the short term, but eventually. Even if I didn’t believe that though, I’d still believe in being kind. That’s the kind of world I want to live in.

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  2. Oh yes, the simple acts can mean so much. Great post, and you more wonderful quotes. πŸ™‚ The Norman Cousins one is why I love to laugh, and it helped this past week when I seemed lost in a fog. So strange how our bodies get so used to a schedule that when the schedule changes, it doesn’t know how to act. Know what I mean?

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      1. That’s my daughters cat Finn! When she stayed with me there was one or two incidents. I wouldn’t have known had I not see them happen, and then found things later.

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  3. That was a nice act of kindness by a neighbor. I had someone let me in front of them in line at the grocery store because I only had a few items. I was so grateful, I did the same to someone else the next time I was there.

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