Friday, March 1, 2013
Lessons from a Dryer (Slice of Life 1)
Today I am joining the Slice of Life challenge which is hosted on the Two Writing Teachers blog. The month of March the challenge is to write a blog post a day.
Yesterday, our new dryer arrived. The old one had begun screeching and grunting and making very odd noises. Since the dryer was one that had been here when we bought the house, and it was probably about twenty years old, we decided to go buy a new one rather than trying to repair it.
When my husband and I went to Home Depot, we were determined to just buy a regular dryer without bells and whistles. That determination quickly diminished with the options in front of us. We did pick out a dryer that was more economical than others, but our eyes were drawn to this one and we got some bells and whistles.
It is amazing how exciting new appliances can be (yes I am even nerdy about this). I rushed home yesterday to see the new dryer. My husband had already started doing laundry and I saw that the load was finished drying so I opened up the dryer to take out the clothes, and it started singing. Yes, my new dryer plays music when it is opened after the cycle has finished. How cool is that? It certainly made me smile. And it made me think about how even the smallest surprise can lighten your mood.
Although I won't be singing to anyone today, perhaps I can spread the cheer with a few small surprises for those people around me that I care about. All it takes is an unexpected good turn to put a spring in your step and a smile on your face. Thank you to my new dryer for this reminder.